Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Tour

3.9 / 5

57 reviews

Activity provider: Venice Boat Experience

Venice: Private Gondola Tour

Activity provider: Venice Boat Experience

From US$ 227.43 per person

Experience the beautiful city of Venice in the most perfect way possible on a private gondola tour and punt along the Grand Canal and some of the city's smaller waterways. Upgrade and enjoy a musical serenade along the way!

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Duration 30 minutes
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Aymara, English
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  • Travel along the Grand Canal on board a gondola
  • Experience the romance of Venice from its most iconic mode of transport
  • Venture down some of the smaller canals, away from the crowds
  • Get serenaded by an on-board musician with the music option
Full description
See the sights of Venice aboard the city's original mode of transport and experience the city as in days gone by on an amazing private gondola ride. Board the iconic vessel near St. Mark's Square and travel along the magnificent Grand Canal to admire the old villas and mansions from the main waterway. Venture down some of the smaller canals to discover the ancient city like a local, away from the crowds. Glide under historic bridges and soak up the romantic atmosphere. Upgrade to a private gondola ride with an on-board musician and get serenaded by an accordion as you take in the breathtaking views. Cruise effortlessly past the most famous sights and experience Venice from a different perspective.
  • Private gondola tour
  • Musician on board, if option selected
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Calle Larga dell'Ascensione, in front of Museo Correr.

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Important information

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  • Adult rates apply to all travelers
  • The tour may be cancelled due to bad weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 57 reviews

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Of course, riding in a private gondola in Venice was amazing. We will never forget it! :) However, the man who was steering the gondola hardly spoke to us, and when it was time for the tour to end, he dropped us off in some unknown area where we needed to navigate ourselves back... no pictures were offered to be taken, and the drop-off was hasty and felt rushed. For the amount we paid, we were hoping it would have been a more interactive and welcoming experience.

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August 26, 2019

I can say, I did it once ...

Almost 160 euros for a 20-25 minute ride - if you really need it ... I thought it was a must in Venice - I hoped for more. The gondolier was nice - did not call on the phone and named 2 special houses. Sung was not - not even on demand. Supposedly only in the evening. We were there earlier than planned and were then admitted - booking in advance is not really necessary. Nowhere has a snake formed at the price.

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April 26, 2019

November 3, 2019

Product ID: 134136