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“TIP YOUR GONDOLIER”

Gondola Rides at the Venetian
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US$49.99*
and up
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Stairs / lift
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“TIP YOUR GONDOLIER”
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Gondoliers are like any other service provider. They are providing a nice romantic/fun gondola ride, to get travellers off their feet for a few minutes. Not only do you have nice conversation, Venetian history and stories, you also have an up close seat to talented individuals. Gondoliers are happy to sing for their passengers. And just like any other service provider, you CAN TIP THE GONDOLIERS! If you enjoyed your ride, show a little love to them, after all they are performing for you, conversating, and all this while fighting with the sounds of the mall, music from clubs and carnivals, sounds of the strip, inclement for the outside gondoliers, etc. We were upset to see the other couple sharing our boat walk away without showing some appreciation for the hard work and entertainment provided by our gondolier.

Visited June 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“A little bit of Venice, closer to home”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

We stopped by to take the outdoor Gondola ride at the Venetian, but unfortunately it was a very hot day (105 degrees). The ticket office opens at noon, and you purchase tickets in advance for a specific time. We decided to take a ride in the evening when it wasn't so hot (although there are indoor gondola rides). Our boat was steered by Franco - a wonderfully friendly guide, with an amazing voice! The songs he entertained us with in Italian were absolutely marvelous. If you could block out the Vegas skyline, you'd swear you were on the canals in Venice! There is a photographer who takes your photo in case you're interested in purchasing one, and the price isn't too bad. We'd recommend this to friends and family - it was a fun activity to do during the evening.

Visited June 2012
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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Brilliant fun a must in Vegas”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

We did an early morning trip inside the Venetian as outside was limited due to maintenance.
Try to get there for the 10am start as the gondoleers come through the streets within the hotel singing and finish on the bridge at the start of the boat tour.
Our gondoleer was really friendly and funny.

Visited June 2012
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Milan, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very fun!”
Reviewed 10 June 2012

We had a wonderful time on the indoor ride. Our gondolier was fun and sang songs & told stories. I wished the ride has lasted a bit longer for the money, but I'm still glad we did it. It was a fun experience.

Visited May 2012
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Staunton, VA
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“A lot of fun, but kind of short.”
Reviewed 8 June 2012

Both the indoor and outdoor rides are 10-12 minutes, but the indoors one seems longer. I think it's because you go down a canal and back where as outside you basically go in a circle. However, we liked our gondolier outside a lot better. If you can afford it, pay the $64 for a private ride (It's $32 - $16pp to share with another couple). We had one couple that was fun and one couple that was a real dud.

Visited June 2012
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