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Venice Gondola Ride

  • Skip the tour line at the canal by booking a Venice gondola ride in advance
  • Experience the magic of Venice on a 30-minute gondola ride
  • Admire Venice’s picturesque architecture and bridges while gliding through the canals
Venice Gondola Ride
From US$38.00
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11 am departure
Venice Gondola Ride without commentary
From US$37.97
5.15 pm departure
5.15 pm Gondola ride tour - available from 1 April to 31 October
From US$37.97
3 pm departure
Venice Gondola Ride without commentary
From US$37.97
Skip the tour line at the canal by booking a Venice gondola ride ahead of time leaving more time to enjoy a Spritz on the Grand Canal. You’ll enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride exploring the canals of Venice admiring historic sites and romantic bridges the way they were meant to be seen.  A gondola ride is the perfect way to escape the hustle of the tourist areas as you glide through the quieter, narrower canals of the city.
What to Expect
You’ll meet your gondolier at Calle Larga Ascensione, going to the front of the tourist line and stepping 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 of Venice.

During your 30-minute journey, you’ll leave the Grand Canal to glide through the quieter and narrower minor canals of Venice. You’ll pass under ancient bridges and admire architectural masterpieces such as the Basilica della Salute and La Fenice, the most famous opera house in Venice.

Booking your Venice gondola ride ahead of time allows you to skip the long tourist lines and enjoy a gondola ride at your desired time. With booking ahead you’ll also avoid having to negotiate with the gondolier and can just sit back and relax and enjoy your ride through the canals.
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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent Gondola Ride

Gondola rides can be found everywhere and generally best to walk to a Gondola station (often near a private taxi mooring) and ask a Gondolier for a short tour. They all understand English and generally friendly and helpful though please do not rush them since...More

2  Thank Lance P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Relaxing gondola ride.

Went on a gondola ride early one morning before the canals got too busy. The normal price is €80 for a 30 minute ride.We negotiated a ride for €60. This is for all in the boat and not individual prices. The canals can get really...More

Thank bev282
Reviewed 16 April 2018
Traditional and Romantic. Must do!

We debated whether we wanted to do a Gondola Ride as there were so many gondoliers all over the city and some could get pushy. But we eventually stopped in the tourist center and purchased a ride from them. So glad we did it! And...More

1  Thank Teddy R
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great for traditional tourist things to do.quite expensive. Try too avoid peak times or you will sit in boat traffic.

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 27 February 2018
Look for Rudi the Gondolier

We chanced upon a couple of Gondoliers waiting for customers as we were exploring the laneways aways from the main areas of Rialto Bridge. One of them was Rudi. He was awesome. His English was great, spoke clearly, and he was able to explain a...More

6  Thank jubey
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