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Address: Venice, Italy
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is...

Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.

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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner
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US$52.12*
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Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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Use the Vaporetto!

So when we first saw the Grande Canal, we immediately went over to the fantastic gondolas and asked about a ride on this iconic, romantic Venetian mainstay. When we heard 100... read more

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Dearborn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So when we first saw the Grande Canal, we immediately went over to the fantastic gondolas and asked about a ride on this iconic, romantic Venetian mainstay. When we heard 100 euro, I realized I wasn't a "romantic". We decided to save our money and ride the water-buses called Vaporetto where you can get a ticket for 20E and ride... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You would be confuse in Venice what to see or what not to see, but this place is most recommended and one of the famous part of Venice,

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Miami Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Venice is a gem full of beauty and history. Highly recommended if given the opportunity. 2 days is more than enough to view all of the important sights in Venice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stunning canal running right through the centre of Venice with great views all the way through each side of it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

THe whole city is a piece of heaven, been there twice, each time saw new things, the view from the boat is different from the view while waking and both are great. the gondola is a good experience but freom my point of view doesn't worth the cost. I think the most economic way to harvest as much as you... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The views at sundown are stunning and the fog and frost made the views so stunning.. it's a view you'll never forget. Although it seems steep for half an hour, the€80 was well worth it to have a peaceful gondola ride along the grande then through the back streets in the fog. It's a photographer's paradise

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed seeing all the traffic and people walking over bridges and of course the water taxis and gondolas. The Canal Grande definitely brings out the true identity of Venice.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved travelling on the Grand Canal. We used the vaporetto & also a water taxi. Buildings are beautiful if somewhat decayed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rode the length of the Grand Canal on the vaporetto and it was wonderful, very crowded but interesting and enjoyable. I would recommend it to anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A 3 km long avenue fluvial, the most vivid activity in Venise, this river is amazing and enchanted you, and it's a must to see, one time in your live, that was quite an experience; So many nice gothic palazzos lined the river, colored patina and marking by the time. There are nices gondolas transporting the tourists, and Venezian watertaxis,... More 

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