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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From US$ 38.56 US$ 28.92 per person

Booked 44 times yesterday

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, Italian, French, 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
  • 15-minute introduction to the gondola experience (not included in private option)
  • 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

4.2 /5

based on 1710 reviews

Review summary

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It was romantic to do at night. We enjoyed the quietness of the smaller canals. However I would recommend a private tour. The others on the boat has their camera lights on and it was very distracting. I would also prefer having someone telling us a little about the city during the boat ride. But our walking guide was great.

November 25, 2022

First of all, I made a mistake in my booking and bought tickets for the wrong date, which I only realized while lining up… the crew were incredibly kind and understood that we would not be in Venice for the booked dates, so they let us take the tour that day. I could never thank you enough for that. The audioguides were fun and knowledgeable, my mom enjoyed the entire experience, and loved the views we got to see from the gondola. It was an unforgettable experience, even though it was a bit short.

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November 23, 2022

Our guide was great gave us a short walking tour through Venice. Was very enthusiastic and interactive with us. I can't recall the name unfortunately. The gondola ride was just around 15 mins or so - would have been great if we had it for a bit longer, the route was also not that great with the views. Overall, we just wanted to try out and weren't really concerned about sharing the boat so this met expectations. The price is also a bit lower than if you are booking a ride yourself.

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November 3, 2022

Product ID: 221382