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Venice: Private Gondola Ride for up to 5 People

4.1 / 5

55 reviews

Venice: Private Gondola Ride for up to 5 People

From US$ 148.41 per group up to 5

Experience Venice aboard its most emblematic mode of transport on a private gondola ride of about 30 minutes. Cruise the atmospheric waters of the lagoon, and travel back through time as you pass picturesque views and enchanting architecture.

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
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 30 minutes
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Host or greeter
English, French, Italian
Private group


  • Experience Venice on board an iconic gondola
  • Glide serenely down enchanting canals
  • See palaces by the side of the water, and drift under romantic bridges
  • Enjoy picturesque views at every turn
  • Travel through Venice like an aristocrat of centuries gone by!
Full description
Discover Venice on board its most iconic mode of transport on a private gondola ride through the historic city center, and see the enchanting sestieri (districts) from a different perspective. As emblematic as its famous canals, the gondolas of Venice have mysterious origins. When they were first built, the unique boats were very different from the ones you see today. The history of the gondola is deeply bounded to the history of Venice. Built using unique techniques, each part has symbolic meanings. The multi-pronged ferro (prow) has 5 or 6 pettini to symbolize the sestieri. Made of iron to balance the weight of the gondolier, the “S” shape evokes the flow of the Grand Canal. Climb aboard one of these majestic vessels to experience the colors, sights, and charm of Venice as it is meant to be seen. Admire elegant palaces and unique bridges, and experience the timeless beauty of Venice from the water.
  • Roughly 30-minute private gondola ride
  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • On board explanations
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

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

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Go directly to the Campo San Moisè gondola station (near Hotel Bauer), Venice

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that no refund will be given for no shows or late arrivals
  • The tour takes place rain or shine, but please note that in the event of exceptionally high tides or heavy rain, the tour may be canceled by the local supplier. A full refund will be provided
  • Each gondola can accommodate up to 5 people (plus the gondolier)
  • 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

4.1 /5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

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In view of the many covered gondolas, I believe that I could have had a better offer on site without pre-booking. I thought that we would get a special gondola ride for our price - it was due to the Corona-related low demand for us too - but I would have expected more explanation, it was hardly given.

July 15, 2020

Very easy we booked online, when in Venice found the gondola station just handed the ticket over no waiting went for are gondola ride bang on time that was booked. Really enjoyed the experience it was amazing and fun Venice is a beautiful place can’t recommend a gondola ride enough was worth every penny.

October 19, 2018

Really Special

Can't recommend enough all 4 of us loved it. The gondolier was very friendly and joked with us all round. Played music for us foc. We booked for 4.30 and arrived an hour early and allowed us to start straight away with no fuss. The trip lasted 40 mins. Fully recommend this!

September 4, 2017

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