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Venice Gondola Experience

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Venezia, Italy
Venice Gondola Experience

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icon30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the romantic canals of Venice the way that locals have for centuries on a 30-minute shared gondola ride. Climb aboard one of the ornate carved vessels and settle into your seat as a professional gondolier navigates past ancient palazzos, under footbridges and through scenes of daily life in the captivating city-on-the-sea. It’s a quintessential Venetian experience not to be missed!
  • 30-minute shared gondola ride in Venice
  • Glide through the city's famous canals on an ornate Venetian gondola
  • Relax as a professional gondolier navigates through the winding waterways
  • Get a unique perspective on historic palaces, romantic bridges and scenes of daily life
  • A classic Venetian experience!
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30 minutes ride on a shared Gondola
Boarding assistance
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Explanations
Musicians
Calle larga de l'Ascension , Calle larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Meet our staff in front of the Post Office, behind Saint Mark's Square, holding the sign "TOUR"

Campo San Moisè , Campo San Moisè, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to 5 people each gondola) so the gondola will be shared with other people
  • Please note that since it's a shared tour, there might be a queue, so you might wait a while to get on your gondola.
  • Please note that no refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals. The Gondola Ride will take place also with rain, in the event of exceptional high tide in Venice or heavy rain the tour might be cancelled by the organization and full refund will be provided
  • No luggage, bags or strollers allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • At 18.45 departure, 4 people per gondola max capacity
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Park Viaggi
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 Gondola Experience?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

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

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Venice Gondola Experience.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Venice Gondola Experience?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Venice Gondola Experience.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Venice Gondola Experience?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Venice Gondola Experience.

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  • "Please keep in mind that the rendezvous place is an open area beside an 'edicola" - news stand in front of the local post office's main entrance and not a physical space/office." See review
  • "Meeting point can be confusing - meet in front of the post office." See review

Reviews

3.5
star-3.5
131 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-3
Cool for the price, but pretty short and no Canal Grande
Lisa
, Jul 2021
It was cool and the only Gondel Option we would buy because it's super expensive otherwise. But we are very disappointed since we didn't go through Canal Grande as promised (at least not noticeable), and the actual Gondel Tour was less than 30min...
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Wonderful experience
Rina_B
, Nov 2019
Our Gondola experience was great and less expensive than hiring a gondola separately for two on the day. We shared the gondola with 4 other tourists...but there was plenty of room. The meeting place outlined on the ticket is a bit tricky to find as there is no signage until the tour leader arrives with a flag/sign - a number of other companies use the same meeting place. But once we figured out which group was ours, everything went very smoothly and the trip was lovely.
star-1
Plain RUDE! Very difficult to find the meeting point
Irangelisse_V
, Oct 2019
We managed to book this tour as we were spending just 1 day in Venice. I read all the details and was aware that the gondola was going to be a shared one that holds 6 people. We were a party of 5. If you don't know, it is really easy to get lost in Venice. We put or GPS and headed towards the location stated on the Voucher. As we rushed thru the heavy streets, we arrived in what it seemed the location, there were lots of gondola tours and people getting in gondolas, so you would assume that that is the place. NO it is not, after asking around, no one would tell you where it is. I called the number in the voucher, after 1 minutes they finally picked up, the guy that picked up the phone just yelled at me THE GONDOLA IS LONG GONE! YOU SHOULD HAVE CALLED EARLIER, there is nothing I can do for you!I tried to explain and asked what alternatives did I had, and he just kept telling me that it is my fault, that is is clearly explained in the voucher, no refund, and hang up on me. I immediately called VIATOR, their wonderful customer service, they apologize and took ownership of the situation. They went above and beyond, and VIATOR were the ones who refunded me the Money. PLEASE don't get excited about he price point of this tour, I would recommend to spend a bit more and get a more respectful vendor for this tour. I went to Venice and I couldn't experience a Gondola ride!
star-1
Waste of time
Alexander_M
, Aug 2019
We felt obligated to do a gondola ride in Venice. Big waste of time and money. First of all the way the gondola is set up is very uncomfortable. I did not end up sitting directly next to my wife. Also the gondola "driver" did not say one word on the trip. Don't think this is a tour as in they will point things out and explain them. It was not a tour, just an experience. If you are going to do a gondola tour I would recommend spending extra to do a private tour with a singer on board.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Experience!
colosimo11
, Aug 2019
It was a great experience for our family! We arrived 20 minutes early and had no problem locating the meeting spot.
star-5
Gondola ride
Thomas F
, Aug 2019
This gondola ride pretty much speaks for itself-a pleasant ride in a gondola. It is a good way to see Venice from the canals.
star-3
Rude gondola driver
Heather Y
, Jul 2019
The gondola ride was nice, but the driver told us to be quiet as soon as the ride started. We were talking and laughing and he said twice in Italian and English 'be quiet'! We were appalled!
star-4
Typical Tourist Experience
Brandon_N
, Jun 2019
Overall it was a fun activity with the kids. The meeting place was not clear and we waited 30 mins past the start time to get in the gondola. I was the start time were more staggered and the directions of where to meet were easier to understand. The staff was friendly and polite. the tour through the canals was enjoyable and fun experience to see different things that you don't see just walking.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you very much for your review. We are really happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. We took note of your comments about the meeting point and we will try to give clearer information to all our future guests. Thank you again
star-4
Venice 6 Person Gondola Voyage
Dante_C
, Jun 2019
Please keep in mind that the rendezvous place is an open area beside an 'edicola" - news stand in front of the local post office's main entrance and not a physical space/office. Otherwise the chaperones were cordial, informed and got it done. in so far as the gondola ride, waiting for our turn was a hot and sticky situation. Out in the open in front of the assigned moorings in humid weather reaching 40 degrees Celsius factoring in the Humidex was hard. So bring plenty of water, a hat or even an umbrella - it worked well for my wife. The ride was pleasant, longer than expected due to 'gondola traffic' - funny to say but that's what it was. the 'gondoliere' really was not fun - he kept talking on his cell phone and gave just two pieces of information on the sites we passed by. We passed under plenty of bridges, saw how the local live from the water aspect of it all. Overall it was positive experience and a fun ride to take.
star-5
Relaxing
Tami_K
, Jun 2019
Read the reviews and scoped out location ahead of time very relaxing would do again if ever I get the chance

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