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Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

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Venezia, Italy
Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

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icon50 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more

Overview

Traverse the canals of Venice aboard a traditional gondola with your very own gondolier. Float along narrow waterways and hidden passages, admiring the beauty of one of Italy's most magical cities. Pass beneath centuries-old bridges and take in famous attractions such as St. Marks' Bell Tower and San Giorgio Island from the coziness of your flat-bottomed boat.
  • A gondola ride along Venice's waterways
  • Savor one of Venice's most sought-after and romantic experiences
  • Navigate secluded passages and beneath centuries-old bridges en route to the Grand Canal
  • See some of the city's top sights from a completely new vantage point
  • An ideal way to explore Venice, whether you're a couple, family or solo traveler
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Shared gondola ride with live guide (50 minutes tour including 30 minutes of gondola ride
PRIVATE GONDOLA RIDE 30 MINUTES (if chosen) without live commentary
Shared gondola: live commentary in Italian & English.
Shared gondola: commentary by app in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Hindi, Russian & Chinese.
Hotel pickup
Audio devices
Earphones

Departure Point

Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

SHARED OPTION: With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand. The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). The guide will have a sign “Gondola Tour”.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091/b, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

ONLY FOR PRIVATE OPTION: GO to the Gondola Bauer landing stage. If you arrive at the Hotel Bauer, you will see the landing stage in front of it. Go to gondoliers and show the ticket

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Each gondola can host maximum 5 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guests weight.
  • The Gondola Ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or high/low tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • The itinerary may change in the event of wind or bad weather
  • The guide will be only on one gondola, the participants on the others gondola will listen to her/him with the audio-devices
  • The live commentary will be only in English and Italian. The commentary on German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian will be provided by mobile app downloaded on the own devices.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The live guide IS NOT included in the PRIVATE OPTION
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time
  • The customers health is the most important matter for us, the tour operates in according to the Covid-19 National directives in order to guarantee the experiences in a safe environment.
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned, and the tour will leave with small groups.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We only ask the kindness to bring the own mask in case you need to wear it.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary.

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  • "We arrived early and were allowed to start early which was very helpful on a hot day." See review

Reviews

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203 Reviews

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star-4
Nice, quick introduction to the Gondola
Alexus_C
, Nov 2021
It was a quick ride to learn about the history of the gondola and experience a gondola ride. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable, but hard to hear sometimes! I suggest staying close to the guide.
star-3
Ok for price
Gabrielle_C
, Nov 2021
Gondola ride with some information. Not too much of a tour both in and out of the water. More info on the boats than the actual area.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear client, thank you for your review. Please note that the activity has been provided as per description concerning the live guide explanation and duration. At disposal
star-5
Would recommend
Maria_P
, Nov 2021
It was a great experience! We had time to see everything on the itinerary and enjoy the beautiful Venice
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Great ride
Vanessa_N
, Nov 2021
Well organized. Tour guide was friendly, spoke many languages and was very informative. Good deal for the price
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Do not miss out
Lesley_S
, Nov 2021
Fantastic, straight forward and simple to book, lovely boat and friendly guide and extremely reasonable. The highlight of our stay
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Good choice!
Andrew_G
, Oct 2021
Profesional, clean and courteous. No one else in the gondola with us, which made it special, romantic. The route was nice. Thanks for the memories.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks for your kind review
star-2
Not a guided tour
Dave_F
, Oct 2021
Impossible to hear the guide. And what was said was very little. Don’t expect to learn anything. It’s not really a guided tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Dave, I'm sorry for your review. Please note that the activity is divided in two: 20-minute-walking tour before boarding withe a live guide and 30-minutes-gondola ride with explanation through the device provided by our guide boarding one of the gondola of the row.
star-5
A must in Venice. Everything correct.
Jos_F
, Oct 2021
The guide, the man of the gondola, very kind and helpfull. I really enjoy the experience, is very courious seal on the narrow canals. 15 minutes waiting for organised the trip, 15 minutos walking and llistening a small speech about the experience and some advice and finally 30 minutes more o less in the gondola.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for your kind review
star-3
Gondola in Venice
Rachna_S
, Oct 2021
On your own ,trip was great but the gondola driver was not good, didn't speak a single word even our tour is with commentary. He didn't sing.not a fun with him
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Client, please note that the gondolier doesn't speak or sing during the ride (concerning the singer, it's an other kind of service with singer on board that cost much more). The commentary was correctly done by our live guide through the audio device provided to all customers.
star-5
Checked it off the bucket list!
Nicole_A
, Oct 2021
Such a memorable experience! Went at 6pm and saw a beautiful sunset in the Grand Canal. Headphones didn't really work, so I took them out. Fun listening to the gondoliers chat and sing too.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for your kind review

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