No symbol encapsulates the essence of Venice as a gondola. A trip to the ancient city is considered incomplete without taking a romantic ride in the gondola. Prepare to be enamoured by the city’s beauty while the gondola gently travels across lilting water. Gondolas have often been used as a poetic device by poets like Robert Browning and Samuel Rogers to express love towards their partners.
A single gondola ride takes about 30 minutes. You can board one at multiple points across the city. Your gondolier will be dressed in a black-and-white striped shirt, black pants and closed-toe shoes and often a straw hat. They will take you through a designated route, giving you the opportunity to witness the best of Venice up close. They are usually well-versed in multiple languages, primarily Italian and English, with some being fluent in French, Spanish and German amongst others. Take in the beautiful architecture, well-preserved monuments and quaint little cafes all while calmly drifting along the water canals.
While the prices may seem steep, leaving Venice without taking a ride in the gondola is incomplete.
Venice Gondola Tickets
Skip the lines and explore the canals of Venice with a multilingual audio guide
Enjoy your gondola ride while a singer on board serenades you
Discover the heart of Venice, St. Mark's Basilica with priority access on your gondola ride
Skip the line guided tour of Doge's Palace along with your gondola ride