Water activity

Venice: Gondola Ride with Grand Canal

Venice: Gondola Ride with Grand Canal

From $29.32 per person

Explore Venice from the water on a gondola ride along the Grand Canal. Sail under charming bridges and see the beautiful sights lining the city canals.

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Duration options: 30 minutes - 1 hour
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English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Aymara
Private or small groups available
  • Experience a traditional gondola ride through the Venice canals
  • Cruise through the Grand Canal as well as smaller canals
  • Marvel at famous buildings from a unique, water-side perspective
  • Sail under picturesque bridges and past famous sites
  • Experience how Venetians moved around the city in the past
Full description
Take a traditional and unforgettable gondola ride through Venice’s Grand Canal. Pass under picturesque bridges and admire some of the city’s top sights from a unique, water-side perspective. Sit back, relax, and watch as the wonderful Byzantine buildings go by. Glide under the countless bridges and hear the soft sounds of the water against the crumbling walls of the palazzi. Cruise down the famous Grand Canal and see the area around the Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Salute. Admire this wonderful Baroque church from the 17th century and see winding little canals. Marvel at the majestic bridges that your gondolier rows past and experience how Venetians moved from one district to another in the past.
  • Host or greeter
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meeting point

      Alilaguna ticket offfice, in front of the royal gardens gate

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      Important information

      What to bring

      • Comfortable shoes

      Not allowed

      • Baby strollers
      • Luggage or large bags

      Know before you go

      • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the tour is subject to change
      • Due to necessary weight distribution on the gondola, you may not be seated in your desired place, e.g. next to your partner
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4 /5

      based on 4021 reviews

      Review summary

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      We met the tour guide at a location that was about a 10 minute walk from the actual gondolas. At the gondola station they split the group into smaller groups in the gondola. We got lucky and only had 1 other person in our gondola but we did have to wait about an extra 10 minutes longer than everyone else because they ran out of gondolas and we had to wait for more to come back which almost made us late for our next reservation tour.the gondola ride was very scenic and nice, going through the smaller canals which were obviously gondola only ares since they were packed with them. All in all...nice ride but alot of waiting and unnecessary walking. Would be better if they had us meet at the actual gondola stand.if you use this service, make sure you plan extra time on the backside.

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      September 10, 2021

      We highly recommend the gondola ride, however, we think the ride itself was a bit shorter than the advertised 30 minute ride. Further, availing the shared ride means you pay much less than standard rate (80 eur) plus you get to meet strangers who are very happy to take pictures of you if you don’t have a selfie stick Overall, great experience!

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      August 19, 2021

      The gondola ride lasted 30 mins. There was a 10 min walk from the meeting point shown while booking. That was a little convenient walking far in the hot sun. Apart from that, the service and the Gondola ride was amazing! Worth the value. Recommend this if you traveling alone or as a pair. A single gondola cost 80 euros if you were to book on your own.

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      August 13, 2021

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      VA ID: 397231