Water activity

Venice: Gondola Ride with Grand Canal

Venice: Gondola Ride with Grand Canal

From $30.31 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.

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Duration options: 30 minutes - 1 hour
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English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Aymara
Private or small groups available
  • 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.
  • Host or greeter
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of the Post Office behind Saint Mark’s Square

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    Important information

    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 3653 reviews

    Review summary

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    Giro suggestivo tra i canali più nascosti di Venezia, circondati da palazzi stupendi, in una città unica al mondo. Il giro comincia a pochi passi da San Marco e dura circa mezz'ora, prima tra i canali più stretti per poi sfociare nel grandioso Canal Grande con il ponte di Rialto a pochi metri. Il nostro gondoliere Mario è stato simpatico, professionale e gentilissimo. Un'esperienza che si ricorda tutta la vita

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    September 28, 2020

    Better than 2 days in the spa ... the relaxation that this ride gave me made me feel good. The calm of the canals of Venice, very little traffic even in the grand canal, the sound of the water against the gondola, and of course the hospitality and friendliness of the gondoliers.

    August 24, 2020

    You get what you pay for, it was a really enjoyable experience but the gondolier didn't talk throughout the whole ride so if you want more. If a guide it might be best booking a different type of gondola ride but for me this was ideal as I was a solo traveller and its great value for money!

    August 6, 2020

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    Product ID: 59278

    VA ID: 397231