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

Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Commentary

Product ID: 48463
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Explore the waterways of Venice on a 30-minute gondola ride, and see the sights of the city and lagoon from some the most secluded canals. Discover magical corners off the beaten path.
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Duration: 30 minutes
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  • Punt the canals of Venice 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
  • Download the App onto your mobile phone and listen to your personal audio guide
Full description
Explore the city of Venice on board a gondola. Your gondolier will take you down secluded waterways, passing under small bridges and along parts of the Grand Canal.

During your lovely journey, you will admire Desdemona’s House and Mozart’s House passing by the magnificent La Fenice (Phoenix) Theatre and Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe”.

Continue onto the most important canal in Venice, and make your way up the Grand Canal towards the Salute Church, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and some of the stunning Venetian palaces that run along the canal like Ca'Dolfin, Ca'Loredan, Grimani Palace and many others. You will see also Punta de la Dogana before making your way back to the start point in front of Campo San Moisè.

Enjoy commentary on your gondola tour by downloading the mobile App onto your phone. The App will provide audio commentary to explain all about the magnificent palaces and attractions around you. 
  • 30-minute shared gondola ride
  • Multilingual assistance for embarking
  • Map with description of palaces
  • Mobile App with audio commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pick-up 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
• Please wear comfortable shoes
• Each gondola can hold a maximum 6 people
• The gondolier will determine your seat according to the weight of each guest
• The tour will only be cancelled in cases of extreme weather conditions or a gondolier strike
• 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
• You will receive the QR code and instructions on how to activate the mobile App by email after booking
• Please download the App before starting your tour (The mobile app is supported by the followed system: Apple: from IOS 8; iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch; Android: from the 4.1 version system)
• The mobile App includes a detailed map of the city that works with GPS. You can use it to reach the meeting point for the gondola ride, and to find each place you wish to visit
• Commentary is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and German
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From US$ 49.79 US$ 32.37 per person

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