Water activity

Venice: Gondola Ride with Grand Canal

Venice: Gondola Ride with Grand Canal

From $29.51 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 30 minutes - 1 hour
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Host or greeter
English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Aymara
Private or small groups available
Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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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      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 3693 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4/5
      • Transportation
        3.8/5
      • Value for money
        3.6/5
      • Safety
        4.3/5
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      I really enjoyed this, especially for the money! The normal gondola ride varies between €60-80 for the same amount of time! (Talk about daytime robbery, eh?!) I shared the ride with 2 couples and another solo person. It was a short +/- 10min walk -with a guide of course- from the meeting point to the gondoliers. We started off on the Grand Canal, then navigated into the smaller canals, and then back to the starting point. I loved how all gondoliers seem to know each other, regardless of their placement. Our guy was chatting to every single one who we passed. A whole different world. I really loved the vibe.

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      September 30, 2020

      Punctuality and beautiful experience as described. Duration of 30 minutes respected to perfection.

      July 2, 2021

      Unfortunately, our gondolier was very nice, but couldn't speak German as booked.

      June 6, 2021

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      Product ID: 27331

      VA ID: 397231