25 minutes approx.Start time
01 Apr - 31 Oct: 9:40am, 11:00am & 4:00pm
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 11:00am & 3:00pm
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 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 are at 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 gondola 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.
Amazing experience, I would love to have stayed on the boat for much longer, so relaxing but also expensive. Our Gondolaria was very nice and called out to tell us the sites....Ms Helen L Robinson
Fantastic tour ,well organised .Easy location.Good fun from start to finish would highly recommend...Mr G Milne
We travelled in July and ended up sharing with two other couples. It was a lovely ride, lasting about 25 minutes through the grand canal and down a little side path. The tour was...Matthew Black