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Venice Grand Canal Gondola Ride

Venezia, Italy

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Glide along one of the world's most famous waterways with a romantic gondola ride on the Grand Canal in Venice. Choose from a private or shared ride, and watch passing boats, palazzos, and magnificent Renaiassnce and Baroque architecture from aboard a traditional Venetian gondola. It's a quintessential experience when visiting the ‘Floating City.’
  • 25-minute gondola ride on the Grand Canal
  • See some of Venice's most famous sights from the city's main waterway
  • Ride aboard a traditional Venetian boat steered by a gondolier
  • Opt for a private ride for special occasions, or save money with a shared ride
  • A must-do and memorable activity when visiting Venice
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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Departure Point

Calle larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maximum of 6 people per gondola
  • Gondola ride is not a guided tour
  • OPERATED BY Very Viva Venice Srl

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 maximum group size during Venice Grand Canal Gondola Ride?
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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14 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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We were glad we booked this...
, Jun 2018
We were glad we booked this experience in advance with Viator. We met our guide and she led us to the front of the line. We had a great experience and appreciated her help!
my wife dreams to go to VENICE ,Hop...
Peter M
, Oct 2017
my wife dreams to go to VENICE ,Hop into a gondola ride.Was she WOW thank you ,it was shorted than I expectedthe ridebut all in all worth it again ty
First of all, you can catch a...
, Sep 2017
First of all, you can catch a gondola from almost anywhere in Venice. Find a section of Venice you want to see and get it there. Not worth getting this tour ahead of time. None of the gondolier's wanted to take us. They all went on break when they saw we had vouchers. Tour guide staff had to plea with them. Literally he went around the block and back to starting point.
It all went smoothly from booking...
Richard L
, Aug 2017
It all went smoothly from booking online, finding our pick up point in Venice, being met by organiser and experiencing a 30 minute gondola ride along the canals. Very good value compared with the turn up and pay price charged at location of €80 per personfor the same ride.
I would not recommend this to...
Ranjeet Kumar C
, Aug 2017
I would not recommend this to anyone. It's better to go and book the gondola ride from Venice directly which is much cheaper than from online. And back to my experience - I was traveling with my wife and kid. During booking, it was mentioned that we could travel with other people on the ride - that's fine. The other people were so huge and covered all space and one of us left sitting down. I requested the managing lady and she didn't help. I didn't argue with her because I was getting late for my train. So overall its waste of money.
I had to ride in a gondola just to...
Andrea W
, Jul 2017
I had to ride in a gondola just to have the experience of having done that in Venice. The ride was fine, though it seemed very short. Before my trip, I felt like I should prebook the gondola ride, but once in Venice, we saw lots and lots of gondolas that were just waiting to take tourists out so, it doesn't seem like having to prearrange a ride is necessary.
This was an enjoyable trip, but...
Taylor H
, Jul 2017
This was an enjoyable trip, but there was absolutely no touring from the gondoleer. I wasn't expecting a full blown tour by any means, but I figured that there would be something. The ride was calm and it was a beautiful day. If you go to Venice, you should definitely do a boat ride before leaving but I would suggest one that is more of a tour even if it isn't the fancy singing and musical ones.
Unfortunately we missed it, couldn't...
, Jul 2017
Unfortunately we missed it, couldn't find loading location soon enough
Really enjoyed our gondola ride! The...
, May 2017
Really enjoyed our gondola ride! The meeting point was easy to locate with our map, the tour guide was there 10 mins before start time. All well organised and efficient. The actual ride lasted for 25 minutes, which felt like long enough and was good value for money. Really pleased we booked this, the highlight of our day in Venice!
We were 10 minutes late due to not...
Dionne M
, Mar 2017
We were 10 minutes late due to not knowing about the different Sunday service, so the man turned us away, even though I explained it was my mums birthday and our last day here. She had been planning going to Venice for 30 years to have this experience and we didn't have the money to pay again.!

Product code: 43356P7

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