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30-minute Private Gondola Ride in Venice provided by Venice Faberest

30-minute Private Gondola Ride in Venice

30-minute Private Gondola Ride in Venice
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Tour snapshot
Reserve a private gondola ride in Venice for a hassle-free experience
Duration:
30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
A gondola ride is quintessential Venetian experience, so pre-book a traditional boat just for your party and avoid awkward price haggling with a gondolier or sharing a boat with strangers. Glide down the most scenic stretch of the Grand Canal and past the palaces and bridges of smaller waterways on a 30-minute cruise, while enjoying plenty of room to stretch out in a boat that's reserved just for your group.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Highlights
  • Relax as a gondolier paddles you down the Grand Canal and quieter side canals
  • Avoid surprises or negotiating and know the price you’ll pay ahead of time
  • Romantic ride is ideal for proposals, anniversaries, and other special occasions
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Relax as a gondolier paddles you down the Grand Canal and quieter side canals
  • Avoid surprises or negotiating and know the price you’ll pay ahead of time
  • Romantic ride is ideal for proposals, anniversaries, and other special occasions
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 39613P161
Important information
Inclusions
  • 30-minute private gondola ride
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • Live guide
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The gondola starting point is in between Hotel Violino D'Oro and Salvatore Ferragamo shop. Just reach the "Gondola Service" kiosk and show them your voucher with our company name FABEREST and your booking number.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Each gondola carries a maximum of 4 people. Larger groups will be divided between multiple gondolas
  • This tour takes place in sun or rain, but please note that in the event of exceptionally high tides or heavy rain, the tour may be cancelled by the local supplier and a full refund will be provided
  • Dress code is smart casual; comfortable shoes on the gondola and no high heels please
  • Please remember that you need to book a seat even for babies
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 30-minute private gondola ride
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • Live guide
Departure details
  • Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The gondola starting point is in between Hotel Violino D'Oro and Salvatore Ferragamo shop. Just reach the "Gondola Service" kiosk and show them your voucher with our company name FABEREST and your booking number.
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Each gondola carries a maximum of 4 people. Larger groups will be divided between multiple gondolas
  • This tour takes place in sun or rain, but please note that in the event of exceptionally high tides or heavy rain, the tour may be cancelled by the local supplier and a full refund will be provided
  • Dress code is smart casual; comfortable shoes on the gondola and no high heels please
  • Please remember that you need to book a seat even for babies
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091
    Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    The gondola starting point is in between Hotel Violino D'Oro and Salvatore Ferragamo shop. Just reach the "Gondola Service" kiosk and show them your voucher with our company name FABEREST and your booking number.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Canal Grande
    Ponte di Rialto
    Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
    Punta della Dogana
    Venice Faberest
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

3.5
67 reviews
Excellent
29
Very good
8
Average
11
Poor
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Terrible
8

Christine H
Adirondacks, Ny112 contributions
Just seeing Venice from the water is worth the experience but these are not the gondola rides of movie fame. No singing, barely any conversation from the gondoliers, though ours did have a sense of humor. The boats are also not the gorgeous wooden ones you will expect but more modern boats, often decked out with some pretty gaudy seating. Many other things to do in Venice but, hey, ya gotta say you did this at least once in your life, right?
Written September 19, 2018
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Dear Christine H, Thank you very much for your review. We just wanted to point out that, as it's clearly stated on our ride description, this is not a guided tour, nor it includes a serenade. We still try to make the ride as more private and romantic as we can, and we're a bit surprised to hear about the modern boats (maybe it was an isolated case?), since we're actually using the ancient wooden gondolas, as you can see from the pictures posted here by other customers. In any case, we're sorry to hear that your experience wasn't 100% great and we hope to have you as our guest again in the future!
Written November 15, 2018
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Wai T
3 contributions
... this is obviously a must ... it was pleasant enough.
However, I have a complaint regarding the lack of accurate instructions online at time of booking. We waited at the designated place for the gondola with our printed voucher but found that we in fact were suppose to go to a ticket office in a different part of Venice and convert our voucher into tickets!!! We lost our time slot because of this and had to wait three hours for the next slot. There were others in the same situation.
Written October 5, 2018
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Hi WaiT76, We are afraid that you've reviewed the wrong company since we, as Faberest, don't provide our customers with any kind of ticket. They only need to present thier booking voucher at the gondola stand (printed or mobile version) and they can simply board the gondola! In any case we're sorry to hear about your bad experience in Venice and we hope to have you as our guest in the future!
Written November 15, 2018
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Sheri C
Baton Rouge, LA10 contributions
Went on a gondola ride. Waited for an hour and it was just so so. Nothing excited besides the fact I can say I’ve done it. It’s not something I’ll ever need to do again.
Written August 6, 2019
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Yazmin B
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
The Gondola Ride was incredible!! it was magical! I will never forget it. Thank you! The Gondolier was Andrea! He was such a great gondolier. He explained some of the landmarks that we passed by, and sang some Italian songs for us. My mom was super happy with this ride.
Written February 19, 2020
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DanielandMari
1 contribution
Couples
Matteo was awesome, sexy and knowledgeable. Singing voice like honey for the ears - if ears liked honey. Very good tour of the canels, and booking in advance means you don’t have to queue - fun times.

Would recommend to a friend, wouldn’t recommend to someone I hate
Written January 26, 2020
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Thomas C
Glasgow, UK45 contributions
Couples
When you go on Tripadvisor you look for hints and tips to make your trip safe and enjoyable and most importantly to make savings against being locally fleeced. In this case the daylight robbery took place on this website. Beat the Lines was the advert. It cost me £120 to book this Gondola trip for me and my wife. Approximately E140. I arrived in my Venice hotel to be told don,t pay anymore than E80. This was in fact the high end asking price for a couple confirmed when I actually arrived at the Gondola service with others just arriving and paying locally. Whilst on the Gondola I wanted a private and romantic experiences with my wife for her birthday. The Gondolier paddled the boat alongside his friend talking to him the whole time and we enjoyed this experience with another family with young children. A totally shambolic experience that spoiled what was a birthday surprise.
Written February 20, 2019
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neale
Bridgwater, UK114 contributions
A great way to see parts of Venice you can’t see on foot. The gondolier was a fountain of information. Answered all the questions we asked with many laughs on our way.
Written June 18, 2018
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Dear nailor Thank you so much for your review, we're very happy to hear that you had a great experience with our private gondola ride! Looking forward to having you as our guest again!
Written November 15, 2018
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Mooshkil
Silver Spring, MD220 contributions
Family
We took a gondolier ride two times because despite our best efforts to follow recommendations we ended up with a nutty and not very good gondolier on our first attempt. He spoke no English, gave basically no tour, pointed left and right with no commentary, smoked, talked on his phone at end, gave a shortened ride, and had us exiting by crossing from one gondola to the next and one of us fell and was badly bruised. And yes we did ask for someone who spoke English and would give a tour and were assured he would. So ... we do not recommend the gondola stop right by the Accademia bridge near the fancy restaurant on the canal. We did get it all right on our second ride with Nicolo at the Accademia vaporetto stop but a few minutes walk to his gondola spot in San Vio on a smaller canal. His English is good for the tour he gives and he provides lots of information. He was nice and careful and even posed for selfies and took photos for us at the end. Learn from our mistakes and find Nicolo. We’ve included location photos and a map. 🙂
Written May 23, 2019
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stephenoasisg3
Launceston, UK24 contributions
If you have never been to Venice a gondola ride is a must 80 euros for the trip for up to 6 people. But the best way to Venice is a private water taxi tour for 40 mins you see much more price negotiable.
Written August 7, 2019
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Deborah G
Chelem, Mexico26 contributions
I agree with Rob on 4.26 review. You check in and go with +/-50 people and are walked to gondola ride.

A young blond female lead us over to the departure area " says here it is" and left.

There is no organization of how/ when you get on the ride. People break in front of you ( who are not with your group)and it took 47 minutes to get to boarding point.

I thought 12 noon would be about the time that you got to ride-- Nope!

This is apparently a no- commentary. Which was not indicated. Gondolier speaks to- you except for safety issues. My granddaughters rode in the boat and I was explaining what we were seeing.

Finally, the blond lady at the check in area came over and saw how backed up it was.

She, was about 4 feet from me and made some comment about " old folks letting others in and did not understand".

I never let any one in front of me.. so why that comment to any of us??Or was it folks in front of us a few feet.

I explained to her that I do alot reviews on trip advisor and would be doing one on this excursion. I was really unhappy for I had another tour booked that we just barely made.

My advise to others, if you want to know about the gondolas, book a trip with a commentary.

If using this provider, make sure you next tour is 2 hours + from your appointment time.
Written June 20, 2019
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Fontaine476
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Knowledgeable guide.
Cinzia provided excellent historical information on the Ravenna sites we visited and the era during which they were
Darren_Brooks
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This is the most fun you can have on the side of volcano.
The Mount Enta buggy tour was noisy, smelly, dusty, bouncy and absolutely awesome!!! We set out from the meeting po
stevengI6215KV
stevengI6215KV
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Great experience!
It was an awesome trip, 4 hours of fun with a great Guide. The offroad party were real fun and challenging
Cathy D
Cathy D
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Bad experience on a private gondola ride
I booked a private tour for four adults. We arrived 10” early for our boat trip and were sternly told we were “late
alextZ9003GR
alextZ9003GR
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Very cool ride, you get to the top of mount Etna and stop to admire and take pictures!
Really cool activity for a full day. The driving is a little intense but I loved it. Important to note that if you
LoveGodOthersSelf
LoveGodOthersSelf
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Great Venetian Experience
Enrico was an excellent gondolier! He skillfully navigated through very narrow areas with great precision and even
MarcoLauraViaggio
MarcoLauraViaggio
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Una giornata perfetta alla Reggia di Caserta!
Spending the day with Annarita was absolutely incredible. Her knowledge of and passion for this magnificent part of
Joandsarahjane
Joandsarahjane
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Scam!!
By law in Venice the gondola rides are 80 euros per approx 30 minute ride. This takes you round an industrial estat
Anton G
Anton G
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The Best Way to Organise a Gondola Trip
When in Venice, you have to go on a Gondola. Its part and parcel of the experience and yes it is a little expensive
SamJ733
SamJ733
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Brilliant tour
3 hours walking tour that went by in flash. Our guide was very informative, he was mindful of the group he was lea
dcamusaroundtheworld
dcamusaroundtheworld
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Mildly interesting
I took this ride for my 2 daughters and I. Honestly I don’t see the interest. Walking the streets of the city is mu
Npv4fun
Npv4fun
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Extreme High Expectations for a Venetian Gondola ride. Expectations met !
I spent years thinking about have a ride with my wife on a Gondola in Venice. I was worried that this event would b
641st_phanee
641st_phanee
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Avoid them!
This service is just a scam. 135€ for a ride where the official and fixed price for a 25 min gondola tour is 80€ i
Bridget R
Bridget R
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20 minute ride!!
The weather wasn't good but we embraced it due to the fact that they wouldn't let us change the day. We were litera
fernaldos
fernaldos
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Excellent gondola ride!
Our gondolier took us through the back canals of Venice, away from the noise of the vaporettos and water taxis. It
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