Nothing is more luxurious than floating down the canals of Venice in an authentic Venetian gondola…add the quintessential gondolier, in a striped shirt and a straw hat of course, and you’ve got the perfect Venice experience!
Experience the city of Venice in style with a Gondola Tour! With no more than 6 people per boat, you will enjoy an intimate look at Venice from the water. Your charismatic gondolier will expertly navigate the city’s waterways as you cruise in true Venetian style!
The gondola, along with its dapper gondolier, is the perfect symbol of this serene city – down to the very last detail. The “S” shape of the iron prow-head is reminiscent of the twisting Grand Canal and the six prongs jutting out represent the six “sestieri,” or districts, of Venice. These elegantly combine to counterbalance the weight of the gondolier. With only 425 licensed gondoliers, it is no wonder that they take pride in their profession and have strict clothing regulations that make them easy to spot.
This Gondola Experience Tour of Venice provides the perfect glimpse into the city’s local lifestyle and includes a 25-30 minute gondola ride, with boarding assistance, in a boat with no more than 6 people. Floating down the iconic canals of the city, with your gondolier in his striped shirt and straw hat…you can’t get more Venetian than that!