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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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The ride gave us a Perspective of how people moved around in Venice. The ride was very picturesque. The gandola driver, if you may call it, was rude. We were 6 in a gandola and my wife was given a seat on a chair that was unsecured to the boat. As the canals were a little
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I have been to Venice many times before and always avoided a gondola ride, expecting to be ripped off or just part of the mass tourist trade. Well this time it was our wedding anniversary and we decided to go for it. I didn’t want to share the experience with strangers so
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We arrived in San Marco looking forward to enjoying a ride on one if the many gondolas lining the grand canal. However it soon became apparent that it wasnt going to be easy. Many of the service providers claimed to be ‘on break’ as we approached them and as soon as we walked
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The boat taxis are great to get around Venice, however, they are usually so crowded that it difficult to get a good shot. In addition, they are noisy and shake during their frequent dockings. The gondola rides are expensive but they are relaxing and you are in the perfect
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Although touristy and pricey it is a must do when visiting Venice, if you don't you will probably kick yourself. Summer months are a bit smelly but apart from that great fun especially when some of the gondoliers argue amongst themselves in their typically Italian style! Our
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