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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride

  • 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
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 from the Grand Canal under the Rialto Bridge to St. Mark’s Square and see some of Venice’s most popular sights from its most iconic boat. You’ll also pass smaller canals and passageways not visible from the city’s narrows streets. The 30-minute ride is a great introduction to Venice for travelers short on time.
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 30-minute ride across different parts of central Venice, from the Canal Grande to minor canals that pass by St. Mark’s Square and under the Rialto Bridge.

Meander beneath bridges and 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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Reviewed 4 days ago
Cool views

It was very interesting to go down the canal and see the houses part way in the water. Going on the gondola you can actually see steps into the water. There are several people that own these places that just place a plank onto the...More

Thank Shelly W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Find a gondolier with an interesting personality

I found Cristiano, who sang O Sole Mio for me! Fascinating ride. the price is 80 euros for 30 min. It is standard fare decided by the guild. Read more on my blog "A mind of my own."

4  Thank dr_anshu
Reviewed 3 May 2018
Gondola ride

A little bit disappointed with this .... the guide never spoke to us. We were seven on the gongola and it was somewhat precarious ... 6 tourists and the guide. It could have been much more enjoyable if he had interacted with us!

5  Thank Jean G
Reviewed 3 May 2018
Gondola ride

The idea is good but our guide wasn't friendly at all, just talked to other guides and paid no attention to us. Should be better options.

2  Thank stellmazz2018
Reviewed 20 April 2018
Venice Gondola Ride

Little disappointed that the guide spoke to other guides and on his phone said not a word to his passengers. But enjoyable non the less. Well worth pre-booking as it was cheaper.

2  Thank Linda S
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