Water activity

Venice: Private Rialto Bridge Gondola Ride

Activity provider: GONDOLIERI TRAVEL

Venice: Private Rialto Bridge Gondola Ride

Activity provider: GONDOLIERI TRAVEL
Likely to sell out Booked 14 times yesterday

From US$ 116.83 per group up to 5

Likely to sell out Booked 14 times yesterday

Take a private gondola ride from St. Mark's in Venice. Ride for approximately 30 minutes in a group of up to five people, and enjoy the tranquillity of Venice's canals while seeing the famous Rialto Bridge.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 30 minutes - 1 hour
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Host or greeter
English, Italian
Private group


  • Avoid the crowd and take a moment for yourself on the peaceful canals
  • Discover the magic of Venice from its famous canals
  • Enjoy a private experience exclusive to you and your group
Full description
Start the gondola ride from Bacino Orseolo located behind St. Mark's. Float through the beautiful canals of Rio dei Barcaroli and Rio dell’Ovo until you reach the Grand Canal. From the Grand Canal, admire the magnificence of the Rialto Bridge and important buildings such as Ca’ Farsetti, the head office of the city hall. See Palazzo Grimani, the largest building overlooking the Grand Canal. Continue the journey along the Rio San Luca where you can see Palazzo Manin, the residence of the last doge of Venice, Ludovico Manin, now home to the Bank of Italy.
  • 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

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Bacino Orseolo Gondola Pier, located just behind St. Mark's Square, facing the Hard Rock Cafè.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
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

4.3 /5

based on 262 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Great experience! We found the starting point immediately. There we were assigned to a gondola by an employee. We took the gondola through the small canals until we finally landed on the Grand Canal at the Rialto Bridge. There we drove a little along the Canal Grande and then turned back into the small canals. It was a very nice 30 minute drive!

Read more

September 25, 2022

The ride itself was fine. It was in a high tourist area and a bit crowded (both in the water with other boats and the wait in line with other people). But it was a nice experience. The best part for me was that due to circumstances beyond our control, we were considerably late and were accommodated with no problem. I called in advance to let them know and they were friendly and understanding. I appreciate great customer service. I would highly recommend.

Read more

September 24, 2022

A must book when in Venice. We were told after booking we'd likely have got cheaper just turning up on the day - looking at costs at all the other Gondola Stalls I'm glad to say it was a good price and would rather book in advance for the sake of about 5 Euros. The location itself was easy to find just off of San Marco Square. Everything was on time ( no waiting ), the Gondolier was amazing. Very friendly and told us about the sights as we went ( even though others charging more for this ), we even got some lovely singing from him! - This wasn't the case for all Gondolier's we saw. Lovely ride along some of the side canal's and then onto the Grand canal itself and back. The app was easy to navigate too, and stored all booking info required and locations of activities booked making it super easy to sort everything. A++++++

Read more

August 30, 2022

Product ID: 397326