30-minute private gondola ride in Venice
Cruises and boat tours

30-minute private gondola ride in Venice

based on 71 reviews
Free cancellation
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 30 minutes
Do this because
  • 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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What's included
  • 30-minute private gondola ride
What's not included
  • Transportation to the meeting point
Where

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

Meeting point:

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

What to remember
  • 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
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When
  • Morning: 9.30am, 10.00am, 12.00am
  • Afternoon: 2.30pm, 3.00pm, 3.30pm, 4.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
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