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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride provided by Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.

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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Sometimes, a classic tour is better than an original one. Take a classic guided gondola ride along the Grand Canal and watch for sights such as the Rialto Bridge, Campo Manin, and other popular Venice sights from its most iconic boat. Pass smaller canals and passageways not visible from the city’s narrows streets, a great introduction to Venice for travelers short on time.
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You'll start at
S. Marco
Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyAlilaguna ticket office, in front of the Royal Gardens gate at San Marco
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    Canal Grande
    Stop: 10 minutes -
    Ride along the famous Grand Canal
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    Pass by Ponte di Rialto
    Pass by Campo Manin
    Pass by Hard Rock Cafe
    Pass by Gondola Bacino Orseolo
You'll end at
Bacino Orseolo
Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, ItalyBacino Orseolo, gondola pier behind San Marco Square
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Highlights
  • Take a guided gondola ride through Venice's Grand Canal
  • See the city and its waterways from a unique perspective 
  • Get a quick intro to the city; ideal for day-trippers or travelers short on time
  • See the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge
What to Expect
Begin in central Venice, and make your way to the Canal Grande. Hop on a gondola shared with up to five people. Your gondolier takes you on a ride across different parts of central Venice, from the Canal Grande to minor canals that pass by Campo Manin and the Rialto Bridge. Meander along quiet, peaceful stretches while taking in waterside views. Pass alleys, side streets, and passageways not visible from streets or water taxis. Relax while you take part in one of Venice’s original pastimes. The tour finishes at Bacino Orseolo.
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Important Information
Departure Point
S. Marco, Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
25–30 minutes
Return Details
Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Inclusions
  • 30-minute gondola ride
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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goodguyjas wrote a review 15 Sep
London, United Kingdom995 contributions251 helpful votes
Probably not recommended for a couple with romance in mind but a cost effective way to ride in a Gondola with potentially 4 or 5 others. Great if you know each other but with a few strangers you can squeeze in together and have a short ride around some quiet canals and say
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride
Responded 1 week ago
Dear goodguyjas, thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi during your stay in Venice. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our Gondola Ride. We believe it is an incredible experience and a real must when visiting Venice: this is the reason why we created a tour with a very competitive price so that everyone can experience the gondola at least once in a lifetime. We hope you had a great time in our beautiful city, Best regards,
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Chris R wrote a review 12 Sep
Sandhurst2 contributions
One of the bucket listt things to do in Venice. Thoroughly enjoyable. Could benefit from the gondolier giving a commentary. At least number limited to 6 so did not feel crowded.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride
Responded 1 week ago
Dear sandycrew, thank you for taking some of your time to write this review. We love to read our clients’ feedbacks as they are key to know if we are going in the right direction. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our Gondola Ride: We really think that it is a once in a lifetime experience and we are glad to have rubbed it off from your bucket list! Thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi during your stay in Venice, Best regards,
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Suzanne wrote a review Aug 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom35 contributions5 helpful votes
30-minute gondola ride didn’t include wait time or walking time to the gondolas. We also had to wait whilst a couple complained and demanded a refund delayed us even more. We were not told anything about the city by the gondolier and we were barely on the grande canal, nowhere
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Suz123nne, thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi during your stay in Venice. We are sorry to read that you didn't completely enjoy our Gondola Ride. The duration of the Gondola Ride is indeed 30 minutes, but we always indicate to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure to change your voucher into a regular ticket. We also indicate that the departure point ,after the check-in, is a few steps away from our office. As for the gondolier not providing explanations, he is not a tour guide: his job is to maneuver the gondola (which we can assure you is not the easiest thing!) and therefore needs to be focused on what he is doing, for everyone's safety. Of course, if you have any question, he will be more than happy to answer: but if you look for a guided tour, we have plenty of other tours matching your desires. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation to Venice, Best regards,
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Jenni L wrote a review Aug 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom290 contributions53 helpful votes
A must-do in Venice! I've now done one in the day and one at night and I'd highly recommend a night-time ride. Very romantic and they give you a blanket to stay warm. They are expensive but you can't go to Venice and not do a Gondola ride. Definitely worth paying for your own
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear jenniaimee, thank you for taking some of your time to write this review. We love to read our clients’ feedbacks! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our Gondola Ride: We really think that it is a once in a lifetime experience and we are glad to have rubbed it off from your bucket list! Thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi during your stay in Venice, Best regards,
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Greg9313 wrote a review Aug 2020
Virginia Beach, Virginia20 contributions3 helpful votes
The gondola ride and gondolier were very nice, but I expected that 30-minute ride for $105 would be just for my family of three. Instead, we had 6 people in the gondola! I reviewed the description for this activity carefully before I purchased , but nowhere I could see the
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Greg9313, thank your for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi during your stay in Venice. We are sorry you were not completely satisfied with our Gondola Ride. The strength of our Gondola Ride tour is that it has a very competitive price per person because it's a shared ride with other passengers; but, if you travel with a small group (ex. family, other friends etc.) we always suggest to opt for a private gondola, as the price is more or less equal and you get the Gondola for yourself. We organize private tailor-made gondola rides everyday for our customers. We hope you had a great time in Venice. Best regards,
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447mylesp
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Very Enjoyable Walk and Gondola Ride
The walking tour was very interesting with lots seen and the Gondola Ride was very romantic with other couples on b
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Simon C
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Avoid
Waste of time. Construct your own tour using the ferry boats. The landing at murano was to their glass blowing fact
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EwaDublin
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Waste of time
I regret not taking vaporetto and going to Burano and Murano by myself. The tour takes you to Murano to the glass f
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lucyrhay
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Beautiful mirning strolling around 3 unique islands
Each island has its own quirks. Murano glass factory was great, we saw a demonstration of glass products being made
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lisa-lula1
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definitely recommend
Stunning islands to visit! Well worth the small price! We had a lovely time on each island seeing the sites
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kat_kate_86
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good value for money
nice that it was time limited and we didn't use too much time or money... much less crowded than public transportat
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Tyler F
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Must do!
It was fantastic! You have to do this tour and see these beautiful cities! Torcello was a little bit of a let down,
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judet184
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Magnifico
A brilliant half day trip with lots of free time for meandering. Burano is simply stunning. One of the highlight
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Aaron05
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Excellent Value Truely but disappointing information
First I’d like to say I very much enjoyed this tour and I believe at ~€18 it is excellent value and a must to visit
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Greg9313
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Wonderful trip to Venetian islands
It is a wonderful tour of three islands that are just a few minutes away from major Venice attractions. Glass facto
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Squid93
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Great way to cover a brief history of Venice.
I liked that we all had an earpiece to hear easily, that our tour guide sought shade wherever possible so we didn't
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anastasiaaaa12
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Colourful beauty
This was so fun for my partner and I! When we went, the weather was a bit showery but this didn't ruin our experien
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worldtraveler760686
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Best form of transportation
We booked a water taxi to our hotel from the airport through get your guide. The company was Bucintoro tours in the
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leemx
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Burano was the Highlight
Murano and Torcello were not too memorable, but Burano alone was worth the price of admission. I would recommend e
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Kayla S
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Very nice tour!
I didn't quite like the pacing of the tour. I felt we could have had more time in Burano and less in Murano, but ot
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