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
Mobile ticket
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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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There will be a maximum of 10 members in the group with you
More benefit
It will cost less than an individual one, but will pass in the same comfort
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In a small group, you will get more attention from the guide
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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
3473 reviews
Very nice gondola ride, appreciated commentary on board with our mobile.
3 days ago
Arturo C.
Very interesting tour. The explanation of the Grand canal due to problems with the radios is not clear, however resolved with the kindness of Claudia who made herself available to repeat it. Advised
5 days ago
Annabelle B.
The live commentary was informative and inclusive. The gondola ride was pleasant and worth experiencing at least once.
7 days ago
Daniella K.
Everything was excellent!!!!! The on line booking was very easy, the informations were very helpful. The gondola tour magical!! Highly recommend
8 days ago
Nicolas D.
It was absolutely stunning! Knowledgeable tour guide (only before the tour - no commentary during the ride) Gondolier was a great happy chap! Singing,talking to other Gondoliers which made the tour even more authentic. Go for it! Great experience.
8 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
8 days ago
Lisa A.
Excellent experience. Very very well organized. We walk along the emblematic monuments of the Grand Canal as well as the small arteries, very good value for money. Meeting point very easy to find. Do not hesitate, you really will not regret.
9 days ago
Dennis S.
It was a very nice experience. A must do in Venice. For private gondola rides you'll pay more than double the price for the same duration of time. (30mins). Instead you can share a gondola with max 5 people. You only get a guided audio video, no tour guide (we were told it was because of the weather, it was a rainy day). Which was a bit of a setback cause it is written in the description that you'll get a tour guide explaining some things to you for 20 min before the ride starts. Which did no...
10 days ago
Aaron C.
The guide does not go in the gondola giving explanations. At the meeting point, the guide walks with the group to another point where the gondola leaves, and it is in this walking section that he explains a few things about Venice. Once you get on the gondola, the guide is no longer with the group, other than at one point on a dock when the gondola passes by. It is worth it just to save a few euros, as it is more expensive with the gondoliers, on site and at the time.
11 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.
12 days ago
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