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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride

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  • 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 2 days ago via mobile
Felt like theme park ride

I think it could have been a good experience. However, the entire process of working through the group that you preorder with made it feel like theme park ride. Everyone has to meet up at the booking agency and then walk over to line up...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 2 days ago
Ticked off the bucket list

Wife and I had a good time on this 30ish minute ride on the grand canal near the Rialto Bridge. Great pic opportunities. Had to share with others and queue in the heat but it was worth it. A lot cheaper doing it this way.

Thank r3vi3w3r
Reviewed 3 days ago
You Have To Do It At Some Point

My wife and I had prevaricated, mainly due to the fact that the details of the ride and the potential cost were unclear. We eventually booked a 'Skip The Line' trip online, and went on the ride a few hours later. We trooped off from...More

1  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 1 week ago
When in Venice

Booking a gondola ride in advance is very important in Venice. As we walked around the beautiful city we saw that prices on site were 2 to 3 times higher than what we had paid in advance. While the wait time for the gondolas were...More

2  Thank Christian K
Reviewed 1 week ago
You have to do this if you visit Venice

This was a very unexciting ride but one that you have to experience if you're in this city. Why? Because it's not offered at home. It's unique. There was no narration but it was cool to be in Venice taking an overpriced boat, er gondola...More

2  Thank Glynis407
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13 August 2018|
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Response from claireparr | Reviewed this property |
They direct you to a travel agency near the Gondolas (about a 5 minute walk past) to get tickets and meet up. It’s very easy to find and I used my Apple Maps to find it walking in Venice.
3 August 2018|
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Response from claireparr | Reviewed this property |
I booked the day before for The gondola!!! It was easy and great. Enjoy x
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