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Exclusive Gondola Ride with Guided Old Town Tour

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Experience the Floating City in the most authentic and romantic way on an exclusive Grand Canal gondola ride. Enjoy a 30-minute tour of Venice in a traditional gondola.


  • Book a romantic gondola ride along the Grand Canal in Venice
  • Enjoy a 30-minute private gondola tour, not shared with other people
  • See Rialto Bridge, St. Mark's Square, and more highlights
  • Explore the Old Town-San Marco on a walking tour with a Private Guide(2,5H only)
  • Discover local history and legends (2,5-hour option only)


The unique feature of Venice is its on-the-water location with hundreds of canals, bridges, lively piazzas and colorful water-front palaces. Book an exclusive gondola ride to see the highlights of the Canale Grande and feel the city’s romantic atmosphere. Gondola is more than a popular attraction, it's a Venetian way of life. Book a private ride and fall in love with the ''City of Water''! Choose a 1-hour option to book a private gondola experience! Sit back and relax on a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat and cruise down the Grand Canal with a Professional Gondolier. The experience includes an introduction to the history of gondolas and a 30-minute gondola ride during which you will see the best of the Floating City and Grand Canal. The main waterway running through the heart of Venice is a part of the world heritage and offers amazing sights. You will see the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica in San Marco, and pass the magnificent Santa Maria della Salute, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Ponte dell'Accademia, Ca’ Dario, Palazzo Grassi, and more. The on-board commentary will introduce you to local history and legends. The ride will end near the famous Rialto Bridge, which connects San Marco to San Polo. Choose a 2,5-hour to enjoy an exclusive 30-minute gondola experience with a Professional Gondolier (no live commentary), preceded by a 2-hour walking tour of The Old Town led by a Private Local Guide. Discover San Marco, one of Venice’s oldest neighborhoods and learn about the history, architecture and culture at your own pace. The tour will begin near the Rialto Bridge and take you through the winding streets of the Old Town to St. Mark's Square, passing by famous landmarks such as the Teatro Goldoni, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Doge's Palace. It will be a fun and insightful experience to enjoy before your gondola ride.


Private Gondola Ride with an Optional Walking Tour of Venice's Old Town Highlights (number of attractions depends on the selected option) Tickets for a 30-minute private gondola ride 2-hour Old Town tour led by a 5-Star Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice (2,5-hour option only) Historical facts and cultural anecdotes about Venice (2,5-hour option only) Tips for local attractions, restaurants and cafes (2,5-hour option only)

Important Information

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive your voucher and important information. Please arrive strictly 10 minutes before your scheduled gondola ride to give yourself enough time to exchange your voucher and board a gondola. A shared gondola has seats for 4-6 people. The gondolier will choose your seats. Food or drinks are prohibited. Requests for serenades cost an additional fee. This activity may be canceled and refunded in case of exceptionally bad weather or high/low tides. The gondoliers speak English and Italian, there is also an audio guide available in Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, French and Hindi. Please note that the number of attractions depends on the option selected. The 2,5-hour option includes a 2-hour walking tour and tickets for a 30-min gondola ride. For the best experience, we allow 1-25 guests per guide.

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