Venice night gondola ride : a romantic evening

Experience a gondola ride at night and enjoy the magical atmosphere of the city on the water after dark! The perfect romantic evening in Venice! From the famous Grand Canal, the majestic Rialto bridge, to the lagoon at the edge of St.Mark’s square, overlooked by St Mark’s basilica, or gliding under the Bridge of Sighs, you will see gondolas everywhere! If you are looking for a Venice gondola ride then a Venice night gondola ride is a very special romantic experience.


  • A romantic atmosphere in the most romantic city!
  • Stunning views of the city, its historic buildings and their reflection on the canals after dark!
  • The best time to enjoy Venice, after day trippers have gone!



Evening gondola 135€/gondola


  • Aperitif at Hotel Monaco: Classic aperitif 25€/pers, Reinforced aperitif € 37/pers
  • Gondola serenade: 195€ night time

Other practical information

Night tariff changes according sunset time and season.

Generally from 5.30 pm in winter and 7 pm in summer. The last service is at 9pm.

The gondola can carry up to 5 people.
The tour is private and it will be reserved only for you and your group.
The tour starts from Hotel Bauer – Gondola Station or near Hotel Monaco.

SERENADE: group composition with a singer and a musician.

The experience is feasible if you are maximum 3 in a gondola. If you are 4, the serenade is possible but only one person will be on board as singer/musician. In case you are 5,  you need to book a second gondola just for the musicians!


Spoken Languages

  • Italian
  • English

Included / Excluded

Included :

  • A 30 minutes night private gondola ride
  • Optional: serenade, flowers, aperitivo at the Hotel Monaco

Excluded :

Anything not listed in the ‘included’ section

Sales Conditions

For cancellation up to 48 hours before the experince, a 20% cancellation fee applies.
There is no refund in case of later cancellation and NO-SHOW (non-presence at the time and place where the experience takes place).
In case of bad weather and suspension of the experience before the tour, it will be proposed at a different time or date, within the selected tariff range.


Every day


30 minutes


  • Private Experience
  • Sustainable
  • Accessible with public transport

A private gondola ride in Venice Italy, along the city’s canals is definitely an unforgettable experience! At night, romantic gondola rides in Venice can be even more special as you glide down the enchanting canals and see the city as it was meant to be seen this time at night. Admire the picturesque architecture from a different perspective! Explore the smaller back canals of Venice by gondola at night and be fascinated by the city’s after dark charm!

Venice night gondola ride – what makes it special?

A private experience on a typical Venetian gondola is special at any time of the day or night, however some may say that it is an especially romantic activity to do after the sun goes down. Most people would say that it is one of the most magical experiences to do in Venice!

Romantic Venice: night gondola ride

Our charming gondolier, in his classic blue and white outfit, will host you along the canals. He will explain how to row the Venetian way and the reason why only one oar is used, as well as many other interesting information on the iconic black boat.  The whole experience will be very relaxing and romantic. Chill on the typical red velvet armchairs ornate with golden tapestries. Let yourself and your loved one be carried along by the waves at sunset or in the evening!. Float gently along at the relaxed pace of the gondola, and take in the sights and sounds of Venice that surround you at this time of the day. 

A traditional gondola ride at night along the canals of Venice Italy is the most romantic way to experience this unique city. Enjoy the stunning views, of the majestic buildings! You can appreciate the beauty of this city and absorb the history of Venice. Admire the elegant architecture, the unique bridges and watch Venetian life go by. You will be able to observe local life through the windows of the buildings overlooking the smaller canals. All of this will just be magical! Sometimes gondolas can access different areas by night when the canals are less busy, but please note that the sun sets at quite a late hour in the summertime! 

Gondola route: after departing from the Stazio Gondole Bauer, along the gondola route you can admire Mozart’s House, the Palace of Count Marcello Prince of Venice, the Palazzo del Bovolo, La Fenice, the House of Desdemona, St Mark’s Basin with the Basilica of the Madonna della Salute, and the Island of San Giorgio before returning to the Bauer.

If you want to create a very special occasion, we could arrange a serenade for you during your Venice night gondola ride

Additional Information:

  • Departure point is from Hotel Bauer gondola station
  • The departure time will be at your choice, just select the start time from the drop down menu during your online booking process. 
  • Please be at the meeting point 10-15 minutes before the start of the tour. 
  • This private tour operates with good weather conditions. In case of bad weather, the activity will be postponed or canceled (in this case a full refund will be provided). 
  • Prices for a thirty minute ride start at € 135 in the evening hours.

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you require any further information or if you have any special requirements, we will do our very best to assist you!

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