Venice: Shared Gondola Ride Across the Grand Canal
- Duration: 30 minutes
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I really enjoyed this, especially for the money! The normal gondola ride varies between €60-80 for the same amount of time! (Talk about daytime robbery, eh?!) I shared the ride with 2 couples and another solo person. It was a short +/- 10min walk -with a guide of course- from the meeting point to the gondoliers. We started off on the Grand Canal, then navigated into the smaller canals, and then back to the starting point. I loved how all gondoliers seem to know each other, regardless of their placement. Our guy was chatting to every single one who we passed. A whole different world. I really loved the vibe.
A nice trip down the canals in Venice to see all of the architect and parts of the city to get your bearings when first visiting Venice. The gondola couldn’t speak good English so you have to download an audio guide which is helpful in explaining the 30minute tour around the canals and explains what things you are looking at. Overall worth the trip
Despite being a tourist trap event, compulsory for every first time visit to Venice, we enjoyed our quick excursion. The audio tour didn't add much to the experience because it seemed to be out of synch and repeated itself. It actually only had two specific pieces of information.
La guida che ha raccolto le nostre informazioni era molto brava professionale e simpatica! Il giro in gondola è durato esattamente 30 minuti. Raccomando questo tour per chi volesse spendere poco ma avere comunque un ottima esperienza
If you want a fairly affordable way to experience a traditional gondola ride in Venice, this is a good option. Since we share the gondola with other people it’s not a romantic trip for sure. The audio guide was ok but not super.