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Venice Gondola Ride

  • 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
Venice Gondola Ride
From US$37.50
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5.15 pm departureMost Popular
5.15 pm Gondola ride tour - available from 1 April to 31 October
3 pm departure
Venice Gondola Ride without commentary
11 am departure
Venice Gondola Ride without commentary
Skip the lines and choose your preferred time for a Venice gondola ride by booking this tour in advance. During your 30-minute ride, you’ll admire the city’s historic sights and romantic bridges from the water. Escape the bustle of tourist areas as you glide through the quieter canals, and see parts of the city you wouldn’t 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.
Reviews (247)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Go on your own!

Here is what to expect: -You go to the meeting place and see NO ONE to report to...frustration. -You finally see everyone else swarming someone with a clipboard who seems to be in charge and you join the chaos to get signed in...frustrating. -You then...More

1  Thank 929CarolH
Venetoinside, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Venetoinside, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear 929CarolH, we are sorry that the tour did not meet your expectations. The gondola ride is one of our best selling tours therefore on particula days of high turnout during high season, where there are lots of participants, the atmosphere may not be so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rip off!! Do not recommend!

A gondola ride costs €80 for the entire gondola (6 people). No one is going to rip you off, the prices are located all over, it is official. Booking with this company costs €32 per person instead of the €13,33 it should, they are making...More

2  Thank Nadia S
Venetoinside, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Venetoinside, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Nadia S, we are sorry you were not satisfied with this service. According to what you wrote, we may suppose you booked our gondola ride tour. Please note that it is a collective tour, therefore there might be other people enjoying your same gondola......More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
S. Toma gondola ride

If you like an quiet and peaceful gondola ride you should try the S Toma gondola station. Is away from the busy Grand Canal and you dont need to stay in line.

Thank DragosP34
Reviewed 5 September 2018
A peaceful gondola ride in the back canals

We were sceptical about doing something so touristy, especially when we saw the row of gondolas coming bumper to bumper down the canal and the massive queue waiting with the shop owner yelling at them all that they were blocking his windows – it didn’t...More

3  Thank Tracey_from_Syd
Reviewed 28 August 2018
Gondola Ride

A gondola ride was a must experience with my family in Venice. We were fortunate to get a great gondolier who pointed out and explained historical and significant sites. He was very courteous and accommodating. However, people should be wary of choosing their gondola rides....More

Thank Adele P
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