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Float through Venice by private gondola boat on a 1-hour tour, and learn all about the history of the quintessential Venetian gondolas, too! As a gondolier navigates the boat along the famous Grand Canal, relax and listen to fun facts and trivia about the boats and the city from a local guide. Pass along pretty Rio della Madonnetta, and then ogle top Venice attractions such as Rialto Bridge and the glamorous Gothic Ca’ d’Oro mansion on the Grand Canal. The traditional gondola is small but seats up to five people comfortably in addition to the onboard guide and gondolier.
Private gondola ride on the Grand Canal in Venice
A personalized experience ideal for couples
Get unobstructed views of top Venice attractions
Receive undivided attention from a private guide
What to Expect
Greet your guide at a designated meeting point at the departure time selected at checkout. Step aboard a traditional Venetian gondola and set out along Rio della Madonnetta, passing the canalside neighborhoods of Santa Croce and San Polo.
Your private guide provides historical and cultural commentary as you enjoy unobstructed views of Ponte dell’Accademia and the Gothic features of the Ca' d'Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia), and glide beneath the world-famous Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto).
After the ride, your gondola returns to your original departure point.
S. Maria del Giglio, Calle Gritti, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Returns to original departure point
Private guide in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian
Private 1 hour gondola ride
Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drink
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants aged under 2 years will be seated on the lap of an adult;
Adult pricing applies to all travelers;
There is a limit of 5 people per gondola (6 including guide).
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We took this tour this past summer and it was an amazing way to further explore the Venice canals. What an enchanting city. Don't be surprised to be rushed off the gondola at the end of the tour. The locals in Venice are not the...More
We got lost on our way to the meeting point (the directions provided were not very clear), so we showed up late. Admittedly that was our fault that we were late, but we called the number and they were not able to accommodate any alternatives,...More
Our guide was fantastic! Told us so much about all the family homes and the history of Venice. She answered all our questions and the gondola ride was on a less busy route compared to the stands near the station for example. Would definitely recommend!
A group of six of us shared one Gondola we paid 20 euro each it was a rip off .Didn't see much only smelly canals only took about 20 - 25 mins at the end of trip there was a hat for tips think we...More
Response from Globecritic2000 | Reviewed this property |
He probably thinks you have lots of money😂 their charges are not consistent so they charge based on how much they perceive they can get. There are numerous riders there and each is self employed so dont be afraid to... More
He probably thinks you have lots of money😂 their charges are not consistent so they charge based on how much they perceive they can get. There are numerous riders there and each is self employed so dont be afraid to negotiate a price, and if they are unwilling move onto the next.
None. I didn’t see anyone tipping. It was a complete rip-off . $80 for a 1/2 hour ride with 4 others people. That’s $240 for a 1/2 hour. No singing. No explanation on where we were. No history. Guy kept talking to other... More
None. I didn’t see anyone tipping. It was a complete rip-off . $80 for a 1/2 hour ride with 4 others people. That’s $240 for a 1/2 hour. No singing. No explanation on where we were. No history. Guy kept talking to other Gondola “drivers.” Waste of money.