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Venice: Private Gondola Ride to Canal Grande

Venice: Private Gondola Ride to Canal Grande

From US$ 139.12 per group up to 4

Take a private gondola ride from Dogana Gondola Station and marvel at the most beautiful places in the historic center of the city. Ride for approximately 30 minutes in a group of up to four people, and soak up the tranquility of Venice's canals.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 30 minutes
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Private group


  • Avoid the crowds of people and take a moment for yourself on the peaceful canals
  • Discover the magic of Venice from a unique perspective: the water
  • Become a real Venetian as you glide around on the city's mode of transport par excellence
  • Be able to say you've truly visited Venice
  • Enjoy a private experience exclusive to you and your group
Full description
This private tour starts from Dogana Gondola Station, which is located on the Grand Canal just a few steps away from St Mark’s Square and in front of Harry’s Bar. You'll cruise along the Grand Canal. From here, you can admire the massive Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the Guggenheim Museum. The tour continues along smaller canals passing by the Fenice Opera House, the magnificent church of S. Moisè and the Gothic-style palace that houses the Hotel Bauer. The tour will end at the same departure point where it departed.
  • 30-minute private gondola ride
  • The gondola ride does not include a guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Dogana Gondola Pier, located very near to the Vallaresso stop of Vaporetto Line 1. It's located on the Grand Canal, a few steps from St Mark’s Square and in front of the famous Harry’s Bar.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note, all gondolas have a maximum capacity of five people, including children. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, until further notice the capacity is reduced to four passengers. However, five passengers can still ride together if they are from the same household
  • The length of the tour is about 30 minutes and is along a standard route, which depends on the option chosen
  • Please note that it is possible that someone will not be seated in their desired place — e.g. next to their partner — due to organizational and weight distribution reasons
  • In case of adverse weather or tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour can be subject to change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

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You are better off paying for a ride in person. I could have done 3 rides for the price I paid

September 14, 2021

peaceful, really beautiful. We didn’t really need to book online because there were available gondolas at every corner

August 28, 2021

Perfect organization, very kind gondolier. I advise.

June 27, 2021

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