Classic Gondola Ride - Venice

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Overview

Enjoy this traditional classical Gondola ride through the canals of Venice. Relax as your gondolier steers you through centuries of history, the perfect way to appreciate Venice from the water. Become involved in the banter of the Gondoliers as they call to each other through the canals. 

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Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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Know More about this tour

Once upon a time all Venetian Nobles traveled by Gondola and many owned their own, the Gondolas were once very colorful, pinks, reds and blues to match the colorful wooden pillion's outside the palaces, however after the "Pest" which killed thousands of people all Gondolas were ordered to be painted black by the Doge to respect the dead and have remained so even today.

You cannot visit Venice without a classic gondola ride, the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and color of this unique city built on water. You will be delighted by the elegance of the grand mansions with their fine facades and richly toned plaster work. The staff will welcome you at the meeting point and give you boarding assistance on your Gondola (up to 6 people per Gondola).

The tour begins in the Canal Grande in the Salute area and proceeds to the minor canals in the Fenice area. Your 30-minute ride ends at the starting point. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years.

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Inclusions for Classic Gondola Ride

  • 30 Minute Gondola ride through the Venetian canals
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Exclusions for Classic Gondola Ride

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • This ride is not Guided
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The time of the tour must be confirmed when booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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3 reviews by the users

  • 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 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!

    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.

USD 33.84