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Grand Canal by Gondola with Commentary

by Venice Tours Duration 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $37

Glide peacefully among the faded grandeur and centuries-old palazzos of Venice during a ride on a traditional gondola. Pass beneath elegant bridges, and drift from the postcard-perfect waters of the Grand Canal into quieter waterways as you absorb the inimitable atmosphere of the Queen of the Adriatic.

Experience the essence of Venice as you step from the walkways of the floating city into a graceful, authentic gondola manned by an experienced gondolier. Sit back and take in the city from the water as you're steered through the canals in a quiet rush, watching the play of the afternoon light on the tiled facades of the palaces that border the channels.

First introduced all the way back in the 11th century, these beautifully hand-crafted wooden rowboats were once the primary form of public transportation in this water-traced city. During their heyday in the 17th and 18th centuries, there were as many as 10,000 gondolas in the Venetian waterways. Today, that number is down to 400 in active service. Slip back into the past and admire the majesty of this enchanting, captivating city during your picturesque ride.

The only gondola tour with commentary: a mobile-guide will explain the magnificent palaces and attractions around you! You can easily download the innovative app on your mobile, don't miss this unmissable opportunity!

Glide peacefully among the faded grandeur and centuries-old palazzos of Venice during a ride on a traditional gondola. Pass beneath elegant bridges, and drift from the postcard-perfect waters of the Grand Canal into quieter waterways as you absorb the inimitable atmosphere of the Queen of the Adriatic.

Experience the essence of Venice as you step from the walkways of the floating city into a graceful, authentic gondola manned by an experienced gondolier. Sit back and take in the city from the water as you're steered through the canals in a quiet rush, watching the play of the afternoon light on the tiled facades of the palaces that border the channels.

First introduced all the way back in the 11th century, these beautifully hand-crafted wooden rowboats were once the primary form of public transportation in this water-traced city. During their heyday in the 17th and 18th centuries, there were as many as 10,000 gondolas in the Venetian waterways. Today, that number is down to 400 in active service. Slip back into the past and admire the majesty of this enchanting, captivating city during your picturesque ride.

The only gondola tour with commentary: a mobile-guide will explain the magnificent palaces and attractions around you! You can easily download the innovative app on your mobile, don't miss this unmissable opportunity!

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11:00 AM, Gondola ride

Duration 30m No booking or credit card fees

Audio commentary in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Hindi and German

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$36.84

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4:00 PM, Gondola Ride

Duration 30m No booking or credit card fees

Audio commentary in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Hindi and German

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$36.84

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It only takes 2 minutes

Grand Canal by Gondola with Commentary

Activity Location

Piscina San Moise

Venezia 30124

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Museo Correr

    Calle Larga Ascensione

    Venezia 30124


Highlights

  • Quintessential gondola ride along Venice's celebrated canals

  • Stunning views of the city’s centuries-old palaces & bridges

  • Hidden waterways, quiet canals & spots inaccessible by foot

  • An amazing gondola ride with your personal audio guide!

  • Exclusive gondola tour with commentary


Inclusions

  • SKIP THE LINE – 30 minutes shared gondola ride

  • Map with description of the palaces en route

  • Mobile App with audio commentary to download on your mobile

  • Multilingual assistance for embarking

  • Audio commentary in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Hindi and German


Exclusions

  • Earphones

  • Audio devices


Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • Each gondola can accommodate a maximum of 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on guests weight

  • 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

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • You will receive an e-mail with the QR code and instructions to activate the mobile app for commentary

  • The mobile-app for the commentary won’t use up any data connection as it runs on GPS only.

  • Please pay attention the App is totally independent from your Expedia app. On your device will appear Pop Guide icon.

  • The Gondola Ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or high/low tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)

  • The gondola is shared, NOT private


Grand Canal by Gondola with Commentary ratings based on 139 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

3.2 out of 5

3/5 May 11, 2019

Ballade trop touristique et pas assez romantique. 6 dans la gondole dont 4 qui ne sont pas assis l un â côté de l autre.