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Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

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Experience an enchanting gondola ride along the most beautiful part of the Grand Canal and its hidden waterways. Listen to an in-app commentary as you admire the views.

About this activity

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Duration 45 minutes
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Host or greeter
English, Italian, French
Audio guide included
German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Hindi, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy a shared gondola experience on a gondola
  • Relax as your gondolier takes you through the Grand Canal
  • Listen to the in-app commentary of your itinerary
  • Discover secret canals reachable only by gondola
  • Learn about the gondola and gondoliers from a dedicated host
Full description

Feel the essence of Venice as you explore hidden and picturesque waterways near the Grand Canal with a gondola ride. Listen to in-app commentary to learn more about the city as you admire the sights. Start your activity by meeting the host, who will explain some curiosities about the history of gondolas and gondoliers. 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. Discover the worldwide-famous La Fenice Theatre and the Mozart House along the romantic and hidden waterways. At the end of your ride, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Saint Mark’s Basin with San Giorgio Island.

  • Shared 25-30 minute gondola ride
  • a 15-minute introduction to the gondola experience
  • Multilingual staff at the embarkation point
  • In-app commentary
  • Wi-Fi at the meeting point to download the app
  • Live commentary by the gondolier
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at Venice Tours Assistance Point is in St. Mark's Square, Calle Larga Ascensione. The assistance point is the big grey newsstand between Fendi boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office) with a sign "VENICE TOURS – ASSISTANCE POINT".

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The gondola may be shared with other guests (maximum 5 people per gondola)
  • The tour might not operate or the itinerary may change in cases of wind or bad weather
  • You can choose a physical map of the itinerary instead of the app
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 434 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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It's a nice way of traveling through the canals. We missed all the commentary during the gondola trip as the guide was just too far away for the device to work. Maybe if this is for more than 2 people it's better to go directly for a private tour. Gondolier won't talk nor explain anything and mostly chats with the other gondoliers in italian.

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May 25, 2022

Very nice experience. Would have liked to have heard few words from the gondolier as well- he didnt spoke a word. Guide was lovely, dont know his name but warm person with long hair. didnt need to download anything as the commentary came with device itself and headphones. Worth the money.

May 12, 2022

Really cool experience, was totally worth it. Just prepare for quite long “check-in” for the tour - we were around 30 people, so it took some 15-20mins, then short walk to gondolas (~15 mins) and only then was the gondola ride - just something to keep in mind if you are time-conscious. Overall, amazing experience to see the city from different viewpoint.

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May 8, 2022

Product ID: 221382