Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

Duration: approx. 30 minutes 

Location: Venice

per service
up to 5 people
105.00
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Why choose this experience?

1 You will have a gondola all to yourself. You can share it with someone special, your family or friends, up to 5 people.
2 Follow an enchanting itinerary from the Grand Canal to the smaller waterways, starting just 5 minutes from St Mark’s Square.
3 With online booking you avoid tedious queueing and price negotiations.

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Important information

Availability:

All year (except for 25 December and 1 January)

Departure point:

Stazio Gondole San Moisè - Calle Larga XXII Marzo, near Hotel Bauer (a 5-minute walk from St Mark’s Square).

Departure time

From 1 April to 31 October
daily
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30

From 1 November to 31 March
daily
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30

Languages available

No explanations during the tour

Prices

The cost of the private gondola tour is € 105.00 with up to 5 people boarding the boat. In the booking form under 'n° adults' enter the number of participants, including children. The tour is sold 'per service' and not 'per person', so there are no reductions. The price includes the online advance booking fee which will help you avoid queues and on-site bargaining.

Duration
approx. 30 minutes
Inclusions
  • Private gondola ride
Exclusions
  • Descriptions of palaces and tourist landmarks
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:
  • Once your booking has been confirmed, download the voucher that will also be sent to you via email. You will need to show it at the boarding point, either printed or on your smartphone.
  • Please arrive on time. If you are late, the duration of the gondola ride may be shortened than the expected 30 minutes.
  • In case of bad weather, the tour may be suspended. However, we ask you to present yourself at the boarding point to find out if the tour takes place or learn about any alternative options for the service you purchased.
  • Locate in advance the meeting point on the map to avoid arriving late especially in the event of strikes, demonstrations or bad weather: we cannot guarantee you any refund (in full or in part) if you do not present yourself at the meeting point at the specified time or if you decide to leave the experience before the end. If you need assistance, feel free to contact us at the emergency contacts shown in the reservation voucher.
  • The pictures on this page may not exactly represent the itinerary of the gondola ride. 

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (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 service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

With our private gondola tour, you will have a gondola all to yourself at a very affordable price. You choose who to live this unforgettable experience with, whether on your own or with a special person, your friends or family, up to a maximum of five people. And not with strangers as is the case with shared gondola tours in Venice, Italy.

Book a gondola ride online, travel to the boarding point at the time you have chosen and get on board. Enjoy the light reflected on the waves, the facades of the buildings, the alleys with hidden views. Climb onboard the gondola and admire Venice as you glide down the canals.

The ticket includes the right to book ahead: you will avoid queues, negotiations on the spot and save time.

 

Itinerary

With our 30-minute tour you will relish the most authentic atmosphere of Venice, along the canals and the most enchanted views up to the Grand Canal. The gondolier will point out the most important landmarks. The gondola ride starts near the Hotel Bauer, in Campo San Moisè, a few steps from St Mark’s Square.

Following the less crowded waterways you will reach the Gran Teatro 'La Fenice', to admire the scenic tower, destroyed by a terrible fire in 1996, but today faithfully rebuilt. Through the minor canals you will then arrive at the splendid Grand Canal, overlooked by the most prestigious Venetian palaces.

You will admire the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute and, opposite, Palazzo Contarini Fasan - also known as the 'House of Desdemona', a character from Shakespeare's Othello - an elegant Gothic-style building with white openwork marble balconies.

After the Basilica della Salute, you will see Punta della Dogana, the area that divides the Grand Canal from the Giudecca Canal. At its end stands the 'Palla d’Oro', the famous gilt bronze sphere placed on top of the Dogana de Mar tower. Lulled by the relaxing swaying and silence of the areas off the beaten path of the floating city, you will finally return to the starting point.

 

Useful Tip

Are you after a longer ride? Our 45-minute private gondola tour is the one for you! Do you fancy a night ride? Watch our 40-minute private gondola by night tour or our 30-minute gondola by night tour!

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(authorization no. 62027 dated 09/07/12 with determination no. 2052/2012)
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Reviews for Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

8/10
Based on 78 Reviews
Reviews in other languages (53) Reviews in italian (25)
10/10

Pat

Young couple
UNITED STATES

Booking No. 1995356

Reviewed on 24 Jun `19

'Patrick Purcell'

Hello, Thank you very much for this service! I proposed to my now fiancé on the gondola ride! Being able to book in advance definitely helped me in this process. We walked right up to the meeting point and were greeted by one of the gondoliers who was able to not only accommodate our 3pm reservation, but also send us out 30 min earlier!

Strengths

Easy to book and locate. Competitive pricing as well.

Weaknesses

N/A

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2
10/10

Judy

Other
UNITED STATES

Booking No. 1913983

Reviewed on 21 Jun `19

'gondola ride in Venice'

We had a good time on our 1/2 hr gondola ride. We felt the experience was fun and historical seeing the canals. We probably would not do the tour again but enjoyed it as first time family experience in Venice.

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3
9/10

Peta Pan

Other
AUSTRALIA

Booking No. 192979

Reviewed on 18 Feb `19

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Happy on the gondolier'

Rainy afternoon but still fun to do.

Strengths

Going through the back canals before finishing in the Grand Canal

Weaknesses

A bit pricey

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1
4/10

jmg591

Mature couple
UNITED STATES

Booking No. 1826778

Reviewed on 30 Jun `18

'No Grand Canal Gondola ride'

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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4
10/10

J

Other
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 1828364

Reviewed on 25 May `18

'Private Gondola'

Such a peaceful journey. Excellent.

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2
10/10

Gen

Group of friends
UNITED STATES

Booking No. 17214673

Reviewed on 05 May `18

'Magnificent Gondola'

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

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2
4.5/10

Lou

Young couple
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 1813616

Reviewed on 18 Apr `18

'Gondola'

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

Family with children
ITALY

Booking No. 1817532

Reviewed on 10 Apr `18

'Il viaggio corto!'

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

Young couple
GREECE

Booking No. 183526

Reviewed on 14 Feb `18

'Just good...'

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

Family with children
FRANCE

Booking No. 17187931

Reviewed on 12 Nov `17

'Gondole for 6'

Bears San Marco Easy So romantic

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1
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