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Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary provided by Venice Tours Srl

Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary
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About
Pre-book an essential Venice experience on a gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller, scenic waterways. Avoid negotiating over price on the spot with this affordable shared option that captures all the romance and atmosphere of the “Floating City.” While most gondola rides are unguided, this one includes recorded commentary through a mobile app so you can learn about passing sights like San Giorgio Island and St. Mark’s Bell Tower.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Glide past palazzos and under foot bridges in a classic Venetian gondola
  • Listen to narration through a mobile app you can download to your phone
  • Avoid price surprises and guarantee your seats in a boat
  • Affordable option for families, small groups, couples, and solo travelers
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Glide past palazzos and under foot bridges in a classic Venetian gondola
  • Listen to narration through a mobile app you can download to your phone
  • Avoid price surprises and guarantee your seats in a boat
  • Affordable option for families, small groups, couples, and solo travelers
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21441P6
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Shared gondola ride with live guide (50 minutes tour including 30 minutes of gondola ride
  • PRIVATE GONDOLA RIDE 30 MINUTES (if chosen) without live commentary
  • Shared gondola: live commentary in Italian & English.
  • Shared gondola: commentary by app in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Hindi, Russian & Chinese.
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Audio devices
  • Earphones
Duration
50m
Departure details
  • Venice Tours Assistance (NEWSSTAND), Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy SHARED OPTION: With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand. The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). The guide will have a sign “Gondola Tour”.
  • Gondola Bauer, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091/b, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy ONLY FOR PRIVATE OPTION: GO to the Gondola Bauer landing stage. If you arrive at the Hotel Bauer, you will see the landing stage in front of it. Go to gondoliers and show the ticket
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Each gondola can host maximum 5 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guests weight.
  • The Gondola Ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or high/low tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • The itinerary may change in the event of wind or bad weather
  • The guide will be only on one gondola, the participants on the others gondola will listen to her/him with the audio-devices
  • The live commentary will be only in English and Italian. The commentary on German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian will be provided by mobile app downloaded on the own devices.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The live guide IS NOT included in the PRIVATE OPTION
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time
  • The customers health is the most important matter for us, the tour operates in according to the Covid-19 National directives in order to guarantee the experiences in a safe environment.
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned, and the tour will leave with small groups.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We only ask the kindness to bring the own mask in case you need to wear it.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Inclusions
  • Shared gondola ride with live guide (50 minutes tour including 30 minutes of gondola ride
  • PRIVATE GONDOLA RIDE 30 MINUTES (if chosen) without live commentary
  • Shared gondola: live commentary in Italian & English.
  • Shared gondola: commentary by app in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Hindi, Russian & Chinese.
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Audio devices
  • Earphones
Departure details
  • Venice Tours Assistance (NEWSSTAND), Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy SHARED OPTION: With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand. The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). The guide will have a sign “Gondola Tour”.
  • Gondola Bauer, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091/b, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy ONLY FOR PRIVATE OPTION: GO to the Gondola Bauer landing stage. If you arrive at the Hotel Bauer, you will see the landing stage in front of it. Go to gondoliers and show the ticket
Duration
50m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Each gondola can host maximum 5 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guests weight.
  • The Gondola Ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or high/low tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • The itinerary may change in the event of wind or bad weather
  • The guide will be only on one gondola, the participants on the others gondola will listen to her/him with the audio-devices
  • The live commentary will be only in English and Italian. The commentary on German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian will be provided by mobile app downloaded on the own devices.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The live guide IS NOT included in the PRIVATE OPTION
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time
  • The customers health is the most important matter for us, the tour operates in according to the Covid-19 National directives in order to guarantee the experiences in a safe environment.
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned, and the tour will leave with small groups.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We only ask the kindness to bring the own mask in case you need to wear it.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Teatro La Fenice
    Canal Grande
    Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
    San Giorgio Maggiore
    Piazza San Marco
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
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Beatriz Eugenia P
1 contribution
Good experience, nice explanations about gondola and cool ride
Really good experience, is very easy ti find the location and the staff are nice. The tour is given in both Italian and English.
On the summary of the attraction says that it lasts about 1 hour but in reality is 40 minutes of verbal explanation about the gondolas and Venice and 20 minutes in the gondola, that’s the only thing I didn’t love.
They give you booklet with important information about the sites you’ll visit whilst you’re in the gondola and you also have the option to download and app that explains everything that you’re seeing, which is great.
Overall, it was a nice experience.
Written 5 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Omayma R
2 contributions
Décevant
Nov. 2021 • Couples
We had a shorter tour than what we’ve reserved for, the guide was brief in his explanations not at all what I have paid for. I could have done the same activity for far less money.
Written 22 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
VENICETOURS
Dear Customers, I'm sorry for your review. Please note that the activity has been provided as per description of the product booked:: -20-minute-walking-tour with live guide -30-minute-gondola-ride with explanation. I remain at your disposal for any further information.
Written 26 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adekama
Northamptonshire, UK263 contributions
Waste of money!!!
Nov. 2021
Over priced, too short for what they charged and will not recommend this company, half of the time was spent talking about Venice instead of enjoying what was paid for.
Written 16 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
VENICETOURS
Deaer Adekama, I'm sorry for your review. Please note that the description of the product is clear: 20-minute-walking-tour and 30-minutes-gondola ride with explanation. As you can understand, this is something different from the standard gondola ride. Thanks and regards.
Written 18 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Liam McD
Cologne, Germany6 contributions
Nice, short and sweet but over priced
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Booking in advance meant we paid €29 euro more than all the other gondola tours.
The tour itself was nice
Written 14 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
VENICETOURS
Dear Liam, if you joined the activity, you had for sure a guide during all the tour. For sure you had a 20 walking guided tour and a 30 minute gondola ride with explanation on board. As you can understand this is a different activity compared to the standard gondola ride. Thanks and regards.
Written 18 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dream819050
1 contribution
Horrible
First of all the tour left without 5 of us who were sent back and forth to find the gondola. I was doing this solo so already slightly apprehensive, after getting everyone in groups on the gondola I was left by myself. They were going to put me on a gondola by myself which I most certainly made me very uncomfortable and asking random people would they go on with me. I felt extremely awkward so was left behind. Never ever again
Written 30 October 2021
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VENICETOURS
Dear client, for your info, last October 30th each guide met a group of 30 people at the meeting point and all of them joined the activity with any issue. We accomodated all customers in gondolas that hosted a maximum of 5 people.
Written 4 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brittany B
15 contributions
We can say we've done it!
Oct. 2021
We can say we have done it. Of course it felt like it was over in 15mins., but I am sure it was the full 30mins. Our guide was very nice and gave us some basic information as we journeyed along. We went from small canals to the grand canal. The boat only seats 5 which is the size of our family so it was a private tour. Of all the tours we reviewed this was seemed like the best for the price. I can say it lived up to this expectation.
Written 29 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tommaso111111111
Thanks for your kind review
Written 9 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lauren f
Lincoln, UK27 contributions
Enjoyed the evening gondola
Lovely trip, reasonable price. 4/5 people per gondola.
You’re only on the gondola for about 20 minutes though. We chose the 6pm slot and it was just turning dark - stunning.
Good value for money and the tour guide was very good.
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tommaso111111111
Thanks for your kind review
Written 25 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GrandTour743275
11 contributions
Great experience
Oct. 2021 • Solo
On my first day in Venice this was a soothing but instructional gondola tour. Frederica, our tour commentator, was kind and fun. Great way to see the city with other travelers!
Written 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tommaso111111111
Thanks for your kind review
Written 25 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ianwebb75
London, UK911 contributions
Great way to experience a Venetian gondola
Oct. 2021
Excellent way to experience a Venetian gondola, great commentary on the history of gondola's and how they have evolved over time. Very peaceful on the canal's and a great way to see Venice from a different angle. Hats off to the gondola drivers.
Written 21 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tommaso111111111
Thanks for your kind review
Written 25 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel K
1 contribution
Disappointed
Food was average compared to other venues in the immediate area and service was marginal…..waited forever to get a check at the end of our meal
Written 20 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
VENICETOURS
Dear Daniel, I think you made a mistake since the review is not concerning the activity "Grand canal by gondola with commentary" since in this product meal is not included. Thanks and regards.
Written 20 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Fun time with Massimiliano
A much enjoyable experience with Massimiliano. We got background of the art, a live demo followed by hands-on. A gr
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Pethatic
No one waited us. We missed the whole trip. The worst thing is I got charged 2 times. We tried to contact but no he
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Amazing watercolor class with professional venician artist!
Nicola is a great teacher. He gave me useful tips to improve my skills , how to draw perspective, what colors to u
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Disappointed
The meet up point was a short distance from the site in a newsstand. It said we had skip the line but when we got t
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Original italian ripp of
Booking was easy, so was using my credit card…. NO digital ticket, to get the tickets you have to walk to a book s
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do not purchase
the line at the palace for "skip the line" ticket holders was just as long and slow moving as the line for people p
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Terrible experience with Venice Tours
We booked the Mask painting workshop through Venice tours and received an email confirmation. When we arrived at t
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Recommended tour
Nice tour walking around inusual places. News and gossip about old habits. Small group of tourists better to follow
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Wonderful experience
Very friendly gondolier and romantic music. Everything was well-arranged, making it the highlight of our stay in Ve
Heather W
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Disappointed
This was good for fast entry but not worth the money for the audio. Do not recommend. It was over priced for what w
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Very nice walk
Very Nice walk with a lot of venice secrets. The guide Was entertainment and told a lot of little storys and infor
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Useless
Ticket not recognized by the Palazzio Ducale, I paid full price eventually, useless ticket. The only thing it help
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Amazing and very nice
This was a really nice experience, the master craftsman that runs it with his family is amazingly skilled and a ver
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Beautifull artwork
We have had am amazing workshop! We had no knowledge about the Murano Glass art whatsoever but in a short period we
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One of the most beautiful palaces in the world!
To buy a queueless entrance was a great idea, we saved time to visit some other museum of the city!!
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