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Venice: Small Group Shared Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal

Venice: Small Group Shared Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal

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From £36.01 £28.81 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
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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
Audio guide included
German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Hindi, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • 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)
  • Max 4 people per gondola
  • Live commentary by the gondolier
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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. Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time.

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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

4.3 /5

based on 140 reviews

Review summary

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It was great! It came completely as advertised. It was just the 3 of us in our family group in our gondola. We downloaded an app which provided historical info as we went along. You could play it out loud if your phone doesn't have an external speaker and the rest of your group doesn't mind. Great value for the money!

16 August 2021

The information at the beginning about the gondola is interesting. The tour guide is very kind. The gondoliers are pleasant and kind. The audioguide is sufficient. The 4 people max is strictly adhered to. We because there was 1 person in the group above, broke the group in two and put us alone because we were a couple.

9 August 2021

The guide met us and took us to the start of the gondola ride- he gave us some interesting information about the gondolas and the city, and then we got on. We were lucky, there were only 4 of us, but also 6 of us would have been comfortable. The gondolier took us through the inner city canals, which are very evocative and interesting to see from that perspective, and answered our questions with clarity. Very kind - and in both Italian and English. Great experience.

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5 July 2021

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