Private Gondola Ride in Venice Bacino Orseolo Rialto

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From $73.54

17 reviews   (4.35)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 30 minutes

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The private tour starts from Bacino Orseolo located behind Piazza San Marco and continues along the smaller canals of astonishing beauty such as Rio dei Barcaroli, where Mozart’s house is located, and Rio dell’Ovo until it reaches the Grand Canal.

From here, on the right we can see the magnificence of the Rialto Bridge and on the left important buildings such as Ca’ Farsetti, head office of the city hall, and Palazzo Grimani, the largest building overlooking the Grand Canal and head office of the Court of Appeal.

The tour continues to Rio San Luca where we can see Palazzo Manin, residence of the last doge of Venice Ludovico Manin, now home to the Bank of Italy. The tour ends at the same boarding point.

What's Included

about 30 or 60 minutes private gondola ride, is along a standard route.

Private transportation

What's Not Included

guided tour

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • all gondolas have a maximum capacity of 5 people including children 4. During the Covid-19 emergency Gondola can board 5 passengers only if part of the same family, otherwise we reduce the capacity on board to 4 people
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • The gondola tour lasts either 30 or 60 minutes, and follows a standard itinerary, based on the stazio (gondola station) and is subject to change based on tidal or traffic conditions

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Bacino Orseolo

• Admission Ticket Free

Ponte dei Barcaroli o dei Cuoridoro o di Mozart
Mozart House

• Admission Ticket Free

Canal Grande
Canal Grande

• Admission Ticket Free

Ponte di Rialto
Ponte di Rialto

• Admission Ticket Free

Ca' Farsetti

• Admission Ticket Free


The only way to see Venice.
Randy_M, 27-10-2022
When we arrived for our Gondola ride the tides were too high and they asked us to come back later which we did. They were very accommodating upon our return and we had a great ride through the canals.
Wonderful experience
AmyJagdmann, 24-09-2022
Excellent! We had a guitar player and a vocalist on our gondola and they both did a wonderful job. It really completed our Venetian experience, as this is what I’ve always pictured when thinking of Venice!
Good ol Gandola Ride
Baruch_R, 03-01-2023
A lovely time! It was a quiet and pleasant ride. We showed up a little late and had to wait for the line to do lessen, so show up on time! I thought this would be a touristy thing to do (it is) but it was really fun and relaxing.
A one of a kind city worth seeing Once.
n0rairg, 16-10-2022
Venice has some very beautiful parts and is definitely a bucket list item. the gondola tour also a bucket list thing but generally don't expect the movie experience. it felt like the romance had been swapped out to the transactional.
An experience you have to do
apass93, 22-09-2022
An experience you have to do but there isn't really any need to pre-book as there are so many and they are always available. Our guide was friendly and gave us snippets of information on several landmarks. We entered the grand canale and saw Rialto Bridge to our right but only for several seconds before we headed away and then back down the narrow waters. Overall its an expensive experience but one I would say is just about worth it.
Lovely ride, but not as long as paid for
binalara, 14-09-2022
We went for this provider as lots of others had more negative feedback. Unfortunately, our experience only confirmed what only a few others had said about this one. The gondola ride only lasted about 20 minutes, even though it was supposed to take 30 mins (one third less!). Those 20 minutes were lovely and we really enjoyed the experience, but it just leaves a niggling after-taste if you feel taken advantage of. We knew the whole experience is very poor value for money and just one of those things you have to accept. But negotiating the price with the gondolieri on the day might have been better (we didn't want to run the risk of having to wait or not getting a ride and hence pre-booked here).
Could be better
Faith_R, 05-01-2023
The ride was nice and took you through many smaller canals which were pretty. My only complaint is that the gondolas leaving from this area leave so close together and you're constantly staring at the boat infront of you.

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