Gondola ride - Grand canal gondola experience (skip the line)!

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A gondola ride is a must do experience in Venice!

As the city passes around you, your authentic gondola slices the canal water in a quiet rush. Glide along the Grand Canal and venture into small, peaceful waterways. Planning your ride in advance is the most cost-effective way to enjoy this essential Venice activity.

Significant icons of the city, these beautifully hand-crafted wooden rowboats trace their history back to the 11th century, when they were used as a primary form of public transport. 


  • Meeting point: Calle Larga del' Ascension - In front of the post office (POSTE ITALIANE). The gondoliers station is 2 minutes walking from the meeting point. Our assistant will wait for you with the sign "GONDOLA TOUR". (See the map below)
  • Ending point: San Marco area
  • Availability & operation: until March 2022. Tour does not take place on 1st January, 25th December.
  • Departure and meeting: from 1st April 2021: every day at 3:00 PM (the whole year)-  5:15 PM (only from 1st April to November 1st).  Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time.
  • Inclusion: Skip the line - 30 minutes SHARED gondola ride without commentary - Multilingual assistance for embarkation.
  • Duration: 30 minutes for gondola ride.
  • Languages: no commentary
  • Gross price public rate: € 33 and free under 2 years old
  • Sale & reservation: free sale until the beginning of the tour
  • Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. The tour does not operate in case of bad weather, exceptional high tide or strong wind (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded) 
  • Voucher: You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”.  Mobile vouchers are accepted
  • Commission: refer to contract
  • Confirmation: Please ask clients to NOT to reconfirm


Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessibile wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities - Comfortable shoes suggested –  Each gondola can host maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guest’s weight - The itineray could change in case of wind or bad weather - For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”



Take line #1 and get off at “San Marco Vallaresso” stop. Proceed straight on to the end of “Calle Vallaresso”. At the end turn right until you arrive up to a colonnade. The entrance of Museo Correr is under the colonnade – On the left side you will see "POSTE ITALIANE" (Post Office). The  assistant waiting for you with a signboard “Gondola Tour”.


Museo Correr is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower leaving the Basilica behind you proceed straight on to the colonnade with Museo Correr’s entrance. On the left side you will see "POSTE ITALIANE" (Post Office). The  assistant waiting for you with a signboard “Gondola Tour”.



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Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area)


- Enjoy the experience on a relaxing gondola skipping the long queues
- Discover the most charming canals and part of the Grand Canal
- Admire the Desdemona and Mozart's House, La Fenice Theatre and Peggy guggenheim Collection Palace


  1. Museo Correr