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Venice Gondola Ride

  • Skip the tour line at the canal by booking a Venice gondola ride in advance
  • Experience the magic of Venice on a 30-minute gondola ride
  • Admire Venice’s picturesque architecture and bridges while gliding through the canals
Venice Gondola Ride
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5.15 pm departureMost Popular
5.15 pm Gondola ride tour - available from 1 April to 31 October
USD 37.86
3 pm departure
Venice Gondola Ride without commentary
USD 37.86
11 am departure
Venice Gondola Ride without commentary
USD 37.86
Skip the tour line at the canal by booking a Venice gondola ride ahead of time leaving more time to enjoy a Spritz on the Grand Canal. You’ll enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride exploring the canals of Venice admiring historic sites and romantic bridges the way they were meant to be seen.  A gondola ride is the perfect way to escape the hustle of the tourist areas as you glide through the quieter, narrower canals of the city.
What to Expect
You’ll meet your gondolier at Calle Larga Ascensione, going to the front of the tourist line and stepping 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 of Venice.

During your 30-minute journey, you’ll leave the Grand Canal to glide through the quieter and narrower minor canals of Venice. You’ll pass under ancient bridges and admire architectural masterpieces such as the Basilica della Salute and La Fenice, the most famous opera house in Venice.

Booking your Venice gondola ride ahead of time allows you to skip the long tourist lines and enjoy a gondola ride at your desired time. With booking ahead you’ll also avoid having to negotiate with the gondolier and can just sit back and relax and enjoy your ride through the canals.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A peaceful gondola ride in the back canals

We were sceptical about doing something so touristy, especially when we saw the row of gondolas coming bumper to bumper down the canal and the massive queue waiting with the shop owner yelling at them all that they were blocking his windows – it didn’t...More

1  Thank Tracey_from_Syd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gondola Ride

A gondola ride was a must experience with my family in Venice. We were fortunate to get a great gondolier who pointed out and explained historical and significant sites. He was very courteous and accommodating. However, people should be wary of choosing their gondola rides....More

Thank Adele P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Poor service on Gondola ride August 2018 from Rialto Bridge

Long queues were expected so not a problem. Whilst waiting, we banded together with a couple in the queue for the advertised 80 euro ride for 30 minutes (expensive but had to be done!) Gondolier was supposed to give a guided tour, others around us...More

Thank bestsellens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Worth doing if a little expensive

I suppose when you come to Venice you have to experience a Gondola trip and that is what we did. It was a pleasant half hour and we saw a liitle of the place but it is hardly the romantic serenading experience we were expecting....More

Thank TCT2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Not what we had imagined at all, but…

When you think of Venice, you automatically think of a gondola ride. In movies, it’s so picturesque and romantic. In real life, it’s nothing of the sort. The gondoliers just talk to their friends, other gondoliers who are just mere meters from each other since...More

5  Thank Daniel A
Venetoinside, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Venetoinside, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Daniel A we are sorry you didn't enjoy your ride due to the bad behaviour of the gondoliers, of which we deeply apologize for. Unfortunately, it is not easy to find 100% reliable and professional gondoliers… Some of them do not care for customer...More

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