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Venice: Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal

Product ID: 221382
Experience an enchanting 30-minutes gondola ride along the most beautiful part of the Grand Canal and its marvelous hidden waterways.
About this activity
Duration: 30 minutes
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  • Relax as your gondolier shows you the sights of the Grand Canal
  • Discover secret canals reachable only by gondola
  • Experience the essence of Venice
Full description
Enjoy a gondola ride along Venice's amazing Grand Canal. You'll explore hidden and picturesque waterways near the Grand Canal with your gondolier.

During your gondola ride, you'll see Mozart House, the worldwide-famous La Fenice Theatre, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Gritti Palace, the Salute Church, and the Punta della Dogana. At the end of your ride, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Saint Mark’s Basin with San Giorgio Island and the stunning Doge Palace in the background.
  • Shared 30-minutes gondola ride
  • Multilingual staff at the embarkation point
What’s Not Included
  • Live commentary
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your tour on the ground floor colonnade in front of the Museo Correr Entrance in Saint Mark's Square. A representative will wait for you with a sign that reads Gondola Tour. If arriving by public vaporetto, take line 1 and get off at the San Marco Vallaresso stop. Proceed straight on to the end of Calle Vallaresso. Turn right and walk until you pass under the colonnade and arrive in Saint Mark's Square. The entrance of Museo Correr is to your left under the colonnade. If arriving on foot, Museo Correr is located in Saint Mark’s Square. The entrance to the Museo Correr is on the west end of the square. When facing the museum entrance your back will be to the Basilica and the clock tower.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
• Comfortable shoes are recommended
• The tour is not considered private and may be shared with other guests not belonging to your party
• Each gondola can host a maximum of 6 people
• Seats aboard cannot be chosen and will be assigned by the gondolier based on guests' weight
• The tour does not operate in cases of exceptionally bad weather
• The itinerary may change in cases of wind or bad weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3 / 5
  • Organization
    3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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It was good, just not what I expected.

I hoped for a romantic gondola ride. It wasn’t. But I’ll say that happened largely because of poor support from GetYourGuide. We were on time, at the right place and still never saw the tour rep. When we called, the local representative said our only option was to take the tour the next day, which wasn’t an option. He then hung up on me. We started going to gondola stations and found the tour, but we were last in line. At least we made it...

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July 10, 2019

Very good but as always it depends on your contact ...

December 16, 2019

Too many people in the gondola, it was cramped. Waste of money.

October 30, 2019

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Product ID: 221382