Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Ride, Bridge of Sighs

Activity provider: GONDOLIERI TRAVEL

Venice: Private Gondola Ride, Bridge of Sighs

Activity provider: GONDOLIERI TRAVEL

From US$ 115.31 per group up to 5

Take a private gondola ride from the St. Mark's Area in Venice and marvel at the most beautiful places in the historic center of the city.

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Duration 30 minutes - 1 hour
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English, Italian
Private group


  • Avoid the crowds and take a moment for yourself on the peaceful canals
  • Discover the magic of Venice and its famous canals
  • Enjoy a private experience exclusive to you and your group
Full description
Embark on a private gondola ride from just outside Hotel Danieli, near St. Mark's Square. Cruise through the small canals in some of the most ancient parts of the city and discover the city like a true Venetian. First, sail down the Rio del Palazzo and pass under the famous Bridge of Sighs. Pass through the Rio di Santa Maria Formosa, admiring the elegant apartments of shops on either side. Follow Rio di San Severo to finish your short journey in the Basin of San Marco. For a romantic experience, choose to include a musician and singer to serenade you as you ride through the canals.
  • 30-minute private gondola ride
  • Guide on ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the Danieli Gondola Pier, located next to the San Zaccaria “E” Public Transport stop, in front of the Danieli Hotel.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note, all gondolas have a maximum capacity of five people, including children
  • The length of the tour is about 30 minutes and is along a standard route, which depends on the option chosen
  • Please note that it is possible that someone will not be seated in their desired place, due to organizational and weight distribution reasons
  • In case of adverse weather or tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour can be subject to change
  • The ride is not guided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 120 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money

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We booked a gondola ride for 12.30pm, we were a bit worried that we wouldn't finish in time to get boat transfer and coach transfer back to the ship in time, so we asked if we could have an earlier ride, which they allowed, very pleased with their understanding and thoughily enjoyed the ride. Will definitely reccomend

September 20, 2022

But I really liked the gondola ride, the choice of the internal canals with respect to the grand canal was a winner because the route is very characteristic, but I had a lot of difficulty in identifying the starting point because it wasn't very clear in the voucher ... "Riva degli Schiavoni "is long and I went up and down in the sun several times with the girls to find our gondolier. I was expecting a small "Get your Guide" sign of recognition, it would have been enough to avoid the stress of searching ... However, to help other travelers I communicate that the departure pier is that of the Danieli hotel ... having known it would have avoided me a bad quarter of an hour!

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August 22, 2022

Really worth doing - great to go into the side canals and see some of the quieter streets but you are paying a €40 premium - we did do because it we wanted peace of mind as was peak season in August but you don’t really need to and can pay the standard €80/ 30 mins without booking this trip. Agree with other reviews that €40 is too much for the comfort of an advance booking.

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August 14, 2022

Product ID: 397318