Water activity

Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 40.51 US$ 30.38 per person

Experience an enchanting gondola ride along the most beautiful part of the Grand Canal and its hidden waterways. Listen to an in-app commentary as you admire the views.

About this activity

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Duration 30 - 45 minutes
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Host or greeter
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Audio guide included
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a shared gondola experience on a gondola
  • Relax as your gondolier takes you through the Grand Canal
  • Listen to the in-app commentary of your itinerary
  • Discover secret canals reachable only by gondola
  • Learn about the gondola and gondoliers from a dedicated host
Full description

Feel the essence of Venice as you explore hidden and picturesque waterways near the Grand Canal with a gondola ride. Listen to in-app commentary to learn more about the city as you admire the sights. Start your activity by meeting the host, who will explain some curiosities about the history of gondolas and gondoliers. Get free access to an app with commentary of your itinerary on the gondola. As you enjoy the beauties of the Grand Canal, admire the marvelous Palaces such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace, the Gritti Palace, the Salute Church, the Punta della Dogana. Discover the worldwide-famous La Fenice Theatre and the Mozart House along the romantic and hidden waterways. At the end of your ride, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Saint Mark’s Basin with San Giorgio Island.

Includes
  • Shared 25-30 minute gondola ride
  • 15-minute introduction to the gondola experience (not included in private option)
  • Multilingual staff at the embarkation point
  • In-app commentary
  • Wi-Fi at the meeting point to download the app
  • Live commentary by the gondolier
  • Headphones
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The gondola may be shared with other guests (maximum 5 people per gondola)
  • The tour might not operate or the itinerary may change in cases of wind or bad weather
  • You can choose a physical map of the itinerary instead of the app
  • You may have to wait when boarding the gondola
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 2040 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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All perfect. The guide explains everything super well and is very nice. The gongola has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, without a doubt I highly recommend it. Impossible to come to Venice and not get on one. A 10 without a doubt. Thank you for making our trip even more beautiful. you make it special

January 27, 2023

It was truly a Beautiful Experience!!! From beginning to end, our guide Alessandra first made us discover Venice on foot by telling us anecdotes and curiosities of the city, then we got to the gondolas and there she let us enjoy the magical ride!! Our gondolier was also very kind and helpful! It was a fantastic experience!! Venice is one of a kind ❤️

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January 18, 2023

This was a lovely time! Even though it was rainy, it was still a very cool experience, and our tour guide Riccardo was very informative, charming and engaging. (He gave me some great restaurant recommendations too!) The trip in total was about 45 minutes and there was no wasted time. Definitely recommend!

January 17, 2023

Product ID: 221382