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Overview

Enjoy a quintessentially Venetian experience with this 30-minute private gondola ride for up to 6 people. Travel through Venice's picturesque canals for great photo opportunities of palaces and a view of the city you can't get any other way.
  • 30-minute private gondola ride in Venice
  • Climb into your private gondola with up to six people in your group
  • Enjoy the experience of traveling through the canal city by gondola
  • Admire Venetian palaces from a unique vantage point
Make your way to the starting point near the S. Maria del Giglio vaporetto stop in central Venice. Climb into a sleek, black gondola (up to 6 people in your group) to begin your unforgettable private gondola ride.

Glide through Venice's romantic canals for a unique perspective on Venetian palaces and bridges. Travel through this storybook city the way only the wealthy and nobility were able to – by gondola. The last person to have her own private gondola in Venice was Peggy Guggenheim in the 1960s. Today, gondola rides are available to anyone.

Listen to the friendly banter between gondoliers as you drift from one canal to the next. Experience Venice as the Venetians have for more than 1,000 years.

Reviews

Viator Traveller's Reviews

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R
, Jun 2018

The 30 minute ride was more like 20-25 minutes. Our gondolier did not say one word to us and the whole thing felt like a ride at Disneyland. I don't blame the tour operator or Viator... the whole gondola ride concept is so touristy. Wish I'd saved my money.

a
, Nov 2017

Absolute dream come true. Our gondolier was very funny and pointed out interesting buildings along the way. Would definitely do this again.

J
, Sep 2017

You don't expect your gondolier to have a Mohican haircut, be on his I phone, be wearing phone earplugs and smoke during the trip, all of which he did.
You do expect them to greet you, or at least acknowledge you, make you feel that you are going to experience a something special in Venice and say goodbye when you leave, none of which happened.
I purchased this trip as a 40th anniversary gift for some special friends, I was embarrassed by the complete lack of any communication, I knew that it was not a narrated tour but I did expect some common courtesy and manners. I did not comment at the time because I did not want to ruin their time in Venice any more than this experience did. A once in a lifetime gift ruined by an individual who was clearly bored the whole time. The 1 star is for the fact that the tour representative was at the meeting place on time .

P
, Jul 2017

Very enjoyable start to our Venice stay! Enjoyed the ride and the wine!

T
, Jul 2017

The gondola experience was incredible but I felt as though we over paid. Probably not necessary to pre-pay and book a gondola ride that is only 30 minutes. Our gondolier texted, talked on the mobile phone, and I think even smoked while we were on our 30 min ride. I get it that it's not an amazing experience for him but come on.

j
, Jul 2017

Very good alternative to the expensive book-while-you're-there tours. It's short, but we used it just to get a feel for the grand canal. The prosecco was also good.

They're very short tours, but the description of the location is accurate and is as easy to find as anything else in Venice is.

d
, Jun 2017

The gondola ride was fine and easy to find the booking leader at the assigned place. I only gave it a 3 stars because while our gondolier, Adriano, was fine, there wasn't much memorable or exceptional about it. It was a loop ride around a bunch of high priced hotels. Little commentary from him and no singing not that I expected it.

d
, Jun 2017

Classic Venice experience by seeing the sights via Gondola. Fun ride, excellent history, and drinking some Prosecco never hurts. FYI, the Prosecco tasting is two small bottles and two paper cups to drink while you ride, so don't expect anything too fancy there.

S
, Jun 2017

The Gondola trip was a birthday treat for my wife who has had it on her wish list for a number of years, so from that viewpoint it was perfect. However, it hadn't occurred to us quite how busy it would be, suffice to say that if I'm ever asked what the 'best' traffic jam I've ever sat in then this would win by a country mile.

Overall, glad we did it once in our lifetime.

p
, May 2017

Excellent Experience! Short and sweet.


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