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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride provided by Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.

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Overview
Sometimes, a classic tour is better than an original one. Take a classic guided gondola ride along the Grand Canal and watch for sights such as the Rialto Bridge, Campo Manin, and other popular Venice sights from its most iconic boat. Pass smaller canals and passageways not visible from the city’s narrows streets, a great introduction to Venice for travelers short on time.
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You'll start at
Bucintoro Viaggi
Campo S. Luca, 4267/C, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyBucintoro Viaggi Travel Agency - Campo San Luca 4267/C
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    Canal Grande
    Stop: 10 minutes -
    Ride along the famous Grand Canal
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    Pass by Ponte di Rialto
    Pass by campo Manin
    Pass by Hard Rock Cafe
    Pass by Gondola Bacino Orseolo
You'll end at
Bacino Orseolo
Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, ItalyBacino Orseolo, gondola pier behind San Marco Square
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Highlights
  • Take a guided gondola ride through Venice's Grand Canal
  • See the city and its waterways from a unique perspective 
  • Get a quick intro to the city; ideal for day-trippers or travelers short on time
  • See the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge
What to Expect
Begin in central Venice, and make your way to the Canal Grande. Hop on a gondola shared with up to five people. Your gondolier takes you on a ride across different parts of central Venice, from the Canal Grande to minor canals that pass by Campo Manin and the Rialto Bridge. Meander along quiet, peaceful stretches while taking in waterside views. Pass alleys, side streets, and passageways not visible from streets or water taxis. Relax while you take part in one of Venice’s original pastimes. The tour finishes at Bacino Orseolo.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bucintoro Viaggi, Campo S. Luca, 4267/C, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
25–30 minutes
Return Details
Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Inclusions
  • 30-minute gondola ride
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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flintton wrote a review Mar 2020
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom161 contributions16 helpful votes
Had to be done as it was our first visit to Venice. The gondoliers were very helpful getting us on and off the gondola. A must if you visit Venice
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darrenernest wrote a review Feb 2020
Zurich, Switzerland11 contributions1 helpful vote
Even though the weather wasn't too good (cloudy & cold), we still enjoyed the little trip through the little alleys and over a little part of the Grand Canal. We had booked the trip through Tripadvisor online and it worked out perfectly. We were in a boat with 4 other people but
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Dear darrenernest, thank you for taking some of your time to write this amazing review! Such positive feedbacks give us the right energy to continue our job at our best. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our Gondola Ride: We really think that it is a once in a lifetime experience and we are glad to have rubbed it off from your bucket list! Thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi during your stay in Venice, Best regards,
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Trail284870 wrote a review Feb 2020
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This is a must when visiting Venice. Seeing all the homes right on the water. It just amazes me that they're all still standing.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Dear Trail284870, thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi during your stay in Venice! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our Gondola Ride: indeed we believe it is an incredible experience and a real must when visiting Venice. We hope you had a great time in our beautiful city and we hope to see you again in your next visit to Venice! Best regards,
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Vicki B wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The actual gondola ride was ok. However, the receptionist was very rude when asked if there were any private gondola rides. The gondolier did a good job maneuvering but talked very little. If I had to do it again I’d choose a private more expensive gondola experience.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Dear N3616DDvickib, thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi during your stay in Venice. We apologise if our receptionist was rude and we would like to assure that our hostess and receptionists are all very well educated and polite. Please note that the gondolier is not constrained to give any explanation to his passengers, firstly because he's not a guide and secondly because he needs to pay attention to maneuvering the gondola. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation and we hope to see you again in your next visit to Venice. Best regards,
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Victoria R wrote a review Feb 2020
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Leader was a little late leading us over to the gondolas but the ride was smooth and professionally run. Will definitely be back!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore generale at Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Dear U6609ZDvictoriar, thank you so much for taking some of your time to write this review. It is a real pleasure to read positive feedbacks from our guests so that we know we are following the right direction. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Venice and we wish to see you again in your next visit. Best regards,
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By: Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.
leemx
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Burano was the Highlight
Murano and Torcello were not too memorable, but Burano alone was worth the price of admission. I would recommend e
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Kayla S
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Very nice tour!
I didn't quite like the pacing of the tour. I felt we could have had more time in Burano and less in Murano, but ot
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David G
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Amazing
Venice Italy.......Romantic as hell, Great food and wines.... The sights are amazing...The Gondola ride was interes
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trudy c
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3 in one
Really good way to catch a glimpse of these three islands. Murano we had a visit to the glass factory. Fascinating
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Evelyn R
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Islands are Beautiful, issues with tickets
I had a lovely time once on the trip however it was not clear on trip advisor that they wouldn't accept my phone ba
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MelissaF96x
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Nice Tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello islands!
This was a great tour, but on the day we went it was quite foggy so while on the boat we couldn't see much of the s
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karencC3937HJ
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Venice was really cold
The walking tour was good other then we were freezing the entire time. BUT we definitely did get to see a lot of gr
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velarava71
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Murano, Burano and Torcello islands
Great to visit these unique islands in the Venetian lagoon. Murano has its glass blowing shops, Burano has the lace
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matthewgW7023NC
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Really Great Tour Guide.. Cheap way to ride Gondola
First, you need to get your ticket at the ticket office located in Campo San Luca next to the H&M store. The tour w
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kuismina
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Tour of Islands
Lovely tour. The glass blowing was great to see. Burano is a beautiful island and has a really relax atmosphere, I
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TashaMelvin97
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Great value for money!!
We visited here last week and absolutely loved the trip, tour guide was great and gave lots of information, only ne
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stephaniecK3007TB
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Loved our Murano and Burano tour.
Francesca B. Was our tour guide for this Murano and Burano to her today. She is an excellent guide. We had our own
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joyshreel
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Grand Gondola
The gondola is one of the attractions in Venice and you cannot leave Venice without such a ride. Peaceful, exciting
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Rachal B
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Pretty lame
First, it's not only a shared gondola ride, but ours was a whole fleet of gondolas riding together. Real weird. We
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brandalynv2016
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Worth it!
Really amazing, great price for what you get out of it, really enjoyed seeing all the different islands and being o
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  • Duration: 25–30 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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