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Venice: Classic Gondola Ride

Enjoy a classic gondola ride in picture-perfect Venice

Duration: 30mins
Max group size: 5
Live guide: English, French, Italian, Spanish
Provider: Venice Tours Srl
Registered address: San Marco 1130, 30124, Venezia, IT
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What's included

A 30 minute shared gondola ride (max. 5 passengers)
20-minute introduction to the gondola experience before embarkation on gondola in English, French and Italian
Multilingual staff at the embarkation point
Commentary by mobile app on board of the gondola in German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi and Russian

What's not included

Gratuities (optional)
Guide

Important information

* Tickets prices are per person NOT PER COUPLE OR BOAT * You share the gondola with 5 other passengers max

Meeting point

Calle Larga Ascensione, 1257, Venice

  • Enjoy an authentically Venetian experience at the best price – other gondola rides can set you back hundreds of euros!
  • For centuries Venetians have used the gondola as their main mode of transportation. Now you can experience it yourself
  • Float along the serene canals of Venice and through part of the world-famous and more expansive Grand Canal

In a city with no roads, boats rule supreme. Locals might favor motors, but everyone needs to experience Venice by gondola at least once. Sit back and feel your cares melt away as your stripy-shirted gondolier glides you through a maze of waterways, before joining the central Grand Canal.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience just asks for a perfect picture. Luckily for you, with just five other people on board (including the gondolier), you have more than enough space for a selfie.

Don’t be surprised if you attract a little envy on this voyage. Most tourists easily part with a hundred bucks for a short gondola ride, while you’ll be parading over the water for a pittance. But that’s our secret… shhh!

It’s a must-do in La Serenissima.

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the meeting point: Venice Tours Assistance Point in St. Mark's Square, Calle Larga Ascensione #1257
  • Look for the representative with a sign that says 'Gondola Tour' and a "Venice city tour" logo on the t-shirt
  • The staff will guide you to the boarding place
  • They don't wait for latecomers, so make sure you're there 10 minutes prior to your chosen timeslot
  • The mooring place is the same for departure and arriving
  • The itinerary may change in case of wind or bad weather
  • Start the tour by meeting the staff member who will tell you the history of gondola before embarkation
  • Get free access to an app with commentary of your itinerary on the gondola. As you enjoy the beauties of the Grand Canal, admire the marvelous Palaces such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace, the Gritti Palace, the Salute Church, the Punta della Dogana and other buildings.
  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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Lesley,  Australia Australia
03 May 2024
Excellent
This was a fun thing to do and we loved it. Be aware that there is quite a long walk to the gondola thru the narrow streets and over bridges before the ride.
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Shwu Shyan,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
26 Mar 2024
Excellent
Easy to find the service point and the tour operator provided the full information clearly. Thumb up and highly recommend this ride!
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Kendra,  United States United States
23 Mar 2024
Excellent
Good facts, great guide and gondolier. Wish is was slightly longer. Only took 29 minutes to finish. Supposedly there was a museum but we were unable to locate.
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