Gondola Ride – Venetian Resort, Vegas

An authentic gondola ride from a Sicilian at The Venetian, Las Vegas is a truly romantic experience. I only wish I had of recorded his Italian serenade to us.Β From the soothing sound of water lapping the sides of the gondola to the eloquent singing of the gondolier, we felt as if we had been transported to Italy.

Old worldΒ charm and thousand year old tradition was brought to Las Vegas, Nevada.

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54 thoughts on “Gondola Ride – Venetian Resort, Vegas

  1. I’ve always want to go on those gondola rides, but I don’t have the special someone…yet. I think it would be weird to go on it with my dad (my usual traveling companion).

    You two look so cute and cozy. Awe…to be in love.

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    • Lots of travelers when on the gondolas with friends, parents, kids, etc.

      It’s a beautiful experience regardless of who you are with. You can go on with others as well so it’s not just you and your dad.

      πŸ™‚

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  2. Hi, Leslie!
    Just stopped by to say thanks for checking out my blog. The apple crisp is really easy to make and your whole family will enjoy it! I’ll be visiting your blog quite often. Have a nice day!

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  3. One of my favorite travel memories with my husband was our time in Venice (Italy.), which included an extended gondola ride. Love, love, love that city! May just have to pop over to Las Vegas to check out Venice in America. πŸ™‚

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  4. The Venetian is my favorite place to go when I’m in Las Vegas, it’s a must visit. I love walking the shop streets, the town square, the beautiful sky at dusk, and the sights and sound of the gondolas, simply amazing! You are truly transported to Venice. I’ve never taken a gondola ride, but I always go to the pastry shop, their cakes are outstanding!! Seeing your pics make me want to go back to in the spring.

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  5. My husband and I stayed at the Venetian a few years ago and absolutely loved it! We had a hard time leaving there was so much to do there! Great food too! You guys looks so relaxed and happy with each other. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Venice was a beautiful, friendly place to visit with glass blowing traditions that span centuries, canals for streets, and wine that is cheaper than water. It was one of my favorite stops on my European trip, but since I can’t return to Venice any time soon, I’m happy to vacation at The Venetian.

      πŸ™‚

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  6. You are making me want to go back to Vegas & ride the gondola. My husband and I were in Vegas on a group trip when we were dating… I LOVED the Venetian, but was unable to ride the gondolas at the time… may have to plan a trip to go back sometime! Looks like such fun! πŸ™‚

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  7. I remember seeing this when I went to Vegas. It looked sooooo cool and romantic.

    Indianapolis, IN has a really cool gondola ride on the river that runs through the middle of town too.

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    • It’s really not that expensive, especially if you compare it with a ride in Venice, and you get an unbelievable experience. You should give it a try the next time you’re there.

      πŸ™‚

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  8. Hi Lesley,
    Thanks for liking my blog about the movie Camino.
    Your photos are great. I saw you have been to Italy, but maybe not in Venice?
    After Vegas, you simply must see the real thing and fall in love with it. Id did.
    Good luck with your pregnancy and enjoy.
    Johanna

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  9. Italy was the first foreign country we took our kids to, when they were 6 and 8 (Hawaii doesn’t count πŸ™‚ ) While in Venice both kids begged to go for a gondola ride – we almost didn’t because the prices were outrageous and my husband was in a frugal state of mind. But we persevered and found one for the right price. Immediately my daughter, the Demon Child, asked for a song. (at 6 I din’t think she had have any idea that’s what gondoliers were supposed to do!) Anyways, he refused, but during our “trip” we came across another gondolier who serenaded all the tourists beautifully.

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  10. First of all – I just found your blog and I am already in love. I love traveling and doing extreme things – and you are pretty much living my dream πŸ™‚
    Second of all – I love this. I was just recently in Italy, and while in Venice did the whole gondola thing and it was one of my favorite things, although we did not get serenaded – fail. I asked our gondolier if he could sing, and he said that most don’t do that and that it’s a common misconception of gondola rides. Not sure if he just didn’t want to sing for us – but it was still a fantastic ride nonetheless, and this picture brought me back, so thank you πŸ™‚

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    • It seems you got a dud gondolier because when I was in Venice, the gondolier sang beautiful, Italian songs. I wish you could have experienced his grace and beautiful voice; it was like a dream. Our ride in Vegas was very similar and less than half of the price. I think we’ll do it again at Christmas.

      Good luck with your travels and I hope the world is at your doorstep.

      Lesley

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  11. I lived in Vegas for 20 years. I lived really close to the strip. The Venetian was always my favorite Hotel (after it was built).I’ve been on that Gondola so many times (visitors, you know). I had that same guy once. He sang the theme from The Godfather (at my request).

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    • The gondolier was actually from Sicily and he sang in Italian πŸ™‚

      It was a beautiful experience and half the actual price in Venice.

      I’ve done both and Vegas was equally as beautiful.

      Happy Holidays,

      Lesley

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  13. Hi Lesley,
    First, thankyou so much for visiting my blog about Vegas. You must be a great detective, I don’t know how you found it.
    I can safely say that I am Las Vegas’ biggest fan. I am completely obsessed with anything and everything Vegas. Over the last 4 years, I have saved and saved, worked and worked to take myself and my family to Las Vegas, which is no mean feat, living over 9000 kilometers away. I too enjoy nothing more than strolling through the Venitian. The place is wondersome. I can recommend ‘Caneletto’ restaurant. The food is delicious, it’s pricey but the quality is great. If, you live too far to get to Venice, Italy, the next best thing is Venice, Las Vegas!
    Thanks again
    Andrea

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