A classic gondola ride is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and color of this unique city built on water. You will be enthralled by the elegance of the grand mansions with their fine facades and richly toned plaster work.
You’ll also explore many hidden canals so small you can literally touch the palazzos and breathe in the Italian culture, all the while being cradled in the atmosphere unique only to Venice.
Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years.
01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Sunday at 9:40am & 4:00pm and Sunday at 11:00am
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Daily at 11:00am & 3:00pm
30 minutes approx.Start time
01 Apr - 31 Oct: 9:40am, 11:00am & 4:00pm
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 11:00am & 3:00pm
Meeting Point in summers (01 Apr - 31 Oct): Santa Maria del Giglio Gondola park, “Campiello Traghetto 2467” in front of the Hotel Gritti Palace. Look for our assistant who will be holding an Orange umbrella and a sign with the name of the tour on it.
Meeting Point in winters (01 Nov - 31 Mar): Front of the Saint Mark's Square Post Office (Calle Larga Ascensione 12. Look for our assistant with sign TURIVE.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.Ending Point
The tour ends at the starting point.
For your Classic Venetian Gondola Tour you should make your way to the meeting point.
Step into your craft and be transported back in time as your gondolier propels you along. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years.
Unwind and relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the canals, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways. As you sit back and take in the views, you will inevitably become involved in the friendly banter of the gondoliers - as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself!
While you are at the Canal Grande (Grand Canal) look up at the glorious palazzos above you. Built by wealthy merchants and powerful families these beautiful buildings are in a range of mellow colors and styles from Byzantine to Baroque.
Your gondola ride ends at the starting point.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.
Please reach at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts.
This is not a private tour, so you will have others along to make it all the more festive and fun! Minimum number of people per gondola is 4 and the maximum number of people is 6.
Seating is on first come first served basis and left to the discretion of gondolier in order to balance the load on Gondola.
There is no serenade (singing) on this Gondola option. Generally Gondoliers do not provide commentary.
We recommend that you print this document which has a range of information on how to reach the meeting point in summers.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.
...Hao Zhang, Sweden, 01/Feb/2018
From when a representative met us, to when we lined up and received a helping hand into the gondola, we felt very taken care of. The ride was smooth and enjoyable. Thank you for...Olivia Worobec, Canada, 16/Feb/2018