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Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

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Experience an enchanting gondola ride along the most beautiful part of the Grand Canal and its hidden waterways. Listen to an in-app commentary as you admire the views.

About this activity

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Duration 45 minutes
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Host or greeter
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Optional audio guide
German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Hindi, Spanish
Small group available


  • Enjoy a shared gondola experience on a gondola
  • Relax as your gondolier takes you through the Grand Canal
  • Listen to the in-app commentary of your itinerary
  • Discover secret canals reachable only by gondola
  • Learn about the gondola and gondoliers from a dedicated host
Full description

Feel the essence of Venice as you explore hidden and picturesque waterways near the Grand Canal with a gondola ride. Listen to in-app commentary to learn more about the city as you admire the sights. Start your activity by meeting the host, who will explain some curiosities about the history of gondolas and gondoliers. Get free access to an app with commentary of your itinerary on the gondola. As you enjoy the beauties of the Grand Canal, admire the marvelous Palaces such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace, the Gritti Palace, the Salute Church, the Punta della Dogana. Discover the worldwide-famous La Fenice Theatre and the Mozart House along the romantic and hidden waterways. At the end of your ride, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Saint Mark’s Basin with San Giorgio Island.

  • Shared 25-30 minute gondola ride
  • a 15-minute introduction to the gondola experience
  • Multilingual staff at the embarkation point
  • In-app commentary
  • Wi-Fi at the meeting point to download the app
  • Live commentary by the gondolier
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at Venice Tours Assistance Point is in St. Mark's Square, Calle Larga Ascensione #1257. The Assistance Point is the big grey newsstand between Fendi boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office) with a sign "VENICE TOURS – ASSISTANCE POINT". Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The gondola may be shared with other guests (maximum 5 people per gondola)
  • The tour might not operate or the itinerary may change in cases of wind or bad weather
  • You can choose a physical map of the itinerary instead of the app
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 544 reviews

Review summary

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Much recommended when you are in Venice. It is a cheaper option to explore the city by gondola. You find out some information about the history of the city and get a nice gondola ride which lasts 30 mins. You get to enjoy the charming gondolier that share comments among each other everytime they meet up on the canals and might catch some singers as well. It was definitely the best attraction I chose to do in Venice and would do it again and again. Surprisingly the whole activity was neat and organized and started on time .

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June 24, 2022

Overall, the experience was good. Could easily live without the audio, because that info was actual only for the two stops before we went into gondolas. After that there was no other audio, at least not for English. Otherwise, it was a nice ride, could have been a little longer.

June 15, 2022

The gondola ride was absolutely amazing! I've never experienced such silence as I did when sliding through the Venice canals on gondola. It was affordable price (33 EUR for two seats), but I was alone and still the price was decent. I didn't mind being with other people - two young couples, on the same gondola. It was easy to find the meeting point. I'd gladly recommend this experience to other people. I fully enjoyed.

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June 14, 2022

Product ID: 221382