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Venice: 30-Minute Gondola Ride

3.9 / 5

58 reviews

Venice: 30-Minute Gondola Ride

From US$ 42.24 per person

Experience Venice from a different perspective on a 30-minute gondola ride. Sail down the city's canals and see the historical bridges and buildings from the water. Discover hidden canals off the tourist trail and get a peek at everyday life in the city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 30 minutes
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English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Glide down the canals of Venice on an affordable gondola ride
  • Discover the hidden and serene canals off the usual tourist trail
  • Get fascinating views of Venice from a superb vantage point
Full description
Complete your time in Venice with one of the city's most authentic and enchanting experiences. Climb aboard a gondola and travel the canals by iconic boat. Get alternative views of the famous bridges and buildings as you pass them by. Discover canals so small that you can actually touch the buildings as you glide down the canals. Experience the real atmosphere of Venice by taking part in an ancient Venetian tradition, and travel like the locals used to do in days gone by! Get magnificent views of the city and lagoon at an affordable price
  • 30-minute gondola ride
  • Music
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Calle Larga Ascensione (between Museo Correr and Post Office) San Marco. Tour departure at 11:00 AM, please be at the meeting point at 10:45 AM.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note, this is not a private tour: you may be required to share the gondola with other people during your tour
  • Children under 6 years old are not permitted on this tour
  •  Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time. In case of delay, tickets cannot be refunded. If you are not familiar with Venice, please take your time to find the meeting point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 58 reviews

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It was a good experience but our gondolier was quiet and didnt mention any of the landmarks while we were passing by, although some other gondoliers were pointing out landmarks like Marcopolo. Also the back alleys were not really as enchanting as one expects but ofcourse it's a box to tick off once in venice.

December 22, 2019

We booked a gondola ride for two including a baby. It was very well organized. The guide took us to the gondola after a 5 minute walk. What we did not know was that we then sat in the gondola with 3 other tourists and cruised through the canal. Everything was ok, but when I booked the tour there was no indication that we were using the gondola together with other touris. The gondolier did his job well, but unfortunately didn't tell us anything about Venice, but talked to the gondolier of the gondola in front of us for 30 minutes € paid on site, but without additional tourists in the gondola!

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December 3, 2019

Perfect short gondola ride

This was a perfect short tour of Venice from a gondola without any explanation of where we were or what we were seeing. (Just so you don't expect that). Instead we just enjoyed the buildings, the beauty of Venice and the view from the canals. It was a nice trip and the price was excellent.

October 14, 2019

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