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Venice Gondola Ride

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Floating down the canals, live the unique experience of a gondola ride through the majestic and history-soaked atmosphere of Venice and admire the charming sights of the city from the water. Discover magic hidden places accessible only by gondola and experience a different perspective than traditional walking tours. You’ll see Venice as the local noblest and wealthiest families did for centuries, with the benefit of an affordable price.
  • Skip the lines at the canal by booking a Venice gondola ride in advance
  • Relax as your gondolier takes you on a 30-minute gondola ride
  • Admire Venice’s picturesque architecture and bridges along the way
  • View sights that can only be seen from the water, not on a walking tour
What to Expect
Meet your gondolier at Calle Larga Ascensione at your pre-selected departure point. You’ll head to the front of the tourist line and step right into your gondola for an unforgettable tour of Venice. Sit back and enjoy the city from the water as your gondolier steers you peacefully through the canals. During your 30-minute journey, you’ll leave the bustle of the Grand Canal behind, gliding through some of Venice’s quieter and narrower canals. Pass under ancient bridges and admire architectural masterpieces such as the Basilica della Salute and La Fenice, the most famous opera house in Venice. Your tour ends back at your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Calle Larga Ascensione, 1255, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Gondola ride
  • Guided visit
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No credit or refunds will be given in case you do not show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher.
  • This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
  • A gondola can host up to 6 people. If your reservation includes more than 6 people, your group will be divided into smaller groups, or you will enjoy different gondolas
  • The tour might be suspended in case of bad weather. In such cases you are required to go to the departure point in order to know whether the tour takes place or not and any alternative ways to use the service.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews gondola ride grand canal lasted minutes smaller side the main areas pre book quieter canals rialto bridge starting point lovely experience euros gondolier boats channels luca perspective
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We had a lovely time in Venice and really enjoyed our Gondola Ride (Even though the guy driving ours was very miserable) It was a journey around 20/25 minutes and very pleasant, But i would advise anyone to purchase a voucher before going as its...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ronnie B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This gondola experience was not what I expected. The entire group of about 10 gondolas left all at once. There were so many and there were traffic jams in the canals. Our gondolier didn’t say one word to us and was very short with my...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Elizabeth V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ride gave us a Perspective of how people moved around in Venice. The ride was very picturesque. The gandola driver, if you may call it, was rude. We were 6 in a gandola and my wife was given a seat on a chair that...More

Thank nand787
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Venice many times before and always avoided a gondola ride, expecting to be ripped off or just part of the mass tourist trade. Well this time it was our wedding anniversary and we decided to go for it. I didn’t want...More

1  Thank Softdoggybaby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in San Marco looking forward to enjoying a ride on one if the many gondolas lining the grand canal. However it soon became apparent that it wasnt going to be easy. Many of the service providers claimed to be ‘on break’ as we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Musafir851
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17 July 2019|
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Response from Ness M | Reviewed this property |
The port was very close to the main area,they probably have shuttle buses running to the centre.
Sue C
7 April 2019|
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Response from weebaldtcat | Reviewed this property |
Gondolas are easily available across the city. There is no need to pre book
Prakash S
1 July 2018|
Response from DrLeonP |
Can I smoke a cigar on a gondola?
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