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30-minute private gondola ride in Venice

4.4/5
Excellent
Based on 76 reviews
Free cancellation
Duration: up to 30 minutes
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Breathe in the magic and history of Venice on a romantic and private gondola ride

Explore the charming canals and admire this city of water

Pass beneath Venice’s ancient bridges and capture the unique and picturesque views from a privileged perspective

What to expect

Experience an exclusive and romantic 30-minute private gondola ride on the canals of Venice. Discover the city from the water, as it was meant to be seen. See picturesque canals and enchanting Venetian architecture and share the ride with a loved one.

It is estimated that there were between 8 and 10 thousand gondolas operating on the canals of Venice during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, there are just 400 that are still in active service.

Don't miss this opportunity to experience Venice from one of these iconic symbols of the city on a private 30-minute ride. Although most of the gondolas are used for touristic purposes, you'll be fascinated by the strong bond they continue to have with the history of Venice. Learn how each part of the boat has a symbolic meaning.

For example, the iron or bow has 5 or 6 'rebbi' (prongs) to symbolize the city’s 'sestieri' (districts). Made of iron to balance the weight of the gondolier, the 'S' shape evokes the flow of the Grand Canal.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What’s included

30-minute private gondola ride

What’s not included

Transportation to the meeting point

Location

Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091, San Marco (Venice)

Meeting point:

Present your voucher to anyone at the "Service Gondola" wooden stand.

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • This activity takes place rain or shine, but please note that in the event of exceptionally high tides or heavy rain, the tour may be canceled by the local supplier and a full refund will be provided
  • Each gondola carries a maximum of 4 people (+ gondoliere), larger groups will be divided between multiple gondolas
  • Please remember that children count as adults. You will need to book a ticket for them too

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.4/5

Based on 76 reviews from verified customers

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Review categories

Safety

2.3/5

Service

2.3/5

Staff

2.3/5

Value for money

3.7/5

  • Bettina

    From Brazil - July 2022

    Travelled with family

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    the tour was punctual and well organized. We enjoyed the experience of riding a gondola. unfortunately, the gondoliers was too serious, this ends up ...

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - March 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    servizio sia si prenotazione online che in loco ottimo, cordiali e precisi! Lo consiglio

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - February 2022

    Average

    Overall rated

    3/5

    Je vous est payé 150€ un tour de gondole qui coûte normalement 80€ c est scandaleux et frauduleux une plainte pour abus de confiance et escroquerie se ...

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - November 2021

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Giro soddisfacente, gondoliere molto simpatico e panorama super!

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - September 2021

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Ho prenotato un giro in gondola privato ed è andato tutto molto molto bene. Organizzato bene, bel giro per luoghi inediti di Venezia. Confortevole e a ...

  • Anonymous

    From Australia - October 2019

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Great gondolas ride, a must do in Venice