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Classic Venice Gondola Ride

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  • You can′t leave Venice without taking a gondola ride
  • Unlock the secrets of Venice and her intriguing labyrinth of canals
  • Glide serenely through centuries of history
  • The best way to appreciate the many charms of Venice
  • Magnificent views of the palazzos from the water
  • Fabulous photo-opportunities


A visit to Venice is not complete unless you take a gondola ride down the world-famous Grand Canal.

A classic gondola ride is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and color of this unique city built on water. You will be enthralled by the elegance of the grand mansions with their fine facades and richly toned plaster work.

You’ll also explore many hidden canals so small you can literally touch the palazzos and breathe in the Italian culture, all the while being cradled in the atmosphere unique only to Venice.

Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years.

This is not a private tour, your Gondola will be shared with others, if you are looking for a more intimate experience we do also offer two private tours:

Private Venice Gondola Ride for Two >>

Private Gondola Ride and Dinner>>


For your Classic Venetian Gondola Tour you should make your way to the gondola park at Santa Maria del Giglio next to the Hotel Gritti Palace.

Step into your craft, lie back on cushions and be transported back in time as your gondolier propels you along. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years.

Unwind and relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the canals, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways. As you sit back and take in the views, you will inevitably become involved in the friendly banter of the gondoliers - as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself!

While you glide along the Canal Grande (Grand Canal) look up at the glorious palazzos above you. Built by wealthy merchants and powerful families these beautiful buildings are in a range of mellow colors and styles from Byzantine to Baroque.

Your 30-minute ride ends at the starting point.

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  • Gondola

    Had a great time, together with another family. As the weather was so perfect it made all the difference...

    Mrs O P Tilbury
  • Great Experience

    The company was very professional and the woman who greeted us was very friendly. She was very easy to find. My sister and I went on the gondola together, the other people book...

    Molly N Swindall
  • gondela ride in venice

    We booked our gondola ride through isango before we wen to Venice. The gondola ride was about 35 mins and we paid around £pp which was well worth it. it was amazing. we...

    Mr scott m hyam
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr - 31 Oct:
Monday - Saturday: 09:40am and 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am


30 minutes

Start time

Start time: 9:40am, 11:00am and 4:00pm
Duration: 30 minutes

Meeting point

At the Santa Maria del Giglio Gondola Park, next to the Hotel Gritti Palace.
Please reach at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point.

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  • 30-minute Gondola ride


  • Food and drink

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

Please reach at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts.

This is not a private tour, so you will have others along to make it all the more festive and fun!

Seating is on first come first served basis and left to the discretion of gondolier in order to balance the load on Gondola.

There is no serenade (singing) or commentary on this Gondola option.

Minimum number of people per gondola is 4 and the maximum number of people is 6.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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