Prices without reservation
First of all, please note that the gondola rides are run by the same company. The prices are official, so they are the same in all areas of Venice.
The cost of a “standard day trip” is 30 to 40 minutes and costs
The “Standard Night Trip” costs 100 euros, takes 30 to 40 minutes, and starts at 7 p.m.
This is the price for a gondola ride. Because of this, you have to pay 80 euros or 100 euros, it doesn’t matter if you are 1, 2 or 6 people (the maximum number of passengers in the gondola). Therefore, if you decide to take a gondola at random, these prices will be the same throughout the romantic city of Venice.
At this rate, nothing prevents you from sharing the costs with other tourists. In fact, before you even head to the city of Venice, don’t hesitate to find someone who is also interested in taking a gondola ride! All you need to do is go to a forum on Venice and suggest your date of stay. All you have to do is go out with your future travel companion.
You can also stay longer on the gondola, but you will have to pay the boatman around 40 euros for an additional 20 minutes during the day and 50 euros at night for the same times.
You can also try to negotiate with the gondolier and negotiate the gondola ride for 65 to 70 euros. However, we advise you not to be too persevering, Italians will quickly get annoyed, which could ruin your vacation. The best time is between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. when tourists leave for lunch. Therefore, the gondoliers do not hesitate to offer you a gondola ride at a lower price. You can take advantage of this opportunity by negotiating a suitable price. We advise you not to go below 65 euros. So these off-peak hours are the best time to try and negotiate the prices of gondola rides. Of course, during the high season, i.e. from April to September, due to the large number of tourists, negotiations will be more difficult!
Please note that these prices only include basic gondola rides. Any additional service will incur additional charges.