Water activity

Venice: Gondola Ride with Grand Canal

Venice: Gondola Ride with Grand Canal

From £21.41 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
Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Host or greeter
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meeting point

      Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of St. Mark's Post Office located next to the green kiosk behind Correr Museum. Do not wait in the Baglioni Hotel Luna. Google Maps coordinates: 45.433557, 12.336910

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      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 3688 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4/5
      • Transportation
        3.8/5
      • Value for money
        3.6/5
      • Safety
        4.3/5
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      The gondola is a must in Venice but the tour is really short (30min including boarding and disembarking). I recommend for people traveling alone but as a couple it is better to take a gondola for 2 (80 € for 30 minutes) because there is not much room in the gondola and some couples were face to face with no legroom

      10 May 2021

      A very romantic gondola ride through Venetian canals & the Canal Grande at the end! The only thing was that our seats in the middle of the gondola were not comfy, it was thight and cramped, there wasn't enough leg room, my seat wasn't fixed so I was moving and falling very often. The other 4 people were sitting in other spots and they were fine, not like us so I think we were just a bit unlucky.

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      6 September 2020

      We found the meeting place without a problem, it’s a little confusing because you would think it would be by the water but instead you meet in front of the post office and the nice people guide you to the gondola. The ride was beautiful just like everything else in Venice, particularly when you reach the grand canal. I was worried that sharing a gondola may damper the experience but truly did not hinder the experience. Would recommend.

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      16 October 2018

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      Product ID: 60201

      VA ID: 397231