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Venice: Private Gondola Cruise for up to 5 Passengers

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

Venice: Private Gondola Cruise for up to 5 Passengers

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi
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From US$ 111.96 per group up to 5

Likely to sell out

Soak up the romance of Venice on a private gondola ride. Journey down the Grand Canal and some of the smaller waterways of the city to see historic palaces and bridges from the water.

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Duration 30 minutes
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English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
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  • Explore Venice by gondola
  • Glide down the Grand Canal and some of the smaller waterways
  • See historic palaces and bridges by day or at night
Full description
Experience the romance of Venice aboard a traditional gondola for up to 6 people and enjoy a more intimate experience, exclusive to your group. Depart from the Campo San Luca at a time to suit you. Gondola rides are available by day and at night, when you can marvel at the monuments illuminated after dark. Journey along the legendary Grand Canal to see some of the historic buildings from the water. Venture down some of the smaller canals and get away from the tourist crowds. Pass the Gothic façades of palazzos at a gentle pace as your gondolier punts you through the historical center aboard the city's most traditional mode of transport. Glide back to the starting point for the end of your amazing gondola ride.
  • Private gondola ride of approximately 30 minutes
  • Serenade
  • Commentary
  • Guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at Alilaguna ticket office in front of the Royal gardens gate.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The ride could last less than 30 minutes depending on how busy the canals are. The length of the gondola ride is up to the discretion of the Gondolier
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 445 reviews

Review summary

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Great gondola ride experience! Booking this way makes the process much less stressful because there’s no worry that you’ll have to wait or haggle for pricing. The ride was perfect, a 30-minute loop through some of the smaller canals beginning in the Grand Canal (and it did last the full 30 minutes). We passed by some other gondolas with musicians so that was a nice treat! The meeting point was a little confusing, you have to go to the Alilaguna ticket office, even though that’s not the name of the gondola company—they took our reservation information and created a hand-written voucher and directed us to the correct gondolier. Once we had that we were basically able to hop right onboard, there was no wait. :)

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September 15, 2022

We hired a private Gondola for two, the Gondolier was friendly and welcoming, asking us where we were from and guided us through the canals safely and smoothly. Only negative would be that we paid nearly 90 euros for 30 minutes and we were back to where we started in 20 minutes.

July 13, 2022

It was a bit complicated to find the gondola, you have to go through the terminal near Piazza S.Marco then with the receipt go to the correct "station", in my case the lily. 20/25 min. Tour, I expected something more, in the smaller canals up to the grand canal, a nice and talkative gondolier. Expensive, but it was worth it, seen from the gondola Venice is even more beautiful.

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June 27, 2022

Product ID: 169207