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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner
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Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.
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“gondola ride” (1,415 reviews)
“day pass” (373 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really great place to understand Venice and see it for yourself, be up close to the water, book a gondola, go shopping at Chanel. You name it, it's here.

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed yesterday

You must take a tour that includes Canal Grande. It truly is fascinating. If you take a water bus you won't understand what all the buildings are and that is the best part.

Thank Jacque D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a fantastic starting point in identifying all the fantastic architecture. The canalazzo called by the locals is the heart of the city. The camel follows the ancient river bed. You can picture the old galleys when they would be moored up.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Outstanding spot in Venice, you really have to walk around all of its bridges, look at any detail and delight with the so many bars that bring you the aperitivos

Thank tiagojer
Reviewed 2 days ago

I assume this is why we all came...for the canal! Beautiful ride to be had for 7,50 euro (one way; about 45 min from Roma Termini to Piazza San Marco) or get the day pass for the water bus to 'hop on/off'. We took the...More

1  Thank MK330
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Buy the "day" pass, find a map with all the routes, select the route with parts you wanna see today, hop on, try to catch those seats on the very back of the boat, Sit back and enjoy..! If you are worried of getting lost,...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything was said. The most recognizable place in Venice, maybe even in Italy. This is really impressive how life looks like when you live by the water. We went through canal with actv, what wasn't too comfortable but architecture and life around let us forget...More

Thank Ania H
Reviewed 2 days ago

there you can see all you expect from Venice... the bus boat, taxi boat, private boat, gondolas... you name it! I was expecting more lights at night and a different glow, but didn't happened, the best option is still the day light

Thank Jorge F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Grand Canal is the largest canal in Venice. There are 4 bridges crossing the grand canal. We crossed the canal on the Rialto Bridge and the academia bridge. We also took the vaporetto bus down the length of the canal. There are very beautiful building...More

Thank Cookie8186
Reviewed 3 days ago

By day....Relaxed by the grand canal in the sunshine with a drink and pizza... watching the world go by. Took a gondola trip where lots of interesting history facts were shared with us. By night lots of restaurants and bars to choose from.... although more...More

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30 July 2017|
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Response from Christopher K | Reviewed this property |
We didn't book our ride in advance. We wandered down to the docks and popped in one that was free. I'm pretty sure we discussed the price right at the boat (asked before we got in) I believe we paid 60 Euros for an hour (but... More
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23 July 2017|
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Response from Amadeus-SFO | Reviewed this property |
The basic cost is 7.50 one way and 10.00 round trip (Euros). 1/2/3/6 day passes cost 20/30/40/60 Euros. As for size, my best wild guess is that each one can hold about 30 people. But that's only a guess.
14 July 2017|
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Response from Vanda P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it was 90 euro for the two of us, like everyone said , its priced per boat. Enjoy