Venice Gondola Ride

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Tour Details

Overview

Floating down the canals, live the unique experience of a gondola ride through the majestic and history-soaked atmosphere of Venice and admire the charming sights of the city from the water. Discover magic hidden places accessible only by gondola and experience a different perspective than traditional walking tours. Youll see Venice as the local noblest and wealthiest families did for centuries, with the benefit of an affordable price.

Highlights

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Excellent value for money

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Enjoy an enchanting 30-minute gondola ride and appreciate the beauty, charm, and colors of this unique city. You’ll see Venice as the local noblest and wealthiest families did for centuries, feeling privileged in this evocative atmosphere.

You'll be gently guided by the gondolier through the calm waters of the old city, passing under ancient and imposing bridges and being able to admire the architectural masterworks of Venice.

The tour will let you discover the Basilica della Salute, one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture, which offers a different perspective view according to the point from which it is observed. The Basilica was offered to the Virgin Mary, to pray for the eradication of the plague of the seventeenth century.

Moreover you'll have the opportunity to navigate through picturesque minor canals of Venice, leaving the more famous Grand Canal and heading to other important and majestic places.

During the gondola ride you'll see La Fenice, the most famous theatre in Venice. Unfortunately known for being repeatedly destroyed by fire and rebuilt, La Fenice is the main opera house in the city and it hosted many concerts of great Italian composers like Rossini, Verdi, Bellini and Donizetti.

Embrace the charm of an unforgettable experience, that will leave you extraordinary and everlasting memories!

Inclusions for Venice Gondola Ride

  • Gondola ride

Exclusions for Venice Gondola Ride

  • Guided visit
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No credit or refunds will be given in case you do not show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

 A gondola can host up to 6 people. If your reservation includes more than 6 people, your group will be divided into smaller groups, or you will enjoy different gondolas

The tour might be suspended in case of bad weather. In such cases you are required to go to the departure point in order to know whether the tour takes place or not and any alternative ways to use the service.

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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188 reviews by the users

  • Ok for the experience

  • Excellent - will use Viator again - no hassel all worked out very well.

  • This was a great experience, for a fair price. Met wonderful people on our gondola. I would have loved it to be 45 mins to an hour. So romantic and a must when in Venice.

  • Great experience, the tour was easy to find as the meeting point was right next to St Marks square and the directions given on the booking confirmation were very easy to follow. The Gondola was great to experience and going through the side streets and seeing Venice from a different perspective was great. Overall a fantastic experience and the price is great compared to what you pay by booking one in Venice.

  • Fun experience! The one thing I didn't like was that my boyfriend and I had to sit apart to share our boat with a group of people. I thought it would have been private so that was a bummer. Other than that I had a great time and was a cool experience! I definitely recommend a gondola ride, but if you book here just know you are likely going to share your boat with other people.

  • Very nice tour. It was done at autumn, so it was sunset, lasted 30 minutes, thru all internal Venice canals and also include the main channel.

  • This is a group ride!!! This was not mentioned on the page until after my voucher was purchased. Despite it being a group, we ended up having a great time!

  • There were lots of other people waiting to go at the same time. So we had to wait a long time before getting onto a boat. The canals were busy with lots of other traffic, so it wasn't by any means a romantic or relaxing trip.

  • This was a total horrible experience. First for 160.00 we were on this ride with 4 other people. All the men were having a very good time laughing at the group and weighing us with their eyes of course in Italian. Obviously we were all different sizes but will say at least 3 of the 6 were heavy. We did not know each other and were apauled at the conversation. Even while taking us through a couple of canals the other drivers chatted in also and people in their gondolas that new Italian laughed and some gave men a hard time. If we were too heavy they sould have divided us up. Once in gondola, if you moved an inch you were yelled out for getting the gondola off balance, I couldn't even put my head on husbands shoulder and we were in the seat. If you touched the sides of gondola you were yelled at because the decorations are expensive. Will never use the blue striped shirts again. Very very disappointed!

  • Fantastic gondola ride - the gondolier was great! Highly recommended! Keep in mind that it is a shared ride with 6 people per gondolier.

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