The Venetian Gondola Rides in Las Vegas

The Venetian Gondola Rides in Las Vegas

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True story: A Las Vegas gondola ride is more relaxing than a gondola ride through Venice. I speak the truth here, I swear. And I highly recommend the Venetian gondola rides as a diversion from the hustle and bustle of daily Vegas life.

The Venetian Gondola Rides in Las Vegas

The Venetian Gondola Rides in Las Vegas

Like many hotel/casinos in Las Vegas, The Venetian is built on a city-centered theme (much like nearby Paris or New York, New York . This one replicating the canals, architecture, and aura of Venice, Italy.

Most of the themeiness of The Venetian abounds in the “Grand Canal Shoppes,” a mall of sorts disguised as an Italian oasis. From the painted-blue sky set to cast off a constant sunshine to the muted red stone and brick facades to the “streetmosphere” of street performers, the Venetian is a mini-Italian city. What makes the hotel, however, into a true silly American oasis in that carved out through the mall is a replica of the Venice canal, complete with shining gondolas and singing gondoliers available to take tourists on a ride through the property.

The Venetian Gondola Rides in Las Vegas

Venetian Gondola Ride Indoor vs. Outdoor

There are two different gondola rides at The Venetian Las Vegas: one indoor and one outdoor. Though I have yet to ride the outdoor gondola rides, I can’t imagine it being better than indoor. Outside, I imagine, you’d be riding a gondola in Las Vegas, with views of the nearby hotels and casinos. But indoors you are riding a gondola through Venice. It’s a more authentic experience in a fabricated Italy.

Whether you choose to take a ride inside or outside, take a break from gambling (hopefully on the Sigma derby plastic race horse game!), Cirque du Soleil shows, and checking out the World’s Largest Chocolate Fountain and take a ride through Vegas on a Venice gondola!

“Authentic” Venetian Gondola Rides

Location: The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Shared Gondola (Seats Four):  $29.00 per person
Private Gondola (For Two):  $116.00
A photo package is also available starting at $22.
Indoor Gondola Ride Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Outdoor Gondola Ride Hours (weather permitting):
Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 5:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Ticket Booth Hours:
Indoor Gondola: 9:30 a.m.
Outdoor Gondola: 10:00 a.m.
Restrictions: Reservations must be made in person, same day only.
Photos: December 1, 2007
Information Updated: November 6, 2018

The Venetian Gondola Rides in Las Vegas
The Venetian Gondola Rides in Las Vegas

Want another taste of Italy in America? Check out the Leaning Tower of Niles in Niles, Illinois!


Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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