Private gondola ride - 30 minutes

Duration: approx. 30 minutes 

Location: Venice

per service
up to 5 people
120.00
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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

Departure point:

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

Departure time

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 € 120.00 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 81 Reviews
Reviews in other languages (56) Reviews in italian (25)
10/10

Amanda

Mature couple
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 2225229

Reviewed on 02 Jul `22

'Gondola Ride in Venice'

The Gondola ride was the highlight of our time in Venice. We booked online before we went and were sent the directions which were easy to follow to find where we needed to be. We weren't kept waiting and our Gondolier, Marco, was excellent, telling us about some of the buildings we were passing, and answering our questions but without being intrusive. Needless to say the scenery was phenomenally pretty, and the ride even incorporated a bit of the Grand Canal. We made a memory for life. Many thanks.

Strengths

An amazing once in a lifetime experience.

Weaknesses

None.

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9/10

Mother Mary

Family with children
ITALY

Booking No. 2214355

Reviewed on 01 May `22

'Unforgettable experience'

My family and I had an unforgettable experience on our first ever gondola ride. The gondoliere was talkative and explained all the historical significance of the buildings, gondola etc. We went down smaller canals and the canal Grande. The organization was good and it was easy to book online at the last minute. Plus we didn’t have to wait long once we arrived at the gondola stop. Excellent value for the price.

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10/10

Roberto

Young couple
ITALY

Booking No. 217471

Reviewed on 02 Aug `21

'Easy booking'

Easy booking and easy to find the pier. Well organized and started on time

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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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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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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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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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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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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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