Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Commentary

By Venice Tours
3.3 out of 5
Free cancellation available
Price is $39 per traveler
per traveler
  • Free cancellation available
  • 30m+
  • Mobile voucher
  • Instant confirmation
  • Multiple languages
  • Charming gondola ride on Grand Canal and its hidden canals
  • Stunning views of the city’s centuries-old palaces & bridges
  • Romatics waterways & spots inaccessible by foot
  • The guide will narrate history and tales about old Palaces,
  • Book the private ride for a romantic experience

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Grand Canal by Gondola with Live Commentary
  • Activity duration is 50 minutes50m50m
  • English

Live commentary in English. An expert guide will offer a live commentary in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Commentary in German, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian will be available by using a mobile app downloaded on your own devices.

Price details
$38.52 x 1 Traveler$38.52

Price is $38.52
Private 30-minute Gondola Ride by Night without live commentary
  • Activity duration is 30 minutes30m30m

Private 30-minute Gondola Ride without live commentary.

Audio guide in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified) and Hindi.

Starting time: 6:00 PM
Price details
$172.53 x 1 Traveler$172.53

Price is $172.53
* Select 4 traveler tickets to get our lowest price of $43.13 per traveler

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedShared gondola ride with live guide (50 minutes tour including 30 minutes of gondola ride
  • What's includedWhat's includedShared gondola: live commentary in Italian, French, Spanish & English
  • What's includedWhat's includedShared ride: commentary by app in German, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi and Russian
  • What's includedWhat's includedMobile app to see Venice in the past
  • What's includedWhat's includedPRIVATE GONDOLA RIDE 30 MINUTES (if chosen) without live commentary
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedEarphones
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedAudio devices

Know before you book

  • The guide will be only on one gondola, the participants on the others gondola will listen to her/him with the audio-devices
  • Shared gondola: The live commentary will be only in English, French, Spanish & Italian. The commentary on German, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian will be provided by mobile app downloaded on the own devices.
  • The Gondola Ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or high/low tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • Each gondola can hold a maximum 5 people
  • You can choose between the share ride or the private's one. On the private one there is NOT commentary and it takes 30 minutes

What you can expect

Glide the canals of Venice on gondola ride with live guide who explains stories and secrets of the fascinating palaces around you. Let you drive along Grand Canal by your gondolier.

Pass under elegant bridges, sail from the postcard-perfect waters of the Grand Canal into romantic waterways reachable only by gondola. Live the inimitable atmosphere of the floating city!

During the itinerary you will admire Peggy Guggenheim Collection,Basilica Santa Maria della Salute, Fenice Opera House, Punta della Dogana and at the end, you’ll enjoya wonderful view of Piazza San Marco with its Doge’s Palace that overlooks the St.Mark's Basin.

Experience the essence of Venice as you step from the walkways of thefloatingcityinto an authentic Venetian gondola led by an expert gondolier.Sit back, visit the romantic canals and hidden spots to admire the play of lights on the tiled facades of the palaces located along the canals.

The guide will narrate you the fascinating history of gondola and gondoliers! On board you will listen to all about the palaces, churches and attractions around you. You will learn also tales known only by Venetians!

If you wish an more loving experience, just book the private ride. You will glide the Grand Canal only with your beloved partner.

At the end of the experience you will receive a mobile app to see Venice and the Grand Canal as they were in the past centuries: at the end of the tour you will receive a qr code to download a digital map with a 2D of Venice from the middle age until the last 18th century.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers
Social distancing
  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Safety measures
  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
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Activity location

    • Piscina San Moise
    • 30124, Venezia, Veneto, Italy

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEVenice Tours Assistance (NEWSTAND IN SAN MARCO) Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy (IF SHARED GONDOLA OPTION IS SELECTED)
    • 1257 Calle larga de l'Ascension
    • 30124, Venezia, Veneto, Italy
    • 2070 Calle Larga XXII Marzo
    • 30124, Venezia, Veneto, Italy

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