Venice: Small Group Shared Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal

3.8 / 5

20 reviews

Venice: Small Group Shared Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal

From $43.26 per person

Experience an enchanting gondola ride along the most beautiful part of the Grand Canal and its hidden waterways. Listen to an in-app commentary as you admire the views.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 1 hour in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 45 minutes
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Host or greeter
English, Italian, French
Optional audio guide
German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Hindi, French, English, Italian, Spanish


  • Enjoy a shared gondola experience on a gondola with reduced capacity of maximum 4 people
  • Glide on the canals and relax as your gondolier takes you through the Grand Canal
  • Listen to the in-app commentary of your itinerary
  • Discover secret canals reachable only by gondola
  • Learn about the gondola and gondoliers from a dedicated host
Full description
Feel the essence of Venice as you explore hidden and picturesque waterways near the Grand Canal with a gondolier. Start your activity by meeting the host, who will explain some curiosities about the history of gondolas and gondoliers. Get free access to an app with commentary of your itinerary on the gondola. As you enjoy the beauties of the Grand Canal, admire the marvelous Palaces such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace, the Gritti Palace, the Salute Church, the Punta della Dogana. Discover the worldwide-famous La Fenice Theatre and the Mozart House along the romantic and hidden waterways. At the end of your ride, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Saint Mark’s Basin with San Giorgio Island. Be welcomed back by your host who will be waiting to hear about your experience and provide you with a 10% discount for your next purchase on GetYourGuide.
  • Shared 25-30 minute gondola ride
  • a 15-minute introduction to the gondola experience
  • Multilingual staff at the embarkation point
  • In-app commentary
  • Wi-Fi at the meeting point to download the app
  • 10% discount for your next purchase on GetYourGuide (given after the activity)
  • Live commentary by the gondolier
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your greeter at the newspaper stand right outside St. Mark Square, close to the Correr Museum entrance. Facing the Poste Italiane (Post Office) with Museo Correr to your back, look to the left and you’ll see a grey newspaper stand selling souvenirs and newspapers. The local partner’s staff will wait for you by the newsstand, holding a sign with “GetYourGuide Gondola Tour” written on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour is not private. Gondola may be shared with other guests - maximum 4 people onboard
  • Seats aboard cannot be chosen and will be assigned by the gondolier based on guests' weight
  • The tour might not operate or the itinerary may change in cases of wind or bad weather
  • You can choose a physical map of the itinerary instead of the app
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety
  • Service
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It was good, just not what I expected.

I hoped for a romantic gondola ride. It wasn’t. But I’ll say that happened largely because of poor support from GetYourGuide. We were on time, at the right place and still never saw the tour rep. When we called, the local representative said our only option was to take the tour the next day, which wasn’t an option. He then hung up on me. We started going to gondola stations and found the tour, but we were last in line. At least we made it...

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10 July 2019

Good value for money and a worthwhile trip

18 December 2019

Very good but as always it depends on your contact ...

16 December 2019

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