Gondola ride experience in Venice
Activities

Gondola ride experience in Venice

4.3/5
Excellent
Based on 262 reviews
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38.00
Free cancellation
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Enjoy a 25/30 minute ride on a traditional gondola
  • Glide across the breathtaking Grand Canal
  • Be spoilt for choice with amazing photo opportunities
What to expect

The gondola is one of the main symbols of Venice, as emblematic of the famous city of water as it is mysterious in its origins. Not many people know that at the beginning this unique vessel was different from the one we can admire today, changing across time together with the city it is associated to. Of course, the history of the gondola is deeply bound to the one of Venice.

Considered one of the most beautiful and elegant boats on earth, the gondola is built using unique techniques and every single part of it also hides symbolic meanings. For example, its toothed bow iron has five or six rebbi (combs), which are each symbolic of the six sestieri (districts) into which Venice is divided. The function of this part made of iron is to balance the weight of the gondolier and it has an 'S' shape that evokes the flow of the Grand Canal.

Let yourself experience in first person the gondola through this tour. An enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the colors, lights, sights, charm and beauty of Venice. You'll be able to admire elegant buildings on the side banks and unique bridges, and breathe in the fascinating and magical atmosphere that only a city built on the water can offer.

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What's included
  • check Boarding assistance
  • check Gondola ride
Where

Calle Larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

Meeting point:
In front of the "Poste Italiane" office, next to the Museo Correr's entrance. Please be sure to get there at least 15 minutes prior to the tour starting time.
What to remember

Know in advance:

  • The gondola ride will also take place on rainy days. In the case of heavy rain, it might be canceled and the tour will be refunded (or rescheduled for another day/time). Please note that no refund will be provided for no shows or late arrivals
  • Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to five people for each one) so you might have to share it with other people
  • Assistance will be provided on board, while commentary during the tour is not included
  • Please be aware that starting from April 25th and on certain dates, registration and payment of an access contribution will be necessary to visit the city of Venice. We encourage you to check all the information and procedures for registration or payment on the dedicated website of Comune di Venezia
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Provider
Gray Line Venice
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.3/5

Based on 262 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - March 2024

    Average

    Overall rated

    3/5

    Thought we would be alone on our gondola, but we was with other people who we didn’t know

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - March 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - February 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Aimee B

    From United Kingdom - February 2024

    Travelled with family

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Enjoyed the experience, although it was only 20mins in the actual boat, 5mins walk from the meeting point to the boat and then 5mins waiting to get of ...

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - February 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - January 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    La nostra gondola era molto bella, di quelle più vecchie. Il gondoliere è stato molto simpatico e ci ha raccontato diversi aneddoti

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