The Venetian Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip recreates the romantic experience of a gondola ride on the Grand Canal of Venice in Italy. Travelers can glide down the replica canals under graceful bridges, passing striking architectural structures and the hotel's Grand Canal Shoppes in the duplicated Venetian streetscape.
Gondola rides are offered every day, and visitors can choose between a private two-person gondola and a shared gondola that seats four people. The 14-minute ride covers about half a mile of water, weaving indoors beneath the Venetian's sky-painted ceilings or outdoors along the Strip. Fifteen minutes before the rides begin, singing gondoliers appear in front of the lagoon to further transport travelers to Venice.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Photo packages are available for an additional fee.
- The last ride leaves the dock 15 minutes before closing time.
- Reservations must be made in person unless you book ahead with a super saver that includes admission to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.
How to Get to the Venetian Gondola Rides
The Venetian Hotel is located on Las Vegas Blvd, near other resorts and hotels such as the Stratosphere, the Bellagio, the Wynn, and Paris Las Vegas.
When to Get There
The indoor gondola operates Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 11pm and on Friday and Saturday from 10am to midnight. Outdoor gondola rides run daily from 11am to 10pm, weather permitting, and the gondola box office opens at 10am daily.
Want to be a Gondolier?
Each day, a small group of participants at the Venetian get to participate in a special Gondola University training program that teaches them how to be a gondolier, complete with a hat, T-shirt, photo, and official degree.