Gondola ride experience in Venice
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Gondola ride experience in Venice

based on 129 reviews
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
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • 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
    Gray Line Venice
    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
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