Water activity

Venice: Gondola Cruise in the Grand Canal

Activity provider: Very Viva Venice Srl

Venice: Gondola Cruise in the Grand Canal

Activity provider: Very Viva Venice Srl
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From US$ 35.43 per person

Indulge in the ultimate romantic experience in Venice, and journey along the waterways on a gondola ride. Sit back and dream your way along the Grand Canal, looking at the stunning architecture and soaking up the unique atmosphere of the beautiful city.

About this activity

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Duration 30 minutes
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Host or greeter
English, Italian
Private or small groups available


  • Take a romantic gondola ride along the canals of Venice
  • Float down the Grand Canal, taking in the sights of the city
  • Explore the waterways of the Minor Canal, and experience the unique atmosphere of Venice from the water
Full description
This essential Venetian experience begins at the entrance to the Grand Canal. Embark from the stunning Church of Madonna della Salute and be taken along the canals of Venice by your friendly gondolier for 20-minutes. Relax and marvel at the Renaissance beauty of the city. You will be drifting slowly along in a special canal boat, famous for their use throughout Venice, and your every comfort will be attended to throughout your journey. A gondola ride along the canals of Venice represents the quintessence of fun and romance. Share this wonderful experience with the people closest to you, and discover what has brought people back to Venice time and again throughout the centuries.
  • Shared or private gondola ride depending on the option booked
  • Guided tour
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Calle larga Ascensione between Museo Correr and the Post Office

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that if it is not indicated on the voucher this is not a private ride; the gondola can hold up to 6 people
  • Please note that the gondolier is not a tour guide
  • Please note that the ride could last less than 30 minutes depending on how busy the canals are. The length of the gondola ride is up to the discretion of the Gondolier
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 321 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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I made a reservation for the wrong date and time, but the locals gave me a careful guide and I was able to change the date and time in spite of suddenness. Thanks for the polite and quick response. I enjoyed the tour with this amount. I still want to use it.

November 6, 2019

Our guide met us at the meeting point and was even there thirty minutes early! He had my name on an iPad and spun around to make sure I’d see him. Which made things super easy. We booked a private gondola ride and it was just my boyfriend and I. The ride did last the full thirty minutes. The gondola rower was excellent. A very charming man with a sense of humor. He pointed out things to us as we enjoyed the ride and also sang. He also told us to take pictures and allowed us to move around the boat in order to get good shots. He also had us kiss every time we went under a bridge. Overall the experience was amazing and we appreciated him allowing us to be touristy and take pictures and really enjoy the whole ride. I would recommend this 10/10. Very happy.

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August 12, 2019

This was a very affordable way for a family to take a gondola ride.

The tour was described well. The meeting spot was easy to find. The cost was affordable for a family to take a gondola ride. Expect to get a ride and not a description of where you are or what you are seeing. The gondolier did not speak to us at all but overall this was a fun experience.

August 7, 2019

Product ID: 11343