Water activity

Venice: Gondola Ride with Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge

Venice: Gondola Ride with Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge

From $108.98 per person

Explore Venice from the water on a gondola ride along the Grand Canal. Sail under the famous Rialto Bridge and see the beautiful sights lining the city canals.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration options: 25 - 45 minutes
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Driver
English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
Private group
Highlights
  • Experience a traditional gondola ride through the Venice canals
  • Cruise through the Grand Canal as well as smaller canals
  • Marvel at famous buildings from a unqiue, water-side perspective
  • Sail under the majestic and picturesque Rialto Bridge
  • Experience how Venetians moved around the city in the past
Full description
Take a traditional and unforgettable gondola ride through Venice’s Grand Canal. Pass under the picturesque Rialto Bridge and admire some of the city’s top sights from a unique, water-side perspective. Sit back, relax, and watch as the wonderful Byzantine buildings go by. Glide under the countless bridges and hear the soft sounds of the water against the crumbling walls of the palazzi. Cruise down the famous Grand Canal and see the area around the Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Salute. Admire this wonderful Baroque church from the 17th century and see winding little canals. Marvel at the majestic Rialto Bridge, one of the most ancient and famous bridges in the city, and experience how Venetians moved from one district to another in the past.
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  • Driver
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    The gondola starting point is in between Hotel Violino D'Oro and Salvatore Ferragamo shop, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2093, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy. Go to the Gondola Service wooden kiosk and show them your voucher with the tour company's name and your booking number.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the tour is subject to change
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 / 5

    based on 282 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      2.5/5
    • Transportation
      3.1/5
    • Value for money
      3.5/5
    • Safety
      4.4/5
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    I have mixed feelings. The ride itself was professionally carried out but in a very ‘sterile’ environment. Gondolas passing each other in silence. The gondolier was very disengaged. He was not too interested to answer the few questions we asked. It would make a pleasant difference if gondoliers can provide a few simple commentary along the canals we passed.

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    September 27, 2019

    It was a quiet ride and very beautiful. We enjoyed the scenery and the comfy seats. Our guide didn’t say one word to us. Not sure if this is normal but we didn’t like that part of the ride. It would have been nice to have information about the city and some cool facts. Overall would recommend

    August 27, 2019

    This was all we could hope for a special private gondola treat for my partner and I. From booking the trip to the experience itself. The pickup point was easy to find with email and text reminders being sent the night before with all details reiterated was very helpful. The trip through the labyrinth of side canals was leisurely and we were treated to the music being serenaded in other gondolas with our gondolier joining in! He was as friendly as we wanted him to be and even pointed out some of the sights we passed by including Mozart’s Venetian residence. We finished with him taking some photos of us and one with him. Magical and special from beginning to end.

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    August 10, 2019

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    Product ID: 72159

    VA ID: 397230