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Gondola Experience

Discover the city as it was meant to be seen -- by water!

Quick Details

The gondola ride through Venice available here at Show Me Italy is the perfect way to explore the city’s famous canals and waterways. Spend an entire hour moving smoothly through Venice on a gondola, controlled and propelled by a professional local gondolier. If you’d like to combine this with a walking tour, you can take our Walking Tour of Venice or our Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride Combo Tour.



This Gondola Experience Tour allows you to explore Venice the way it was meant to seen: from the water! Our team member will be waiting to greet you at the meeting point and assist you with boarding your gondola. A peaceful, meandering gondola ride through shimmering waterways is the ultimate way to relax and escape the crowds of the city.

Soak up the atmosphere as you drift past the distinct and beautiful bankside buildings that make Venice so unique. These iconic boats are the embodiment of classic Venetian style and follow centuries of tradition. With a maximum of 6 people in each boat, this Gondola Experience Tour is the ideal way to enjoy the waterways of Venice! You may also like to browse the rest of our Venice Tours, and please contact us if you have any questions.


  • Chevron down Learn More About the Gondola
  • Did you know that gondolas are asymmetrical? The slight curve at the front of the boat helps to correct the imbalance produced from the use of a solitary, fixed oar. 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.

  • Chevron down A Truly Venetian Tour
  • This gondola tour of Venice provides the perfect glimpse into the city’s local lifestyle and includes a 1.5-hour gondola ride, with boarding assistance, in a boat with no more than six 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!


  • Chevron down Included
    • Assistant to meet and board
    • 1.5 hour gondola ride
    • Personal headsets
  • Chevron down Excluded
    • Food and beverages
    • Hotel drop-off or pick-up (available on request)
  • Chevron down Please Note
    • Please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time.
    • Tour runs rain or shine!
    • No refunds for no-shows or late arrivals
  • Chevron down What to Bring
    • Comfortable shoes and clothing
    • Bottle of water (especially in hot weather)