Gondola rides at the Venetian
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
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- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Honeymooners, Great views / scenery, Relaxation
Best for Families - Expert review of Gondola rides at the Venetian
Yes, of course it's cheesy but this is Vegas, and if you can't drop your cynicism here, you probably never will. And I speak as a gondola convert - I always used to turn my nose up at the rides, until a friend came to stay and we decided to take the plunge. And what do you know? It's hysterical.
The rides are short (about 5-10 minutes) and technically, gondolas seat four so if there's just two of you, you may be seated with another couple, but don't let that put you off (and anyway, when I went, they let us have one to ourselves). You can choose either inside or outside (we did out) - inside will whip you around the internal waterways of the Grand Canal, underneath shops, while outside is in a small "lagoon" area in the fake St Mark's Square. Either way, your gondolier will croon at you. And yes, they all have to have real Italian heritage, so it's a little more authentic than you might at first think.
It's expensive - US$16 per person (under 2s are free). If you want to guarantee a private ride for two, it'll cost $64 for the pair of you. Queues mount up so it's best to book ahead (the same day is fine) at the Emporio di Gondola in the internal part of the canal.
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- Boat trip, Theme park, Watersports
- 3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Indoors: Sun-Thu 10am-11pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. Outdoors: noon-11pm daily.