Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

Duration: approx. 30 minutes  Location: Venice
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8/10

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per service
up to 6 people
105.00
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Why choose this experience?

1 Because you will have an entire gondola at your disposal to share this magical experience with someone special or with friends and family
2 To discover the most intriguing areas of Venice with an itinerary chosen by your gondolier
3 Because you will be able to book a gondola ride conveniently online and avoid bartering on the spot

This special private gondola ride in Venice, Italy, will lead you along enchanting canals and lesser known views to admire some of the most characteristic palaces in Venice on board a private gondola, without the need to haggle about the price before getting onboard or having to ask how much is a gondola ride in Venice.

After an easy online booking procedure, all you have to do is turn up at the meeting point and enjoy this fascinating gondola tour in Venice, in the company of your partner, your family or friends and without having to share the gondola with people you do not know.

You will have a gondola all to yourself for only €105, up to a maximum of 6 passengers.The gondola ride prices are agreed by venetoinside.com with the gondoliers of the chosen pier and include the advance booking fee that will allow you to save time on site.

This exclusive gondola tour does not have a fixed itinerary. The gondola route can, in fact, vary according to the sea conditions or other factors that could affect the enjoyment of this private tour.

A gondola is the ideal means to discover the enchanting sceneries hidden amongst the canals of Venice, allowing you to admire this romantic city from the best observation point: a gondola gently floating on the water, the element that best characterizes Venice and makes it a unique destination in the world.

A Venice gondola tour at a very convenient price and in the company of people you have chosen, to discover charming areas accessible only from the water, lulled by the gentle rocking of the water and the silence that prevails when you are navigating along the lesser known Venice canals. This gondola tour will transport you back in time so you can enjoy to the full the atmosphere of art, history and tradition which characterise Venice, between the majestic buildings and dwellings that are not included in the usual touristic itineraries.

This exclusive gondola tour will start near the renowned Hotel Bauer, a historic Venetian hotel located in Campo San Moisè, just a few steps from St. Mark's Square, and will then continue to follow a less crowded route. You will be able to enjoy an authentic Venetian atmosphere thanks to the pace and peacefulness that pervades the smaller canals, real and true treasures that can only be explored by water.

This new way to explore Venice , with an itinerary individually chosen by experienced gondoliers, is considered by Venetians as the best method to fully experience Venice, to leave the crowds and traffic of the Grand Canal in order to dedicate time for the less travelled areas. This gondola tour will give you unique and unforgettable moments during your stay in Venice, thanks to the numerous buildings – which are an exceptional testimony of the thousand year long history of Venice with their differing styles and architectural features – and the atmosphere you can breathe among the smaller and suggestive canals only accessible on a gondola.

During the tour, the gondolier will point out the major attractions visible from the gondola.

Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience on-board the most characteristic boat in Venice!

An exclusive and cheap gondola ride in Venice, a unique opportunity to enjoy Venice to the full, be conquered by its unmistakable appeal and discover new areas of Venice with the added advantage of not having to bargain for the price of a gondola ride in Venice and being able to share this magic experience only with those you wish to. Before booking, we suggest you to have a look at our 45-minute private gondola ride... A longer duration and an itinerary that includes the Grand Canal! 

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Important info

Availability:

all year.

Departure point:

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

Departure time

From 1 April to 31 October
daily
from 2.00 pm to 6.45 pm

From 1 November to 31 March
daily
from 2.00 pm to 5.45 pm

Languages available

No explanations during the tour

Prices

The total price for the gondola ride is €105, for up to a maximum of 6 passengers, and it includes the advance booking fee that will allow you to save time on site.

Duration
approx. 30 minutes
Inclusions
  • Private gondola ride
Exclusions
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
  • Guided visit
Additional information:

The time indicated at the time of booking is indicative: to do the tour, just go to the meeting point with your voucher at the time you prefer, with no need to communicate this time in advance. From 1 April to 31 October: from 2.00 pm to 6.45 pm; from 1 November to 31 March: from 2.00 pm to 5.45 pm.

Bearing in mind the flexible hours of the tour, it could happen that when you arrive at the departure point, no gondola is ready straightaway. In these cases, a wait of up to approx. 20/30 minutes should be needed.

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).

The tour might be suspended in case of bad weather. In such cases you are required to go to the departure point in order to know whether the tour takes place or not and any alternative ways to use the service.

The route of the gondola ride is subject to change depending on flood levels and other circumstances.

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

The pictures on this page may not exactly represent the itinerary of the gondola ride.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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4/10

jmg591

June 2018

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 30 Jun `18 - Booking No. 1826778

'No Grand Canal Gondola ride'

Tour
Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

Wanted a Gondola ride on the Grand Canal. This was not it. Had to wait for 20 minutes for numerous groups even though we had a reserved time. Trip was only on small waterways so not much to see

Strengths

Gondolier was very professional

Weaknesses

Specifically asked if we would travel on the Grand Canal I was told yes. But only traveled on small back waterways


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear jmg591, 

 

Thank you for your Feedback.

We would like to inform you that the private gondola ride does not cross the Grand Canal in direction to Rialto Bridge, hence the gondolier cannot change the route. As a matter of fact, the description of the tour specifies that the gondolier will  ' leave the crowds and traffic of the Grand Canal in order to dedicate time for the less travelled areas'. 

We are sorry you did not see this important information. 

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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10/10

J

May 2018

Other

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 25 May `18 - Booking No. 1828364

'Private Gondola'

Tour
Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

Such a peaceful journey. Excellent.

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1
10/10

Gen

April 2018

Group of friends

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 05 May `18 - Booking No. 17214673

'Magnificent Gondola'

Tour
Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

We had an amazing pre scheduled Gondola ride. A fantastic experience

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4.5/10

Lou

March 2018

Young couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 18 Apr `18 - Booking No. 1813616

'Gondola'

Tour
Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

The gondola ride itself was fine however the map supplied to find where we meet the gondola was very misleading. It pin pointed the wrong meeting point completely so was very unhelpful


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Lou,

we are sorry you had som difficulties about finding the meeting point of the tour.
Please notice that in addition to the map which shows the correct meetting point, there is also the address with usefull information, in this case: S. Moisè Gondola Pier in Calle Larga XXII Marzo (near the Bauer Hotel in Campo San Moisè).

We are sorry you did not phone us, we would have been more than glad to help you!

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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2/10

Leo

March 2018

Family with children

ITALY

Reviewed on 10 Apr `18 - Booking No. 1817532

'Il viaggio corto!'

Tour
Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

Ho comprato un tragitto il góndola di 30 minuti, ma è terminato con soli 20 minuti. Male!

Strengths

Gondola molto bella.

Weaknesses

Il tempo, non rispettano gli orari per il quale si paga.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Gentile Leo,

ci spiace che tu non sia stato soddisfatto del tour!
Le recensioni che riceviamo evidenziano un'ottima organizzazione, puntualità e professionalità del nostro personale.
Ti chiediamo cortesemente di scriverci a info@insidecom.it per raccogliere maggiori dettagli.
Grazie,

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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7/10

Fidanis

January 2018

Young couple

GREECE

Reviewed on 14 Feb `18 - Booking No. 183526

'Just good...'

Tour
Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

If you go to Venice you must do the gondola tour...it is part of the history of the city but nothing more....It was beautiful but very expensive for just 30 minutes.....Also it is better not to reserve from the site because it's about 20% more expensive ...

Strengths

nice experience beautiful memories

Weaknesses

duration of the tour for this price reserve individually it's cheaper about 20%


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Fidanis,

we are sorry you were not completely satisfied with this tour.

Please consider that the private gondola ride provides the possibility to enjoy a gondola ride without having to share the gondola with people you do not know. Of course, if you book a shared gondola ride the cost is cheaper, but it is a different service.
As regards the duration, please notice that on our website it is clearly specified that the ride would have lasted for 30 minutes, as all the gondola rides we sell.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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10/10

Marie

October 2017

Family with children

FRANCE

Reviewed on 12 Nov `17 - Booking No. 17187931

'Gondole for 6'

Tour
Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

Bears San Marco Easy So romantic

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7/10

Chie Moody

September 2017

Family with children

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 26 Sep `17 - Booking No. 17146660

'A Must In Venice'

Tour
Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

My family of 4 (including kids ages 10 & 9) first timers here in Venice enjoyed the Private Gondola Ride so much! Love the boat ride in small canals and we stopped at the Grand Canal for a bit. Seeing gorgeous views is just amazing and we are very blessed to have Venice included on our itinerary.

Strengths

Very nice Gondola paddler (idk if that's what you call them) and views of houses/old infrastructure going through small canals and seeing the views in Grand Canal is really a plus!

Weaknesses

Spent €100 for what it seems to be 20 minutes. When I booked this, it says on the page that the Gondola ride is between half an hour to an hour! Whatever, it's still a nice experience!


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Chie Moody,

we are sorry you were not completely satisfied with this tour.

We have already presented your feedback to the gondoliers and we hope they will improve their service taking into account the real duration of the ride.

 

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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9/10

abid

July 2017

Young couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 17 Aug `17 - Booking No. 17119118

'private gondola ride'

Tour
Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

we had a private gondola ride and it was romantic and beautiful. we loved every minute of it. luckily our rider was very nice n highlighted some famous buildings. we liked it so much we did another half hour again. thumps up Ventoinside!!

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3/10

Cecilia

August 2017

Mature couple

JAPAN

Reviewed on 14 Aug `17 - Booking No. 17136458

'Too short and lack of respect'

Tour
Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

The ride was fun. But it did not go though any of the famous bridges.

Strengths

It was private

Weaknesses

The gondolier was talking on the phone loud all the time, and started smoking. Smoke makes me feel sick and he should have asked us before doing these. The duration of the tour was approx 30 minutes it said but in reality it was 20 minutes. Too short. At least we could ask questions to the gondolier and he answered. He gave us some guide comments and we appreciate for that. But this attitude should be fixed and it should be clearly written the real time in gondola is 20 minutes. We'd be happy to pay 50EUR for this but not 100.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Cecilia,

we are sorry you were not satisfied with this tour.

Please consider that the gondola ride is one of the top attractions in Venice and all the tour guides suggest to try it, at least once in life...

Unfortunately, it is not easy to find 100% reliable and professional gondolier and we are very upset not to be able to guarantee always our usual quality standards when dealing with gondoliers; but we can assure you that we are working hard in order to make things change and to penalize gondoliers who did not have a proper behaviour towards our customers.

We hope they will improve their service and approach to customers.

Please notice that in the description of the tour we did not mention that the gondola ride would have passed any famous bridge.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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