Water activity

Venice: Gondola Ride with Live Commentary

Venice: Gondola Ride with Live Commentary

From $33.11 per person

Explore Venice from the water on a gondola ride with informative commentary from your gondolier. Sail under charming bridges and see the beautiful sights lining the city canals.

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Duration options: 30 minutes - 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Russian
Private or small groups available
  • Experience a traditional gondola ride through the Venice canals
  • Learn interesting facts about the places you pass from your gondolier
  • Cruise through charming canals and under picturesque bridges
  • Marvel at famous buildings from a unqiue, water-side perspective
Full description
Take a traditional gondola ride through Venice’s iconic canals. Enjoy informative commentary from your gondolier, pass under picturesque bridges, and admire some of the city’s top sights from a unique, water-side perspective. Sit back, relax, and watch as the wonderful Byzantine buildings go by. Glide under the countless bridges and hear the soft sounds of the water against the crumbling walls of the palazzi. Cruise down the charming canals and marvel at the majestic bridges that you glide under. Experience how Venetians moved from one district to another in the past. Listen as your gondolier tells interesting facts about the site on the water route and learn more about the city’s history.
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meeting point

      With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane (Post Office) in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand (with many souvenir and newspapers): that one is the Venice Tours Assistance Point. The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). The staff will wait for you there with a sign “GONDOLA TOUR”.

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      Important information

      What to bring

      • Comfortable shoes

      Not allowed

      • Oversize luggage
      • Baby strollers

      Know before you go

      • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
      • Due to necessary weight distribution on the gondola, you may not be seated in your desired place, e.g. next to your partner
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      3.8 /5

      based on 858 reviews

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      A nice trip down the canals in Venice to see all of the architect and parts of the city to get your bearings when first visiting Venice. The gondola couldn’t speak good English so you have to download an audio guide which is helpful in explaining the 30minute tour around the canals and explains what things you are looking at. Overall worth the trip

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      August 14, 2020

      Lovely gondola ride, commentary was very helpful and shared lots of great historical facts that I probably wouldn't have known if not for the commentary. Even though their was commentary via the mobile app, the gondolier (gondola driver) also shared some historical insight along the way voluntarily which was nice. I wish the ride was longer but nonetheless it was an amazing experience. A must do in Venice!

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      February 15, 2020

      Short ride but everything I’d hoped

      I had booked this in the hope that we would be able to fit it in before we joined our cruise ship and it worked really well. We found the meeting point quite easily. There was quite a long queue when we got there and we were a bit alarmed to find that about 40 people were booked on at the same time as us. However when we explained that we had to get to a cruise ship they put us on the first ride. They were doing a good job at communicating whilst we were in the queue and were making sure everyone knew how to download the commentary. We had decided not to bother and didn’t regret this as we just wanted to enjoy the ride. It was quite short- once round the block basically- but this quite suited us. There were 6 in our gondola and there was plenty of room. It is worth mentioning that the people at the back of the queue had to wait about 30 mins .Much better to book on line though as we were told that if you try to book on the spot it is £80 each! Really enjoyed it!

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      June 2, 2019

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