Gondola Ride

Duration: approx. 30 min Location: Venice

Gondola Tour

Why choose this tour?

  1. To discover the small and picturesque narrow channels that can only be reached by gondola

  2. Because you will admire Venice from the water to capture the charm and magic of this city

  3. To enjoy an amazing gondola ride at an extremely favourable cost

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Are you wondering ‘What is a gondola ride’? This gondola ride in Venice will take you to discover some new and not very well-known areas of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Venice, during the bright and sunny months!

 

A charming gondola ride in Venice, Italy in the summer, to admire the majestic architectural masterpieces overlooking the water, a succession of bridges and views from a typical gondola ride in Venice, at a very affordable cost. From the Basilica della Salute on the Grand Canal to the intimate and evocative atmosphere of the smaller canals around the La Fenice Theatre in Venice: a gondola ride at competitive prices and booked directly online.

 

The gondola ride will start at the Gondolas Station at Dogana Calle Vallaresso, near the famous Harry's Bar.

 

This popular bar, which was declared in 2001 a national treasure by the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture, is located close to St Mark’s Square. Since its opening the restaurant was frequented by many celebrities such as George Braque, Truman Capote, Charlie Chaplin, Peggy Guggenheim, Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway, who also cited Harry's Bar in one of his famous novels. Giuseppe Cipriani, the founder, has developed for its customers numerous original recipes, including the cocktail Bellini and Carpaccio.

 

During the gondola ride in Venice, Italy you can admire the famous Basilica della Salute from the outside, a majestic building that stands in the suggestive landscape of St Mark’s Basin and the Grand Canal. Built and designed by Baldassare Longhena, a renowned architect and sculptor of the Venetian Republic, the basilica offers different perspective views according to the point from which it is observed. Considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Venice, the basilica is a votive offering to the Virgin Mary by the inhabitants of Venice to eradicate the plague of the seventeenth century.

 

Leaving the Grand Canal you will be able to delve deeper in the picturesque smaller canals of Venice, where you can admire a not very well known Venice whilst being gently lulled by the calm sway along the typical the canals of Venice.

 

Gondola rides in Venice, Italy will take you to the most famous theatre in Venice, La Fenice, to admire its stunning exteriors from the water. Located in the district of San Marco, La Fenice is the main opera house in Venice, and sadly notorious for being repeatedly destroyed by fire and rebuilt. Its construction dates back to 1790, designed by Giannantonio Selva. During the nineteenth century this famous theatre in Venice hosted the opening concert of many great Italian composers such as Rossini, Bellini, Verdi and Donizetti.

 

The gondola ride will then return to the Gondola Station at Dogana Calle Vallaresso.

 

A gondola ride in Venice at a very competitive price! Treat yourself to the surreal atmosphere of Venice from the water, you will experience unique and unforgettable moments. The cost of the tour in a gondola is already established: you only need to go to the meeting point and board this charming gondola ride.


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Availability: All year

Departure point: Palazzina Selva - Venice Pavilion, near Alilaguna stop in San Marco Royal Gardens

Departure time Languages available

Daily

 

From 1 April to 31 October

11.00 am

3.00 pm

5.15 pm

From 1 November to 31 March

3.00 pm

No explanations during the tour

Prices Duration

From 1 April to 31 October

€31.00

From 1 November to 31 March

€30.00

approx. 30 min
Inclusions Exclusions
  • Gondola ride
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
  • Guided visit
Additional information
No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher). The tour will be suspended in case of bad weather. This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
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16 reviews for Gondola Ride
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"Very commercialized, stuff is not accomodating" 5
Anna
June 2014 - Family with children - United States

No attempts have been made to accommodate my request to face the direction we were moving in - I am particular this way as I have a motion sickness. The staff was pretty rude and ignorant. The whole experience seemed pretty rushed - like we participated in some sort of a race as opposed to a sightseeing ride.

Reply by venetoinside.com Staff:

Dear Anna,

we are deeply sorry about what happened but we are not directly in charge with gondoliers and unfortunately cannot do anything to prevent or change the behaviour of some of them... Anyway, we reported your opinions to the company in charge with this service and they are delving into the issue in order to prevent other similar cases.

Best regards,

the venetoinside.com staff

"Nice trip" 10
Nik
June 2014 - Solo traveler - Russia

I like that trip, Venice is wonderful!

"Decepção" 5
Arnaldo
June 2014 - Mature couple - Brazil

O gondoleiro foi bastante antipático e grosseiro. O tour valeu só pelo passeio de gôndola. Mas o negócio é desorganizado. É um caça moedas de baixo nível.

Reply by venetoinside.com Staff:

Dear Arnaldo,

we are deeply sorry about what happened but we are not directly in charge with gondoliers and unfortunately cannot do anything to prevent or change the behaviour of some of them... Anyway, we reported your opinions to the company in charge with this service and they are delving into the issue in order to prevent other similar cases.

Best regards,

the venetoinside.com staff

"Muito bom !" 10
Alberto
May 2014 - Mature couple - Brazil

Um passeio que valeu a pena. Pontualidade no horário e tudo correu muito bem , Excelente opção para passeio de gôndolas em Veneza

"It was okay" 7.5
Cass
April 2014 - Young couple - United States

It was nice to go. However it felt really rushed and it was disappointing to not be able to sit next to my husband.

"Never found the place to be picked up. Receptionist misguided us!" 0
Kim
April 2014 - Young couple - Denmark

I showed my voucher to a receptionist at Palazzina Selva - Venice Pavilion, Near Alilaguna Stop In San Marco Royal Gardens. She told us to wait outside the white building at the starting time. We agreed and met up at the spot she told us, but no one came to pick us up. We went in and the she told us to go to another place to get a gondola ride, which then resulted in us being late and going back and forth 3 times to another gondola ride. Me and my fiancé never got to take the gondola ride, when we were in Venice, because of that!

Reply by venetoinside.com Staff:

Dear Kim,

We are very sorry for the bad experience you had! After receiving your complaint we investigated into your problem but we did not find out any irregularities during the tour on that day. Other customers who had booked the Gondola Ride on the same day regularly took part in the tour and found the meeting point without any problems. I am afraid you were misguided by someone who had not properly understood what you were looking for!

Best regards,

the venetoinside.com staff