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Venice: Shared Gondola Ride

Product ID: 60201
Float along the canals of Venice on a 30-minute gondola ride that takes you through the magic atmosphere of the city as you admire its charming sights from the water. Discover fascinating corners of Venice that are accessible only by gondola.
About this activity
Duration: 30 minutes
Starting times 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 5:15 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a ride in an iconic Venetian gondola
  • Pass under imposing bridges and admire the sights of Venice from the water
  • Experience the magical atmosphere of the city as you float along picturesque canals
Full description
Enjoy an enchanting 30-minute gondola ride and appreciate the beauty, charm, and sights of Venice.

A gondolier will guide the boat through the calm waters of the old city, passing under ancient bridges as you admire Venice’s architectural masterpieces.

See the Basilica della Salute, one of the city’s finest examples of baroque architecture. It was built to seek the intervention of the Virgin Mary in the eradication of the plague during the 17th century.

Enjoy the ride as your gondolier navigates the picturesque minor canals of Venice, leaving the more famous Grand Canal behind, and heading to other important and majestic places.

During the ride you’ll see La Fenice, the most famous theater in Venice. It has been repeatedly destroyed by fire and rebuilt, and still remains the city’s main opera venue. It has hosted concerts by great Italian composers such as Rossini, Verdi, Bellini, and Donizetti.

Experience the charms of this unique city and take away lasting memories.
  • Approximately 30-minute shared gondola ride
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of St. Mark's Post Office located next to the green kiosk behind Correr Museum. Do not wait in the Baglioni Hotel Luna. Google Maps coordinates: 45.433557, 12.336910

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Important information
Know before you go
• No credit or refunds will be provided if you do not show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher
• The tour could be suspended in case of bad weather. In such cases you are required to go to the departure point in order to find out whether the tour will operate and alternative ways to use the service
• Due to the particular morphological structure of Venice, it cannot be guaranteed that people with walking difficulties or wheelchair users can access the entire program
• There will be no commentary provided during the tour
• 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
• This is a collective tour, so you may have to share a gondola with other participants. In this case people belonging to your reservation can be divided into different gondolas
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 186 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.9 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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We found the meeting place without a problem, it’s a little confusing because you would think it would be by the water but instead you meet in front of the post office and the nice people guide you to the gondola. The ride was beautiful just like everything else in Venice, particularly when you reach the grand canal. I was worried that sharing a gondola may damper the experience but truly did not hinder the experience. Would recommend.

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October 16, 2018

What i expected

We were 6 people in the boat but it did not matter much. The ride was still great. The 1 star off was (as expected) a bit touristic and we met with quite a bunch. But sure that is a bit where the magic went off, but then again. Going for a gondola ride in july.... We had expected it! I can surely advise this for others! Price was nice for 2, I'm not sure it's worth it if you are 3 or more though :/

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July 30, 2017

esperienze da fare assolutamente

secondo me a venezia è essenziale fare un giro in gondola anche se solo di 30 minuti (purtroppo i prezzi sono alti per i giri in gondola). esperienza unica da fare assolutamente. l’unico problema è stato capire bene il punto di incontro. non fermatevi dove c’è scritto servizio gondole anche se puó trarre in inganno perchè rischiate di aspettare ore senza che arrivi qualcuno.

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January 7, 2019

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Product ID: 60201