Private gondola ride: unforgettable experiences in Venice

A private gondola ride is one of the most romantic experiences you can have in Venice.  

A great way to see the city from a new perspective. With your private gondolier you can enjoy the view of the canals and overlooking palaces. A private gondola ride in Venice is also a great way to celebrate a special occasion. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, a birthday or just want to treat yourself, a private gondola ride is a unique and memorable experience. 

The Venetian Gondola

If you have ever been to Venice, you have surely feast your eyes on the iconic gondolas gliding along the canals. These unique boats have been an integral part of Venetian life for centuries and today are one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. But what exactly is a gondola and why has it become so closely related to Venice? 

Gondolas are long, narrow boats that are traditionally propelled by a single rower. They were originally used for transportation, but over time they have become a symbol of Venice and its history. Today gondolas are mainly used for sightseeing trips along the canals. Each gondola is handcrafted from eight different types of wood and takes about four months to be built. The gondola's distinctive shape is designed to facilitate maneuvering through the narrow canals of Venice. 



A gondola ride in Venice 

A gondola ride in Venice is a must-do. Whether you are looking for a unique way to get around the city or simply want to enjoy a leisurely canal cruise, a gondola ride is sure to be an unforgettable experience. 

A tour tailored to your needs, at any time you prefer and for as long as you wish.     

In addition, a private gondola ride offers the opportunity to: 

  • Add a bottle of Prosecco or Flowers: you may even want to make a toast with a bottle of local Prosecco or receive a bouquet of flowers! 
  • Have a professional photographer: if you are looking for a unique way to capture your experience in Venice, consider hiring a photographer for a gondola ride. 



Choose the Gondola for your wedding proposal

Gondolas have something unique and romantic about them, and what better setting could be there to propose? 

To top it off with the most romantic gesture in the world, make your proposal on your Gondola. We will design your surprise for you, we will be your invisible Cupid! 

Gondola with Serenade

A Venetian tradition is to ride along the canals to the tune of a unique repertoire of typical romantic melodies, sung by the best live performers, undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

You will pass by elegant palaces, half-hidden in the network of canals and charming as the notes of traditional Venetian songs in your ears. And as you whisper softly and embrace your partner in a gondola, you will capture a scene as old as Venice itself. If you choose to enjoy a serenade during the day, you'll have beautiful photos to take home with you, while later in the evening the sunset will make it a wonderfully intimate and romantic experience to look back on. If you want to keep the romance alive once you get off the gondola, you can easily book a table at a local restaurant where you can enjoy all sorts of delicious Venetian specialties. 

Private Gondola historical tour

There is nothing better than discovering the secrets and history of the Grand Canal aboard a gondola, just for you, with an expert guide in your language who will take you on a journey back in time to discover the treasures of Venice. 

The Grand Canal, the majestic palaces, the proud gondoliers are all part of a world ready to be explored; you won't believe how many aspects of our daily lives are coming from the Venetians and the customs of their centuries-old Republic. 

Once off the gondola, your guide will take you straight into the heart of the city, from Rialto, "the Wall Street of the Middle Ages," to Saint Mark's Square, the hub of Venice's ancient political power. 

Gondola with Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim spent much of her adult life in Venice, collecting works of art by some of the greatest artists of the time, eventually becoming a key international figure in the art world.          

Peggy to enjoy daily gondola rides around Venice, and was in fact the last person to own her own private gondola, with a personal gondolier on hand. 

You can admire the palaces along the Grand Canal until you arrive, just like Peggy, at the waterfront entrance to her palace, where an expert guide will lead you to an exclusive tour of the Museum. 

A singular experience where modern times meets ancient articrafts in typical Venetian fashion, and which Peggy Guggenheim was able to capture before handing it down to posterity. 

Join us in the gondola ride with Peggy! 

Wedding in a Gondola 

Speaking of a wedding, a Venetian will immediately picture a gondola adorned with a precious decoration called a "parecio," which is used exclusively for such an event, with a gondolier in full uniform ready to accompany the bride and groom. 

Very little can match the arrival in the gondola before the wedding ceremony and the departure to celebrate the event later, lulled by the gentle waves as you glide through the majestic palaces of the world's most romantic city. 

Your friends and family will be close by on separate gondolas as they follow your wedding course down the Grand Canal. 



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