Water activity

Venice: Private Bridge of Sighs Gondola Ride

Activity provider: GONDOLIERI TRAVEL

Venice: Private Bridge of Sighs Gondola Ride

Activity provider: GONDOLIERI TRAVEL

From US$ 126.66 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
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  • 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

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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 156 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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We had a very good trip we had a private gondala ride for about half an hour around the canals. Didn’t catch the guides name but he was a young guy who said he’d been there about 5 months but was very informative and taught as about some of the sights we passed. Overall would definitely recommend this trip

November 12, 2022

We couldn't move our booking up an hour early but that is fine. The man at the counter had trouble finding my booking hut her sorted that out quickly, We enjoyed our ride thoroughly even though it was more like a 20-25 min ride than a 30 min ride. It took us through the famous river and into small canals which was really soothing and romantic.

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November 8, 2022

Easy meet up location and friendly service. Nice gondolier. For the money, I’d think the tour could have been a bit longer or included more information. We were with young kids so a longer route might have been a bit too much for them, but even my 10-yo noticed other gondolas getting a more thorough discussion of the history of Venice from the gondoliers. Overall I’d recommend to others with young kids that can sit still for thirty minutes (ours are 7 and 10).

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October 26, 2022

Product ID: 397318