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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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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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When visiting Venice, it’s the best thing to do and you have to do it whilst your there. Yes it’s a little pricey but at least you can say you’ve done it and experienced it. You can’t go to Venice and not do it. The...More

Thank Luisa170
Reviewed 2 days ago

Venice is situated on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. So I can see the importance of the Gondola to get from one island to the other. Yes they also have boats, ferries, and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank froglag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used one of the Gondola rides in Venice as its a must do when visiting the city, it cost us 80 euros for 30 minutes, there were five of us and took us around to the grand canal and under the Rialto Bridge, I...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank 6rahamParkes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour included a ride in a gondola. Six passengers were carried. Some seats are more comfortable than others. We sat at the sides and these seemed the most uncomfortable! We enjoyed the ride though and went along some very tight canals! It did seem...More

Thank chrissieb94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gondola ride cost 80 euro price agreed before riding , the price was for a group not per person. The ride lasted 30 minutes the man also pointed out points of interest and was whistling while riding . Amazing experience.

Date of experience: August 2019
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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
2 July 2018|
Response from DrLeonP |
Can I smoke a cigar on a gondola?
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