Venice: Carnival Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal

Glide the canals of Venice on gondola ride with live guide who explains stories and secrets of the fascinating palaces around you and live the atmosphere of Venice Carnival. Let you drive along Grand Canal by your gondolier. By Venice Tours

  • Discover every corner of Venice by gondola and live the atmosphere of Venice Carnival
  • Listen to the guide narrating fascinating tales about Venice and its Palaces
  • Cross the richest waterway of the world, the Grand Canal

Imagine how romantic and amazing a classic gondola ride could be. Now, close your eyes and imagine what an epic experience a Special Carnival Gondola could be!  Wear an authentic Carnival mask during the gondola ride and admire the main Venice Highlights as the Mozart’s House, Fenice Opera House, the imposing Grand Canal with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and San Giorgio’s Island. At the end, you’ll enjoy a breathtaking overview of Piazza San Marco with the Doge’s Palace overlooking the basin! During this amazing gondola tour, you will have constantly before your eyes the most beautiful and suggestive views of Venice. The guide will narrate you the fascinating history of gondola and gondoliers! On board you will listen to all about the palaces, churches and attractions around you. You will learn also tales known only by Venetians!You will learn also tales known only by Venetians!

At the end of the tour, you will receive a QR code to download a digital map with 2D images of Venice from the middle ages until the 18th century.

  • Languages: English and Italian with live commentary - German, Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese, Hindi and Chinese by mobile app
  • Duration: 50 minutes of guided tour including 30 minutes of gondola ride
  • Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. Tours does not operate in case of exceptional bad weather (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded).


  • Skip the line service
  • 50 minutes of guided tour including 30 minutes gondola ride 
  • Live commentary in English and Italian
  • Commentary by mobile app in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi and Russian
  •  Access to mobile app to see Venice in the past
  • Unique gift: an authentic Carnival Mask to wear during the gondola ride


Maximum 5 pax per gondola

Other Info

  • To use the commentary on the mobile app you must have a smart phone or a tablet
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • Comfortable shoes suggested
  • Each gondola can host maximum 5 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guest’s weight
  • The guide will be only on one gondola, the participants on the others gondolas will listen to her/him with the audio-devices
  • The itinerary could change in case of wind or bad weather
  • The meeting point is at Venice Tours Assistance Point in St. Mark's Square, Calle Larga Ascensione #1257. The Assistance Point is the big grey newsstand between Fendi boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office) with a sign "VENICE TOURS – ASSISTANCE POINT".The staff will wait for you right there with the signboard “Gondola Tour”. The Gondoliers Station is 2 minutes walking from the meeting point.
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