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Venice: Private Gondola Ride

Venice: Private Gondola Ride

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From US$ 158.09 US$ 126.48 per group up to 5

Take a relaxing gondola ride through the tranquil canals of Venice. During your private 25 to 30-minute ride, you'll escape the hustle and bustle of tourist areas as you glide along the quieter canals in the city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 30 minutes
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Italian, English
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  • Enjoy a private gondola ride
  • Get away from the main waterways and tourist sights
  • Immerse yourself in local culture with this traditional experience
  • Choose from morning, afternoon or evening departure times to suit your schedule
Full description
Feel like part of the ancient Venetian tradition, and experience the city as the locals have for more than a thousand years, on this private gondola ride. On your 25 to 30-minute journey, you'll be taken away from the main waterways and tourist sights, as your gondolier navigates you with expertise and precision through some of the narrower, quieter canals of Venice. As you sit back and enjoy the scenery, you'll inevitably become involved in the friendly banter of the gondoliers and their particular Venetian dialect, which is as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself. Pre-book your trip and avoid having to negotiate with the gondolier or stress about details.
  • Private gondola ride
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Additional food or drink
  • Guide (the gondolier is only a driver)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio, Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE. Gondola station is next to the Hotel Gritti Palace.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • In cases of exceptionally bad weather, the gondola ride will be canceled. If this happens, your departure time will be re-scheduled to the next available time
  • Please note that the ride could last less than 30 minutes depending on how busy the canals are. The length of the gondola ride is up to the discretion of the Gondolier
  • There are no refunds for late arrivals or no-shows
  • If you are late, the duration of the gondola ride will be less than 30 minutes
  • This tour is not guided, although the gondolier may chat and give you some local history
  • In case of high numbers of visitors, waiting times could be up to 20 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 222 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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A gondola ride in Venice is a quintessentially local experience that you must do. A way to see Venice from the water that belongs to this fantastic city. An unforgettable experience. Absolute value for money. A must that we did not use is a host who tells you everything about the city and where you pass. Nevertheless, our host did his best to tell something.

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August 8, 2021

Great trip but overpriced

I booked in advance thinking it would be cheaper, the same trip was being charged at 80 euros at the Gondela station I paid £130 and as there were lots of other people waiting for a pre booked trip, the "guide" that was there 2 mins before really didn't warrant the extra money paid!!

September 8, 2019

I really enjoyed it!

At first I was kind of sceptical that this was going to be a flop, since not all the comments were totally positive. But I really enjoyed it! We went at 10 am in the morning without eating before hand and got two small bottles of champagne, so I guess that made it even more fun! :D The gondolier didn't talk with us, but I honestly didn't really care. It was nice to just sit there with my love and enjoy the ride. We were on the ride for 27 mins, so no need so complain on this matter. And of course it's a bit pricey, but all the gondola rides in Venice are.. So, since this is a once or twice kind of thing you do in a lifetime the price didn't bother me. All in all it was worth it!

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May 29, 2018

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