Venice Gondola Experience

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Italy

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from$37.02
3.5 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

A gondola ride is the most enchanting and unique way to explore Venice and experience its unique atmosphere.This is a shared tour.
The gondola is one of the main symbols of Venice, as emblematic of the famous water city as mysterious in its origins. Not many people know that at the beginning this unique vessel was different from the one we can admire today, changing across time together with the city it is associated to. Of course, the history of the gondola is deeply bounded to the one of Venice. Considered one of the most beautiful and elegant boats on Earth, it is built through unique techniques and that each part of it also has symbolic meanings. For example, its multi-pronged ferro, or prow, does have five or six “pettini”, symbolic of the six “sestieri” in which Venice is divided into. The function of this part made of iron is to balance gondoliere’s weigh and it has an “S” shape evoking the flow of the Canal Grande. Not only elegance and beauty then, a whole world embodied into this boat nowadays symbol of Venice. Let yourself experience this gondola tour. An enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the colors, lights, sights, charm and beauty of Venice. We will admire elegant bank-side palaces, unique bridges and breath the charming and magic atmosphere that only a town built on water can give you. Board assistance will be provided, no commentary included during the ride. We will take a place on the Gondola ( max 6 people per Gondola, shared one ) and let the local gondolier, with his distinctive blue and white striped shirt, bring us along the hidden channels of Venice. Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to six people for each one) so the gondola might be shared with other people. Take your place on the gondola (maximum of 6 people per shared gondola) and let the local gondolier, in his distinctive blue and white striped shirt, carry you along the hidden channels of Venice on a 25/30-minute ride. Please note it is a slow ride, of about 20 to 30 minutes from embarkation to disembarkation. Please note each gondola can hold up to 6 people and it may happen that someone would be not seated in the desired place next to the partner, due to organizational and weight problems.

What’s included

  • 30 minutes ride on a shared Gondola
  • Boarding assistance

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Explanations
  • Musicians

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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