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30-minute Private Gondola Ride in Venice

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    What to Expect
    Discover Venice on board its most iconic and picturesque mode of transportation. A private ride on a gondola represents a truly unmissable experience, which will take you back to the past. In fact, during the 17th and 18th centuries it is estimated that there were eight to ten thousand gondolas in Venice. Most of today's gondolas are touristic in use, but you'll be fascinated by the strong bond they had, and still have, with the history of the city.

    During this ride, you will pass along the Grand Canal and through some typical smaller canals as well. You'll then have a view of the famous Rialto Bridge, the palace Papadopoli, the home of Mozart, Santa Maria della Salute, the Phoenix, the home of Desdemona, Punta della Dogana and much more. It is highly recommended you bring a camera with you to capture some of the stunning views that you’ll enjoy along the ride.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Duration
    30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    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
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Each gondola carries a maximum of 6 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
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Dress code is smart casual; comfortable shoes on the gondola and no high heels please
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Once the meeting point was found, we were allocated a Gondola quite quickly. The gondolier spoke to us a few times. A bit pricey and overrated but something to do as part of the Venice experience.
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    Ride is only 20 minutes and does not pass landmarks as mentioned. Silent gondolier who stopped trip to talk to passers by but did not utter a word to us. Route short and little to see. Peaceful, but sitting on a bench with the money still in my pocket would have been just as
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    Got myself and partner for 60 EURS private ride. It is expensive but it was on my bucket list. We got on at south side if Ponte dell'Accademia. The ride it self was not exciting, I didn't time it, but I would have regretted it if I did not. I would have not missed out either but
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    It was a Great price for a must-do activity in Venice. Very fun and scenic through the smaller canals.
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    Expensive for what is quite a boring trip. Gondolier did not communicate with us and all we did was travel along one stretch of canal at the mercy of the wake caused by motorized boats
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    By: Venice Faberest
    101 reviews
    Joandsarahjane
    10
    Scam!!
    By law in Venice the gondola rides are 80 euros per approx 30 minute ride. This takes you round an industrial
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    Anton G
    Shropshire, United Kingdom
    268
    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
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    SamJ733
    Sleaford, England, United Kingdom
    125
    Brilliant tour
    3 hours walking tour that went by in flash. Our guide was very informative, he was mindful of the group he was
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    dcamusaroundtheworld
    Montreal, Canada
    7832
    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
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    kadeejaa2019
    30
    Nice but not a must
    Once the meeting point was found, we were allocated a Gondola quite quickly. The gondolier spoke to us a few
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    Npv4fun
    Boulder, Colorado
    5315
    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
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    KimWF
    Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
    33
    Waste of Money
    Ride is only 20 minutes and does not pass landmarks as mentioned. Silent gondolier who stopped trip to talk to
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    WarwickHart
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    50
    Haggle!
    Got myself and partner for 60 EURS private ride. It is expensive but it was on my bucket list. We got on at south
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    641st_phanee
    1411
    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€
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    Bridget R
    11
    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
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    fernaldos
    30
    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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    26maz
    Hamburg, New York
    20
    Gondola
    It was a Great price for a must-do activity in Venice. Very fun and scenic through the smaller canals.
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    Kate S
    10
    Fabulous tour!
    I got lucky and was the only person on my tour - a small group indeed! My guide was friendly, accommodating and
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    R4136LDjessical
    22
    Great Gondola ride!
    We had an amazing time on this ride. When we arrived there was a long line but this specific reservation got us
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    Elizabeth F
    Dumbarton, United Kingdom
    6320
    Not worth the bother
    Expensive for what is quite a boring trip. Gondolier did not communicate with us and all we did was travel along
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