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Venice: Private Gondola Ride for Up to 6 People

Venice: Private Gondola Ride for Up to 6 People

From US$ 128.20 per group up to 5

Soak up the romance of Venice on a 30-minute private gondola ride. Journey down the Grand Canal and some of the smaller waterways of the city to see historic palaces and bridges from the water.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 30 minutes
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English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
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  • Explore Venice by gondola
  • Glide down the Grand Canal and some of the smaller waterways
  • See historic palaces and bridges by day or at night
Full description
Experience the romance of Venice aboard a traditional gondola for up to 6 people and enjoy a more intimate experience, exclusive to your group. Depart from the Campo San Luca at a time to suit you. Gondola rides are available by day and at night, when you can marvel at the monuments illuminated after dark. Journey along the legendary Grand Canal to see some of the historic buildings from the water. Venture down some of the smaller canals and get away from the tourist crowds. Pass the Gothic façades of palazzos at a gentle pace as your gondolier punts you through the historical center aboard the city's most traditional mode of transport. Glide back to the starting point for the end of your amazing gondola ride.
  • Private gondola ride of approximately 30 minutes
  • Serenade
  • Commentary
  • Guide
Covid-19 precautions
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

Meet at Alilaguna ticket office in front of the Royal gardens gate.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You are not allowed to bring alcohol on board the gondola for security reasons
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 336 reviews

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Although it was a bit difficult for us to get to the meeting point, there was a guide who later took us to the starting point. The gondolier was very friendly and entertained us with anecdotes and comments about Venice since the gondola was exclusively for the four of us.

July 29, 2021

We weren't sure about doing this ride but really pleased that we did. We booked and paid for it online earlier in the day (about £100), went to the travel office in Campo san Luca at the allotted time, where we were issued with a voucher which we took to Bacino Orseolo to give to any of the gondoliers there. Three of us enjoyed having a gondola to ourselves (although we probably could have arranged a ride for just 3 of us on the spot earlier in the day at one of the quieter gondola stations), and booked for 6pm so we enjoyed sunset on the Grand Canal. The gondolier hardly spoke to us but that was fine, we just enjoyed the sights from the water.

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October 27, 2019

Hard to find meeting place - it's pretty much next to H&M - so just ask for directions for there & it's a couple of doors down. Gondola was not as "tricked out" as some were & gondolier didn't say one word to us. There were only 4 of us & I don't think we could have had 2 more join as there would not have been anywhere for them to sit. I would book again hoping I would get a better gondola. I will say that if you have any mobility issues the boats are very hard to get in and out of.

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August 14, 2019

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