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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride

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Highlights
  • 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
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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride
From USD 36.25
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Overview
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 (103)
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Reviewed yesterday
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.

Thank alba P
Reviewed 3 days ago
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

Thank Harold S
Reviewed 5 days ago
A must and worth it!!

A must when you visit Venice. Our tour was at night. It was so peaceful through the smaller canals and the lights were gorgeous when we entered the Grand Canal. Worth every pence!

1  Thank Betsy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Ok

It was ok.. the gondola ride itself was definitely not 30 minutes but it was nice way of seeing the city and got some lovely pictures. If I were to go again I think i would recommend going to any of the independent advertised gondola...More

2  Thank Deirdre C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Book before you leave

Lovely 30 min ride brought before we left exchanged ticket and then a group of us were walked through the streets to gondolas, tour guide ensured we were put onto gondola and it was very well organised no problem ! But if you can buy...More

2  Thank misslel2016
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LivBruce92
13 August 2018|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
I did not use a travel agency. We paid at the kiosk at the gondolas and stepped right in for a great time. The travel agency is not worth it!!!
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losie15
3 August 2018|
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Response from Jennifer K | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I personally recommend booking ahead, only because booking them in person is much more expensive, around 80€ compared to 30€ online. Only difference is price range, since many gondolas are available throughout Venice... More
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Jakub J
12 July 2018|
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My daughter was recently in Venice and they paid as a couple 80 euros for both for half an hour through the day....evenings are more expensive
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