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Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride Including the Grand Canal

  • Private gondola ride on the Grand Canal in Venice
  • A personalized experience ideal for couples
  • Get unobstructed views of top Venice attractions
Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride Including the Grand Canal
From US$82.98
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3pm Departure in EnglishMost Popular
Starts at 3pm and includes an English-speaking guide
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Starts at 10am and includes an English-speaking guide
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Private Gondola Tour starting at 3pm with a German-speaking guide
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Ditch the crowds and opt for a personalized experience of Venice’s iconic Grand Canal during a private gondola ride—the most traditional way to see the City of Water. During your 1-hour cruise, bask in the undivided attention of a private guide who can answer all of your questions about Venice. Plus, traveling by boat means you’ll get unobstructed views of the architecture that lines the UNESCO-listed waterway.

What to Expect

Greet your guide at a designated meeting point at the departure time selected at checkout. Step aboard a traditional Venetian gondola and set out along Rio della Madonnetta, passing the canalside neighborhoods of Santa Croce and San Polo.

Your private guide provides historical and cultural commentary as you enjoy unobstructed views of Ponte dell’Accademia and the Gothic features of the Ca' d'Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia), and glide beneath the world-famous Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto).

After the ride, your gondola returns to your original departure point.

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1 - 5 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Surprisingly wonderful experience

First ride of the day (gondolas 4 all). We wove through many small canals off the beaten path. Very relaxing and steeped in the ambiance of old Venice.

Thank NickPaz
Reviewed 3 days ago
An Enjoyable Ride

We enjoyed the ride. The guides do not sing or say anything - they just take you on a ride, which is a very pleasant ride. If you are looking for singing or explanations, there are tours that do that. This isn't one of them....More

Thank Shelley K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A beautiful ride and serenade

This was the highlight of the visit to Venice, we had a great gondolier and a tenor with a musician on board playing and singing arias from famous operas. It was truly extraordinary. An unforgettable experience.

Thank Tibi E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great góndola trip with a great guide

We had a wonderful experience. Our private tour guide who explained through all the trip about the spot light of venice and he was also Super friendly to us and to our kids. We were absolutely pleased and we recommend with no doubt this private...More

2  Thank FiorellaC171
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The worst

We booked this tour as it was supposedly a must do. We found our way to Giglio where our tour started. We were a bit early and our guide finally came. He introduced himself but we forgot his name. We boarded the gondola but no...More

7  Thank wooski
Renzo F, Direttore at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Customer, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your tour. Can you pls give us the date of your tour so we can take the necessary actions to ensure that these issues do not recur again. Please let us know when...More

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Alexander G
17 August 2018|
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Response from Kay T | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of Gondolas and the price varies from 80-100. I'm not sure what they charge for a private ride. I went at night and its so much quieter and they charged me 100. by day it's 80
Alexander G
17 August 2018|
Response from Globecritic2000 | Reviewed this property |
He probably thinks you have lots of money😂 their charges are not consistent so they charge based on how much they perceive they can get. There are numerous riders there and each is self employed so dont be afraid to... More
6 June 2018|
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Response from rmp511 |
None. I didn’t see anyone tipping. It was a complete rip-off . $80 for a 1/2 hour ride with 4 others people. That’s $240 for a 1/2 hour. No singing. No explanation on where we were. No history. Guy kept talking to other... More
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