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Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

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    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, Venice Italy

    The most beautiful road in the world”, this is how the Grand Canal is known as. Gondola serenades have always been part of Venetian culture, an unchanged tradition for an unchageable city. 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 are opened to 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 plague

    Pass By: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice Italy

    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: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

    At the end you will enjoy a wonderful overview of Saint Mark’s Square with the Doge’s Palace which certainly takes center stage and the marvelous Golden Basilica with its bell-tower. 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.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Our first visit to Venice. Booked beforehand, which is a must. Great price. Excellent meeting point, clear and no problem finding. A short walk to the Gondola, then around 30mins ride. Maximum of six people in each gondola. Superb afternoon.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Catnic07
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    My husband surprised me with this AMAZING gondola tour on our anniversary and I must say it was magical. We got to see some spectacular sights of Venice we would not have been able to see without this tour. The audio commentary was available in...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Aria-Bertz
    Venice C, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thanks a lot for your kind review regards

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We looked for one that took us on both the Grand Canal and the back waterways. From the description and picture that is what we ordered. When we got ready we downloaded the map indicating the route (so we thought) we would be taking. In...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Tom D
    Venice C, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Sir, we're deeply sorry for your review and we'll take note of your suggestions. Please consider that sometimes, due to the weather conditions or the low tide, in order to give clients the most comfortable ride, the gondolier can change at the last moment...More

    Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

    My in-laws purchased me a Gondola ride for two, as a 40th birthday gift, whilst visiting Venice. I recommend you book through Groupon or another trusted sight, as it's much cheaper than booking this excursion in Venice! It's very straight forward to follow instructions on...More

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    Venice C, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2019

    thanks a lot for your review.

    Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

    Staff at the meeting point very polite. The promenade along the Grand Canal was stunning. Thank you guys.

    Thank tommybaree
    giuseppemR5262EZ, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2018

    Dear Sir thanks a lot for your review. Regards

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    • Canal Grande Piazza San Marco and 4 more
    • Duration: 30m
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