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Venezia, Italy
Venice Gondola Ride

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Overview

Experience one of the most truly Venetian moments with a 30-minute gondola ride. See the beauty of this unique city from the perspective of its most iconic symbol as you glide through the canals in a gondola. See the hidden places only accessible by gondola, as you get a totally different vantage point than with a walking tour.
  • 30-minutegondola ride in Venice
  • Explorea different side of the city than can be seen during a walking tour
  • SeeVenice from the unique perspective of the water
  • Accesshidden places in Venice that can only be seen from a gondola
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Gondola ride
Guided visit
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1255 , Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1255, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

The meeting point is ten to fifteen minutes before the start of the tour at the TURIVE kiosk, located on Calle larga de l' Ascension, near the post office, behind Correr museum

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No credit or refunds will be given in case you do not show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher.
  • This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
  • A gondola can host up to 5 people. If your reservation includes more than 5 people, your group will be divided into smaller groups, or you will enjoy different gondolas
  • The tour might be suspended in case of bad weather. In such cases you are required to go to the departure point in order to know whether the tour takes place or not and any alternative ways to use the service.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This service is provided in Venice , Italy. Not in Nevada ( US)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Insidecom srl
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice Gondola Ride?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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  • "This ride is about 1/2 hour long and takes a very scenic and circuitous route so you can get a taste of the old world." See review

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3.5
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star-4
Second Gondola Ride
Wallace_C
, Aug 2022
Second time around because it was just really fun and enjoy every moment of it. Again it is still a once in a lifetime experience.
star-4
Use this to ✅ bucket list
Cindy_S
, Aug 2022
Iconic tour—meet at central location near San Marco square and travel as group to gondolas. 4-5 in each gondola. Mostly side canals with a bit in Grand Canal to return to starting point.
star-1
Our fault not finding boat
Peter_B
, Aug 2022
We could not find the boat. L ascension dock was not familiar to people around the docks. We missed the trip. Could not get there with Google maps.
star-3
The ride was very average...
Tina_S
, Aug 2022
The ride was very average and only lasted maybe 25 minutes. You had to pay much more if you wanted the gondolalier to share history or sing. Our guy was very nice but not worth the $$
star-2
Great price but not worth the savings
Kathryn_J
, Jul 2022
Not worth it even for the great price! It was very impersonal and uncomfortable. We were in a line of boats going the same route while the gondoliers chatted. It felt more like a ride at Disney. I should not have expected more than this for the price. It is worth spending more for a better, more personal experience.
star-3
A tour
Emily_R
, Jun 2022
It was good for the price. The boat essentially follows a row of Gondolas, which made it a little ‘meh.’ I also didn’t know we would be out with another couple. We didn’t get to choose seats because of this. That was a little disappointing.
star-1
DO NOT BOOK ANY GODOLA THOURGH VIATOR.
Michael_P
, Jun 2022
No one showed up, it was just a torest trap. we tried calling the customer service number, but no one answered. DO NOT BOOK ANY GODOLA THOURGH VIATOR.
star-3
Couple to group
Valene_L
, May 2022
Though the views were beautiful it was disappointing that as a couple we were put on a boat with other people. We anticipated having paid for 2 people that we would be the only ones on the boat but this was not the case. I was told afterwards that for it to have been just us 2 we had to arrange a 'private' ride. This should have been indicated in the description or put as a disclaimer. It was not the romantic experience that we had expected.
star-3
Gondola experience
Robin_S
, Apr 2022
Everyone should experience a gondola ride. This one was ok. The gondolier wasn’t too friendly. They cut the ride a bit short. But it was a nice experience.
star-4
Great experience!
Jessica_C
, Apr 2022
We had a geat gondola ride down the Grand Canal and some of the smaller canals. Good value for money.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must do in Venice
Charles_F
, Mar 2022
The place is full of great and memorable sites for good photos and memories. Great vibes around the canals
star-5
Don’t miss this wonderful experience
Ellen_W
, Oct 2021
We travelled along back canals which were quiet, beautiful and not so busy. Came out on the Grande Canal for a short ride, which was enough. Our boatman, Diego, was very nice and pointed out points of interest.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Scam
Christian_K
, Oct 2021
There was no tour! The guide wasn’t there. The client was at the exact meeting spot 10 minutes early, and there was no gondola anywhere
star-1
Terrible experiencia. Nadie sabía de mi reservación y perdí mi dinero.
Melani_M
, Jun 2021
IT was terrible for my and my family. No body know about my reservation and I lost my money. I'll never buy a likes with you guys
star-1
Disappointing
Suneil_S
, Aug 2020
I missed my ride as the meeting point was so difficult to find. I emailed the host asking for directions and they did not even reply. I wasted 27 Euros for something I did not experience.
star-5
Peaceful
Chrisy_T
, Feb 2020
Only one issue, which I’ll get out of the way. Confusion regarding where to meet. Followed google maps to the location and found 2 gondola areas. Tried both of these, was sent from one to the other and eventually advised by one of the men to wait in front of the post office and a guide will arrive. Our booking was for 3pm and we got there about 2.35pm. Guide didn’t arrive until 2.50pm. Then we walked. She literally walked us from one gondola area to another, (not the ones next to us, but ones further along) and asked the gondola men if any of them would take us. Thankfully two of them agreed to take our 2 groups of 4. Would have preferred the gondolas to have been organised before we got there and meeting place to be at gondola point. It was 3.10pm, by the time we got on. The gondola ride itself was perfect. We had 2 pleasant girls on with us, who seemed to enjoy it also. It was so peaceful and the skill the men have getting round tight corners, under bridges and avoiding obstacles was amazing to watch. Just wished it had lasted longer. Might pay extra for a longer journey next time.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Chrisy_T, thank you so much for your feedback! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our shared Gondola ride. Visiting Venice right now is definitely a fascinating experience as, given the recent decrease in visitors, you have had the unique privilege of living the most Venetian soul of the city. Regarding your comment about the confusion on the meeting point, the address provided is the exact location where, as stated in your voucher, you will meet our representative who will check your vouchers and give information to do the tour. Please note that on the voucher we also advise our clients to be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time. The departure point is not directly at the gondola station for logistic reasons, since it is impossible to manage reception procedures and check vouchers of all customers in an area of great flow as is a gondolas station. Regarding the representative asking the gondola men if any of them would take you, I would like to clarify that the gondolas are pre-booked, so the gondoliers did not have to “agree” to take you, they were probably just figuring out who was assigned to your groups. Our customers’ opinions are always valuable for us to maintain a high level of service and also to improve customer satisfaction so we thank you for taking the time to write this review. If you would like a longer journey, next time you are in Venice we suggest you our 45-minute private gondola ride! Best, Elisa, Venetoinside.com
star-4
Good tour overall
Heather_L
, Dec 2019
Gondola driver didn't talk at all and wasn't interactive. Would've ranked lower but I'm glad I still got to take photos and experienced the ride. Just would have liked more information about what we were seeing and some cool facts about the city. Over all it was ok
star-4
Gondola
ramnacj01
, Oct 2019
We enjoyed the gondola ride through the canals, but the gondolier was a little grumpy. Beautiful city.
star-5
Gondola ride
Glenn_p
, Sep 2019
Very nice ride thru canals and main water way ..love it ,boat was clean and enjoyed it a great deal ,must do
star-3
Good
aniltrav
, Sep 2019
The location from where the Gondola ride was to start was not very clear.. It took time for us to get to the place. Then after we found the place, the co-ordinators were not there .. We were just thinking whether we were at the right place. Considering the price the ride was overpriced.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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