Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Ride to Bridge of Sighs

4.3 / 5

57 reviews

Venice: Private Gondola Ride to Bridge of Sighs

From £103.09 per group up to 4

Take a private gondola ride from the St. Mark's Area in Venice and marvel at the most beautiful places in the historic center of the city.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 30 minutes - 1 hour
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  • Avoid the crowds and take a moment for yourself on the peaceful canals
  • Discover the magic of Venice and its famous canals
  • Enjoy a private experience exclusive to you and your group
Full description
Embark on a private gondola ride from just outside Hotel Danieli, near St. Mark's Square. Cruise through the small canals in some of the most ancient parts of the city and discover the city like a true Venetian. First, sail down the Rio del Palazzo and pass under the famous Bridge of Sighs. Pass through the Rio di Santa Maria Formosa, admiring the elegant apartments of shops on either side. Follow Rio di San Severo to finish your short journey in the Basin of San Marco. For a romantic experience, choose to include a musician and singer to serenade you as you ride through the canals.
  • 30-minute private gondola ride
  • Guide on ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Danieli Gondola Pier, located very near to the San Zaccaria stop of Vaporetto Public Line 1, in front of Hotel Danieli. Please arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note, all gondolas have a maximum capacity of five people, including children. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, until further notice the capacity is reduced to four passengers. However, five passengers can still ride together if they are from the same household
  • The length of the tour is about 30 minutes and is along a standard route, which depends on the option chosen
  • Please note that it is possible that someone will not be seated in their desired place, due to organizational and weight distribution reasons
  • In case of adverse weather or tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour can be subject to change
  • The ride is not guided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 57 reviews

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Experience to do x discover the real Venice. All very nice. I would have appreciated some more explanations on what we were observing. I also think that the ride on the Grand Canal is more stimulating for the gondoliers when it comes to the story of historical buildings. However beautiful experience

18 October 2021

The gondola ride is really nice. The only thing I did not appreciate was paying 120 euros for the half-hour ride when on the spot it cost 80 both there and at other condoliers. Ok something more for booking but so too much. Going there it deserves but without booking online

28 August 2021

fantastic gondolas, nice walk through old town and cozy and fun musicians. definitely worth the money.

24 October 2021

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