Venetian Gondola Ride in Vegas

Last Updated on May 26, 2023

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.

There are two options – indoor or outdoor gondola ride. 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.

Outdoor Ride

The indoor and outdoor rides are very different. The outdoor ride at the Venetian is a different vibe from the indoor ride. During the day, the outdoor ride has a view of the cars on the strip (and the noise also). You’ll have more onlookers outside, so it will feel less intimate than indoors.

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The outdoor gondola ride at night gives you a gorgeous view of the stars most nights. And, if you’re clever enough to get a gondola at the top of the hour when the Mirage volcano is going off starting at 7pm across the street, you’ll get one of the best views on the Las Vegas Strip at night. It can be very romantic.

While you’ll float beneath bridges, outdoors you only experience the great Rialto bridge, whereas the indoor gondola takes you under more smaller bridges.

Indoor Gondola Rides

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 Ride Prices

It costs $34 per person to ride the gondolas Monday – Thursday, and $39 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.


Indoor Hours

Outdoor Hours


Monday to Wednesday

10am to 11pm

11am - 12am

$66.99 per person

Thursday to Sunday

Thurs & Sun: 10am - 11pm
Fri and Sat: 10am - 12am

11am - 12 am

$66.99 per person

Gondola Ride Venetian


Ride Hours


Indoor Hours

Outdoor Hours


Monday to Wednesday

10am to 11pm

11am - 12am

$66.99 per person

Thursday to Sunday

Thurs & Sun: 10am - 11pm
Fri and Sat: 10am - 12am

11am - 12 am

$66.99 per person

Ticket Booth Opens

Indoor: 9:30 am
Outdoor: 9:30 am

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.

Gondola Weddings

Venetian Gondola Ride

The Venetian Gondola Ride is available for weddings, and you can get married on a gondola. In fact, there is a beautiful white gondola with gold trim (seen below) available for weddings only. To get more info on the gondola wedding packages click here.

These also make a memorable proposal idea. And if you get a “Yes!” when popping the question, you’ll likely have a cheering crowd looking on.


How much is the gondola ride at the Venetian?

The Gondola Ride costs $34/person Tuesday and Wednesday and $39/person Thursday – Monday. On holidays, 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.

venetian gondola ride reservations

Contact & Location

Phone: 877.691.1997
Reservations must be made in person.
For questions or special requests, please call 702.414.4300


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

    1. Unfortunately, they dont offer any discounted prices for young kids on the Gondola ride. Although when you buy your tickets you can certainly ask for the kids price or if little ones are free.

    1. No, not that I’m aware of. Venetian doesn’t seem to offer a senior or military discount for the Gondola.

  1. Just called and was told there is a weight limit on the gondolas of 680lbs total. That includes the gondolier. This came from the concierge.

    1. There is no weight limit set by the Venetian gondola ride, but because each gondola has a limit of 4 people, its safe to assume a capacity of at least 750 lbs total.

  2. I would like to take my mom on an evening gondola ride on valentine’s day is there a coupon for this and can I reserve it early ..

    1. Dion, usually you cannot reserve a gondola early unless its in person, but you can always give it a try by calling 877.691.1997

      There is a coupon for a Gondola and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum combo tickets which will save you about $7/person:
      But nothing on the gondola ride itself at this time. There really never is a coupon over Valentines Day, since its such a popular thing to do. Have the best time!!

    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.

  3. 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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