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Venice: Private Rialto Bridge Gondola Ride

Activity provider: GONDOLIERI TRAVEL

Venice: Private Rialto Bridge Gondola Ride

Activity provider: GONDOLIERI TRAVEL
Likely to sell out Booked 11 times yesterday

From US$ 122.56 per group up to 5

Likely to sell out Booked 11 times yesterday

Take a private gondola ride from St. Mark's in Venice. Ride for approximately 30 minutes in a group of up to five people, and enjoy the tranquillity of Venice's canals while seeing the famous Rialto Bridge.

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Duration 30 minutes - 1 hour
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Host or greeter
English, Italian
Private group


  • Avoid the crowd and take a moment for yourself on the peaceful canals
  • Discover the magic of Venice from its famous canals
  • Enjoy a private experience exclusive to you and your group
Full description
Start the gondola ride from Bacino Orseolo located behind St. Mark's. Float through the beautiful canals of Rio dei Barcaroli and Rio dell’Ovo until you reach the Grand Canal. From the Grand Canal, admire the magnificence of the Rialto Bridge and important buildings such as Ca’ Farsetti, the head office of the city hall. See Palazzo Grimani, the largest building overlooking the Grand Canal. Continue the journey along the Rio San Luca where you can see Palazzo Manin, the residence of the last doge of Venice, Ludovico Manin, now home to the Bank of Italy.
  • 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

Bacino Orseolo Gondola Pier, located just behind St. Mark's Square, facing the Hard Rock Cafè.

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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
  • 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

4.5 /5

based on 163 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money

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Ride was nice, driver was great. However, if you're traveling to Venice, save your money and just buy the gondola ride when you get there. It was $40 cheaper to hire a ride on the spot, and the route wasn't anything spectacular or different than the ones the other gondolas were taking.

August 9, 2022

Our gondolier was lovely and very informative about Venice. Had a relaxing time round the smaller canals and into the Grand canal near the pretty Rialto bridge. Can’t fault the experience at all. Didn’t have to wait for our gondola and checking In was quick and straightforward. Was also easy to find the area where the trip was starting off from. Handy as close to St Marks square.

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August 4, 2022

The place is very good and easy to find with the navigation system. On site, however, it was very disorganized and chaotic. Tourists with booked trips and without have mixed up and no one knew where to go. Me with 3 kids - 11.9 and 3 was about to leave. My husband did find the right AP after all and it was delayed. The gondola driver was great for that. Very nice and told us a lot. Conclusion: there is probably not always such chaos on site, so the experience is really worth the money.

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August 3, 2022

Product ID: 397326