Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Grand Canal

Take a relaxing gondola ride through the tranquil canals of Venice. During your private 25 to 30-minute ride, you'll escape the hustle and bustle of tourist areas as you glide along the quieter canals in the city.
30 min
Group size up to 10 persons
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Children allowed

Enjoy a unique tour of Venice with a private gondola ride through the city's enchanting historic center. Experience the canals all to yourself as you discover Venice in an intimate way.

Begin at St. Mark's Basin near the square and weave your way through the charming canals. Choose from tours of two different lengths. For the longer tour, pass through Rio del Palazzo, under the Bridge of Sighs, by the Rio di Santa Maria Formosa and Rio di San Severo and end back where you began.

For the more extended tour, follow the same canals, adding on a ride along the Grand Canal as well. Head back to your departure point to finish your tour.

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

Not allowed

• Pets
• Oversize luggage
• Luggage or large bags

This is
Only your group
Only you, your friends or family will be on the tour. Time on this excursion is time spent with loved ones.
Personal guide
Always at your disposal, your guide will tailor your program and suggest places of interest for children, where to eat and what to see.
The cost of an individual excursion is comparable to the cost of a group excursion if you are going with someone else.
from €159
per group
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What is included in activity

• Private gondola ride

What is not included

• Guide on ride
• Hotel pickup and drop-off

What places you will see

• St. Mark's Square
• Rio del Palazzo
• Rio di Santa Maria Formosa
• Rio di San Severo

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Reviews by travellers
5.0 out of 5
449 reviews
Hortense M.
The walk was very nice. We liked that it was through small channels, because it is quieter. Our very friendly guide and he was talking about the environment at all times. We liked it a lot . We recommend it
3 days ago
Berenice P.
We had a very enjoyable gondola ride (one and only as newlyWeds) with our guide. Luckily the weather was perfect and the guide told us interesting facts about the different historically significant buildings along the canal as we passed them. The trip felt like the perfect amount of time for a short afternoon activity after we toured the Basilica and Palace all morning.
9 days ago
Grant S.
Tomaso was a great tour guide, sailing through the canals of Venice was a once in a lifetime experience. Not cheap but I would definitely recommend everyone do it Amazing!!
11 days ago
Horatio F.
I’ve traveled a lot, but never really used a guided tour like this one. What an amazing experience Anthony provided for us! Engaging stories, excellent driving, extreme patience, and outstanding wit made our tour an easy way to experience the Scottish Highlands in just a few days. The trip was well-planned in the number, type, and activities available at each site. Loads of fun and even great back up plans when traffic issues required a detour on the third day. Highly recommended!
15 days ago
Anastasia T.
Private 30-minutes gondola ride was fantastic. Such a magical way to see Venice!
about 1 month ago
Franciscojosé R.
We had a delightful ride with Diario. He was so proud of his family’s legacy and we were excited to hear the details of his fathers work. We rode in his family’s 32 year old gondola and he even pointed out his fathers home. It was fun to hear the gondoliers banter while riding the canal. It’s a very quick ride under the bridge of sighs and back again. Time flies when you’re having fun!
about 2 months ago
from €159
per group
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