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Venice: Shared Gondola Ride Across the Grand Canal

Venice: Shared Gondola Ride Across the Grand Canal

From US$ 28.36 per person

Enjoy Venice from a privileged view of a Gondola accompanied by its gentle movement. Take a ride along Canal Grande and minor canals around San Marco Square and Rialto.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 30 minutes
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Italian, English, German, French, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Enjoy a shared gondola ride through the canals of Venice
  • Glide down small canals and into the larger Grand Canal
  • Experience sightseeing in a unique way
Full description

Share a gondola ride with up to 5 other people and a master gondolier through the canals of Venice. Glide gracefully through the mysterious canals of Venice on a peaceful 30-minute ride. Discover the quaint and charming canals of Venice that have different charms and appeals, which you'll experience on this tour. Float down the iconic Grand Canal, ride down minor waterways, and pass by the famous theater, La Fenice, to soak up the atmosphere.

  • Shared gondola ride of approximately 30-minutes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app

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Meeting point

The meeting point is the Alilaguna ticket office, in front of the Royal Gardens gate. The ticket office is a small wooden structure, at the far end of row of souvenir stalls, and directly opposite the San Marco Giardinetti water public transportation station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note this tour does not include any serenades or music.
  • Please note that the ride could last less than 30 minutes depending on how busy the canals are.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 1488 reviews

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Was great. Everything we expected. One small point. The gondolier was talking on his mobile phone for most of our rideL Literally 30 seconds before he told us where to place a tip he started singing. As a result our tip was small. Perhaps less phone and more singing he might have got a bigger tip.

October 12, 2021

We met the tour guide at a location that was about a 10 minute walk from the actual gondolas. At the gondola station they split the group into smaller groups in the gondola. We got lucky and only had 1 other person in our gondola but we did have to wait about an extra 10 minutes longer than everyone else because they ran out of gondolas and we had to wait for more to come back which almost made us late for our next reservation tour.the gondola ride was very scenic and nice, going through the smaller canals which were obviously gondola only ares since they were packed with them. All in all...nice ride but alot of waiting and unnecessary walking. Would be better if they had us meet at the actual gondola stand.if you use this service, make sure you plan extra time on the backside.

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September 10, 2021

We highly recommend the gondola ride, however, we think the ride itself was a bit shorter than the advertised 30 minute ride. Further, availing the shared ride means you pay much less than standard rate (80 eur) plus you get to meet strangers who are very happy to take pictures of you if you don’t have a selfie stick Overall, great experience!

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August 19, 2021

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