Venice Historical Regatta from the first row: private gondola

Duration: approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes   Location: Venice

per service
up to 6 people

Why choose this experience?

1 To book online an exclusive Historical Regatta Private Gondola Ride and experience this magical event from the front row
2 Because you will feel like a protagonist during one of the most fascinating events in Venice and enjoy a perfect view on the amazing parade of boats along the Grand Canal
3 For the departure point, located near San Moise Square, just a few steps from the famous St Mark’s Square

On Sunday 4th September one of the most anticipated annual events in Venice returns: therefore, you are advised to book online your Historical Regatta tickets and get ready to enjoy an unforgettable experience. Our Regata Storica, Venice, private gondola ride tour will give an afternoon of great emotions!

You can easily book online your private gondola and watch the parade relying on the best places to see Venice Regata Storica! The historical regatta in Venice gondola ride, will sail along the Grand Canal to give you the opportunity to admire the beautiful boats that make up the parade ... But also to closely incite the rowers taking part in rowing competitions!

Emotions, adrenaline and wonder will accompany you for the entire duration of this innovative gondola ride organized only on the occasion of the Historical Regatta of Venice: the route for the gondola will be decided by the gondolier, who will take into account of the water traffic restrictions imposed by the City Venice to conduct the event… Our tour will give you an excellent location from which to fully enjoy the magic of the event!

To reserve seats for the Historical Regatta in Venice is not always possible: the event is free and open to everyone, so it is always very busy! Thousands of people usually occupy the banks of the Grand Canal, and other strategic points, from the early hours of the day and so to find a location that allows one to have a good view of the Grand Canal is not obvious. If you want to try a more intimate and exclusive experience - able to give you a perfect view on the fascinating parade of boats on the water, but away from the crowds massed along the banks - you have just found the solution you've been looking for! An exclusive private gondola, where to see the Venice Historical Regatta 2016 from the first row!

By booking Regatta Storica tickets – private gondola ride for the Historical Regatta in Venice 2016 - it will ensure you the best place to watch one of the biggest annual events that Venice offers its visitors. Where can you see the Historical Regatta in Venice? From a Gondola!

The Historical Regatta of Venice gathers each year on the first Sunday of September, for a day of sport and folklore. The event opens with the splendid historical parade that commemorates the welcome given to Caterina Cornaro in 1489, when she arrived in Venice after giving up the throne of Cyprus in favour of the Venice Republic. Beautiful traditional boats, many of which are used only for these special parades, populated by costumed figures who play the highest offices of the Venetian Republic, along the Grand Canal reviving the elegant and magical atmosphere of the Venice of the past... The route of the Regatta Storica in Venice, Italy procession starts in St. Mark's Basin and proceeds along the Grand Canal to Constitution Bridge, then go back to Ca' Foscari.

After the excitement of this parade of the past, the rowing competitions start: besides its re-enactment the Historical Regatta is one of the most important events on the calendar of Venetian rowing races, a technique practiced in rowing lagoon and surrounding areas for centuries. Venetian rowing competitions of the Historical Regatta of Venice provide a shorter or longer route depending on the category of the rowers and the type of vessel used, ranging from the race for children up to 14 years, to experts rowers of gondolas, through to the caorline and mascarete. Our Historical Regatta Venice gondola ride on the Grand Canal will allow you to admire the historical parade and some of the rowing competitions scheduled at the Historical Regatta 2016.

See the Historical Regatta on the Grand Canal by gondola ride, undisputed stage of the event, gives unique emotions. The magic of the parade, with traditional boats and people in costume, the adrenaline races of Venetian rowing and the charm to feel part of a unique event, that brings back the glories of the past when the Venetian Republic was one of the Maritime Republics most powerful in the Mediterranean, is an opportunity that takes place in Venice only once a year!

After boarding near the famous Bauer Hotel in Venice, a few steps from St Mark's Square, the gondola will move along to the Grand Canal. Here, respecting the special traffic regulations provided at the Regatta Storica Venice program, it will proceed slowly along a stretch of the Grand Canal, with one or more stops to let you admire the parade of boats. Keep in mind that this is not a usual gondola ride: during special events, such as the Historical Regatta, heavy restrictions on water traffic are imposed and, consequently, the gondola will not be able to navigate freely or stand always in the shade or in the points you prefer. The gondolas can only proceed on the sides of the Grand Canal, with the obligation to pull over and stop as not to hinder the passage of the races. The gondolier will choose the most suitable route for you to see the event at its best, in compliance with the rules: you will not have to do anything but relax and enjoy the unparalleled spectacle of dozens of boats that parade in front of you!

The duration of this special Historical Regatta Venice tour is about 1 hour and 30 minutes: you must present yourself at the gondola pier S. Moisè, located in Calle Larga XXII Marzo near the Bauer Hotel at 3.45pm; here the staff will check your voucher and will accommodate you to the gondolas. The gondola ride will start at 4pm and end at 5.30pm with the return to the departure gondola pier. The gondola is private, and therefore at your complete disposal for the whole tour, and can accommodate up to 6 people. You can then share the magical experience of the Historical Regatta with friends and family or just a special person, the choice is yours!

To take part in the Venice Historical Regatta 2016 is a once off experience in your lifetime. And why not on board the Venetian boat par excellence: the gondola? Enjoy the spectacle of the race from the water and avoid the chaos and crowds along the banks...

Book your gondola in Venice: the Venice Historical Regatta 2016 is ready to go! An unforgettable afternoon, shared only with people of your choice, to experience one of the most spectacular events of Venice as a true protagonist: on 4th September do not miss the Regatta Storica in Venice 2016!

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Important info


Sunday 4 September 2016

Departure point:

S. Moisè Gondola Pier in Calle Larga XXII Marzo (near the Bauer Hotel in Campo San Moisè).

Departure time

3.45 pm

(The tour will start approx. 15 minutes later, at 4.00 pm)

Languages available

No explanations during the tour


€350.00 per service, for up to a maximum of 6 passengers. The price per person varies according to the number of participants, with a minimum cost of €58.33 per person.


approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • Private gondola ride
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

PLEASE NOTE that the tour will start at approx. 4.00 pm, but you need to show up at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before (at 3.45 pm), you must present the paper voucher that you will receive at the end of the booking.

We would like to remind you that this is not a usual gondola ride: the gondolier will choose the most suitable route for you to see the best event, in compliance with the rules established on the occasion of special events, such as the Historical Regatta. Due to the heavy restrictions on water traffic, the gondola will not navigate freely or stand always in the shade or in the points you prefer; it can only proceed on the sides of the Grand Canal, with the obligation stop as not to hinder the passage of the races.

No reduction available for this tour. Please enter the exact number of participants (children included) under the field ‘n° of adults’.

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