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Venice Gondola Ride

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Floating down the canals, live the unique experience of a gondola ride through the majestic and history-soaked atmosphere of Venice and admire the charming sights of the city from the water. Discover magic hidden places accessible only by gondola and experience a different perspective than traditional walking tours. You’ll see Venice as the local noblest and wealthiest families did for centuries, with the benefit of an affordable price.
  • Skip the lines at the canal by booking a Venice gondola ride in advance
  • Relax as your gondolier takes you on a 30-minute gondola ride
  • Admire Venice’s picturesque architecture and bridges along the way
  • View sights that can only be seen from the water, not on a walking tour
What to Expect
Meet your gondolier at Calle Larga Ascensione at your pre-selected departure point. You’ll head to the front of the tourist line and step right into your gondola for an unforgettable tour of Venice. Sit back and enjoy the city from the water as your gondolier steers you peacefully through the canals. During your 30-minute journey, you’ll leave the bustle of the Grand Canal behind, gliding through some of Venice’s quieter and narrower canals. Pass under ancient bridges and admire architectural masterpieces such as the Basilica della Salute and La Fenice, the most famous opera house in Venice. Your tour ends back at your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Calle Larga Ascensione, 1255, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Gondola ride
  • Guided visit
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No credit or refunds will be given in case you do not show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher.
  • This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
  • A gondola can host up to 6 people. If your reservation includes more than 6 people, your group will be divided into smaller groups, or you will enjoy different gondolas
  • The tour might be suspended in case of bad weather. In such cases you are required to go to the departure point in order to know whether the tour takes place or not and any alternative ways to use the service.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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A romantic gondola ride is on the top of most traveler’s itinerary when visiting Venice. It was definitely a must do for me. I imagined taking in the beautiful sights of Venice, floating through historic canals and the sounds of music in the air. In reality, my experience was
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Yes, we went and had to do this. Yes, this is a job for Gondoliers but, the tourists are paying customers and probably would appreciate it if the gondolier passed along what they knew of the area. Ours caught up with his buddy and they bs'ed the entire trip for us all, not to us
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What more can you say...... once in Venice a Gondola ride is a must do. We had the opportunity to go on the back canals during a quiet period and had such an awesome time. The photo opportunities were everywhere, and our Gondolier very knowledgeable and talkative. We learnt
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Was a little concerned we wouldn’t find meeting point as some previous comments had problems, with help of google maps was very easy. Gondola ride was very pleasant and was great that it included a ride down the grand canal near the Rialto bridge. It was beautiful weather in
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Friendly and efficient service. The man rowing was excellent and helpful. Really worth the money. Another item ticked off the bucket list. Thank you.
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By: Venetoinside
Paris, France
way too fast no time on the islands
staff is great, easy to meet but you only spend what feels like a few minutes on each island by the time you walk
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Cape Town, South Africa
Brilliant way to have affordable gondola ride and see hidden gems of Venice
Took a Gondola ride with 4 others along the back waterways of Venice which was magical. Then had a guided tour to
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Robyn H
Great service
I did the glass museum tour and a walking tour with a shared gondola ride. The glass museum was not what I
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Very nice motorboat cruise
Cruise with 3 stops at Murano, Burano & Tircello. Commentary by the guide in English, French, Spanish and Italian
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Athens, Greece
Tour with Fransesca
Incredible tour with a very polite and helpful guide. Fun and informative at the same time. Highly recommended.
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Brianna B
Wereham, United Kingdom
A romantic gondola ride is on the top of most traveler’s itinerary when visiting Venice. It was definitely a must
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Carolyn T
Penzance, United Kingdom
Excellent water taxi service from airport direct to hotel
This service is reasonably priced, stress free and a wonderful way to arrive in Venice - we highly recommend this
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William O
Lakewood, Colorado
Interesting toursity thing to do
Yes, we went and had to do this. Yes, this is a job for Gondoliers but, the tourists are paying customers and
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William O
Lakewood, Colorado
How about WOW?
Floods did not make this easy at all, but it did happen and we did see them. Such beauty and so much work for so
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Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
Great to skip the line!
You should visit San Marco to know what is is! We expected the cathedral to be much bigger and larger. But the
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