Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Live Commentary

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Glide through the canals of Venice on a gondola ride with a live guide. Hear stories and secrets of the fascinating palaces around from your guide.


  • Glide along the Venetian canals on board a gondola
  • Discover the city and its picturesque spots by boat
  • Hear stories from your guide about palazzos, gondolas and gondoliers
  • Journey in the past by gondola Virtual Reality Experience
  • The Yard of Venice: discover the secrets of a sectioned gondola


Explore the canals of Venice aboard a gondola. Enjoy live commentary from your guide as your gondolier takes you down narrow ways and along the Grand Canal. Learn about the city's palaces, churches, and attractions. Hear about local stories and the history of the gondola and gondoliers. During your journey, admire the Mozart’s House and pass by the magnificent La Fenice Theatre and the “De le Ostreghe” Canal. Continue to the most important canal in Venice, the Grand Canal. Make your way towards the Salute Church, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and some of the stunning Venetian palaces that run alongside the canal, like Ca' Dolfin, Ca' Loredan, Grimani Palace, and many others. You will also see Punta de la Dogana and Saint Mark’s Basin before making your way back to Campo San Moisè.  Lastly, experience a ride in a unique virtual reality as you glide over the Grand Canal's tranquil waters at sunset over the centuries, and then discover the craftsmanship and secrets behind Venice's iconic boat with an up-close look at a sectioned model.


Gondola ride Introductory walking tour Commentary via mobile app in multiple languages (if option selected) Mobile app to see Venice in the past Mask (with serenade option) Gondola virtual reality experience (not included with the gondola serenade option) The Yard of Venice (not included with the gondola serenade option)

Important Information

  • The tour is composed of a 20-minute introductory walking tour to the gondola experience followed by a 30-minute gondola ride
  • If you have booked the option with random seating, you will not be sitting in the same gondola
  • The guide will be on only one gondola. The participants on the other gondolas will listen to them with an audio device
  • The live commentary is in English, French, Spanish, and Italian. The mobile app provides commentary in German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and Hindi
  • Each gondola can hold a maximum of 5 people
  • The gondolier will determine your seat according to your weight
  • The tour will only be canceled in cases of extreme weather conditions
  • The itinerary may change in cases of wind or bad weather
  • Commentary for shared tours may be bilingual
  • For the serenade option, the performers (a singer and a musician) will board a gondola in the center of the row so all participants can hear the music (musicians won't be present on every gondola)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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