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Venice Classic Gondola Ride

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Venezia, Italy
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Cruise through Venice’s canals on this 30-minute gondola ride. Admire the city and its beauty as you ride around in the comfort of a 6-person gondola. Your gondolier steers the way, and tells you all about the city’s history as you go. Start at the Grand Canal, and see spots such as Santa Maria della Salute and Ponte dell'Accademia, as you make your way to the Fenice area.
  • 30-minute gondola ride through Venice’s canals
  • Admire key sights of Venice from the water
  • Travel the way Venetian nobles did so many years ago
  • Choice between an 11am, 3pm, and 5:15 pm departure
  • This ride isn’t wheelchair accessible
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30 Minute shared Gondola ride through the Venetian canals
Multilingual assistance when boarding
Food and drinks
This ride is not Guided
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1256, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Return Details

Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091/b, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Meet your group and gondolier in Venice at Campo San Moisè in front of Hotel Bauer. Getting there is just a short walk from St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco). Depending on whether you chose a morning or afternoon departure, show up a little before 11am, 3pm or 5:15pm

Your guide welcomes you, and helps you and the other passengers (up to six) board the gondola. As you board, notice the black color of your gondola. This wasn’t always the case in Venice. Venetian nobles used to travel in brightly colored gondolas to match their palaces, but a 16-th century law required them to be painted black, and they remain so today.

Once everyone gets situated, your gondolier takes off on the Grand Canal for your 30-minute ride. Slowly cruise down the canals as your guide points out must-see spots in the city, including Santa Maria della Salute and Ponte dell'Accademia. Continue your ride to the Fenice area, and then come back to the location where your ride started to get on with your day.
Stop At:  
Grand canal, venice
A classic Gondola ride is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of this unique city built on water. This traditional Venetian mode of transport, departs from campo San Moisè, where you will be invited to relax aboard this historic vessel. Admire Venice from this amazing point of view, witness its magnificent architecture, and whilst gliding under its bridges, discover secret entrances to the elegant palaces and hidden corners of the city. This is not a guided tour - words are not required to embrace the beauty of seeing Venice from the water.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Chiesa di San Moise
Pass By:  
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
Basilica della Salute and Punta della Dogana on the Grand Canal
Pass By:  
Teatro La Fenice
Fenice Opera House
Pass By:  
Scala Contarini del Bovolo
Bovolo spiral staircase in campo Manin
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • For all late arrivals and no show, no refund
  • Meeting point 15 min before the departure time
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Venice Events srl

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice Classic Gondola Ride?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Venice Classic Gondola Ride?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Venice Classic Gondola Ride.
What is the social distancing policy during Venice Classic Gondola Ride?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Venice Classic Gondola Ride.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Venice Classic Gondola Ride?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Venice Classic Gondola Ride.
What is the maximum group size during Venice Classic Gondola Ride?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Venice Classic Gondola Ride.


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, Jun 2019
Would recommend every time Very good well organised everything spot on. Very easy 100% satisfaction
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear guest thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We look forward to seeing you again.
Would have been better but we were...
, Oct 2017
Would have been better but we were urged to let three other people ride with our party of three. Should have insisted!
I would not recommend this - For the...
, Jul 2017
I would not recommend this - For the cost. The driver was rude - and yes I have his photo, not name because he was too busy yelling at my wife and myself where to sit. We didn't even get on the boat when this started on dock. In hind site we should have asked for another driver. The driver then proceed to yell to other drivers in italian obscenities and vial names about us and how we were upset with him the angel - fyi tourist understand and speak italian too. I would recommend just going to to Venice and higher a gondola driver on your own. This is like a conveyor belt type tour. Consider employing drivers that are pleasant and make this a first time experience nice. I WOULD NOT DO THIS AGAIN, WASTE OF 200.
Be sure to allot more time...
Amanda D
, Mar 2017
Be sure to allot more time! Was instructed to check in 10 minutes ahead of time and was given an orange sticker. Then, a huge group of people probably 30 was shuffled over to the gondola launch point. There was no system in place and boarding proved to be a mix of elbowing your way to the front. The gondola ride itself was fine, but the experience of checking in and boarding needs to be improved greatly. We ended up waiting to board for over 45 minutes for a half an hour ride.

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