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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$83.12
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10am Departure in English
Starts at 10am and includes an English-speaking guide
3pm Departure in English
Starts at 3pm and includes an English-speaking guide
10am Departure in Italian
Private Gondola Tour starting at 10am with a Italian-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 18 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Venice views by Gondola

Unfortunately this was our least favorite tour. Guide was terrible - very pleasant but did not provide any details about the city, how it formed, its history, etc...the ride of course was amazing but disappointed that we didn’t go under the Bridge of Sighs. Not...More

1  Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Nothing special

It's a gondola ride with a "tour guide". Very nice guide that accompanies the typical gondola pilot. We were a family of five and had a 45 minute trip around the canal. After the trip I wish I had just picked my own gondola. There...More

Thank DPMelamed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To celebrate her 50th birthday in Venice my daughter insisted we had to go on a gondola, it was interesting and fortunately I didn't think romantic (as everyone says it is)! However the gondolas formed a semi circle in the Grand Canal and in one...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice ride

We picked up gondola on our own. Not very busy. Nice tour from boatman. Glad we went. Was just the two of us.

3  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile
It was fabulous

Our guide spoke to us all the way to the end about the history of Venice, their culture, food and education, he was very pleasant and also very funny 😄 The gondolier singing beautiful all the way to the end. We absolutely love the ride.

1  Thank Monica U
Renzo F, Direttore at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Monica, We are very happy you enjoyed your tour! Hope to see you soon again Venice Events

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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
5 June 2018|
Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I have no idea! we simply talked to a gondolier who was parked at a bridge over a small canal and made a deal on the spot!
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