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Venice: Private Gondola Ride to Rialto Bridge

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Venice: Private Gondola Ride to Rialto Bridge

From US$ 136.12 per group up to 4

Take a private gondola ride from St. Mark's in Venice. Ride for approximately 30 minutes in a group of up to five people, and enjoy the tranquillity of Venice's canals while seeing the famous Rialto Bridge.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 30 minutes - 1 hour
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Italian, English
Private group


  • Avoid the crowd and take a moment for yourself on the peaceful canals
  • Discover the magic of Venice from its famous canals
  • Enjoy a private experience exclusive to you and your group
Full description
Start the gondola ride from Bacino Orseolo located behind St. Mark's. Float through the beautiful canals of Rio dei Barcaroli and Rio dell’Ovo until you reach the Grand Canal. From the Grand Canal, admire the magnificence of the Rialto Bridge and important buildings such as Ca’ Farsetti, the head office of the city hall. See Palazzo Grimani, the largest building overlooking the Grand Canal. Continue the journey along the Rio San Luca where you can see Palazzo Manin, the residence of the last doge of Venice, Ludovico Manin, now home to the Bank of Italy.
  • 30-minute private gondola ride
  • Guide on ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Bacino Orseolo Gondola Pier, located just behind St. Mark's Square, facing Hard Rock Cafè.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note, all gondolas have a maximum capacity of five people, including children. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, until further notice the capacity is reduced to four passengers. However, five passengers can still ride together if they are from the same household
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

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Honestly, I thought we were passing under the Rialto bridge, but instead we saw it from afar and we followed secondary canals, even small and narrow. The tour lasted half an hour so the scheduled time was respected. We were among friends so we still had fun just for the fact of being in the gondola but next time I would evaluate on the spot and certainly save something, even if here with the reservation the precedence was ours.

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November 2, 2021

die Fahrt ging durch die Kanäle bis zur Canale Grande, man konnte vom weiten die Rivaltobrücke sehen, nah genug, um Fotos zu machen...der Gondoliere ist nicht gesprächig gewesen, musste aber auch nicht sein...ABER: an jeder Ecke und überall waren Gondeln zur Verfügung gestanden für 80Euro. Ich denke, im Nebensaison muss man die Fahrt nicht voraus buchen und bleibt auch so flexibler wo man einsteigen möchte und wo man genau hinfahren will....man ist nicht an dem Time-Slot gebunden. Ich würde das nächste Mal spontan buchen....

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November 20, 2021


Beautiful Gondola ride at sunset!

September 5, 2021

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