Glide through the narrow back canals of San Marco to enjoy an intimate experience of a place where time has stood still for centuries, and travel by gondola along the Grand Canal.
Avoid having to haggle over inflated prices with the Gondelieri, and enjoy a tour by Gondola of Venice at a fixed time when the waterways are at their most peaceful and relaxing. A ride in a traditional Venetian Gondola is an absolute must for first-time visitors to Venice. Reserve your seats now for this fantastic gondola ride that will provide the perfect introduction to Venice!
Length: 35 minutes
-10:00 am Monday through Saturday - mid March through early September
-1:00 pm on Sundays - mid March through early September
-3:45 pm Monday through Saturday - early September through late October
-1:00 pm on Sundays - early September through late October
-1:50 pm on Tuesday, Friday, & Saturday - late October through early January
-1:50 pm on Tuesday, Friday, & Saturday - early February through early March
check availability calendar for specific times on individual dates
Summary: 24 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCED BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour includes complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels in San Marco. Please provide your hotel name when making your reservation. Minimum of 4 persons required for tour to operate. There is no child rate for this activity. Rates are per person and in US dollars. Please reserve online or call us toll-free at 800-303-5107.
There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.
~ Travel in a traditional Venetian Gondola (limited to a maximum of 6 passengers per Gondola)
10:00 am - 10:35 am (Sundays, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm)
Enjoy a delightful gondola ride, gliding through a labyrinth of small canals as well as the upper part of the Grand Canal. You'll quickly realize the magic of Venice as you admire the soaring venetian palaces and charming bridges that line these enticing waterways.
You'll start your journey by traveling down the upper part of the Grand Canal, passing by the magnificent baroque Salute church, the ill fated Ca' Dario Palace and the famous Guggenheim museum held in Peggy Guggenheim's former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni.
Then, leave the Grand Canal and to enjoy the more intimate environs of the labyrinth of small canals where you'll see other important landmarks that include the Fenice Opera House, Mozart's House, and the beautiful San Moise' Church, to name a few. The tour will end back to the starting point.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Do your tour guides speak a good English?
A: The guides are all fluent and articulate English speakers.
Q: What if there is bad weather?
A: All tours operate rain or shine!
Q: Do you operate tours when there is High Water?
A: Yes! Boots up to the knees are highly recommended. There are walkways in the main streets and piazzas set up for people to walk when there is flooding, but at some times of flooding the whole city can go underwater, so boots are really necessary. You can purchase boots locally, and most hotels supply free boots to their guests. The flooding generally lasts around 1 to 2 hours, twice a day with times change with the time of the tides - generally morning up to 12:00 noon and then again evening. The tour operates with high water; your guide may rearrange part of the tour, but tours will continue to operate. This is part of Venice's past and present, therefore the best solution is to adapt the tours to this unique and beautiful city.
Q: Can wheelchair users join the tour?
A: Venice is not wheelchair friendly. If you don't have someone to assist you, the tour will not be possible.
Q: Do you arrange tours in different languages other than English?
A: The tours are in English only.
Tour does not operate on December 25, December 26, or January 1.
24 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCED BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour includes complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels in San Marco. Please provide your hotel name when making your reservation. Minimum of 4 persons required for tour to operate. There is no child rate for this activity. Rates are per person and in US dollars. Please reserve online or call us toll-free at 800-303-5107.
Ride in a Gondola through the waterways of Venice
An enchanting Gondola Ride awaits you to discover marvelous venetian architecture
Glide through the narrow back-canals of Venice and the Grand Canal of Venice
The Gondola is as unique as Venice itself, navigating the narrow waterways
Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful tour of Venice on the Gondola Ride Experience!