Cruises and boat tours

Classic Venetian gondola ride

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Availability: Every day
Duration: 30 minutes
Language: Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Experience what Venetian public transportation was like in the 17th century
  • Enjoy a scenic ride along the beautiful canals of Venice
  • Treat yourself to a 30-minute trip on the Grand Canal (up to 6 people per gondola)
What to expect

Embark on a gondola ride traveling down the Grand Canal where you'll be able to see wondrous beauty and culture in every direction. You'll be able to admire the zone of S. Maria della Salute as well as other minor canals in the area. The magnificent journey ends at the small port of Vallaresso (Dogana).

Today the Grand Canal is filled with modern transportation, but the gondolas still hold a valuable place in Venice’s history as one of the icons of the city. In the 17th and 18th century it is estimated that there were anywhere from eight to ten thousand gondolas that treaded through the canals of Venice. Today the art of the gondolier is preserved in the historical center of Venice, where only four hundred gondolas remain.

Taking a ride on a gondola gives you a different perspective of the city and takes you by places that you might have not been able to reach by foot. To guarantee you maximum fun and relaxation, no guide will be present during the gondola ride. Take this time to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

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What's included
  • 30-minute gondola ride in Venice
What's not included
  • Language services
  • Tour guide
Reduced price
  • Children (0-2 years): free
Where

Calle S. Luca, 4267/C, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Meeting point:

Bucintoro travel agency, Campo San Luca

From June to August included, the meeting point will be at Alilaguna ticket office: Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE

What to remember
  • The gondolas are able to fit up to 6 people per boat and the gondola ride will last 30 minutes
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When
  • From June to August: Saturday and Sunday at 3.30 pm and 5 pm
  • From September to October: every day at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.30pm, 5.00pm
  • From November to March: every day at 12.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm, 4.30pm
  • Blackout dates: 25 December
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Provider
Bucintoro Viaggi
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.
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