Romantic Gondola Ride Along The Grand Canal & The Small Canals

(95 reviews)
Venice Grand Canal, Veneto, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

What' s more romantic than a gondola ride while in Venice. Today Igor will take you together with Said the gondolier in one of the most incredible tours of Venice. We will be able to see Venice from its most natural point of view, the water ! We will go along the Grand Canal and the small canals in order to discover the city like the ancient nobles used to see it and enjoyed it ! We will see the water entrances, the stories behind some of the most incredible palaces or the legends of some the ghost of the city ! This will be a great overview the unique city of Venice.

Meet your local guide

Igor tourleadervenice

In Italy there is a special type of high school dedicated to tourism, and languages. Igor has been working in this sector since he graduated in 1996 . He started in a hotel near Venice, then moved to one in London, which was an amazing experience. When he returned to Italy, Igor worked for Globus and travelled all over Europe, from Portugal to Russia and the North Cape to Greece. Seeing so many places was great and Igor learned a lot meeting people from all over the world. In 2007, his grand tour ended, and Igor came home to Venice, where he qualified to work as a guide in the Veneto region (yes, in Italy you need a licence to work as a guide). He loves taking my guests around this wonderful region, showing them all the fantastic treasures that exist there.

Igor tourleadervenice has been guiding since Jun 1997

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Veneto with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Veneto. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Beverly M.

27 February 2021

If only there were 10 stars. A magical opportunity to enjoy a ride in a beautiful gondola in a beautiful city.

Linda E.

27 February 2021

The most fabulous tour ever!! Gliding through the water, under the Rialto bridge, into the sunset, with a wonderful gondolier and even some singing!

Carol G.

27 February 2021

Lovely to be in a gondola

D. A.

27 February 2021

The tour was very eventful. It was good to hear about the importance of colors. The sight was beautiful. Realy loved to see the Grand Canal's word, and environment, and the whole historical mood.

Estelle A.

27 February 2021

Very good

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