A gondola ride is an absolute must do in Venice! With music filling the air, a Gondola ride is truly the best way to experience the magical city of Venice.
Board the distinctive Gondola and cruise along some of Venice’s backstreets as well as the Grand Canal. The Grand Canal has been called ‘the finest street in the world”. Some of the major highlights that you will pass by are Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Grand Canal, Accademia Bridge, the Fenice Theatre and more.
During the Gondola ride, a singer will board one of the boats and croon traditional Venetian numbers as you drift on the canal.
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Gondola Ride: Approx 30 minutes
01 Apr - 31 Oct: 6:30pm and 7:30pm
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 3:30pm
Gondola Tour: Departs from “Campo Santa Maria del Giglio” in front of hotel Gritti, Venice, 30124.
Please arrive the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time of the ride.
The tour ends at the starting point
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
Tours will not operate in the event of bad weather, high tide or Gondolier's strike. Your tour will either be-rearranged or a full refund offered.
The gondola ride is free for children under 2 years of age under the condition that the childr should not occupy a seat in the gondola.
The tour is not private. You will share the gondola with other guests. There can be up to 6 people per gondola. Seats will be allocated by the gondolier in order to balance the load on Gondola.
The tour group "Gondola Serenade" includes a singer and a musician who will ride another gondola. To permit all guests to listen the serenade, the musicians gondola will be in the centre of the row. Generally, gondoliers do not provide commentary.
Please note that due to the popularity of the Gondola ride, the boarding area is likely to be crowded.
Refunds cannot be offered in the case of late arrival and no show.
Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.
The Venice Gondola Ride was great, we were late by an hour and they accommodated us in the next schedule....Rakesh Kumar, India, 25/May/2018
I never though visiting a glass making factory could be so much fun. It was incredible to see the making of the perfect glass art in Venice. Gondola was the best experience I...AURELIA HILLARY, Netherlands, 10/Jan/2018
It’s was a very good ride and experience for us was amazing and we have the privilege that the serande is on our gondola. Murano art of glassblowing is good....Bayani Baluyot, Australia, 21/Dec/2017
Very enjoyable - wish it were longer.
Fantastic experience and it was so romantic, would advise to purchase tickets here in advance as they can be very expensive otherwise.
The man who sang was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Though I was little disheartened that in the crowd of gondoliers in the narrow waterways we were far away from the singer n so could hardly enjoy his singing for long. Every two gondola should share a singer and not 10gondolas having to fight to listen to one singer.