Cruises and boat tours

30-minute private gondola ride in Venice

based on 71 reviews
Availability: Daily
Duration: 30 minutes
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Experience the magic and history of Venice on a private gondola ride
  • Pass beneath Venice’s ancient and romantic bridges with your loved one(s)
  • Skip the line and jump on board straight away
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 8-10 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. Do not miss this opportunity to experience Venice from one of these icons 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 symbolic meanings. For example, the ferro or prow has 5 or 6 pettini (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 "Canal Grande".

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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 6 people, 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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