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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride

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Sometimes, a classic tour is better than an original one. Take a classic guided gondola ride along the Grand Canal and watch for sights such as the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Square, and other popular Venice sights from its most iconic boat. Pass smaller canals and passageways not visible from the city’s narrows streets, a great introduction to Venice for travelers short on time.
  • Take a guided gondola ride through Venice's Grand Canal
  • See the city and its waterways from a unique perspective 
  • Get a quick intro to the city; ideal for day-trippers or travelers short on time
  • See the Grand Canal, St. Mark’s Square, and the Rialto Bridge
What to Expect
Begin at Campo San Luca, and make your way to the Canal Grande. Hop on a gondola shared with up to five people. Your gondolier takes you on a ride across different parts of central Venice, from the Canal Grande to minor canals that pass by St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Meander along quiet, peaceful stretches while taking in waterside views. Pass alleys, side streets, and passageways not visible from streets or water taxis. Relax while you take part in one of Venice’s original pastimes. The tour finishes at Bacino Orseolo behind St. Mark’s Square.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bucintoro Viaggi, Campo S. Luca, 4267/C, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Return Details
Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • 30-minute gondola ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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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The main ticket office told us to buy our gondola tickets from them. They are not nice people. If you're looking for information or good manners, do not use them.
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excellent gondola ride and well worth booking in advance! we had a little difficulty finding Bucintoro Viaggi but upon ringing them we were able to locate it ! (English spoken). the trip along the canals was very interesting and the gondolier very skillful, we even managed to
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You’ve come this far; spend the extra $ and take the ride. You will find out where MARCO POLO lived and the Casanova bridge; how many of your friends will know that?
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Would highly recommend this Gondola ride around the canal. The buildings some very old were incredible the details of the artwork just amazing. Our paddler was very informative telling us all about the buildings & the dates when they were built & the oldest ect. We had a lovely
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We booked this through Trip advisor before going to Venice. It was easy to find the meeting point and staff were helpful. Lovely experience, my only recommendation would be that if there is more than 2 of you, to hire a gondola privately so that you are not sharing with others.
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  • Duration: 25m
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