Venice Gondola Experience

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Departures at 11:30am, 3:00pm and 5:15pm
  • Departure Details :
    Calle Larga Ascensione, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Campo San Moisè, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Booking this Gondola ride is the most enchanting and unique way to explore Venice and experience its lovely atmosphere! You will spend the best 30 minutes on this shared tour and explore hidden channels of Venice. Book this experience in advance as it is the most popular in Venice

Highlights

  • An ideal choice for families
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

The gondola is one of the main symbols of Venice, as emblematic of the famous water city as mysterious in its origins. Not only elegance and beauty then, but a whole world also embodied into this boat nowadays a symbol of Venice.

Let yourself experience this gondola tour!

An enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the colors, lights, sights, charm, and beauty of Venice. Admire elegant bank-side palaces, unique bridges, and breath the charming and magic atmosphere that only a town built on the water can give you.

Board assistance will be provided, no commentary included during the ride. Take a place on the Gondola (max 6 people per Gondola, shared one) and let the local gondolier, with his distinctive blue and white striped shirt, bring you along the hidden channels of Venice.

Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to six people for each one) so the gondola might be shared with other people.

Please note it is a slow ride of about 20 to 30 minutes from embarkation to disembarkation.

Inclusions

Boarding assistance

30 minutes ride on a shared Gondola

Exclusions

Musicians

Explanations

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Not wheelchair accessible

No luggage, bags or strollers allowed

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

As it is a shared tour, there might be a queue, so you might wait a while to get on your gondola.

Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to six people for each one) so the gondola will be shared with other people

Please note each gondola can hold up to 6 people and it may happen that someone would be not seated in the desired place next to the partner, due to organizational and weight problems.

Please note that no refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals. The Gondola Ride will take place also with rain, in the event of exceptional high tide in Venice or heavy rain the tour might be canceled by the organization and full refund will be provided.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Oct-2019

    We managed to book this tour as we were spending just 1 day in Venice. I read all the details and was aware that the gondola was going to be a shared one that holds 6 people. We were a party of 5. If you don't know, it is really easy to get lost in Venice. We put or GPS and headed towards the location stated on the Voucher. As we rushed thru the heavy streets, we arrived in what it seemed the location, there were lots of gondola tours and people getting in gondolas, so you would assume that that is the place. NO it is not, after asking around, no one would tell you where it is. I called the number in the voucher, after 1 minutes they finally picked up, the guy that picked up the phone just yelled at me THE GONDOLA IS LONG GONE! YOU SHOULD HAVE CALLED EARLIER, there is nothing I can do for you!I tried to explain and asked what alternatives did I had, and he just kept telling me that it is my fault, that is is clearly explained in the voucher, no refund, and hang up on me. I immediately called VIATOR, their wonderful customer service, they apologize and took ownership of the situation. They went above and beyond, and VIATOR were the ones who refunded me the Money. PLEASE don't get excited about he price point of this tour, I would recommend to spend a bit more and get a more respectful vendor for this tour. I went to Venice and I couldn't experience a Gondola ride!

  • 23-Aug-2019

    We felt obligated to do a gondola ride in Venice. Big waste of time and money. First of all the way the gondola is set up is very uncomfortable. I did not end up sitting directly next to my wife. Also the gondola "driver" did not say one word on the trip. Don't think this is a tour as in they will point things out and explain them. It was not a tour, just an experience. If you are going to do a gondola tour I would recommend spending extra to do a private tour with a singer on board.

  • 19-Aug-2019

    It was a great experience for our family! We arrived 20 minutes early and had no problem locating the meeting spot.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    This gondola ride pretty much speaks for itself-a pleasant ride in a gondola. It is a good way to see Venice from the canals.

  • 15-Jul-2019

    The gondola ride was nice, but the driver told us to be quiet as soon as the ride started. We were talking and laughing and he said twice in Italian and English 'be quiet'! We were appalled!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Overall it was a fun activity with the kids.
    The meeting place was not clear and we waited 30 mins past the start time to get in the gondola. I was the start time were more staggered and the directions of where to meet were easier to understand.

    The staff was friendly and polite.

    the tour through the canals was enjoyable and fun experience to see different things that you don't see just walking.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Expect 6 people in your gondola so if you want a private couple tour, you can find many places to get a 30 min tour for 80 euros total by walking around. 80 euro is the standard rate but can opt for better routes for 100 euros. You may want to book a gondola in the peak season though.

    Meeting point can be confusing - meet in front of the post office. There area many tour groups meeting there but the sign the guy holds up does not say Viaggi Tours. You will then walk to the starting point.

    It was a loop route that lasted on 25 min. A couple minutes was on the Grand Canal.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Please keep in mind that the rendezvous place is an open area beside an 'edicola" - news stand in front of the local post office's main entrance and not a physical space/office. Otherwise the chaperones were cordial, informed and got it done. in so far as the gondola ride, waiting for our turn was a hot and sticky situation. Out in the open in front of the assigned moorings in humid weather reaching 40 degrees Celsius factoring in the Humidex was hard. So bring plenty of water, a hat or even an umbrella - it worked well for my wife.
    The ride was pleasant, longer than expected due to 'gondola traffic' - funny to say but that's what it was. the 'gondoliere' really was not fun - he kept talking on his cell phone and gave just two pieces of information on the sites we passed by. We passed under plenty of bridges, saw how the local live from the water aspect of it all. Overall it was positive experience and a fun ride to take.

  • 01-Nov-2018

    Too short since island still recovering from that massive high tide that crippled the country for 2 full daysIt was nice, however. Next tine DEFINITELY won’t be travelling to Venezia between Ictober and mid-March.

  • 29-Oct-2018

    Managed to book all 5 of us The usual price is 80 euro per person if book whilst in VeniceMobile ticket and no problems. We had full gondola as 5 of us. You would share if less people.

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