1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Grand Canal

Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Commentary

Product ID: 48463
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Glide through the canals of Venice on a gondola ride with a live guide. Hear stories and secrets of the fascinating palaces around you.
About this activity
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Duration: 1 hour
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Driver
English, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Russian

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Experience

Highlights
  • Glide along the Venetian canals on board a gondola
  • Discover the city and its picturesque spots by boat
  • Cruise along part of the Grand Canal towards the Salute Church
  • Pass by the Fenice Theatre and the Mozart House
  • Hear stories from your guide about palazzos, gondolas and gondoliers
Full description
Explore the city of Venice aboard a gondola. Your gondolier will take you down secluded canals, passing under small bridges and along the Grand Canal.

Listen to the guide as they explain all about the palaces, churches and attractions around you. Hear stories known only by Venetians, and about the fascinating history of the gondola and gondoliers.

During your journey, you will admire Desdemona’s House and Mozart’s House. You'll also pass by the magnificent La Fenice Theatre and the “De le Ostreghe” Canal.

Continue on to the most important canal in Venice, the Grand Canal. Make your way towards the Salute Church, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and some of the stunning Venetian palaces that run alongside the canal, like Ca'Dolfin, Ca'Loredan, Grimani Palace and many others.

You will also see Punta de la Dogana and Saint Mark’s basin before making your way back to Campo San Moisè. At the end of the tour, you will receive a QR code to download a digital map with 2D images of Venice from the middle ages until the 18th century.
Includes
  • 1-hour guided tour including 30-minute gondola ride
  • Live commentary in English and Italian
  • Commentary by mobile app in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi and Russian
  • Access to mobile app to see Venice in the past
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Mobile-compatible earphones
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Ground floor colonnade, in front of Museo Correr’s entrance at Saint Mark’s Square. Facing the Museo Correr's entrance you will see the Post Office (Poste Italiane) on your left. The gondola station is just one minute walking from the meeting point. The assistant will wait for you with a sign saying 'Gondola Tour'. The gondoliers station is 1 minute walking from the meeting point.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• The guide will be on only one gondola. The participants on the other gondolas will listen to them with the audio device
• The live commentary will be only in English and Italian. The commentary in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian will be provided by mobile app downloaded to your own device
• Each gondola can hold a maximum of 6 people
• The gondolier will determine your seat according to your weight
• The tour will only be cancelled in cases of extreme weather conditions
• The itinerary may change in cases of wind or bad weather
• Please note that this is a shared tour, it is not a private gondola ride
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Product ID: 48463