Private gondola ride with guide - 1 hour

Duration: approx. 1 hour 

Location: Venice

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Why choose this experience?

1 Because It is the only gondola tour in Venice that offers you the opportunity to have on board with you an expert guide that will accompany you for the duration of the itinerary, sharing stories and interesting facts about the stunning buildings and attractions along the way.
2 The duration of the tour: compared to the standard 30-minute gondola tours, our Venice gondola guided ride includes a 1-hour private ride!
3 For the fascinating itinerary, that will take you to the quiet waters of the minor canals until you reach the magnificent Grand Canal in the shadow of the Rialto Bridge!

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Important information


all year, except December 25 and January 1

Departure point:

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

Departure time


From 1 November to 31 March
from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

From 1 April to 31 October
from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Languages available



The price is for the entire gondola with up to a maximum of 4 people and includes the online advance booking fee, saving you time on site, and the tour guide on board.

  • €370.00: from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
  • €458.00: from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm and from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
approx. 1 hour
  • Private gondola ride
  • Guide onboard
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

NOTE: 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.

In the ‘Tour options’ box, please choose a departure time taking into account the service operating hours.

There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the meeting) and / or rejection of the service on the day, if customers wander off during the tour or if they decide to leave the tour before the end of the service.

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time: if you are late, the duration of the gondola ride will be less than 60 minutes.

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 and any alternative ways to use the service.

The route of the gondola ride may be 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 (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

Are you on holiday in Venice and would like to enjoy the magical experience of a gondola ride, but at the same time discover the incredible history of this city and its magnificent historical buildings? This new private tour in gondola with guide is perfect for you!

You will be able to admire the architectural, historical and artistic treasures of Venice from the best perspective ... aboard the most famous local vessel, the gondola!

Thanks to its ideal shape, perfected with century-long working practices, this particular form of transportation is best suited to reach the areas of Venice inaccessible for any other type of boat.

Lulled by the gentle lapping of the waves, you will enter the most secluded part of the city where fascinating sights and corners lie out of view and they will be revealed and described to you by the insightful local guide who will accompany you all the way while answering all your questions!

You can conveniently book your gondola ride with local guide in Venice online with the option of choosing the departure time that is best for you: you can choose whether to enjoy this magical experience when the sunlight is reflected by the water or instead feel enchanted by the soothing light of dusk ... Venice, as you know, will charm you at any time of the day. Which one do you prefer? All you have to do is reach the meeting point - the gondola station at Hotel Bauer - and climb onboard with your private guide!

With this original private gondola ride with guide, you will navigate along one of the most beautiful itineraries in historical Venice: you will leave Campo San Moisè, a few steps from St Mark’s Square, and, gliding through picturesque canals and small bridges, you will reach the bottom of Rialto Bridge majestically soaring over the Grand Canal. Here, your guide will describe the elegant palaces of the Serenissima and recount intriguing stories about the great Venetian nobles and the ancient churches that you will see along the way. Then, leaving behind you the characteristic hustle and bustle of the Grand Canal, you will return to the beguiling silence of the smaller waterways to soak up the true nature of Venice with its scents, sounds and colors hailing from the past. The famous Gran Teatro ‘La Fenice’ will then come into view, home to countless premieres of operas by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi ... are you ready to learn about its long and troubled history?

But there is much more! You will continue to sail until you again reach the Grand Canal to discover the incomparable beauty of the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, which afford a different spectacle depending on the point of observation ... The perspective from the Grand Canal is unique and can only be enjoyed from a gondola, even more so during a private tour in gondola with guide!

The place of embarkation and disembarkation is the same: the Santissima Trinità - Bauer gondola station in Campo San Moisè.

By booking this private gondola ride with guide on our portal you will enjoy a timely, hassle-free and fully catered for service! Our gondola ride with local guide in Venice, in fact, in addition to having a longer duration than the classic gondola tours, will include a knowledgeable local guide who will introduce you to the fascinating history of Venice and answer all your questions.

Let yourself be fascinated by the magic that Venice exudes when seen from the water and don't miss the opportunity to have an entire gondola at your disposal to be shared only with people of your choice!

In the great venetian overview this is the only tour that offers you the possibility to combine the indispensable gondola ride with a detailed explanation of the fascinating history of Venice.

What’s more, on our site you will find many ideas to relish unique and unforgettable experiences…Have a look at our gondola tours and choose the best that takes your fancy!

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