Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy
Ride along the famous Grand Canal
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy
You will see the famous Rialto Bridge
Pass By: campo Manin, Via L. Manin, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
You will pass by Campo Manin
Pass By: Hard Rock Cafe, Bacino Orseolo, 1192, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
The tour ends in front of the Hard Rock Cafè
Pass By: Gondola Station Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Bacino Orseolo, the famous Gondola station right behind St.Mark's Square, is where your Gondola Ride will end.
- 30-minute gondola ride
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
Last year had an amazing experience on the gondola w/ this company. Sadly, this week paled in comparison. Our gondolier spoke in Italian to a colleague the entire ride, giving us only 2 bits of historic info that were mumbled. He yelled at a lady who asked which building he referred. Very awkward 30 min.
People like hell, the only priority of the provider is to fill somehow the boats.... we felt like a mass dissipation
Need PICS on our tkts to show where we MEET. Total chaos and no direction by the ppl checking us in.
My wife had always wanted to go to Venice and when we decided to go, she wanted to go on a Gondola even more. It felt like it was longer than 30 minutes, but in a good way. Great value for money!
The gondola ride was through the quieter canals which gave the ride a relaxed feel. We were only on the grand canal for a few minutes so not the choice if you are looking for a grand canal tour!
This was fun, however, we didn't know that it was 6 people in a gondola and we were a party of 7, so we were separated, which was fine, but would have liked to have known before. Also, it was very cool and our gondolier was very proficient at his job, but there was no conversation from him at all and whenever he could he was on his phone, which was a bummer for us. Would recommend this tour via Viator because it was easy to set up and nice to show up and just have it done. Also, it was less expensive than it is to buy yourself once there. We'd do it again.
Overall good. Just as expected. However only 25 minutes from start to finish. And everyone on the gondola noted the time.
Love the gondola ride, my husband and I were fortunate enough to sit together, the other 2 couples had to sit across from each and away from each other. But the ride was still good, riding through the alley ways was interesting and getting to see the island was beautiful.
This was worth it. One of our favorite excursions even though there was no singing. It was very relaxing. Only issue was after a long day of touring had to walk to the meeting place and than walk back to the gondola service which we had passed on the way to the meeting location.
This is the only tour that was disappointing and we decided not to even get on the gondola. The crowd was like no other anywhere in Venice yet all other gondola services had very relaxing and pleasant atmospheres.
Glad to have been. Was 15min later by the time we got onto the gondola and instead of the 30min ride it was only 20mins. Wasn't expecting a lot from the gondalier- he spent most of his time talking to another gondalier and on his phone. But perhaps a brief acknowledgement of our prescence?
Just fyi ... Classic means this Tour Company sells as many tickets as possible and then hordes you all down the sidewalk to join the line of other tourists waiting for a gondola ride. It was a chaotic mess compared to every other Italy tour we booked through Viator. There was no personal interaction rather they walked you from their tour office to the gondolas and assigned you as quick as possible to 6 people per ride. This gondola area was a mess with 5-6 boats at a time jockeying to load the next tourists. Bummer! We did appreciate the gondola ride through the canals and it was pretty, but we would have chosen to spend a little more money for a better experience.