30-minute private gondola ride in Venice
Activities

30-minute private gondola ride in Venice

based on 72 reviews
Free cancellation
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Breathe in the magic and history of Venice on a romantic and private gondola ride
  • Explore the charming canals and admire this city of water
  • Pass beneath Venice’s ancient bridges and capture the unique and picturesque views from a privileged perspective
What to expect

Experience an exclusive and romantic 30-minute private gondola ride on the canals of Venice. Discover the city from the water, as it was meant to be seen. See picturesque canals and enchanting Venetian architecture and share the ride with a loved one.

It is estimated that there were between 8 and 10 thousand gondolas operating on the canals of Venice during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, there are just 400 that are still in active service.

Don't miss this opportunity to experience Venice from one of these iconic symbols of the city on a private 30-minute ride. Although most of the gondolas are used for touristic purposes, you'll be fascinated by the strong bond they continue to have with the history of Venice. Learn how each part of the boat has a symbolic meaning.

For example, the iron or bow has 5 or 6 'rebbi' (prongs) to symbolize the city’s 'sestieri' (districts). Made of iron to balance the weight of the gondolier, the 'S' shape evokes the flow of the Grand Canal.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • 30-minute private gondola ride
    What's not included
    • Transportation to the meeting point
    Where

    Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091, San Marco (Venice)

    Meeting point:

    Present your voucher to anyone at the "Service Gondola" wooden stand.

    What to remember
    • This activity takes place rain or shine, but please note that in the event of exceptionally high tides or heavy rain, the tour may be canceled by the local supplier and a full refund will be provided
    • Each gondola carries a maximum of 4 people (+ gondoliere), larger groups will be divided between multiple gondolas
    • Please remember that children count as adults. You will need to book a ticket for them too

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    When
    • Morning: 9.30am, 10.00am, 12.00am
    • Afternoon: 2.30pm, 3.00pm, 3.30pm, 4.00pm
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
    What people say about this experience
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