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 6 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: 6 people on board.

To know more about your boat trip...

The price of a classic gondola ride in Venice ranges from 80 to 100 euros. It is a tariff generally respected by all gondoliers. The variation depends on the time of the tour (30 minutes or more), the time you want to do the tour (cheaper during the day, more expensive if you choose a gondola tour in Venice by night) and, of course, the degree of privacy you want to guarantee. The gondola ride in Venice shared with a small group of people (maximum 6) is definitely the ideal choice for those who want to experience the classic gondola tour at a more affordable price and admire the main attractions of Venice.

Venice private gondola ride experience

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      € 150 Adults

      Free cancellation within 8 days
      Duration: 30 minutes
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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

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