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Private Gondola Ride Danieli - Bridge of Sighs

Venezia, Italy

From $68.17

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  • 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Gondolas can access narrow canals that large boats and water buses cannot reach, providing exceptional views. Enjoy the perfect combination of great attractions, including St. Mark's Square and the Bridge of Sighs, with historic buildings and narrow waterways on this private gondola ride from Danieli Station. With online booking you won't have to worry about having cash or negotiating the price.
  • Book your private gondola ride online in your local currency
  • Explore the narrow canals that line the heart of the city
  • Admire the Doge's Palace, passing under the iconic Bridge of Sighs
  • Create lasting memories with a private boat just for your group

What's Included

  • about 30 minute private gondola ride
  • Private transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • guided tour

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Gondole Stazio Danieli
    Riva degli Schiavoni, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

    Danieli Gondola Pier, located near to the San Zaccaria stop of Vaporetto Public Line 1, in front of Hotel Danieli.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All gondolas have a maximum capacity of 5 people including children.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Gondola Ride Danieli - Bridge of Sighs ?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Private Gondola Ride Danieli - Bridge of Sighs ?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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56 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 56 reviews
mark, Aug 2022
You're in Venice, you have to ride a Gondola. We mostly saw people sitting in the hot sun on a boat tour in silence. Most looked a bit miserable, but not us. We had live music. This included a vocalist and an accordion player who also sang. They were like best buds having a fun time on the boat. I didn't see any other musicians on a gondola our 3 days in Venice. Everyone outside stopped to catch video of the charming music. It was a blast. This is the only way to do it.
Lovely experience
Sujata_R, Aug 2022
Really glad we made a reservation, it was very busy in the evening! Our gondolier was great. Very nice experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Quiet Ride
Dick_S, Jul 2022
Definitely need an hour long gondola ride—30 minutes wouldn’t be enough. Gondola driver didn’t say a word on the entire trip, so other than the Bridge of Sighs, we don’t know what we saw.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Stinky gondola ride!
Sue_V, Jul 2022
Extremely disappointed. Thought it would be romantic. It was very congested. It was a Monday morning and the garbage was being picked up. You would think with all the canals there would be a better route without following a stinky garbage boat. Won’t recommend this tour.
Gondola ride down the drain!
Rose_C, Jul 2022
On our Monday morning tour, garbage was being collected and the smell was terrible. Our Gondolier was yelling across to other gondoliers versus allowing us to have a pleasant/romantic experience. The congestion was horrible. Don’t waist your money.
Erez_B, Jul 2022
The Gondola ride was right on time and located as indicated in the description of the reservation (in front of the hotel). Our Gondola conductor was amazing: he sang, shared some brief historical details of Venice and gave us some private time to soak it all in while enjoying our ride.
Buy on day, do not pre book
Denise_B, Jul 2022
This trip was £80 per gondola If you paid the company on the day. (Max price they are allowed to charge by government rules) Cost £114 with Viator. Feel cheated by Viator and very angry, would not use again.
3 travelers found this review helpful
Very nice, highly recommend
Dieter_X, Jul 2022
One of those must experiences in Venice. As many said, it is really only comfortable for 2 people, thankfully the other 2 were teenagers.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Don’t skip a gondola ride!
Leigh_O, Jul 2022
This gondola ride was the highlight of our trip to Venice. We departed around 20.15 and it was the perfect time to take a beautiful, peaceful ride through the small canals of Venice. The sun was getting ready to set, yet we could still photograph the beautiful sites. The canals and sidewalks were quiet and the ride was incredibly serene. Our gondolier was kind and attentive. We probably would have been fine purchasing the ride on site but knowing we had the reservation for the time and area we wanted was a stress reliever. We arrived a bit early and had drinks at a cafe overlooking the Canal. We then asked if we could take our ride a bit earlier - they let us walk right on!! Wonderful experience!
1 traveler found this review helpful
First trip to Venice
Desnee_H, Jun 2022
Navigating through tiny canals with so much traffic. The silence of the quieter canals. The architectural interest.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Complete rip off | Profiteering | Shameful
Jonathan_H, Jun 2022
This trip costs 132.32 euros compared to the 80 euro price if you book once you are in Venice with the gondolier direct. All the rubbish about not sharing with others is pure fabrication. This is profiteering through and through and Viator should not be working with this company. AVOID.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Sunset Memories
Joy_H, Jun 2022
Lovely evening Gondola ride with a very friendly and knowledgeable Gondola driver. Learned more about the history of Gondola’s. Memorable experience.
A definite must
Vickie_M, Jun 2022
Easy to find and a great gondola driver named Christian. What a relaxing way to spend time in Venice. An absolute must!
Just Buy a Gondola Ride on the Spot
Stephanie_B, Jun 2022
Wowza this was stressful to find and get to and there are a lot of gondola rides you can just walk up to and buy. Our guy did not speak at all and point anything out at all. It’s better to just find a spot you like in Venice and do a gondola ride from there. Do not bother booking a tour or booking ahead. It is not worth it at all.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Beautiful and Serene
Erik_F, Jun 2022
Though it seems so “touristy”, it was well worth the time and money. Don’t miss it, a fun time for all.
Great Tour
Sonja_T, Jun 2022
Our guide Alyissia was amazing 👏. She was flexible and so informative we really enjoyed it. She went out of her way to help us figure out how to get back home.
A must do
Alex_A, Jun 2022
A fantastic experience and a must do for anyone visiting Venice. Once you are in Venice however the set price for all rides is €80 for half an hour so significantly cheaper than charged here.
Must do!
Drew_T, May 2022
Excellent opportunity to go through the Grand Canal and then throughout the smaller canals of Venice. Be sure to ask about the gondola symbolism of the metal front. Fascinating and so beautiful!!
Good experience
Manu_D, May 2022
It was a good experience taking the Gondola ride in Venice. No waiting at the counters, we got into the boat quickly. However, the punter was talking a lot to others on the street/canals which created bit of nuisance after a while. Although it was supposed to be guided tour, he hardly showed/talked about the spots en-route. Overall, Venice canals are beautiful and it’s always worth taking a gondola ride when you are there.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very nice experience
Linda_K, May 2022
We booked this as a first day in Venice experience and after a very long day getting off cruise ship & finding our way to Venice it did not disappoint. It was a family experience and they were kind enough to take us before our scheduled time which was most appreciated. We had a very nice time and are pleased we got to do a Gondola ride!


Product code: 213939P11