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Private Guided Tour: Venice Gondola Ride Including the Grand Canal provided by Venice Events

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Private Guided Tour: Venice Gondola Ride Including the Grand Canal

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Ditch the crowds and opt for a personalized experience of Venice’s iconic Grand Canal during a private gondola ride—the most traditional way to see the City of Water. During your cruise, bask in the undivided attention of a private guide who can answer all of your questions about Venice. Plus, traveling by boat means you get unobstructed views of the architecture that lines the UNESCO-listed waterway.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio
    Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Meeting point: 15 min before the departure time at the gondola station of Santa Maria del Giglio in front of the Gritti Palace Hotel. Please look for your guide with a sign with your name on it!
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    Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio
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    Canal Grande
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    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!
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    Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
    Ponte di Rialto
    Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • You'll end at
    Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio
    Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Meeting point: 15 min before the departure time at the gondola station of Santa Maria del Giglio in front of the Gritti Palace Hotel. Please look for your guide with a sign with your name on it!
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Private gondola ride on the Grand Canal in Venice
  • A personalized experience ideal for couples
  • Get unobstructed views of top Venice attractions
  • Receive undivided attention from a private guide
What to Expect
Greet your guide at a designated meeting point at the departure time selected at checkout. Step aboard a traditional Venetian gondola and set out along Rio della Madonnetta, passing the canalside neighborhoods of Santa Croce and San Polo. Your private guide provides historical and cultural commentary as you enjoy unobstructed views of Ponte dell’Accademia and the Gothic features of the Ca' d'Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia), and glide beneath the world-famous Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto). After the ride, your gondola returns to your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio, Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private guide in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian
  • Private 1 hour gondola ride
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants aged under 2 years will be seated on the lap of an adult;
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers;
  • There is a limit of 5 people per gondola (6 including guide).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Carolyn H wrote a review Jul 2019
Farnham, United Kingdom8 contributions
all Gondola rides I thought were expensive. maybe cheaper if more of us took the ride I'm not sure will have to inquire before you ride so many to choose from all up an down the canal
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from VEincoming, General Manager at Private Guided Tour: Venice Gondola Ride Including the Grand Canal
Responded 20 Aug 2019
Dear guest, thank you for you awesome review. We are really happy to see that you had a nice tour with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
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richardsonc2018 wrote a review Jan 2019
Hillside, New Jersey3 contributions1 helpful vote
We took this tour this past summer and it was an amazing way to further explore the Venice canals. What an enchanting city. Don't be surprised to be rushed off the gondola at the end of the tour. The locals in Venice are not the friendliest people on earth!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Amy A wrote a review Oct 2018
20 contributions15 helpful votes
We got lost on our way to the meeting point (the directions provided were not very clear), so we showed up late. Admittedly that was our fault that we were late, but we called the number and they were not able to accommodate any alternatives, so that was $400 down the drain.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Francesca w wrote a review Oct 2018
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide was fantastic! Told us so much about all the family homes and the history of Venice. She answered all our questions and the gondola ride was on a less busy route compared to the stands near the station for example. Would definitely recommend!
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Hollymay13 wrote a review Oct 2018
Ireland61 contributions26 helpful votes
A group of six of us shared one Gondola we paid 20 euro each it was a rip off .Didn't see much only smelly canals only took about 20 - 25 mins at the end of trip there was a hat for tips think we paid enough.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Shanna B
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RIP OFF RIP OFF!! Private Gondola Ride For 2 in Venice, Don’t waste your money or time!!! ;-(
Fantastic we’re all booked for Venice a lovely surprise by my fiancé, it’s been a nightmare in lockdown over the C
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nilastica
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Not great
We were quite disappointed with this tour. Really expensive - and just a short ride. I think other Gondola ride p
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Daniel090507
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Unique Experience
This was our best tour ever. Having the opportunity to visit Saint Mark's church whitout crowds it's incredible. Un
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khristin70
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Great pub crawl, great guide.
We were a party of four adults attending the Venetian Style Carnival Pub Crawl. Had a great time and our guide Ser
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Charividalcurtis
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Venice Masquerade Ball
Venice Events took care of my cousins and our trip....from hotel accommodations which were superb,Murano tour,Gondo
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Mersesidered
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Amazing Full Day Tour
Really amazing full day in Venice. We started the day with a gondola ride after that we had a guided visit of the S
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estefaniafrz
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Carnival Cruise Party DISASTER
I had tickets for the Carnival Cruise party on the 23rd, day that officialy the Carnival was Suspended due to Coron
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DairyFree1965
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Pirate island masked party
Extortion at its best. Over £400 for a couple of masks, a lack lustre buffet and half a glass of prosecco. Didn't s
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720rosemaryd
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Carnavale package 2020
Maria Rosa was excellent the trip was superb the weather was exceptional and I recommend Maria Rosa to anyone inter
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Glenn C
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Don't bother....have an individual ride instead
I understood the singer wouldn't necessarily be in the boat and it would be a collection of boats. What I hadn't re
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aprill328
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San Marco visit
our guide was knowledgeable, and handled an unexpected situation well. We were to go up to a certain area with acce
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eFFy_StoNem
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Super fun!
The best surprise that I received from my friends in Venice A really nice experience to live the gondola ride in a
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ELIZABETH R
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wine and cicchetti
Anna was great! Wonderful tour. Great food and cool places really enjoyed. It was super Glad we included this on o
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georgian563
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San Marco Basilica at nite
Seeing the Basilica at nite is special. The mosaics stand out even more in the night lighting. And having all the
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699Kusho
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Touristic
Very beautiful city and.nice atmosphere unfortunately under water but we hope to be safe this miracle of the small
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