Water activity

Venice: Private Rialto Bridge Gondola Ride

Activity provider: GONDOLIERI TRAVEL

Venice: Private Rialto Bridge Gondola Ride

Activity provider: GONDOLIERI TRAVEL

From US$ 124.97 per group up to 5

Take a private gondola ride from St. Mark's in Venice. Float along while enjoying the tranquillity of Venice's canals and see the famous Rialto Bridge with the option to be serenaded.

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Duration 30 minutes - 1 hour
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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English, Italian
Private group


  • Avoid the crowd and take a moment for yourself on the peaceful canals
  • Discover the magic of Venice from its famous canals
  • Enjoy a private experience exclusive to you and your group
Full description

Discover Venice from the water on a private gondola ride that sets out near Saint Mark's Square. Sit back and relax as you drift along, admiring the iconic Rialto Bridge along the way.

Begin your gondola ride from Bacino Orseolo located behind St. Mark's. Float through the beautiful canals of Rio dei Barcaroli and Rio dell’Ovo until you reach the Grand Canal.

From the Grand Canal, admire the magnificence of the Rialto Bridge and important buildings such as Ca’ Farsetti, the head office of the city hall. See Palazzo Grimani, the largest building overlooking the Grand Canal.

Continue the journey along the Rio San Luca where you can see Palazzo Manin, the residence of the last doge of Venice, Ludovico Manin, now home to the Bank of Italy.

Choose one of the nighttime options to enjoy the sparkling lights of Venice as you cruise along the canals after dark. Or, upgrade your experience by booking a private gondola ride with a serenade.

Your tour of the canals comes to an end back where it started, at the Bacino Orseolo.

  • Gondola ride
  • Serenade by a singer and an accordionist (if option selected)
  • Guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Bacino Orseolo Gondola Pier, located just behind St. Mark's Square, facing Hard Rock Cafè.

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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
  • 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, 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
  • The ride is not guided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 314 reviews

Review summary

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Found the meeting point easily and enjoyed an evening gondola ride . We enjoyed the serene ride and exploring the quiet canals . We also did do down the grand canal but that was for a short time only . While advance booking is more expensive than a gondola ride on the spot we could choose the time and also route which worked for us

October 24, 2022

The service itself was perfect. However, I didn’t know that the actual fixed price for private gondola ride in Venice is 80 eur per 40 minutes, and 100 euros at night. It turned out that I’ve paid 40 eur to Getyourguide as a comission just to have it booked,which was unnecessary. So,think twice before committing the same mistake:(

October 10, 2022

Great experience! We found the starting point immediately. There we were assigned to a gondola by an employee. We took the gondola through the small canals until we finally landed on the Grand Canal at the Rialto Bridge. There we drove a little along the Canal Grande and then turned back into the small canals. It was a very nice 30 minute drive!

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September 25, 2022

Product ID: 397326