Gondola ride experience in Venice
Activities

Gondola ride experience in Venice

4.2/5
Excellent
Based on 210 reviews
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$27.00
Free cancellation
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a 30-minute ride on a traditional Venetian gondola
  • Journey through centuries of history and picturesque views
  • Glide across the breathtaking Grand Canal
  • Be spoilt for choice with amazing photo opportunities
What to expect

The gondola is one of the main symbols of Venice, as emblematic of the famous city of water as it is mysterious in its origins. Not many people know that at the beginning this unique vessel was different from the one we can admire today, changing across time together with the city it is associated to. Of course, the history of the gondola is deeply bound to the one of Venice.

Considered one of the most beautiful and elegant boats on earth, the gondola is built using unique techniques and every single part of it also hides symbolic meanings. For example, its toothed bow iron has five or six rebbi (combs), which are each symbolic of the six sestieri (districts) into which Venice is divided. The function of this part made of iron is to balance the weight of the gondolier and it has an 'S' shape that evokes the flow of the Grand Canal.

Let yourself experience in first person the gondola through this tour. An enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the colors, lights, sights, charm and beauty of Venice. You'll be able to admire elegant buildings on the side banks and unique bridges, and breathe in the fascinating and magical atmosphere that only a city built on the water can offer.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • 30-minute gondola ride
    • Boarding assistance
    Where

    Calle Larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

    Meeting point:
    In front of the "Poste Italiane" office, next to the Museo Correr's entrance. Please be sure to get there at least 15 minutes prior to the tour starting time.
    What to remember
    • The gondola ride will also take place on rainy days. In the case of heavy rain, it might be canceled and the tour will be refunded (or rescheduled for another day/time). Please note that no refund will be provided for no shows or late arrivals
    • Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to five people for each one) so you might have to share it with other people
    • Assistance will be provided on board, while commentary during the tour is not included
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    Provider
    Park Viaggi
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

    What people say about this experience

    Excellent

    4.2/5

    Based on 210 reviews from verified customers

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    Review categories

    Safety

    4.6/5

    Service

    4.6/5

    Staff

    4.6/5

    Value for money

    4.6/5

    • Anonymous

      From United States of America - May 2023

      Average

      Overall rated

      3/5

      Half an hour is quite a tight amount of time to spend on a Gondola.

    • Anonymous

      From United States of America - May 2023

      Great

      Overall rated

      4/5

      Deberían habernos indicado que no íbamos a estar solos

    • Anonymous

      From Italy - May 2023

      Average

      Overall rated

      3/5

      Un giro in gondola a Venezia è sempre piacevole da fare, ma, visto il costo e la gondola condivisa, mi sarebbe piaciuto percorrere il Canal Grande per ...

    • Anonymous

      From United States of America - May 2023

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Excelente.

    • Anonymous

      From Italy - May 2023

      Great

      Overall rated

      4/5

      Personale all’imbarco gentile e disponibile. Giro in gondola divertente. Grazie

    • Rebecca

      From United States of America - April 2023

      Traveled as a couple

       

      25 - 34 years old

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

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