Recent Searches
Clear

Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

|
Venezia, Italy
Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

From $31.53

Price varies by group size

Lowest Price Guarantee

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon50 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
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
Saved to wishlist!
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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.

Traveler Photos

See More
See More

Traveler Tips


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

Reviews

4.0
star-4
190 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 190 reviews
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.
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
star-4
Know where your meeting place is ahead of time!
Chris_W
, Oct 2021
The first scheduled it for the morning, but couldn’t find the meeting place in time & missed the tour. We had to pay for another one (as there are no re-schedule options). The second one was wonderful, the guide knowledgeable, and the gondolier was very pleasant.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for your kind review
star-4
It was a good experience
Sarah_R
, Oct 2021
Very relaxing, and great scenery but I was a little cold. Should have brought a blanket. The guide (Luca) was very nice
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for your kind review
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Romantic!
Linzey_A
, Oct 2021
This tour was great! We were on the water for the full 30 minutes. The guide was nice and answered any questions we asked. We picked the tour without the commentary so the guide was over all quiet but was still there to answer questions. It was romantic going under all the bridges and just seeing all Venice has to offer!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for your kind review.
star-4
A bit expensive
Stephanie_N
, Oct 2021
I thought it was a bit expensive for a 30 minute ride. I was expecting something like champagne to drink.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Not what we ordered
Marge
, Sep 2021
We paid for a 50 minute tour with commentary. We got a 30 paddle...no commentary and then told it was over at 27 minutes. When we told him that we paid for 50 minutes, he told us there was no such thing as a 50 minute trip. We have requested that Viator refund half of the amount since we got less than half of what we paid for. We should have requested the whole thing since it was very uncomfortable.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Marge I would like to inform you that the 50 minutes are composed by: 20-minutes-walking tour with live guide and 30-minutes-gondola ride as written in the description of the product booked. Thanksn and regards
star-5
It was a great...
Julio_R
, Sep 2021
It was a great experience. We learned a lot! My mother really enjoyed her first time in Venice and a Gondola ride. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for your kind review.

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary
Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

star-4190

50 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$31.53

star-34

1 hour 45 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$59.04

star-3.517

1 hour

Free Cancellation

From
$20.25

star-3.5321

30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$31.88

star-31

1 hour 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$74.40

star-3.5130

30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$31.64

star-3.540

30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$48.42

star-4650

1 hour

Free Cancellation

From
$64.95

star-3.52821

N/A

Free Cancellation

From
$53.14

Explore Similar Things to Do