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Infant (Age 0-1)

Enjoy a 30 Minute Gondola Experience in Venice

4.5 / 5 total 20 reviews
Duration: 30 minutes
Tour ID: 2481
Overview

Can you imagine a better experience to share with the people you love? Probably difficult to find. Just take your smile and beloved one with you, the timeless beauty of Venice seen from the gondola will do the rest.

Slide among centuries of history and picturesque views on a traditional Venetian gondola, an experience hardly to forget.

The gondola is one of the main symbols of Venice, as emblematic of the famous water city as mysterious in its origins.

Not many people know that at the beginning this unique vessel was different from the one we can admire today, changing across time together with the city it is associated with. Of course, the history of the gondola is deeply bonded to the one of Venice.

Considered one of the most beautiful and elegant boats on Earth, it is built through unique techniques and each part of it has symbolic meanings.

For example, its multi-pronged Ferro, or prow, does have five or six “pettini”, symbolic of the six “sestieri” in which Venice is divided into.

The function of this part made of iron is to balance gondolier’s weigh and it has an “S” shape evoking the flow of the Canal Grande.

Not only elegance and beauty then, a whole world embodied into this boat nowadays the symbol of Venice.

Let yourself experience in first person the gondola through this tour.

An enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the colours, lights, sights, charm and beauty of Venice. You will admire elegant bank-side palaces, unique bridges and breathe the charming and magic atmosphere that only a town built on the water can give you.

 

Highlights
  • Experience the timeless beauty of Venice seen from the gondola
  • An enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the colors, lights, sights, charm and beauty of Venice.
  • Admire elegant bank-side palaces, unique bridges and breathe the charming and magic atmosphere that only Venice can give you.
  • Amazing photography opportunities
  • Experience the deepest side of Venice
  • Slide among centuries of history and picturesque views
  • Discover Venice from a unique perspective
  • A 25/30 minutes ride on the traditional Venetian Gondola, shared one
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour:
  • Duration Duration: 30 minutes
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Available April - October Available April - October
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • Infants up to 1 years of age are free if seated on a parents lapInfants up to 1 years of age are free if seated on a parents lap
  • This tour is available everyday at 11.00, 15.00 & 17.15 from 1st April to 31st October 2018This tour is available everyday at 11.00, 15.00 & 17.15 from 1st April to 31st October 2018
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 1 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • 25/30 minutes ride on the Gondola
  • Boarding assistance
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup/drop off
  • Commentary or explainations during Gondola Ride
Meeting Point
Calle Larga Ascensione in front of the Post Office behind Saint Mark’s Square (45.433563, 12.337159). Please be sure to get there at least 15 minutes prior to tour starting time.
Know Before You Go
  • This is a shared gondola (up to six people for each one) so the gondola might be with other people
  • Please note that no refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals
  • The Gondola Ride will take place also with rain, only in case of very heavy rain it might be cancelled and the tour will be refunded (if not taken another day/time)
  • The tour will NOT take place at the following dates: On July 14th only morning tour available
  • Infants up to 1 years of age are free if seated on a parents lap
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Reviewed by Andrea Smith GB   April 10, 2018
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You’ll see a lot of beautiful bridges and buildings and although this is a short 30 min ride, it was well worth it.

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Reviewed by Fernando Silva M EC   April 03, 2018
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WE BOOKED THE GONDOLA TRIP BEFORE TRAVELLING AND WE LOVED EVERY MINUTE AND WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR.
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Reviewed by Jackie US   April 02, 2018
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You cannot come to Venice without experiencing a Gondola ride. This has to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world and having no roads and traffic to contend with made it all the more enchanting. My husband and I stayed in Venice for a few days and booked this tour online. The company were well organized and our boat trip was amazing. Seeing everyone going about their daily business on water was the highlight of this tour for me. This was our very first trip to Venice and we were not disappointed.
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Reviewed by Amanda IE   November 07, 2017
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I really enjoyed it and was very excited as this was something I always wanted to do. It was a pleasant and relaxing experience and to see Venice from the water is something you cannot miss.
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Reviewed by Paul from Toronto CA   October 29, 2017
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SHORT AND SWEET AND A MUST DO IF YOU COME TO VENICE.
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Reviewed by Megan and Thomas US   October 04, 2017
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This was the perfect way to celebrate our arrival to Venice. I would recommend it to everyone. In addition, the tour operator was incredibly helpful as we used the same company for all of our tours.
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Reviewed by Paula US   September 20, 2017
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The gondola ride itself was pleasant however; the gondolier spent all of his time shouting at other gondoliers. It is a shame that you look forward to a tour which is supposed to be the highlight of a trip to Venice to have it spoiled by aggressive shouting. I am not blaming the company as it was easy to book and to find the meeting place. I noticed that this shouting was a common occurrence as all of the gondoliers were shouting at each other.
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Reviewed by Asha W ZA   September 12, 2017
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MAGICAL… We had a great time!!! We enjoyed the city in a typical gondola and it was amazing.
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Reviewed by Lawrence US   September 04, 2017
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THE GONDOLA RIDE WAS AMAZING. THIS TOUR WAS WORTH EVERY DOLLAR WE SPENT ON IT.
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Reviewed by Sharon and Liam IE   August 28, 2017
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The gondola tour was the highlight of my vacation to Italy. This has been on my bucket list for a very long time and although Venice is very busy, I really enjoyed this tour. It was short but I was so pleased that I booked another longer Gondola ride. Thank you.
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Reviewed by EINARSSON1 NO   August 15, 2017
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The gondola ride was so good that we booked a romantic evening ride as well. Definitely a must-do!
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Reviewed by Susan21 GB   August 08, 2017
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Our two children were so excited about going on the ‘funny boat’. It was all they talked about so we booked for the first day of our holiday. They loved it and so did we.
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Reviewed by Jack and Yolanda US   July 30, 2017
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AS THE PRIVATE RIDES WERE SO EXPENSIVE WE OPTED FOR A SHARED RIDE AND IT WAS GREAT TO EXPERIENCE.
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Reviewed by Arsenie RO   July 27, 2017
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The architecture in Venice is marvelous and seeing it from the water is stunning.
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Reviewed by J Stachowicz US   July 19, 2017
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The gondola ride is one of those things you just need to do and forget the money. My husband and I traveled to Venice for 2 days with our 2 children and had only a short time to take in this magical city. Our meeting point was easy to reach and the tour was well organized. Friends of ours had used this company before and enjoyed it. I have to say it was a great experience and of the three tours that we booked, the ride on the Grand Canal was the best.
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Reviewed by NEHA SG   July 14, 2017
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A gondola ride is a MUST when in Venice. The scenery was so beautiful.
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Reviewed by S Guillaume FR   June 27, 2017
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Lots of photo opportunities of some of the areas not possible to see on foot. Short but very well organized and I recommend if you do not have much time to spend in Venice.
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Reviewed by Fisker 200 SE   June 26, 2017
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I do think gondola-ride is a must-thing-to-do when you're in Venice and I got some really great photographs. Overall, this boat ride was good and you got what you paid for.
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Reviewed by Gary D AU   June 08, 2017
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Thirty minutes isn’t a long time but it’s enough time to travel some canals and visit parts of Venice you otherwise wouldn’t be able to. We must have been lucky with our gondolier as I had read many poor reviews about them. The sights that you see are amazing and it was very pleasant and worth the money.
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Reviewed by Banerjee Dr LK   June 03, 2017
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Well organised and on time. Trip lasted the full half hour and showed the hidden delights of the little side canals as well as the Grand Canal. A very relaxing way to see Venice.
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