Venetian Gondola Ride in Vegas

Last Updated on October 1, 2020


Covid-19 Update

During the Phase 2 Reopening plan, The Venetian Gondola Ride is open!

The Venetian Gondola Ride is about as close as most Americans will come to the Venice canal, without traveling to Italy. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the Gondola Ride at the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian Las Vegas.

Venetian Gondola Ride

Venetian Wedding Gondola
Venetian Wedding Gondola

There are two options – indoors or outdoors. Regardless of which one you choose, the gondolas, price and ride time are the same. Each gondola seats four people, and they are comfortable and intricate in their design. Each ride is about 10 minutes long and takes you through the canal and under bridges.

Most people choose to go to the inside gondolas because regardless of the weather, the Grand Canal Shoppes, restaurants, and St. Mark’s Square all replicate a romantic dimmed-light feel with a blue sky mural above you. Besides the ambiance, there are more bridges to go under inside. But, if the weather is great, you may want to try the outside gondolas on the Vegas Strip at night. Although you definitely know you’re in Vegas, it is a beautiful ride.

Your experience on the Gondola ride depends mostly on your gondolier. Some of the good ones are from Italy, are amazing singers, share interesting facts about Venice, and tell funny stories. They encourage kissing under the bridges to make the experience one you won’t forget. You do occasionally get a bad gondolier who says nothing, sings the obligatory one song and brings you back unimpressed.

Gondola at Venetian

Gondolier March

Two times each day, the team of singing gondoliers march along the indoor Grand Canal Shoppes singing in unison. Catch this photo or video opportunity at 9:50 am and 4:20 pm from Sketchers to Barneys New York.

Gondola University

Do you want to learn how to be a gondolier? Gondola University will allow you to do just that. Only 9 lucky people each day can participate in the new program where the gondoliers share the “ins and outs” of piloting a gondola. Participants receive a gondolier hat and t-shirt, a souvenir photo and a degree certificate.

Venetian Gondola Price

It costs $29 per person to ride the gondolas Monday – Thursday, and $36 per person Friday – Sunday, which holds 4 people. If you want a gondola for just the two of you, it will cost you $116. That’s a lot of money for 10 minutes, so check out our coupons below for the best deal.

Holiday Pricing (Columbus Day Weekend 10/9 – 10/12)

Shared Gondola: $39/person
Private Gondola (For Two): $156/couple
Photo packages start at $32.

Gondola Ride Venetian


Here are the current coupon code promotions:

2 Free Gondola Rides and up to 25% off Suite Rates
Expires: 12/31/2020
Coupon Code: JEAGOND

Gondola Ride


Ticket Booth Opens

Indoor: 9:30 am
Outdoor: 10:00 am

Indoor Ride

Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 am – midnight*

Outdoor Ride*

Daily: 11:00 am – midnight

Holiday Hours

Daily: 10am – midnight

*Last Gondola leaves the dock 15 minutes prior to closing.
The Outdoor Gondola Ride operates on a seasonal and Weather permitting basis.


How much is the gondola ride at the Venetian?

The Gondola Ride costs $29/person Monday – Thursday and $36/person Friday – Sunday. On holiday weekends, the price goes to $39/person.

How long is the Venetian gondola ride?

The ride lasts about 14 minutes and covers about a half mile of water.

Can you get married on the gondolas?

Yes, you can get married on the Gondolas in the Las Vegas Venetian gondolas. There is a gorgeous white wedding gondola that is decorated in gold shown above.

Where do you book a gondola?

The inside location is shown in the below image of the map (#101 – Emporio di Gondola). The outside ride can be booked out where you board, near the casino entrance off Las Vegas Blvd.

Contact & Location

Phone: 702-414-4300

Reservations must be made in person.


14 thoughts on “Venetian Gondola Ride (Price, Hours, & Coupons 2020)”

    1. Unfortunately, you’ll need to use the coupon codes at the time of the booking either on the phone or online to get the credit.

    1. No, there is no Nevada resident discounts for the Venetian gondolas. They just raised their rates recently so check out those updated prices.

  1. Reservations can only be made in person even if we pay ahead of time with our card to ensure that we will have that spot?

    1. Yes, unfortunately they won’t take reservations in advance. They only make exceptions in the case of weddings held at the Venetian.

    1. Hi Robert,

      Yes, there is a $150 resort credit with a 2 night stay at the Venetian. Coupon code is OEVCRT. I’ve updated this page if you’d like the link to the new offer. Valid through 12/24/16.


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