One of the first images that come to mind when thinking about Venice is the traditional black Venice Gondola that so often is represented in postcards. In fact, the iconic flat bottom Venetian rowing boats are truly present everywhere in the city! From the famous Grand Canal, spanned by the imposing Rialto bridge, to the edge of St Mark’s Square steps away from the majestic St. Marks Basilica, or gliding under the Bridge of Sighs, you will see gondolas everywhere!
Gondola ride in Venice : a must do activity!
Together with a visit to the most popular attractions, a gondola ride is certainly a must do activity in Venice! In fact, a traditional Venetian gondola tour along the canals is the most authentic way to experience this unique city. There is no doubt this experience will provide you with great memories and sensations, hence we strongly suggest that you include a gondola ride during your visit in Venice. We are pretty sure that you will not regret it!
Gondola tours: what are the options?
Enjoy the stunning view of Venice, admire the majestic buildings, appreciate the beauty of the city of the doges and absorb the history of Venice. You can admire elegant architecture, unique bridges and watch Venetian life go by! Let’s now have a look to the different options available for your gondola cruise!
There is something for everyone from basic to super luxury! If you are looking for something extra special, take a look at our premium gondola tours. You can take some time away from the city of Venice and opt to explore the northern lagoon and even try your hand at Venetian rowing yourself! If you are looking for the ultimate experience, why not treat yourself to a private and exclusive tour, maybe with your partner or family!
How much does a Gondola ride cost?
Based on the gondola official rates, the cost of a gondola ride in Venice can be quite high, however there are also some more affordable options available. A private gondola cruise along the city’s narrow canals is most definitely an unforgettable experience and worth every penny.
However, if you are on a lower budget there are ways to keep your gondola ride cost down. For example, you can opt for a tour in a small group with other few people or you could choose to explore the northern lagoon for your gondola cruise.
Gondola ride tickets on a budget
Are you on a budget but don’t want to miss out on an authentic gondola ride experience? Here’s a great solution! Check our gondola ride tickets for a tour shared with other few people. There will be maximum 6 people on the tour, hence it will still be a cosy and intimate experience.
Our expert gondolier, in his classic blue and white outfit, will host you along the Grand Canal. During your gondola cruise, he will also explain how to row the traditional Venetian way and the reasons why only one oar is used!
Relax on the typical red velvet armchairs draped with golden tapestries and let yourself be carried along and lulled by the waves. Float gently along at the relaxed pace of the gondola, and take in the magical sights and sounds of Venice that surround you.
Private Gondola ride Venice: the most exclusive tours!
If you are looking for something extra special, then this could be the choice for you. We offer the most exclusive private gondola cruises in Venice! To be certain to give yourself a unique, unforgettable experience, take a look at our premium gondola tours. We suggest you choose one of our private gondola tours from 30 – 40 minutes up to an hour or two! Choose whether to take your private rides by day or at sunset; if to enjoy a glass of prosecco during your gondola cruise and, for something even more special, if to have some traditional live music and singing. Contact us to discuss what you would like included in your exclusive tour and we will make it happen!
Venice night gondola ride : the city after dark
A private gondola ride in Venice along the city’s canals is definitely an unforgettable experience. However, a gondola ride at night can be even more special and romantic! As you glide down the enchanting canals and see the city and its reflection on the water this time at night you will appreciate the beauty of it from a different perspective. Admire the picturesque architecture from a different perspective and with different light! Explore the smaller back canals of Venice Italy by gondola at night, and be fascinated by the city’s after dark charm! The evening time is also much quieter in Venice, as most of the tourists are back to their hotels.
Best gondola ride in Venice : row Venice!
If you want to try a unique “Venetian” experience, but prefer to stay in the city then why not try your hand at rowing yourself and discover the secrets of Venetian rowing? We offer a rowing course based in the Cannaregio district, suitable for adults and children! The rowing lesson will last 90 minutes, during which you can make your own way through the city by water!. Experience Venice city through its smaller canals, many of them hidden away, and above all learn to row like a real gondolier!
Sunset gondola tour in the Northern Lagoon
You can take some time away from the city of Venice, head out to the northern lagoon and try the gondola at sunset from there. Enjoy an aperitif at your leisure in the peace and quiet as the sun slowly sinks below the horizon. First you must get to the meeting point of Cavallino Treporti, a famous seaside resort. This is easily done in just 20 minutes by vaporetto or water taxi. You will then board the gondola for 90 minutes of tranquil sailing from the Marina Fiorita dock. Included with this gondola tour of the northern lagoon is an evening aperitif. After departure from Cavallino, you will be able to enjoy this special time of day observing the wildlife on the lagoon and sample a bottle of vintage Veneto prosecco.
Book Gondola Ride Venice
To book your gondola ride in Venice, you can choose your suitable option on our website and book it online. If you are not sure which option to go for or if you have some special requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you!
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