Grand Canal Shared Gondola Ride with Live Commentary of Local Guide

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Embark on a gondola ride through the Grand Canal and feel the romantic atmosphere around you. Listen to the guide's descriptions of local attractions. Enjoy the view of the amazing La Fenice Theatre and the "De le Ostreghe" Canal. Also, you must visit Desdemona’s House and Mozart’s House. The highlight of this trip will be the Grand Canal. There are some stunning Venetian palaces alongside the canal, like Ca' Dolfin, Ca' Loredan, or Grimani Palace. Be sure to visit the Salute Church and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Mini group
50 min
Group size up to 5 persons
Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Experience the ultimate romantic excursion by embarking on a gondola ride along the Grand Canal, soaking up the enchanting atmosphere that surrounds you. Listen attentively to the guide's descriptions of local attractions as you marvel at the stunning La Fenice Theatre and the picturesque "De le Ostreghe" Canal. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Desdemona's House and Mozart's House.

The Grand Canal is the main highlight of this tour, featuring magnificent Venetian palaces such as Ca' Dolfin, Ca' Loredan, and Grimani Palace. Make sure to visit the Salute Church and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection for an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy panoramic views of Punta de la Dogana and Saint Mark's Basin before returning to Campo San Moisè. To enhance your experience, a special QR code will be provided for you to access digital maps with 2D images of Venice.

Important to know

  • The guide will be on only one gondola. The participants on the other gondolas will listen to them with the audio device
  • The live commentary will be only in English and Italian. The commentary in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian will be provided by mobile app downloaded to your own device
  • Each gondola can hold a maximum of 5 people
  • The gondolier will determine your seat according to your weight
  • The tour will only be cancelled in cases of extreme weather conditions
  • The itinerary may change in cases of wind or bad weather
  • Please note that this is a shared tour, it is not a private gondola ride
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
Staff are very friendly and the meeting location was easy to find. A nice overview is given before the gondola ride and while on the Grand Canal. The ride itself was lovely and relaxing and our gondalier even sang a little song and pointed out a few places of interest :) Head to Emilio Ceccato beside the Rialto bridge afterwards to pick up the shirt all the gondaliers wear from the nicest lady who works there.
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Small group
There will be a maximum of 10 members in the group with you
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It will cost less than an individual one, but will pass in the same comfort
Guide near
In a small group, you will get more attention from the guide
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Free cancellation
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Adult (Age 2-99)
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Infant (0 - 2)
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For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

• 50 minutes of guided tour including 30 minutes of gondola ride
• Professional local guide on board of the gondola
• Live commentary about the itinerary & the history of gondolas and gondoliers. In English, French, Spanish and Italian
• Commentary by mobile app in German, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi and Russian
• Access to mobile app to see Venice in the past.

What is not included

• Food and drinks
• Tips and personal expenses
• Hotel pickup and drop-off
• Mobile-compatible earphones

What places you will see

Grand Canal, Desdemona’s House and Mozart’s House, Salute Church, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and some of the stunning Venetian palaces, Punta de la Dogana and Saint Mark’s basin

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 1 hour in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Venice Tours Assistance Point St. Mark's Square

How long your tour will be
50 min
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Reviews by travellers
4.8 out of 5
3409 reviews
Vinfrido A.
We had a lot of fun with the tour. The staff welcomed us very friendly. First we walked through the city for about 20 minutes and our guide Ricardo told us about his city of Venice with infectious enthusiasm. The city tour was very cool, but could have been longer. The focus of this tour is of course clearly on the gondola ride. It was really great too.
6 days ago
Anna G.
To do absolutely. Very nice way to see part of Venice. The comments are a little light but the rest is good.
7 days ago
Amelia-Rose H.
I would have liked there to be 2 groups, French, then English. Too bad not to have received more info during the gondola ride. Our group's headphones weren't picking up the news towards the end on the Grand Canal.
8 days ago
Aya B.
Great experience very well organised will certainly recommend to everyone
9 days ago
Alessandra C.
Short walking tour but with some insightful knowledge from the guide and the gondola ride in early evening was special, so quite too
9 days ago
Lexi H.
very good organization, Ricardo was very clear and speaks French, a good activity typically Venetian and very pleasant
9 days ago
Annabelle B.
The live commentary was informative and inclusive. The gondola ride was pleasant and worth experiencing at least once.
10 days ago
Mollie B.
The experience was good and our guide was great, however I feel it would have been better for myself if I had booked an individual gondola and did a ride by myself instead of sharing with strangers.
11 days ago
Gabrielle R.
A wonderful experience very good organization. Very friendly and professional staff. Thank you all.
12 days ago
Lucilla V.
Experience made in the evening with a wonderful atmosphere due to the Christmas period
13 days ago
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