1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Grand Canal

Classic Venetian Gondola Tour

Product ID: 13222
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See Venice the traditional way – by gondola. You’ll enjoy a relaxing 20-minute journey along the city’s waterways and on part of the Grand Canal. This is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty of Venice, which was built to be admired from the water.
About this activity
Duration 30 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Glide along Venice’s waterways on a traditional gondola
  • See the beauty and elegance of the centuries-old buildings lining the canals
  • Experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years
Full description
Take an enchanting 20-minute gondola ride and glide through centuries of Venetian history as you marvel at glamorous and elegant canal-side palaces. This classic gondola tour is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm, and colors of this unique city.

You’ll see Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years. For centuries, the city’s noblest and wealthiest families traveled around Venice by gondola.

As you explore the Venetian canals, you’ll appreciate the skill of the gondolier in maneuvering the craft through the city’s intricate waterways. You’ll also hear the friendly banter of the gondoliers, as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself.
Includes
  • Traditional shared gondola ride with gondolier
What’s Not Included
  • Guide
  • Pick-up/drop off
  • Umbrella
  • Food or drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time at the gondola station of Santa Maria del Giglio next to the Gritti Palace Hotel. A tour representative will be waiting with a "Gondola tour" sign. Address: Campiello Del Traghetto, 2467 - Santa Maria Del Giglio Gondola park 30124 Venice

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Important information
Please bring
  • Passport or ID card for children
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Shared gondola with maximum 6 people per gondola
• Designated seating arranged by Gondolier due to balance of boat
• This activity is not wheelchair accessible
• This activity is not suitable if you have limited mobility
• Bring an umbrella in case of rain, these are not provided
• The tour will not operate in the event of bad weather, high tide or gondoliers' strike
• Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time