Gondola ride experience in Venice
Activities

Gondola ride experience in Venice

4.3/5
Excellent
Based on 258 reviews
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£33.00
Free cancellation
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duration
Duration: 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Enjoy a 30-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 photo 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 bound 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 single 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 the water can offer.

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What's included
  • check 30-minute gondola ride
  • check Boarding assistance
Where

Calle Larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

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 the tour starting time.
What to remember
  • The gondola ride will also take place on rainy days. In the case of heavy rain, it might be canceled and the tour will be refunded (or rescheduled for another day/time). Please note that no refund will be provided for no shows or late arrivals
  • Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to five people for each one) so you might have to share it with other people
  • Assistance will be provided on board, while commentary during the tour is not included
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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 experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.3/5

Based on 258 reviews from verified customers

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Service

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Value for money

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - February 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - January 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    La nostra gondola era molto bella, di quelle più vecchie. Il gondoliere è stato molto simpatico e ci ha raccontato diversi aneddoti

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - December 2023

    Average

    Overall rated

    3/5

    Giro breve senza nessuna spiegazione

  • Susan

    From United States of America - December 2023

    Travelled with family

     

    45 - 54 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Meeting point wasceasy to find. Staff friendly and helpful. Gondola ride was wonderful.

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - December 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - November 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    A Venezia si vive una favola e il giro in gondola e' stato perfetto. Orario rispettato, in compagnia di un gondoliere veramente simpatico.

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