Afternoon Private Gondola Ride - 30 minutes

Duration: approx. 30 minutes 

Location: Venice

per service
up to 6 people

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

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Important info


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
2.00 pm, 3.00 pm, 4.00 pm, 5.00 pm, 6.00 pm

From 1 November to 31 March
2.00 pm, 3.00 pm, 4.00 pm, 5.00 pm

For morning departures visit the dedicated page.

Languages available

No explanations during the tour


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.

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

Please note that the departure times of the service vary according to the period, as specified below:

  • From 1 April to 31 October: please arrive at the meeting point at the time you actually booked (2.00 pm, 3.00 pm, 4.00 pm, 5.00 pm or 6.00 pm). In case you will be late, the duration of the gondola ride will be less than 30 minutes.
  • From 1 November to 31 March: please arrive at the meeting point at the time you actually booked (2.00 pm, 3.00 pm, 4.00 pm or 5.00 pm). In case you will be late, the duration of the gondola ride will be less than 30 minutes.


The 30-minute private gondola tour is also available in the morning with departure from Stazio Gondole S. Maria del Giglio. For more information see the dedicated page.

The voucher issued at the end of the booking must be presented at the time of the visit in paper or electronic format on mobile devices.

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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Full description

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 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!  If you prefer to go on a gondola tour in the morning, visit the page of our 'Morning gondola ride - 30-minute'!

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Reviews for Afternoon Private Gondola Ride - 30 minutes

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Reviews in other languages (53) Reviews in italian (25)


Young couple

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!


Easy to book and locate. Competitive pricing as well.



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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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Peta Pan


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.


Going through the back canals before finishing in the Grand Canal


A bit pricey

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Mature couple

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


Gondolier was very professional


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

Reply by 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 staff
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Booking No. 1828364

Reviewed on 25 May `18

'Private Gondola'

Such a peaceful journey. Excellent.

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Group of friends

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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Young couple

Booking No. 1813616

Reviewed on 18 Apr `18


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 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 staff
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Family with children

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!


Gondola molto bella.


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

Reply by 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 per raccogliere maggiori dettagli.

Best regards,
The staff
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Young couple

Booking No. 183526

Reviewed on 14 Feb `18

'Just good...'

If you go to Venice you must do the gondola 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 ...


nice experience beautiful memories


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

Reply by 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 staff
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Family with children

Booking No. 17187931

Reviewed on 12 Nov `17

'Gondole for 6'

Bears San Marco Easy So romantic

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