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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice

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Venezia, Italy

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icon25 to 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Explore Venice's famous canals on a guided gondola ride through the city. Meander beneath bridges and along quiet, peaceful stretches in a traditional Venetian boat, taking in sights such as the Rialto Bridge and Campo Manin as you go. Join up to five others—along with your expert gondolier—in enjoying one of Venice's most leisurely and original pastimes, and don't miss this chance to experience the Grand Canal from the water.
  • A classic gondola ride through Venice
  • Explore the waterways around Venice by one of the city's most traditional and unique transportation methods
  • Sit back and enjoy as an expert gondolier navigated hidden passages and the Grand Canal
  • Enjoy the peace and tranquility of being on the water and seeing Venice from a whole new perspective
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30-minute gondola ride
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Departure Point

Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Return Details

Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bucintoro Viaggi

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice.
What is the maximum group size during Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice.

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dont waste your money with viator
, Nov 2020
viator cooperate with operator to steal clients money. gondola sharing?? we are in covid-19 period the operator oblige us to go a shared trip in gondola. add on, the operator and viator never mentioned in all titles descriptions that this trip is shared. thieves, dont accept any kind of voucher from viator
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Didn't have
, Oct 2020
Hello, we had a problem with our gondola tour, we didn't find the location to take the tickets, we asked for different people and there wasn't anything in the place that they indicated us. We called to the number that it's in the booking area in case of a issue and nobody answered. In the end we didn't have had our ride. So I was wondering if we could have our money back because as you see, it wasn't our fault, we tried and tried. But there was no sign of the place to take our tickets.
A good way to experience without spending too much
, Sep 2020
A good way to sample a Venice classic on a budget. I think a group of friends would be good for this. A group of strangers can be odd and of course the two main seats are the best to sit at. Once in you shouldn’t move about so no swapping about. The ride is good enough and you get to go along a quiet canal. This format is definitely not for the romantic couple but enjoyable enough to experience.
30 minute gondola ride
, Sep 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed this! It was a little odd for me being the only solo person but I wasn’t made to feel awkward at all. The gondolier pointed out a few points of interest during our tour and everyone was very pleasant. Only downside - it does cost more online that it does to pay at the venue which is usually the other way round.
Never again
, Aug 2020
Avoid this at all costs. Not as advertised, gondolier does not speak to you. The route is random. Waste of money. Ps the ticket office is hard to find
Great deal
, Feb 2020
Great deal, my kids and I loved it. Went through charming small side canals and briefly entered Gran Canal near the stunning Rialto Bridge. Bonus, the people we shared the gondola with were very nice. If you want to check gondola ride in Venice off your list for the experience, this is definitely the one. If you want a personalized enthusiastic or romantic tour, this is not the one.
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, Feb 2020
Booking was simple and the women at the meeting place was very nice. But the actual gondola ride was very underwhelming. The gondolas were beautiful, but that’s about it. The gondolier didn’t say one word the entire trip, which was closer to 23-25 minutes and not 30. The scenery was prob the most boring canals I’ve seen in Venice. And we simply went through a few small canals out to the grand canal, turned around, and went back the same way. Again, very underwhelming.
Not worth it
, Feb 2020
Nothing extraordinary, just a drive on a Gondola, nice view and that’s it. The gondola only pass by the grand canale (about 5’)
When in Venice, do Gondola
, Feb 2020
It was a good ride. The gondolier was good. It was worth the price for that unique experience. As we did the ride in the afternoon, the wind was cold.
Water travel
, Feb 2020
You can't go to Venice and not try a gondola ! Great experience and good way to enjoy the waterways. Not a Cornetto in sight !
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