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  3. Venice
  4. Grand Canal

Venice: Traditional Shared Gondola Experience

Product ID: 59278
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The gondola is a symbol of Venice, as emblematic of the famous city of canals as it is mysterious in its origins. Experience a half-hour gondola ride that takes you to the heart of Venice as you admire its historic sites as they were meant to be seen.
About this activity
Duration 30 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Venice from the water on a Venetian gondola ride
  • Glide along some small canals in the area of Campo San Moisè
  • Pass by La Fenice Theater, admire palaces and iconic bridges
  • Enjoy time on the Grand Canal facing the Salute Church
Full description
Take your place on the gondola (maximum of 6 people per shared gondola) and let the local gondolier, in his distinctive blue and white striped shirt, carry you along the hidden channels of Venice on a 30-minute ride.

Considered one of the most beautiful and elegant boats on earth, the traditional Venetian gondola is built following unique techniques that incorporate symbolic meanings.

For example, the gondola’s multi-pronged ferro, or prow, features pettini that are symbolic of the 6 sestieri (divisions) of Venice. This part is made of iron to balance the weight of the gondolier, and has the shape of an S, evoking the flow of the waters of the Grand Canal.

On this enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the sights, charm, and beauty of Venice, you’ll admire elegant canal-side palaces, unique bridges, and the magic atmosphere that you’ll only find here.
Includes
  • Approximately 30-minute ride on a traditional Venetian gondola
  • Boarding assistance
What’s Not Included
  • Commentary
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Musicians
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of the Post Office behind Saint Mark’s Square

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This is a shared gondola (up to 6 passengers per gondola)
• Infants up to 1 year of age can ride for free only if seated on a parent's lap
• No refund is available for no-shows or late arrivals. The tour also operates in the rain, although in the case of exceptionally high tides or heavy rains the tour might be cancelled by the organizer, with a full refund provided
• Please note that it is possible that someone would be not seated in the desired place next to their partner, due to organizational and weight distribution
• Please note that the ride could last less than 30 minutes depending on how busy the canals are. The length of the gondola ride is up to the discretion of the Gondolier.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.9 / 5
based on 1246 reviews
Review summary
Service
3.9/5
Organization
3.8/5
Value for money
3.6/5
Safety
4.2/5

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Gray Line Venice - Park Viaggi

Product ID: 59278