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Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride Including the Grand Canal

  • Private gondola ride on the Grand Canal in Venice
  • A personalized experience ideal for couples
  • Get unobstructed views of top Venice attractions
Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride Including the Grand Canal
From US$81.00
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3pm Departure in EnglishMost Popular
Starts at 3pm and includes an English-speaking guide
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Starts at 10am and includes an English-speaking guide
3pm Departure in German
Private Gondola Tour starting at 3pm with a German-speaking guide
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Ditch the crowds and opt for a personalized experience of Venice’s iconic Grand Canal during a private gondola ride—the most traditional way to see the City of Water. During your 1-hour cruise, bask in the undivided attention of a private guide who can answer all of your questions about Venice. Plus, traveling by boat means you’ll get unobstructed views of the architecture that lines the UNESCO-listed waterway.

What to Expect

Greet your guide at a designated meeting point at the departure time selected at checkout. Step aboard a traditional Venetian gondola and set out along Rio della Madonnetta, passing the canalside neighborhoods of Santa Croce and San Polo.

Your private guide provides historical and cultural commentary as you enjoy unobstructed views of Ponte dell’Accademia and the Gothic features of the Ca' d'Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia), and glide beneath the world-famous Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto).

After the ride, your gondola returns to your original departure point.

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1 - 5 of 24 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
The worst

We booked this tour as it was supposedly a must do. We found our way to Giglio where our tour started. We were a bit early and our guide finally came. He introduced himself but we forgot his name. We boarded the gondola but no...More

Thank wooski
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
A must do!

You cant visit Venice without taking a Gondola. Although on the expensive side, (the price stated is ‘from’ and goes up too 165 euro for a 45 min ride) its an unforgettable experience.

Thank Happychap2000
Reviewed 5 days ago
A must do in Venice, but over priced

A Gondola ride is considered a must do when you visit Venice, but it's way over priced. There is a minimum price set by the city currently at €80 for a 30 minutes ride. Our gondolier said the €80 is only a ride up and...More

Thank bigswot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gondola trip

A must for visiors to venice, there are plenty of gondola stops andthey all advertise the same price. E80 for daytime and E100 for evening. We took our gondola from Rialto bridge and the Gondalier gave a guided tour during the trip. Really enjoyable

4  Thank Shaun C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Sights , Ok Guide

We only had one day in Venice so a private gondola ride was on our bucket list. Despite the $120 cost for two of us, we did not want to waste much time to bargain or shop around. The ride was nice and the sites...More

2  Thank MandC0218
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Alexander G
17 August 2018|
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Response from Ralf K | Reviewed this property |
Hi Alexander, if you start on the different points where the Gondolas are leaving you will pay only 80€ for half an hour and boat.
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Alexander G
17 August 2018|
Response from Happychap2000 | Reviewed this property |
He probably thinks you have lots of money😂 their charges are not consistent so they charge based on how much they perceive they can get. There are numerous riders there and each is self employed so dont be afraid to... More
6 June 2018|
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Response from rmp511 |
None. I didn’t see anyone tipping. It was a complete rip-off . $80 for a 1/2 hour ride with 4 others people. That’s $240 for a 1/2 hour. No singing. No explanation on where we were. No history. Guy kept talking to other... More
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