Gondola ride experience in Venice
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Gondola ride experience in Venice

based on 125 reviews
Free cancellation
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 35 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a 35-minute ride on a traditional Venetian gondola
  • Journey through centuries of history and picturesque views
  • Glide across the breathtaking Grand Canal
  • Be spoilt for choice with amazing photography opportunities
What to expect

The gondola is one of the main symbols of Venice, as emblematic of the famous city of water as it is 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, the gondola is built using unique techniques and every sigle part of it also hides symbolic meanings. For example, its toothed bow iron has five or six rebbi (combs), which are each symbolic of the six sestieri (districts) into which Venice is divided. The function of this part made of iron is to balance the weight of the gondolier and it has an 'S' shape that evokes the flow of the Grand Canal.

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'll be able to admire elegant buildings on the side banks and unique bridges, and breathe in the fascinating and magical atmosphere that only a city built on water can offer.

Itinerary

  • Boarding at Campo San Moisè near St Mark's Square area
  • Glide along the canals surrounding the area
  • Enter the breathtaking Grand Canal
  • Return back to place of boarding
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • 35-minute gondola ride
    • Boarding assistance
    What's not included
    • Onboard commentary
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-1 years): free
    Where

    Calle Larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia VE

    Meeting point:

    In front of the "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).

    What to remember
    • Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to six people for each one) so you might have to share with other people
    • Assistance will be provided on board, while commentary during the tour is not included
    • Comfortable shoes and clothes are advised
    • Please bring water with you, especially on hot days
    • Please note that no refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals
    • The gondola ride will also take place in the rain. In the case of heavy rain, it might be cancelled and the tour will be refunded (or rescheduled for another day/time)
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    When
    • From April to October: every day at 11.30am, 3.00pm, 5.15pm
    • From November to March: every day at 11.00am, 3.00pm
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    Provider
    Gray Line Venice
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
    What people say about this experience
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