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Join the private gondola ride experience, an enchanting way to enjoy the colours, lights, sights, charm and beauty of Venice. You will admire elegant bank-side palaces, bridges and breath the charming atmosphere that only a town built on water can give you.

30 minutes

Every day

Private Tour
Max 4 people

Meeting point
Dogana Gondola Station

Start time

You can walk around Venice. You could take a water taxi. But, really, there’s only one way to get around La Serenissima, as this city of bridges and canals is nicknamed. And that way is by gondola. Join the private gondola ride experience, an enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the colours, lights, sights, charm and beauty of Venice. You will admire elegant bank-side palaces, unique bridges and breath the charming and magic atmosphere that only a town built on water can give you.

Tour program of the Venice private gondola ride:

  • Meeting point at the Dogana Gondola station next to the Monaco & Grand Canal Hotel and Harry’s bar (2 minutes walking distance from St Mark’s square going towards Accademia) and start of the boat tour.
  • Meet your gondolier and step right into your gondola for an unforgettable tour of Venice. Sit back and enjoy the city from the water as your gondolier steers you peacefully through the silent canals.
  • Your gondolier will take you on a 30-minute ride across different parts of central Venice, starting from the Grand Canal: soak up the passing scenery of Gothic palaces and historic homes as you glide beneath stone bridges. Admire the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, a majestic building standing in the suggestive landscape of St Mark’s Basin and the Grand Canal; the church was built to commemorate the end of Venice’s most severe and devastating plague.
  • Leave the bustle of the Grand Canal behind, gliding through some of Venice’s quieter and narrower canals. You will be able to admire a not very well known Venice whilst being gently lulled by the calm sway of your gondola.
  • Admire the most famous theatre in Venice, the Fenice Opera House, with its stunning exteriors, sadly notorious for being repeatedly destroyed by fire and rebuilt; but also the Guggenheim Museum & Peggy Guggenheim’s former home, the ill-fated Ca’ Dario Palace, the beautiful San Moise Church, Mozart’s home in Venice and numerous magnificent Gothic and Byzantine Palaces that echo the great prosperity that Venice; the Venetians once enjoyed during the times of the Serenissima Republic.
  • After 30 memorable minutes, say farewell to your gondolier back at the original departure point and continue on your own Venetian adventure with amore in your heart.
* This is not a guided tour: the gondolier may chat and provide some local information however they are not licensed city guides.
**Seating is arranged by the gondolier in order to properly balance the gondola.

The price includes: 30 minutes ride in a traditional Venetian gondola.

The price does not include: Hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Do not forget: Camera – Comfortable shoes.

Maximum: 4 people on board.

To know more about your boat trip...

A classic gondola ride takes about 30 minutes. Sometimes it may happen that for safety reasons related to high tide or other weather conditions, the duration of the tour is slightly shorter: it will be the gondolier’s discretion in this case to choose the safest route to take. There are also gondola tours lasting 45 minutes or one hour, but these are private tours not shared tours. If, on the other hand, you want to visit the city of Venice through its canals for longer with small groups of people and at affordable prices, you can choose between the one hour guided boat tour on the Grand Canal on a luxury motorboat, or the 2 hour boat tour on the Grand Canal and historic districts of Venice or, finally, you can decide to discover the beautiful islands around Venice with the semi-private boat tour to the islands of the Venetian lagoon: Murano and Burano with a tour of about 4 hours.

Venice private gondola ride experience

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      • Check it off your bucket list: experience the gondola
      • View sights that can only be seen from the water
      • Cruise along the Grand Canal and explore the myriad of smaller canals
      • See landmarks like the Fenice Opera House, the Salute Church and the elegant palaces and bridges

      € 150 Adults

      Free cancellation within 7 days
      Duration: 30 minutes
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      Venetian Dream on a Gondola

      Alice W.
      The gondola ride in Venice was a dream come true. Our gondolier's skill and knowledge of the city made our journey through the canals truly unforgettable. Seeing Venice from the water offered a whole new perspective of its charm.

      Enchanted by Venice's Canals

      JAMES C.
      Gliding through Venice's canals on a gondola was a unique experience. Our gondolier took us through hidden corners and breathtaking views, sharing stories and anecdotes of the city. Highly recommended for a different view of Venice.

      History and Legend on a Gondola

      Emily R.
      The gondola tour is a must-do in Venice. Our gondolier expertly guided us, allowing us to appreciate the city's history, architecture, and legends. An experience that will stay with me forever.

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