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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$82,40
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10am Departure in English
Starts at 10am and includes an English-speaking guide
From US$82,41
3pm Departure in English
Starts at 3pm and includes an English-speaking guide
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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 13 reviews

Reviewed 2 days 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.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Something everyone should do, but wan't as amazing as I'd hoped

We booked a gondola ride through trip advisor and were underwhelmed with the experience. The canals were full of other goldolas and it was hard to get a picture without other gondolas in the background. Our gondolier smelled bad and smoked during our ride. I...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Just One Cornetto

An item now ticked off my partners bucket list, she was nonplussed with my version of "Just one Cornetto"! An excellent experience best had further up the Gran Canal nearer the train station as opposed to near Rialto bridge down to St. Marks. Taken during...More

2  Thank Quintenjc
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Four of us booked a private tour for a birthday treat. The company were extremely helpful when I phoned to ask some advice. The tour was really informative and we all loved it, the guide Andre gave us so much information, we had a wonderful...More

1  Thank Tony K
Renzo F, Owner at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you Tony, we are are very happy your enjoyed our tour. We are here to help you to discover the beauty of this amazing city :-) See you soon Venice Events

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4 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!