Take a 30 minute relaxing journey through Venice’s tranquil canals and let this floating city reveal her secrets.
A small bottle of Prosecco in a presentation bag along with a postcard is provided to make your experience a memorable one.
This private tour is perfect for a special occasion – a birthday treat, a surprise for your companion or even a special moment to propose!
Monday to FridayDuration
30 minutesStart time
01 Apr - 31 Oct: 10:00am & 6:00pm
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 10:00am & 2:00pm
Meeting Point: At the Santa Maria del Giglio Gondola park, “Campiello Traghetto 2467” next to the Hotel Gritti Palace. Look for our assistant who will be holding an Orange umbrella and a sign with the name of the tour on it.
Directions to the meeting point.
Arriving by Boat (Vaporetto): Take the No.1 boat and get off at the boat stop “Santa Maria Del Giglio”, walk straight down the small street “Calle Gritti”. Turn right you pass Ala hotel and the restaurant and right again and walk down to the gondola park.
Arriving by water taxi:: Ask the water taxi driver to drop you off at the Boat stop (Vaporetto) Santa Maria del Giglio and then follow instructions as per arriving by boat.
Arriving by Foot: From Saint Marks square go under the arches and make your way towards the Correre Museum and take the last arch on the left of the square making your way to street “Calle Larga XX11 Marzo”. Continue along “Calle Larga XX11 Marzo” passing the church on your left and then cross the bridge near the gondolier park in front of Hotel Buaer, continue walking along to the very end of the street which bears left and then right, cross over the small bridge and continue into the small square, here you will see a church in front of you and a Well on your left. Turn left and make your way to the water front to the Grand canal. Here you will find the Gondola Park.
GPS Coordinates: 45.431630, 12.332870
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.Ending Point
The tour ends at the starting point
Arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before your gondola ride to collect your bottle of prosecco and a postcard. Step into your gondola and be transported back in time as you glide through the canals of Venice.
As your gondolier poles the craft over the glistening water you can gaze up at the glorious baroque buildings lining the canals. Built by wealthy merchants and Italy’s elite families, these beautiful buildings range in architectural styles from Byzantine to baroque.
Navigate through narrow alleyways and quiet canals till your ride comes to an end at the departure point.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the cruise to confirm all details. Please arrive 15 minutes before the time of your gondola ride.
Generally gondoliers do not provide commentary.
For safety reasons plastic glasses will be provided for your Prosecco.
We recommend that you print this document which has a range of information on how to reach the meeting point.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.
Great experience. We skipped the queues and had a lovely ride for just the two of us. Highly recommended....Lisa Chick, United Kingdom, 23/Aug/2017
This was our first gondola ride in Venice; we were very pleased and will be back some day to do it again. We were very happy with this company! The boat was so pretty :)...James Hall, United States, 29/Oct/2017