Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Canal Grande

Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Canal Grande

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 138.33 US$ 124.50 per group up to 5

Enjoy a private gondola ride down the legendary Canal Grande. Share the sights of Venice with your friends or that special someone.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 30 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Host or greeter
English, Italian
Private group


  • Float down the Canal Grande on a private gondola ride
  • Discover hidden gems only accessible by gondola
  • Admire the palaces of Venice
Full description

Board an authentic gondola and take a romantic journey along the Canal Grande in Venice. See the historic sights along the shoreline as you glide down the canal.

Set off from the departure point and admire marvelous palaces, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute. Explore the secret waterways of Venice and soak up the city's atmosphere with your friends or your beloved. Travel by gondola close to St. Mark's Square, Fenice Opera House, Punta della Dogana and many other charming palaces. Pass under a small bridge as you discover the hidden spots reachable only by gondola. Enjoy commentary on your mobile app as you discover the stories and secrets of the city.

  • 30-minute or 45-minute private gondola ride
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the gondola station in front of Hotel Bauer, just a 2-minute walk from St. Mark's Square.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • The price is per gondola, not per person. 5 people can ride in 1 gondola.
    • Please note, this tour does not operate during bad weather, exceptionally high tides or strong wind. In these instances your ride can be postponed to the next day or refunded).
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 256 reviews

    Review summary

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    Very kind gondolier, very nice the 'manager' of the voucher acceptance. Having booked online I thought I would save some money and not spend 40 euros more. I hope that at least part of these 40 euros will remain with the gondolier and the 'manager' because they are truly extremely available

    March 28, 2022

    In all honesty, €120 would be a fairer price, as I am sure by the time I went I could just pick one of the many free gondoliers and have a private 45m ride all the same. However, it's maybe worth the "extra" bucks in busier months. The tour itself was amazing.

    February 26, 2022

    Our gondolier Julian was very friendly and told us a lot about the city. The journey was very pleasant. We had booked the night trip on September 15th at 7.30pm. The time was perfect for Venice to experience light and dark. What I didn't like was the price, because you would have paid less for the same on site. Cancellation was not possible with GetYourGuide despite promises ... always mistakes. It's a shame, but a great experience. Ps: Better look for someone on site and discuss details and the meeting point was not quite right, it was at the little green house of the gondolier on the other side of the bridge.

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    September 15, 2021

    Product ID: 283807