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Venice: Traditional Shared Gondola Ride

Venice: Traditional Shared Gondola Ride

From US$ 36.26 per person

The gondola is a symbol of Venice, as emblematic of the famous city of canals as it is mysterious in its origins. Experience a half-hour gondola ride that takes you to the heart of Venice as you admire its historic sites as they were meant to be seen.

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Duration 30 minutes
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Host or greeter
Italian, French, German, Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Experience Venice from the water on a Venetian gondola ride
  • Glide along some small canals in the area of Campo San Moisè
  • Pass by La Fenice Theater, admire palaces and iconic bridges
  • Enjoy time on the Grand Canal facing the Salute Church
Full description

Embark on an enchanting gondola ride and admire elegant canal-side palaces, unique bridges, and the magic atmosphere only found in Venice. Pass highlights, including La Fenice Theater and the Salute Church.

Meet your gondolier in their distinctive blue and white striped shirt and head along the hidden channels of Venice on a 30-minute ride. Considered one of the most beautiful and elegant boats on earth, experience the traditional Venetian gondola.

Sail along the narrow canals of the Campo San Moisè and admire La Fenice Theater from the water. Pass palaces, glide under city bridges, and make your way onto the Grand Canal for the best views. Marvel at the Salute Church from this wide and iconic waterway.

  • Ride on a traditional Venetian gondola
  • Boarding assistance
  • Commentary
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Musicians
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please meet at Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of the Post Office behind Saint Mark’s Square. Look for the staff at the meeting point that is holding a GONDOLA TOUR sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  On the 6:40 PM departure, the gondola maximum capacity is four people
  • This is a shared gondola (up to 5 passengers per gondola)
  • Infants up to 2 years of age can ride for free only if seated on a parent's lap
  • No refund is available for no-shows or late arrivals. The tour also operates in the rain, although in the case of exceptionally high tides or heavy rains the tour might be cancelled by the organizer, with a full refund provided
  • It is possible that someone would be not seated in the desired place next to their partner, due to organizational and weight distribution
  • The ride could last less than 30 minutes depending on how busy the canals are. The duration of the gondola ride is up to the discretion of the Gondolier.
  •  Please note that the gondolier is not a tour guide, he's not required to speak your language, nor to sing or give additional information.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 1757 reviews

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Despite Google, it was not easy to find the meeting point, however the boy was very kind, punctuality and kindness of the gondoliers. The perfect gondolas, the gondoliers of commendable skill. The route along unknown and very typical canals is interesting. And the shared gondola is perfectly fine. We were only four. There are no explanations, all right, but perhaps this way you can enjoy the atmosphere more. And at an affordable cost.

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November 4, 2022

Visited Venice solely with the intention of a gondola ride. It was a solo trip so I was happy to find an option of a shared ride to make it much more affordable. The guide as great and we spent the majority of the ride down the smaller side canals off the grand canal. 100% would recommend.

April 24, 2022

Very nice experience, shared gondola with other couple. Meeting point easy to find, but then follow the guide through busy streets. It was a challenge not to lose sight of the guide, I see an area for improvement there. The route was beautiful too, passing through the small canals in the semi-darkness of the evening and finally arriving at the Gran Canal. What made it extra fun was that a passing gondolier was singing.

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October 27, 2021

Product ID: 59278