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Gondola ride experience

Based on 125 reviews
Availability: Everyday
Duration: 35 minutes
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • A 35 minutes ride on the traditional Venetian gondola
  • Slide among centuries of history and picturesque views
  • Enter the breathtaking Canal Grande
  • Enjoy amazing photography opportunities
What to expect

The gondola is one of the main symbols of Venice, as emblematic of the famous water city as mysterious in its origins. Not many people know that at the beginning this unique vessel was different from the one we can admire today, changing across time together with the city it is associated to. Of course, the history of the gondola is deeply bounded to the one of Venice.

Considered one of the most beautiful and elegant boats on Earth, it is built through unique techniques and that each part of it also has symbolic meanings. For example, its multi-pronged ferro, or prow, does have five or six pettini (combs), symbolic of the six sestieri (districts) in which Venice is divided into. The function of this part made of iron is to balance gondoliere’s weigh and it has an “S” shape evoking the flow of the Canal Grande.

Let yourself experience in first person the gondola through this tour. An enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the colors, lights, sights, charm and beauty of Venice. You will admire elegant bank-side palaces, unique bridges and breath the charming and magic atmosphere that only a town built on water can give you.

Itinerary

  • Board in Campo San Moisè near St Mark's Square area
  • Slide along the canals surrounding the area
  • Enter the breathtaking Canal Grande
  • Back to boarding place
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What's included
  • 35 minutes ride on the gondola
  • Boarding assistance
What's not included
  • Commentary or explainations of any sort
  • Food and beverages
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  • Child 0-1 years old: free of charge
Where

Calle Larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia VE

Meeting point:

In front of "Poste Italiane" office, next to the Museo Correr's entrance (please be sure to get there at least 15 minutes prior to tour starting time, this is very important)

What to remember
  • Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to six people for each one) so the gondola might be shared with other people.
  • Board assistance will be provided, no commentary included during the ride.
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes are advised.
  • Please take some water with you particularly during hot days.
  • Please note that no refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals.
  • The Gondola Ride will take place also with rain, only in case of very heavy rain it might be cancelled and the tour will be refunded (if not taken another day/time).
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When
  • From April to October: Everyday at 11.30am - 3.00pm - 5.15pm
  • From November to March: Everyday at 11.00am - 3.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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