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Skip the lines and choose your preferred time for a Venice gondola ride by booking this tour in advance. During your 30-minute ride, you’ll admire the city’s historic sights and romantic bridges from the water. Escape the bustle of tourist areas as you glide through the quieter canals, and see parts of the city you wouldn’t on a walking tour.
- Skip the lines at the canal by booking a Venice gondola ride in advance
- Relax as your gondolier takes you on a 30-minute gondola ride
- Admire Venice’s picturesque architecture and bridges along the way
- View sights that can only be seen from the water, not on a walking tour
What to Expect
Meet your gondolier at Calle Larga Ascensione at your pre-selected departure point. You’ll head to the front of the tourist line and step right into your gondola for an unforgettable tour of Venice. Sit back and enjoy the city from the water as your gondolier steers you peacefully through the canals. During your 30-minute journey, you’ll leave the bustle of the Grand Canal behind, gliding through some of Venice’s quieter and narrower canals. Pass under ancient bridges and admire architectural masterpieces such as the Basilica della Salute and La Fenice, the most famous opera house in Venice. Your tour ends back at your departure point.
Calle Larga Ascensione, 1255, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Returns to original departure point
- Gondola ride
- Guided visit
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- No credit or refunds will be given in case you do not show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher.
- This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
- A gondola can host up to 6 people. If your reservation includes more than 6 people, your group will be divided into smaller groups, or you will enjoy different gondolas
- The tour might be suspended in case of bad weather. In such cases you are required to go to the departure point in order to know whether the tour takes place or not and any alternative ways to use the service.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travellers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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It's beautiful and a nice experience to go up and down the grand canal in a gondola. It's expensive so better to go for a shared gondola. They had put 3 people in one and we had a nice time enjoying the view all around. If you are looking for a romantic ride, it might or might…
Date of experience: December 2019
Its expensive to take a gondola ride but its a Once in a lifetime experience and I really recommend to everyone! But the gondoliers Will not sing cause they cant! So Dont ask for That! There is special tours for Music and gondola ride!
Date of experience: February 2020
A romantic gondola ride is on the top of most traveler’s itinerary when visiting Venice. It was definitely a must do for me. I imagined taking in the beautiful sights of Venice, floating through historic canals and the sounds of music in the air. In reality, my experience was…
Date of experience: July 2019
Yes, we went and had to do this. Yes, this is a job for Gondoliers but, the tourists are paying customers and probably would appreciate it if the gondolier passed along what they knew of the area. Ours caught up with his buddy and they bs'ed the entire trip for us all, not to us…
Date of experience: November 2019
What more can you say...... once in Venice a Gondola ride is a must do. We had the opportunity to go on the back canals during a quiet period and had such an awesome time. The photo opportunities were everywhere, and our Gondolier very knowledgeable and talkative. We learnt…
Date of experience: September 2019
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Brilliant way to have affordable gondola ride and see hidden gems of Venice
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Excellent water taxi service from airport direct to hotel
This service is reasonably priced, stress free and a wonderful way to arrive in Venice - we highly recommend this c…
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Floods did not make this easy at all, but it did happen and we did see them. Such beauty and so much work for so l…
Great to skip the line!
You should visit San Marco to know what is is! We expected the cathedral to be much bigger and larger. But the only…
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Poorly managed. Firstly, the meeting point was not clear. Hence, though we were just near the meeting point, confus…
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Both places should not be missed. Incredible!
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It exceeded my low expectations
I normally don't enjoy tours massively taken over by tourists but I really enjoyed this one. Max was really knowled…
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