Classic Gondola Ride: Semi-Private

Classic Gondola Ride: Semi-Private
From USD $45.00
  • Duration: 30 Minutes (approx.)
  • Product code: TVGON

About the Tour:

There's no more romantic, authentic way to see Venice than with a gondola ride along its famous canals. This quick, small-group tour (with a maximum of 6 people per gondola) not only gives you a unique vantage point over some of the Floating City's most beautiful landmarks; it also gives you a sense of how Venetians have traveled through their hometown since the 12th century.

What We Love About This Tour:

  • Floating past the graceful palazzos along the Grand Canal, whose façades can only be seen from the water
  • Photographing iconic structures like the Rialto Bridge from a unique watery perspective
  • Getting a close-up look at the special navigation skill of Venetian gondoliers

Tour  Itinerary:

After meeting your group near the Rialto Bridge, you'll settle into the seat of a traditional Venetian gondola. These narrow-hulled boats with their graceful curving prows have plied the city's canals for centuries, propelled by skillful gondoliers who push them along with single long oars. Yours will spend a half-hour riding along the Grand Canal—lined on both sides with stately palazzos and churches—and also a few smaller canals, where you'll see modern-day residents and shopkeepers going about their business. You'll end your jaunt with a deeper appreciation of the Floating City.

Not Included:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Important to Know:

  • Please be sure to arrive at the tour departure point 15 minutes before the starting time. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets will not be refunded.
  • Unfortunately, wheelchairs and strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour.
Important to Bring:
  • A hat, sunscreen, and bottled water. Many parts of the itinerary are not shaded.