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Venice: Grand Canal Private Gondola Ride

Venice: Grand Canal Private Gondola Ride

From US$ 120.11 per group up to 5

Cruise past the famous Palazzo Contarini Fasan and the Punta Della Dogana on a private gondola ride through the Grand Canal. See major highlights of Venice and float down smaller canals to discover hidden gems.

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Duration 30 minutes
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  • Discover the intimate charm and hidden gems of the inner canals of Venice
  • Enjoy the privilege of having an entire gondola at your private disposal
  • Choose your perfect departure time from 5 different time slots every day
  • Start your ride a few steps from St Mark’s Square but away from tourist crowds
  • Cruise past Venice's famous landmarks overlooking the Grand Canal
Full description
Our 30-minute tour along the canals displays the most enchanted views of the Grand Canal. The gondola ride starts near the Hotel Bauer, in Campo San Moisè, a few steps from St Mark’s Square. You will have an entire gondola at your disposal up to 5 people, to share with someone special or with friends and family. Following the less crowded waterways, you will admire the most evocative sights of Venice. You will reach the Gran Teatro 'La Fenice', destroyed by a terrible fire in 1996, but today faithfully rebuilt. Following, you will ride along the Grand Canal overlooked by the most prestigious Venetian palaces such as Palazzo Contarini Fasan also known as the 'House of Desdemona', a character from Shakespeare's Othello - an elegant Gothic-style building with white openwork marble balconies. On the opposite side is the iconic Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. You will continue towards Punta della Dogana, dividing the Grand Canal from the Giudecca Canal. At its end stands the 'Palla d’Oro', the famous gilt bronze sphere placed on top of the Dogana de Mar tower. After an enchanting gondola experience, you will be brought back to the same pier where you started your tour, full of unforgettable memories and wonderful pictures of this unique itinerary on the water.
  • Gondola ride
  • Explanations during the gondola ride
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Stazione Gondole San Moisè - Calle Larga XXII Marzo, near Hotel Bauer (a 5-minute walk from St Mark’s Square).

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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We didn’t have to wait at all, gondolier was very friendly - stopped to take photos and told us stories of a few places we passed which we didn’t expect. A must do in Venice!

May 21, 2022

The ride was really nice, an experience when you are in Venice. The organization a bit bad, sometimes one doesn't know what the other is doing.

September 13, 2022

Product ID: 414473