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Private Gondola Ride in Venice
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Private Gondola Ride in Venice

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Duration: 25–30 minutes
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  • Approx 25-30 min private gondola ride
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is not a guided gondola ride
  • Food and drink


Start:
  • Campiello Traghetto, 2467, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    From St Mark's Square go under the arches of the Correr Museum, take the last arch on the left making your way to Calle Larga XXII Marzo. Continue crossing the bridge near the gondoliers in front of Hotel Bauer continue walking to the end of the street, cross the small bridge and turn left.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3303P31

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour is not guided, although the gondolier may chat and give you some local history;
    • Check in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time;
    • Tour runs rain or shine;
    • Please make sure you arrive at the meeting point early, if you arrive late you could miss the tour.
    • On certain dates, most travelers staying outside of Venice who are planning to visit for the day will be required to pay a €5 access fee. For further details (including exemptions) and to learn what days this fee is applicable, please visit: https://cda.ve.it
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled 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

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3303P31

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    • Venice Events
      613
      Venice, Veneto, Italy
    • spsigman
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Visit St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice—wonderful tour
      Excellent tour of St Mark’s Cathedral in Venice. Loved our tour guide. She was informative and interesting!! Highly recommend this skip the line tour!!
      Written May 28, 2024
    • BoardingPass507262
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Venice.. beautiful Venice!!
      Venice was truly magnificent.. the weather didn't deter our excitement and experiences. Our night tour was totally amazing with the streets feeling alive. Then our day tour with Mike..made it all comes to life with Venice's rich history. We totally enjoyed our gondola ride and the company. The restaurants were exceptional and the shopping as well. Wish we had more time here!! Awesome Venice!!
      Written May 27, 2024
    • RonaldC0856
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Interesting
      Our guide was fairly decent (most likely a former teacher), knew a lot. Loads of people, large group. Be prepared for many steep narrow steps. MEN NO SHORTS PLEASE, unless they touch bottom of knee!! Held us up.
      Written May 27, 2024
    • R7758ROmelissal
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Time was confusing. No way to catch up to the guide. No attempt to help us.
      It said to get there 15 minutes before start and to get there at 2:45 which makes you think it starts at 3. I tried to message someone as the vaporetto transport took more time than anticipated due to wait time and we were a few minutes late. We arrived at 2:59. The left at 2:45 and gave us 6 dollar to tickets to enter and had no way to get us to our guide. The tickets were in no way special and did not get us to any special areas. They need to re write the description to say to get there at 2:30 and they leave at 2:45. Newcomers to Venice may also have issues because google map times do not take into account the wait time to get onto the vaporetto.
      Written May 20, 2024
    • U8567WIleslies
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10/10!!!
      An AMAZING tour with a super knowledgeable guide. Our favorite tour of the entire trip. The skip the line access made both the basilica and palace very efficient, and we had a perfect amount of time to take in all the beauty.
      Written May 20, 2024
    • Timothy L
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Guide No Show
      Guide was a no show for the scheduled time. Some guy walked up and said it didn’t start until 1.5 hours after the scheduled start.
      Written May 11, 2024
    • NorthStar37621538503
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worst experience. Rude owner and the driver. Bad service
      Hello, I usually never write bad reviews about anyone but this was much needed. Me and my wife booked a private tour to dolomites. It costed us 850 euros. What the agency (Venice Events) initially offered us that you can go to Ortisei, Lake Misurina, Lake Auronzo, Cortina since its your private tour and not a group tour (In group tour, Ortisei is not included) We paid 850 euros and booked the tour for both of us. Next day we were supposed to meet at 8:15 am at the meeting point Piazzle Roma and we reached on time. FIRST MISTAKE OF THE AGENCY: LACK OF INFORMATION Surprisingly, we were not given the driver and the car details prior by the agency and we wasted first 15 minutes in just searching the driver. We called the agency four times and even sent a whatsapp message but they were least bothered to answer or reply. But finally we found the driver after a long time. SECOND MISTAKE OF THE AGENCY: NOT ANSWERING CALLS OF THE CUSTOMER AND FAKE PROMISES After we met the driver he told us about the plan of action and he said we will go to Ortisei and return back to venice at 5:00 pm. What about the other places ? We were shocked to hear this as this was not what we were told while paying a hell lot of amount. Wasted another 15-20 mins in this argument. Again called the agency to reconfirm but still they did not answer our calls. Anyhow we agreed to the driver and cancelled Ortisei and just went for Cortina, Lake Misurina and Lake Auronzo. THIRD MISTAKE OF THE AGENCY: BEING RUDE TO CUSTOMERS We requested the driver to cancel lake Auronzo and take us to Lake Braies which was equidistant and we would reach Venice after that at the same time The driver was so rude to a point that he started arguing in a very disgusting language with my wife. When my wife asked him why was he using such a language and high tone he replied ‘THATS HOW WE ITALIANS ARE’ We had to get off the car as the driver was shouting on top of his voice. We were just shocked to listen how the agency talks to their customers when the rude behavior was reported to the agency When we booked the tour the owner of the tour told us since its a private tour you can fully customize it but just need to keep the time in mind which we already were following Please beware of them as they would be extra sweet while booking the tour but wouldn’t even mind a bit if u are in trouble or their car drivers are rude to you. Infact it seems they themselves book the cab drivers through some third party agency Since even the driver wasn’t given half the information Writing this elaborate review so that someone else’s hard earned money is saved!! Not sure about their group tours but refrain from booking their private tours instead go for self drive and save your trip from getting spoiled.
      Written May 10, 2024
    • suefJ1277OK
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth the price
      Our guide was fantastic—perfect blend of history and humor in taking us through the basilica. Worth the price to have a guide.
      Written April 8, 2024
    • lynnec882
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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    • alexsG2071ZZ
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      Written March 14, 2024
    • 203murrayw
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Privileged to have visited and received the history
      Excellent guide gave a wealth of information and perspective of the different time frames in history. Magnificent building - the interior and exterior imprinted on our minds forever. A great privilege to have done this tour. We gleaned fart more than if we'd done the walk around on our own.
      Written March 12, 2024
    • carolmI609AM
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    • Kerrye O
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Look elsewhere for a better experience…
      This gondola ride was a total waste of money. Finally found the location and then had to put up with the guy running the place being rude. The actual guy steering the gondola was also rude…no real greeting and then for the entire trip was on his phone. Never once told us anything about the area we were in, etc. The rise itself is pitiful…up the grand canal for 100 meters and then around a few back canals and back to base….30 minutes is questionable. I thought we’d save money pre-booking but in hind sight is rather get a ride with some of the other companies we saw around Venice.
      Written January 2, 2024
    • K3618NAshanec
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Terrible
      Guide did not show up 😡 We made sure we were in the right place at the right time. We planned our day around this tour. Terrible!
      Written December 28, 2023
    • Companion35594888229
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      Great tour
      Our guide, Diana, was very interesting and knowledgeable. I had booked this tour only a few weeks ago, and it was the only one left with our short timing constraints. As it happened, I was not able to go on the entire tour because of the status up to the second floor. But my husband was able to go without me, and even he had a difficult time on the stairs being 6'2! The inside of the church has to be the most gorgeous place in earth!
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    Michelle M
    191 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Couples
    The meeting point was a little difficult to find so give yourself enough time. The gondola ride went through the small canals and the grand canal. The gondolier was great giving the history of Venice and pointing out buildings of importance.
    Written May 17, 2023
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    Thank you for your feedback!
    Written May 18, 2023
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    Ptholt
    West Sussex, UK175 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023 • Couples
    arrived on time, was told was in wrong place, sent somewhere else they sent me back to the original place 15 mins late.

    had to argue to convince them and was given a 10-12 minute ride only.

    very poor experience, tried to get a refund of some sort as it was not even 50% of time paid for buy got nothing.

    use a company with good reviews not this one!
    Written January 30, 2023
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    Sadia4714
    3 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    This was the only activity out of so many thet I would not recommend. First of all we paid too much online while both of us could have taken a gondola ride for 80 dollars. They promised us 30 minutes but it was a lot shorter and the Gondolier was not friendly. He did not sing and kept talking to other gondoliers in Italian while passing by. It was no way near a romantic experience in the beautiful city of Venice.
    Written August 5, 2023
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    Mayee eats dinner twice
    Boston, MA566 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    After having such a fun ride sound the island on the water taxi/shuttle, we decided to just do a 30-minute gondola ride instead of an hour.
    We paid for 30 minutes. They took us back after 20 minutes. When we pressed them on it they just spoke in Italian and then just waved us to get off the gondola. A very short lap around and part of that time was waiting in a congested canal for other gondolas to pass through.

    The gondolier barely said anything and at one point was talking on his cellphone.

    Total bust and waste of money.
    Better Option: Hop on the water shuttle that have seats outside and go island hopping. Enjoy the nice breeze. Much more fun. You just have to wait a bit for some stops to unload most of the crowd and then the rest of the ride is enjoyable.
    Written August 22, 2023
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    238shelley
    Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom46 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2019 • Family
    We really enjoyed our gondola ride and a must do in Venice.
    We paid £130 we were meant to get a 30 min ride our ride took between 15 and 20 mins. We could of got the same ride for £80 and not booked.
    Really over priced and not what it was meant to be.
    Do not bother booking.
    Written October 18, 2019
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    Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We will take in consideration your suggestions regarding the price and will pass your comments to the Gondoliers at our next meeting. We hope that we can improve their service, still we are happy to see that you enjoyed your gondola ride. Kind regards, Venice Events Team.
    Written November 5, 2019
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    Kinki25
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia588 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gondolier seems tired and keeps on smoking during row the boat.

    No communication and explanation at all fir the full trip .
    Written July 20, 2023
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    Auntychris
    Barwon Heads, Australia68 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    What a waste of time. Went for 20 minutes and the gondola driver was on his phone most of the time with no interest in showing us anything. We tried to engage with him but he was more interested in his phone. And then they asked us to leave a tip!
    Written July 15, 2023
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    Diogo
    Sao Paulo, SP1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    The most expensive 10 minutes gondola ride.
    The canals weren’t that beautiful, at least the ones this service uses as their route. Don’t recommend.
    Written July 13, 2023
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    Catherine T
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Couples
    It was a beautiful experience. This particular ride does not include a guided tour, as advertised, but our guide gave us a heads-up where the popular landmarks were so we could take pictures.
    Written June 26, 2023
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    Trip580158
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Friends
    Our gondola ride was wonderful. Our party of five arrived a bit early, loaded right away, and had a beautiful, interesting, and fun ride as our gondolier pointed out historical sites and serenaded us. It was fantastic!
    Written June 14, 2023
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    Thank you very much!
    Written June 15, 2023
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