Private Guided Tour: Venice Gondola Ride Including the Grand Canal

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From $410.54

125 reviews   (4.17)

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Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Float through Venice by private gondola boat on a 1-hour tour, and learn all about the history of the quintessential Venetian gondolas, too! As a gondolier navigates the boat along the famous Grand Canal, relax and listen to fun facts and trivia about the boats and the city from a local guide. Pass along pretty Rio della Madonnetta, and then ogle top Venice attractions such as Rialto Bridge and the glamorous Gothic Ca’ d’Oro mansion on the Grand Canal. The traditional gondola is small but seats up to five people comfortably in addition to the onboard guide and gondolier.

What's Included

Private 1 hour gondola ride

Private guide in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian

What's Not Included

Food and drink


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants aged under 2 years will be seated on the lap of an adult;
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • There is a limit of 5 people per gondola (including your guide).
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants aged under 2 years will be seated on the lap of an adult;
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • There is a limit of 5 people per gondola (including your guide).

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

Meeting point for the tour and drop off

• Admission Ticket Free

Canal Grande
A truly unique and magical one hour gondola guided tour of Venice’s waterways, you will be guaranteed the best and most breathtaking views of the city of Venice from the water. We glide along the Grand Canal passing Ca Dario, the Peggy Guggenheim museum, the Accademia bridge, the real home of Casanova, Palazzo Grassi, Ca Rezzonico, Ca Bembo, Ca Pesaro, close to the Rialto bridge, Campo Manin, and Mozart’s house.
Once you have met up with our expert guide you will be steered in style by your own personal gondolier along the incomparable Grand Canal.
Passing through centuries of history and stunning Palazzi, each with their own story to tell, you will glide effortlessly along one of the most, beautiful and elegant ‘high streets’ in the world. All you need to do is sit back, relax taking in the surroundings while our informative guide entertains you with stories and anecdotes of the city, explaining the history behind La Serenissima and her array of stunning palaces.

Turning into one of Venice’s scenic side canals, you will not only be able to enjoy the splendour of the Canal Grande but also the quaint charm of the smaller, more residential areas too - ‘real Venice’.
These are just a few highlights of this outstanding exploration of Venice. Our informative guide will tell you all about the gondola, its unique structure and traditions of the Venetian gondoliers – unique to Venice.
Why not indulge in this exceptional tour? Appreciate Venice from the best and most original angle.
An excellent way to combine an informative and stimulating guided commentary with an essential gondola ride, this tour is not to be missed!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
Basilca di Santa Maria della Salute is part of the itinerary

• Admission Ticket Free

Ponte di Rialto
The Rialto bridge is part of the itinerary (but ask to the gondolier first)

• Admission Ticket Free

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Peggy Guggenheim is part of the itinerary

• Admission Ticket Free


Excellent, a great start to our trip to Venice
David_W, 19-07-2022
Guide is a local and she was wonderful answering our 11 y/o daughters questions. We went off the Grand Canal into a couple smaller quieter canals which we very peaceful.
Great Gondola Guide
Richard_B, 07-07-2022
What a wonderful gondola ride with a wonderful guide! Our guide was so knowledgeable and fun. She had such passion for Venice and sharing Venice with us. It was a fantastic experience!
Lovely way to see the sights of Venice
Diana_M, 02-07-2022
Clementina was an excellent, knowledgeable guide with interesting stories and insights. Very lovely, peaceful tour with a very skilled gondolier. Highly recommended.
A gondola ride with a guide is a must!
Kristen_V, 12-04-2022
Our experience in Venice with our private gondola tour exceeded our expectations! I would highly recommend doing this. Our guide, Sylvia, was so wonderful and informative! We learned so many interesting facts we would never have learned if we did a gondola ride without a guide.
Terrific gondola tour experience!
Barry_B, 29-12-2021
We loved our hour on the gondola. Our guide was terrific. We had a very short time in Venice, and this was our only real tour, and she gave us a very good overview in just an hour. And she was friendly and fun.

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