01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Daily except Sunday
30 minutesStart time
01 Apr - 31 Oct: 9:40am, 11:00am & 4:00pm
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 2:45pm
Meeting Point in summers (01 Apr - 31 Oct): Santa Maria del Giglio Gondola park, “Campiello Traghetto 2467” in front of the Hotel Gritti Palace. Look for our assistant who will be holding an Orange umbrella and a sign with the name of the tour on it.
Meeting Point in winters (01 Nov - 31 Mar): Campo San Moisé in front of the Hotel Bauer. Look for our assistant with sign TURIVE.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.Ending Point
The tour ends at the starting point.
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.
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.
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 15 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! Minimum number of people per gondola is 4 and the maximum number of people is 6.
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) on this Gondola option. Generally Gondoliers do not provide commentary.
We recommend that you print this document which has a range of information on how to reach the meeting point in summers.
I was a bit worried as I'm not used to pre booking things like this online, however it all went really well. The gondola ride was just perfect! And the lady that worked for the...MR C J REES
The tour heads off into the peaceful smaller canals where you get a different view from a gondola than on foot. The venetian houses look lovely. The sun glistens on the water as...MRS WENDY J HAWKINS
This was ok and I'm glad we did it. I feel it would have been cheaper to have just grabbed a gondola ride whilst in venice but we had no idea before we travelled. And I guess...karen bull