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Classic Venice Gondola Ride with Free Audio Guide

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    50 minutes of guided tour including 30 minutes of gondola ride

  • Start time

    11:10am and 4pm 

  • Meeting Point

    Venice Tours Assistance Point - St. Mark's Square - Calle Larga Ascensione, 1257, 30124 - The Assistance Point is the big grey newsstand between Fendi boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT". The staff will wait for you there with a sign “GONDOLA TOUR”. 

    The Gondoliers Station is 2 minutes walking from the meeting point.

    How to reach the meeting point: With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane (Post Office) in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand (with many souvenir and newspapers): that one is the Venice Tours Assistance Point.

  • Ending Point

    San Marco Area – Gondolieri Landing Stage

Key Highlights

  • Soak in the charms of Venice and see its popular attractions on a relaxing 30-minute gondola ride
  • Drift past top Venice attractions such as Doge’s Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum
  • Enjoy the gondola ride within a month and at your own convenience with this flexible ticket
  • Navigate the famous waterways of Venice and enjoy sightseeing from the beautiful canals
  • A trip to Venice simply isn’t complete without a gondola ride
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Skip-the-line 20-minute shared walking tour, commented by a guide in English, French and Italian, on the theme of gondoliers
  • Unique gift! After the tour, enjoy the experience of a flashback of Venice's past thanks to our free App.


Experience Venice in the most Venetian way possible, on a relaxing 30-minute gondola ride through the famous canals of Venice. Sail past the historic sites and popular landmarks of Venice on a 30-minute gondola ride and experience first-hand why the city is considered one of the most romantic in the world!

Learn the fascinating history of the gondola and gondoliers from your guide as you take in all the palaces, churches and attractions around you.

The skip-the-line ticket allows you to jump queues which is a major time-saver considering the fact that gondola rides are a major part of the Venice sightseeing experience. As you sit back and relax, enjoy a wonderful journey through the wide and narrow, popular and offbeat canals and see famous Venice attractions like Mozart House, La Fenice Theatre, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, La Salute Church, Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Belltower from the waterways.

 See the majestic Renaissance and Gothic palaces along the canals and enjoy the feeling of having stepped back in time. The flexible ticket allows you to take the ride within a month, at your own convenient date and choice of time. Enjoy live commentary by your guide on the fascinating history of gondolas and gondoliers and learn more about the attractions that you pass. 

A romantic gondola ride is the ideal way to soak in the old world charms of Venice and explore the city like a local! Your 30-minute ride ends at the starting point. Book your tickets now, offer valid for limited period only. 

At the end of the tour, you will receive a QR code to download a digital map with 2D images of Venice from the middle ages until the 18th century.


  • Skip the line 30 minutes shared gondola
  • Gondola ride with live commentary in English and Italian and with commentary by mobile app in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi and Russian
  • Skip the line 20 minutes shared walking tour live guide in English, French and Italian, on the theme of gondoliers
  • After the tour enjoy the experience of a flashback of Venice's past thanks to our free App.


  • Hotel transfers
  • Meals
  • Gratuities

Please note

Voucher Type: Mobile (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)

Voucher Validity: The ticket is valid for 1 month from the date chosen at the time of booking

Group Size: 6

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

The guide will be only on one gondola, the participants on the other gondolas will listen to her/him with the audio-devices


The live commentary is in English and Italian. At the meeting point the multilingual staff provides the mobile app that Customers must download on their own devices (smartphone or tablet) to enjoy the commentary in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi and Russian.

To use the commentary on the mobile app you must have a smart phone or a tablet.

Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. 

Comfortable shoes suggested.

Each gondola can host maximum 6 people; the seat aboard will be assigned by the gondolier.

The itinerary could change in case of wind or bad weather.

For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    10/10/2017 Ann Bird, United Kingdom
  • 4
    Superb gondola
    09/20/2017 Chris brown, United Kingdom
  • 4
    Best experience I had!
    09/08/2017 Sujith Kumar, India

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