Tickets are $18 at the gift shop (if you stay at the Venetian, they give you a voucher for 50% off when you purchase a full price ride). Domangio, our gondola driver, was amazing. He was super friendly and lots of fun. The ride lasted about 10 minutes and he sang two songs and chatted with us the whole time. It was a fun experience and it was fun- and it was something different!