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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride

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  • Take a guided gondola ride through Venice's Grand Canal
  • See the city and its waterways from a unique perspective 
  • Get a quick intro to the city; ideal for day-trippers or travelers short on time
Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride
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Sometimes, a classic tour is better than an original one. Take a classic guided gondola ride along the Grand Canal and watch for sights such as the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Square, and other popular Venice sights from its most iconic boat. You’ll also pass smaller canals and passageways not visible from the city’s narrows streets. The 30-minute ride is a great introduction to Venice for travelers short on time.
What to Expect
Begin at Campo San Luca, and make your way to the Canal Grande. Hop on a gondola shared with up to five people. Your gondolier takes you on a 30-minute ride across different parts of central Venice, from the Canal Grande to minor canals that pass by St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge.

Meander along quiet, peaceful stretches while taking in waterside views.

Pass alleys, side streets, and passageways not visible from streets or water taxis. Relax while you take part in one of Venice’s original pastimes.

The tour finishes at Bacino Orseolo behind St. Mark’s Square.
Reviews (107)
1 - 5 of 74 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2018
A must in Venice

This was nice. We were able to skip the incredibly long line (and we weren't there at peak season.) It's not the romantic personal ride you see in the movies but still, if you go to Venice you have to ride a gondola, right? So...More

2  Thank Freedom824356
Reviewed 29 October 2018
A must do in Venice

Your Venice trip is incomplete without this. A must do. This ride will take you through the small canals and wet lanes that the city is full of. It will take you close to the actual heart of venice. As you ride through the old...More

1  Thank nitinj8488
Reviewed 25 October 2018
Nice ride

Seeing as most of the gondola rides are extremely pricey and over at least 80 euros this was a good way to get the experience for less. It was a smooth and quiet ride around. I was able to buy my ticket a couple hours...More

4  Thank anagabycruz
Reviewed 22 October 2018
ride was great

Venice is very tricky to navigate around and with limited signs it was even more difficult to find. Once we found the travel agent we were fine. the ride itself was amazing and well worth it.

1  Thank alba P
Reviewed 20 October 2018
Uneventful, try a waterbus instead... and save your money.

Like the title suggests, the experience was not memorable. We met at the meeting point with 20-30 other people who booked the same time slot, and took a brief stroll up the way through very crowded, narrow streets to form a queue waiting to load...More

4  Thank Harold S
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