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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice

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Venezia, Italy
Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice

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icon25 to 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

Explore Venice's famous canals on a guided gondola ride through the city. Meander beneath bridges and along quiet, peaceful stretches in a traditional Venetian boat, taking in sights such as the Rialto Bridge and Campo Manin as you go. Join up to five others—along with your expert gondolier—in enjoying one of Venice's most leisurely and original pastimes, and don't miss this chance to experience the Grand Canal from the water.
  • A classic gondola ride through Venice
  • Explore the waterways around Venice by one of the city's most traditional and unique transportation methods
  • Sit back and enjoy as an expert gondolier navigated hidden passages and the Grand Canal
  • Enjoy the peace and tranquility of being on the water and seeing Venice from a whole new perspective
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30-minute shared gondola ride
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Giardini Ex Reali , Giardini Ex Reali, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Alilaguna ticket office at the Royal Gardens gate, San Marco stop. Please refer to this information (don't look for Alilaguna office on Google maps). Strictly requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio , Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

Santa Maria del Giglio gondola pier

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bucintoro 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice.

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  • "Would recommend this tour via Viator because it was easy to set up and nice to show up and just have it done." See review
  • "We were only on the grand canal for a few minutes so not the choice if you are looking for a grand canal tour!" See review

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star-4
Venice Gondola - August 2022
Liz_C
, Aug 2022
Clear instructions on how to obtain the tickets from the collection point Group meeting point and walked short distance to where the gondola departed However, there was a large group and there weren't enough gondolas waiting, so didn't depart at 1500 as planned, waited until 1520 before getting onto gondola and there was still a large queue behind us Expected the gondola ride to be 30 minutes as stated but was only for 20 minutes and didn't go that far Apart from these minor points it was a lovely experience with friends and family and would recommend the booking beforehand as definitely cheaper than paying when in Venice
star-5
Great ride!
Matthew_D
, Aug 2022
A relaxed and enjoyable ride through the canals of Venice. Well worth the time and money! Friendly crew, well kept gondola and fantastic memories made.
star-1
Very disappointed customers!
Lianne_W
, Aug 2022
Unfortunately we had a terrible experience as we didn’t even get to go on our prepaid gondola! We searched for our meeting point for 1 and a half hours only to be unable to locate it. When we rang the office the lady was very unhelpful repeating where we needed to be even though we explained we could not find it. She did not try to provide directions. As a consequence we missed our gondola ride and had to leave Venice very disappointed, especially my daughter who is disabled and could not understand why we could not go on the boat! 😔
star-5
It was Nice experience...
Analiza_M
, Aug 2022
It was Nice experience especially for me this is one of dream place. I thought its only in the movie.
star-5
Very beautiful experience...
Raquel_R
, Jul 2022
Very beautiful experience u made us our trip very easy and amazing it's highly recommended to be there
star-2
Not worth it
Isaac_B
, Jul 2022
This not worth it and they dont tell you they will shove random people in your gondola. They do one loop as slow as possible where you see nothing and call it 30 mins. Viator taking your money in a ruthless way.
star-5
Peaceful and magical
Rothery_S
, Jul 2022
The ride was very peaceful and beautiful! 30 minutes was the perfect length for the ride, and we got to see plenty of beautiful streets. Our guide was friendly and answered questions for us about the gondola and area.
star-5
The views of seeing the...
Jacob_S
, Jul 2022
The views of seeing the water from the gondola. Also met some nice people on it. It was my favorite thing in Venice.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Arrived early. Lady...
Brandon_D
, Jul 2022
Arrived early. Lady arrived 5 mins after slot. We then waited another 30 minutes to get on gondola. Ride itself was good.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Poor
Rachel_S
, Jul 2022
This trip we booked and the directions given to us to get there were all wrong . Tried contacting the tour operators and had no luck we missed the boat ride and have requested a refund but have not heard anything yet . Hopefully we get this refunded
star-5
So helpful when we had complications
Nia_L
, Jul 2022
We happened to be in Rome during the taxi strike so we had missed our train to Venice, and we had to reschedule our reservation. They made it so easy even though I had to reschedule twice on a busy day! Easy to find, very nice ride. Our gondolier sang and we had a great experience. I'm happy we booked with this company to keep our itinerary going!
star-4
Nice experience
Dolores_S
, Jul 2022
A 30 minutes tour from San Marco passing in very narrow channels and under bridges. A nice experience value for money despite the fact that the gondolier never spoke to us, gave no information and never smiled. We were 5 in the gondola.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Disappointing gondola ride
Sophie_A
, Jul 2022
I have to say that I was very disappointed with this excursion. Walking around Venice, gondola rides were advertised as €80 (£68), which was quite steep. We looked online and found a price for £54. When we went to pick up the tickets, the same excursion, by the same company, was being advertised for €29 euros (£25). Therefore, we paid more than double online. We were then told we couldn’t have our own gondola and had to share with 3 other strangers. This was supposed to be a romantic trip with me and partner and I wasn’t happy about this part of the trip.
star-1
No gondola ride, be careful before you book
peter_m
, Jul 2022
We walked throughout Venice trying to find the gondola. It took over an hour to locate him. When we finally got there our Viator ticket was not honored. The operators were not helpful, except to try to hustle us for even more money. Next time a map with the location would help. Ripoff. I'm filing for a full refund.
star-2
Overpriced for a group
Natasha_B
, Jul 2022
cost of a gondola in venice is fixed at 80 euro for the day, no negotiation and max 5 people per gondola, so if you have 3 or more people in your party do not book this, it is way too expensive, i paid $170 for a my family of 5. you would be way better of just getting a gondola yourself and not paying over the odds for this
star-3
Roundabout search but an experience
Tyrone_C
, Jun 2022
Reserved online. From hotel, walked 15m thru heat and crowd in search of pier ticket point. Found it. Then told had to walk back to gondola point 1 block from hotel Hmm. Then told talk back that black and one block over to the available gondola point. Just to see moat of whT we already walked trying to find gondola.
star-4
Lovely experience with a few hiccups
Sharon_M
, Jun 2022
A lovely experience especially if it’s your first time in Venice. The only downfalls were finding where to exchange your voucher for actual ticket and then also still having to wait in queue with “guide” to get on a gondola. I would expected pre-booking would have allowed some sort of skip-the-line system.
star-1
Don't prebook.
Joe_M
, Jun 2022
Booked this for our 30th wedding anniversary as a surprise for my wife. Imagine our surprise when we had to share our romantic gondola ride with 3 strangers😡 had I known we'd have to share our trip I'd have spent the extra €20 and booked a private gondola ride for just us.
star-2
Gondola trip ok. Redemption point was difficult to find.
PerTore_S
, Jun 2022
Redemption point is not correct. And we were using time and effort to find the correct one. Try to contact tour coordinater on chat. No reply. The Gondola trip was ok. Correcct redemption point is Alilaguna & Bucintoro Viaggi
star-5
Great experience
Russell_S
, Jun 2022
Fantastic, well organised, good value gondola experience. Shared with another couple. Conveniently located next to St Marks piazza. Would strongly recommend.

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