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A visit to Venice is not complete unless you take a gondola ride down the world-famous Grand Canal.
A classic gondola ride is a perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of this unique city built on water. Step into your craft and be transported back in time as your gondolier propels you along. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years.
Unwind and relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the canals, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways. As you sit back and take in the views, you will inevitably become involved in the friendly banter of the gondoliers - as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself!
While you are at the Canal Grande (Grand Canal) look up at the glorious palazzos above you. Built by wealthy merchants and powerful families these beautiful buildings are in a range of mellow colours and styles from Byzantine to Baroque.
You’ll also explore many hidden canals that are so small, you can literally touch the palazzo, all the while being cradled in the atmosphere unique only to Venice.
30 minutes approx.
Nov - Mar: 11:00am
Apr - Oct: 11:00am, 3:00pm, 5:15pm
Please make your way to in front of the post office in Calle Larga Ascensione 1256, San Marco (behind the Correr Museum in Saint Mark's square). Look for the assistant with a white “TOUR” sign.
So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.
Same as the start point
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity. Please reach at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts.
This is not a private tour. The maximum number of people is 6.
Seating is on first come first served basis and left to the discretion of gondolier in order to balance the load on Gondola.
There is no serenade (singing) on this Gondola option. Generally Gondoliers do not provide commentary.
We recommend that you print this document which has a range of information on how to reach the meeting point.
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