Water activity

Venice: Gondola Ride with Live Commentary

Venice: Gondola Ride with Live Commentary

From $33.90 per person

Explore Venice from the water on a gondola ride with informative commentary from your gondolier. 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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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Russian
Private or small groups available
  • Experience a traditional gondola ride through the Venice canals
  • Learn interesting facts about the places you pass from your gondolier
  • Cruise through charming canals and under picturesque bridges
  • Marvel at famous buildings from a unqiue, water-side perspective
Full description
Take a traditional gondola ride through Venice’s iconic canals. Enjoy informative commentary from your gondolier, 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 charming canals and marvel at the majestic bridges that you glide under. Experience how Venetians moved from one district to another in the past. Listen as your gondolier tells interesting facts about the site on the water route and learn more about the city’s history.
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meeting point

      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 souvenir and newspapers): that one is the Venice Tours Assistance Point. The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). The staff will wait for you there with a sign “GONDOLA TOUR”.

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      Important information

      What to bring

      • Comfortable shoes

      Not allowed

      • Oversize luggage
      • Baby strollers

      Know before you go

      • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of 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

      3.9 /5

      based on 1139 reviews

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      We really enjoyed the gondola ride. Before the trip itself, a lot was said about Venice's gondolas. Then we took the gondola through the canals for about 30 minutes. We did the tour in English and got an audio guide for it. Unfortunately, towards the end of the tour, the battery on the devices was already very weak, so we only heard the guide very choppy or not at all. Therefore a star deduction. Otherwise very recommendable.

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      September 6, 2021

      the guide was so kind and helpful, replied to extra questions on the islands, we could feel her passion about the islands in particular and venezia in general, even tho we only visited the three main islands of the laguna she still gave us information about other islands! the staff of the boat were so kind too and people on each island are friendly! you shouldn’t skip this activity when you go to venezia!

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      August 21, 2021

      A nice trip down the canals in Venice to see all of the architect and parts of the city to get your bearings when first visiting Venice. The gondola couldn’t speak good English so you have to download an audio guide which is helpful in explaining the 30minute tour around the canals and explains what things you are looking at. Overall worth the trip

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      August 14, 2020

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      Product ID: 48463

      VA ID: 397232