Glide through the canals of Venice on a gondola ride with a live guide. Hear stories and secrets of the fascinating palaces around from your guide.
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
- Reserve now & pay later
- Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
- Covid-19 precautions
- Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
- Duration 30 - 50 minutes
- Check availability to see starting times.
- Skip the ticket line
- Host or greeter
- English, Italian, French, Spanish
- Optional audio guide
- Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, German
- Small group
- Limited to 5 participants
Select participants and date
Meet at the Venice Tous Assistance Point. The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (post office). With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane (post office) in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand (with many souvenirs and newspapers). This is the Venice Tours Assistance Point.Open in Google Maps ⟶
What to bring
- Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
- The tour is composed of a 20-minute introductory walking tour to the gondola experience followed by a 30-minute gondola ride
- If you have booked the option with random seating, you will not be sitting in the same gondola
- The guide will be on only one gondola. The participants on the other gondolas will listen to them with an audio device
- The live commentary is in English, French, Spanish, and Italian. The mobile app provides commentary in German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and Hindi
- Each gondola can hold a maximum of 5 people
- The gondolier will determine your seat according to your weight
- The tour will only be canceled in cases of extreme weather conditions
- The itinerary may change in cases of wind or bad weather
- Commentary for shared tours may be bilingual
- For the serenade option, the performers (a singer and a musician) will board a gondola in the center of the row so all participants can hear the music (musicians won't be present on every gondola)