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Private Guided Tour: Venice Gondola Ride Including the Grand Canal

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  • E-Ticket
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private Tour
  • Live Guide
  • 1 hr

Float through Venice by private gondola boat on a 1-hour tour, and learn all about the history of the quintessential Venetian gondolas, too! As a gondolier navigates the boat along the famous Grand Canal, relax and listen to fun facts and trivia about the boats and the city from a local guide. Pass along pretty Rio della Madonnetta, and then ogle top Venice attractions such as Rialto Bridge and the glamorous Gothic Ca’ d’Oro mansion on the Grand Canal. The traditional gondola is small but seats up to five people comfortably in addition to the onboard guide and gondolier.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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Meeting point for the tour and drop off

Stop At: Canal Grande

A truly unique and magical one hour gondola guided tour of Venice’s waterways, you will be guaranteed the best and most breathtaking views of the city of Venice from the water. We glide along the Grand Canal passing Ca Dario, the Peggy Guggenheim museum, the Accademia bridge, the real home of Casanova, Palazzo Grassi, Ca Rezzonico, Ca Bembo, Ca Pesaro, close to the Rialto bridge, Campo Manin, and Mozart’s house. Once you have met up with our expert guide you will be steered in style by your own personal gondolier along the incomparable Grand Canal. Passing through centuries of history and stunning Palazzi, each with their own story to tell, you will glide effortlessly along one of the most, beautiful and elegant ‘high streets’ in the world. All you need to do is sit back, relax taking in the surroundings while our informative guide entertains you with stories and anecdotes of the city, explaining the history behind La Serenissima and her array of stunning palaces. Turning into one of Venice’s scenic side canals, you will not only be able to enjoy the splendour of the Canal Grande but also the quaint charm of the smaller, more residential areas too - ‘real Venice’. These are just a few highlights of this outstanding exploration of Venice. Our informative guide will tell you all about the gondola, its unique structure and traditions of the Venetian gondoliers – unique to Venice. Why not indulge in this exceptional tour? Appreciate Venice from the best and most original angle. An excellent way to combine an informative and stimulating guided commentary with an essential gondola ride, this tour is not to be missed!

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

Basilca di Santa Maria della Salute is part of the itinerary

Pass By: Ponte di Rialto

The Rialto bridge is part of the itinerary (but ask to the gondolier first)

Pass By: Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Peggy Guggenheim is part of the itinerary