Water activity

Venice: Gondola Cruise in the Grand Canal

Activity provider: Very Viva Venice Srl

Venice: Gondola Cruise in the Grand Canal

Activity provider: Very Viva Venice Srl
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From US$ 33.53 per person

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Indulge in the ultimate romantic experience in Venice, and journey along the waterways on a gondola ride. Sit back and dream your way along the Grand Canal, looking at the stunning architecture and soaking up the unique atmosphere of the beautiful city.

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Duration 30 minutes
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English, Italian
Private or small groups available


  • Take a romantic gondola ride along the canals of Venice
  • Float down the Grand Canal, taking in the sights of the city
  • Explore the waterways of the Minor Canal, and experience the unique atmosphere of Venice from the water
Full description
This essential Venetian experience begins at the entrance to the Grand Canal. Embark from the stunning Church of Madonna della Salute and be taken along the canals of Venice by your friendly gondolier for 20-minutes. Relax and marvel at the Renaissance beauty of the city. You will be drifting slowly along in a special canal boat, famous for their use throughout Venice, and your every comfort will be attended to throughout your journey. A gondola ride along the canals of Venice represents the quintessence of fun and romance. Share this wonderful experience with the people closest to you, and discover what has brought people back to Venice time and again throughout the centuries.
  • Shared or private gondola ride depending on the option booked
  • Guided tour
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Calle larga Ascensione between Museo Correr and the Post Office

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This is not a private ride; the gondola can hold up to 6 people
  • The gondolier is not a tour guide
  • The ride could last less than 30 minutes depending on how busy the canals are. The length of the gondola ride is up to the discretion of the gondolier
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 329 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Brilliant, much cheaper than purchasing there. We headed to the meeting point which was a little hut and spoke to the guy working to confirm we were at the correct place. Once everyone had arrived we walked a short distance to the gondolas everyone got directed onto them. It lasted quite a while and we was happy with the time and route.

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August 13, 2022

I took the cruise on the Grand Canal on a dreary July afternoon, around 5.30pm when the streets began to empty and the sun was no longer so aggressive. Thanks to these factors, the tour took place in a very suggestive and intimate atmosphere. We were immersed in silence and you could hear the waves crashing on the gondola. At one point the gondolier started whistling a melancholy tune ... that melody was the icing on the cake. Magical experience that I can't wait to do again. A plus also for the friendly and nice guy who helped us get on the boat. Everything really perfect.

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July 30, 2022

I made a reservation for the wrong date and time, but the locals gave me a careful guide and I was able to change the date and time in spite of suddenness. Thanks for the polite and quick response. I enjoyed the tour with this amount. I still want to use it.

November 6, 2019

Product ID: 11343