Water activity

Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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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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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 30 - 45 minutes
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Host or greeter
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Audio guide included
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi
Private or small groups available


  • 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
  • Headphones
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

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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
  • You may have to wait when boarding the gondola
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 1168 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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I loved this! The guide was great and we could hear him clearly. He gave us just enough info but didn’t bore us. The gondola ride was also great, just long enough and you still got to see lots of great things. I am a solo traveller and I highly recommend this. A gondola fits 5 so it was me and 2 other couples, it worked out great!

September 28, 2022

Very good tour. It begins with an introduction to the history of the gondolas of about 15 minutes, to then do the tour itself, which lasts about 20 to 25 minutes, enough time to appreciate it. The gondola ride is shared with other people who speak your language. In our case, we were a total of 5 people. The seat in the gondola is not necessarily chosen by you, but rather the gondolier tells you where to sit in order to distribute the weight proportionally on both sides. In short, a very good experience.

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September 25, 2022

The experience of taking a gondola ride was very nice. However, you only sat in the gondola for 25 minutes of the stated 45 minutes, as you were initially guided through a few streets. The gondola ride didn't go through the nicer part of Venice either, most of what you saw were old house entrances. The short trip across the Grand Canal was more of a highlight.

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September 24, 2022

Product ID: 221382