Treat a loved one to the ultimate Venice experience with a private, 30-minute gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller side canals. Toast the occasion with a glass of Prosecco while passing elegant Venetian palaces, colorful facades, and some of Venice’s most iconic landmarks. This private gondola tour is perfect for capturing photos of your time in Venice, and both morning and evening departures are available.
30-minute private gondola ride
Romantic experience, perfect for couples
Ideal for special occasions: birthdays, anniversaries, and proposals
Book your Venice gondola experience in advance, and experience the city at its most romantic. Simply make your way to a dock in central Venice (exact location will be available after booking), arriving 10 minutes prior to departure time. Sip Prosecco as the gondolier poles the long boat along the Grand Canal, which has been the bustling heart of the city for centuries. Turn off the Grand Canal to explore the quieter waterways where many Venetians live, and take advantage of your personal tour to chat with the gondolier, or ask any questions you have about Venetian history and culture. This 30-minute tour concludes at the original departure point, at a dock in central Venice.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Very short gondola ride!
, Jul 2019
The gondola ride was very nice, but it was only very quick, and we barely on the water for 20 minutes. For the price you pay you think you’d be on there for the full 30 minutes or at least 25 minutes as was stated in the description.
We had great expectations for experiencing a "romantic" gondola ride in Venice. We were celebrating a sixtieth birthday and our fortieth wedding anniversary. We realize we are one of many tourists the gondoliers have to deal with on a daily basis, however, we didn't even receive as much as a "buona sera". Our gondola ride was bumper-to-bumper with the other gondolas that had been booked at the same time. One of the gondoliers in front of us was busy on his cell phone. The ride lasted twenty minutes. The only good part of our ride was the Prosecco and plastic cups, which we received at the beginning of our ride. This was a total waste of $166.64.
Don't book with these guys, they were all rude, everyone single one of them. The ride itself which was well overpriced and was a complete joke. The guy operating the Gondola spent 95 of his time on his mobile so we actually went hardly any distance at all compared with other Gondolas... If that wasn't enough we were only on it for 20 mins, 10 mins short of the half hour-certainly the most unromantic moment I've experienced! When we arrived home I contacted the Viator customer service team who were really great, thank you.
Although our ride was only about 23 minutes it was still well worth it. We had a gondolier in front of us who was so entertainin and sang the whole time. It was so beautiful to see some of the canals we wouldn’t see by walking. So happy we got to experience this and the private tour was well worth the extra money.
A lovely thoroughly lovely experience for my friends 60th birthday surprise.loved it, greeted by a lovely lady with a little red carrier of two small bottles of prosecco. Make sure you do get the No 1 water bus as mentioned, else it's a long run through the streets and over bridges. Our own fault!
We had a magical time. The tour operator met us early with a gift bag containing the prosecco, glasses to drink with and some information on the boats themselves. The gondolier was really friendly and tried really hard to communicate well with us to understand the area and how the gondoliers communicate with each other. We were taken through smaller, quieter canals and were also shown a glimpse of the grand canal. Very romantic and very special. Would recommend this tour to do something with a significant other.