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Venice Gondola Ride

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Key Highlights

  • Gondola rides are a must do in Venice
  • The wait for a Gondola ride can be long when you arrive in Venice - pre book and save time!
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal as well as some of the smaller canals
  • See the major highlights of Venice along the Grand Canal
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily


    35 minutes

    Start time

    11:00am, 12 noon, 2:00pm & 4:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Tour departs from Campo San Luca, outside Bucintoro Travel Agency office. It is located just past the Rialto Bridge in the direction of Piazza San Marco.
    Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

    Ending Point

    same as starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    A gondola ride is an absolute must do in Venice!

    Share a 35-minute Gondola Cruise with other travelers along the canals of Venice and glide through centuries of history along the Canals of enchanting Venice.

    Once upon a time, the noble families of Venice used to travel around Venice in these gondolas. With the wonderful Baroque buildings reflected in the waters, a gondola ride is truly the best way to experience the magical city of Venice.


    Board your gondola from Campo San Luca and cruise along some of Venice’s backstreets as well as the Grand Canal. Explore the labyrinth of canals as your gondola flows through its shimmering waters.

    See a boulevard of baroque palazzo dating from the 12th to the 18th century as you relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the Grand Canal. You will pass by the Great Church of Santa Maria della Salute built in the 17th century and the famous Fenice Opera House.

    Be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the Venetian Palazzi as your gondola ride comes to an end at the start point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 35-minute shared gondola ride


    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

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

    Please make your own way at the meeting time at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.

    Tours will not operate in the event of bad weather, high tide or Gondolier's strike. Your tour will either be-rearranged or a full refund offered.

    The tour is not private, your Gondola will be shared with other guests, there can be up to 6 people per gondola. Seats will be allocated by the gondolier in order to balance the load on Gondola.

    Please note that due to the popularity of the Gondola ride, the boarding area is likely to be crowded.

    Please bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    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.