Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Commentary
Glide the canals of Venice on gondola ride with live guide who explains stories and secrets of the fascinating palaces around you. Let you drive along Grand Canal by your gondolier.
The expert gondoliers will drive you along Venice hidden passages and canals reachable only by gondola, admiring the breathtaking Venetian landscape.
Pass beneath centuries-old bridges and take in famous Grand Canal with amazing overlooking Palaces, Fenice Opera House, Santa Maria Della Salute Church and much more. As in fairytale you’ll discover the real soul of Venice.
The guide will narrate you the fascinating history of gondola and gondoliers! On board you will listen to all about the palaces, churches and attractions around you. You will learn also tales known only by Venetians!
If you want to live an exclusive experience, book the private gondola and enjoy a ride only you and your partner or friends!Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Ombra del Leone, Sestiere San Marco 1364, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
We will pass trough the Gran Canal terrace of Ca Giustinian, one of the oldest Palace overlooking the Canal Grande.
Duration: 5 minutesPass By:
Chiesa di San Moise, Salizzada S. Moise San Marco 2058, 30173 Venice Italy
Close to San Marco Square, in front of St Moise (Moses) Church and the Gondola station, the guide will introduce you in the elegant and romantic world of the Gondolas. Pass By:
Teatro La Fenice, Campo San Fantin San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice Italy
Once one of 7 major theatres in the city, today the Fenice is Venice’s one and only opera house. It is surely a jewel among European theatres, and began to shine from the beginning, as the best composers of the age wrote and performed their operas here, among which Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. But it was Giuseppe Verdi who is most attached to the Fenice and to Venetian memory.Pass By:
Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy
The most beautiful road in the world”, this is how the Grand Canal is known as. If you look around, what you will see is almost exactly what a nobleman in the 18th century might have looked upon, and before him a Renaissance courtesan and before him a merchant in the Middle Ages.Pass By:
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Campo de la Salute Dorsoduro 1, 30123 Venice Italy
Here, as you come into the Grand Canal you admire the church of the Madonna della Salute.
The first thing that strikes a viewer is how imposing the church is, strategically placed at the entrance of the Grand Canal looking out onto the rest of the city in every direction, thanks to its circular shape.
Today, ever 21 November the city celebrates the Madonna della Salute in memory of the end of the plaguePass By:
Punta della Dogana, Sestiere Dorsoduro 2, 30123 Venice Italy
Punta della Dogana separates the Grand Canal from the Giudecca Canal. For its strategic location it was the house of the Custom and of the Salt Warehouses. During the fifteenth century, the Sea Customs House, which had previously been near the Arsenale, was transferred to the western point of Dorsoduro borough.Pass By:
Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice Italy
You will have a view of the Island of san Giorgio Maggiore, with its beautiful Renaissance Church built by Palladio in the Renaissance and the belltower resembling the bigger one in St Mark’s Square. The island was once known as the Island of Cypress Trees before it became an important Benedectine monastery. Pass By:
Giardini Reali, Riva degli Schiavoni, 30122 Venice Italy
At the end you will enjoy a wonderful overview of Saint Mark’s Square. This is a spot which painters from all over the world have tried to capture in its uniqueness, but we can only recommend that you sit back and take it all in.
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Each gondola can host maximum 5 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guests weight."
"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 itinerary may change in the event of wind or bad weather"
"The guide will be only on one gondola, the participants on the others gondola will listen to her/him with the audio-devices"
"Near public transportation"
"The live commentary will be only in English, French, Spanish and Italian. The commentary on German, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian will be provided by mobile app downloaded on the own devices."
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"The live commentary IS NOT included in the PRIVATE OPTION"
"Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time"
"The customers health is the most important matter for us, the tour operates in according to the Covid-19 National directives in order to guarantee the experiences in a safe environment."
"All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned, and the tour will leave with small groups."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duración: 30 To 50 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo:
1: gondola ride, Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
2: Gondola Bauer, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091/b, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.