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Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary provided by Venice Tours

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Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

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Overview
Pre-book an essential Venice experience on a gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller, scenic waterways. Avoid negotiating over price on the spot with this affordable shared option that captures all the romance and atmosphere of the “Floating City.” While most gondola rides are unguided, this one includes recorded commentary through a mobile app so you can learn about passing sights like San Giorgio Island and St. Mark’s Bell Tower.
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You'll start at
Museo Correr
Piazza San Marco, 52, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyDeparture Point: Ground floor colonnade in front of Museo Correr’s Entrance – Saint Mark’s Square Directions: ARRIVING BY PUBLIC VAPORETTO Take line #1 and get off at “San Marco Vallaresso” stop. Proceed straight on to the end of “Calle Vallaresso”.  At the end turn right until you arrive up to a colonnade. The entrance of Museo Correr is under the colonnade – In front of it you will find the assistant waiting for you with a signboard “Gondola Tour”. ARRIVING ON FOOT Museo Correr is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower leaving the Basilica behind you proceed straight on to the colonnade with Museo Correr’s entrance. In front of it you will find the assistant waiting for you with a signboard “Gondola Tour”. Dates: Daily Tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or local gondolier's strike Return point: St. Mark’s Area
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  • Pass by Teatro La Fenice
    Pass by Canal Grande
    Pass by Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
    Pass by San Giorgio Maggiore
    Pass by Piazza San Marco
You'll end at
Bauer Hotel
Piscina S. Moise, 1459, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
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Highlights
  • Glide past palazzos and under foot bridges in a classic Venetian gondola
  • Listen to narration through a mobile app you can download to your phone
  • Avoid price surprises and guarantee your seats in a boat
  • Affordable option for families, small groups, couples, and solo travelers
Important Information
Departure Point
Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco, 52, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
30m
Return Details
Bauer Hotel, Piscina S. Moise, 1459, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Inclusions
  • SKIP THE LINE
  • Approximately 30 minute gondola ride
  • Multilingual assistance for embarking
  • Map with description of attractions
  • Mobile app with audio-commentary to download on your mobile
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Audio devices
  • Earphones
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Each gondola can host maximum 6 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 mobile app is supported by the followed system: Apple: from IOS 8; IPhone, Ipad and Ipod Touch Android: from the 4.1 version system
  • The staff at the meeting point will provide you the commentary by app or brochure
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tomas robert J wrote a review Feb 2020
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Top experienc. The gondola ride was amazing and the staff very polite. The grand canal is a must do in venice
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Dear, thank you very much!
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Natalie wrote a review Feb 2020
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Venice would not have been the same without this ride. It was peaceful, easy to find and got a lot of great pictures. I would definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear, thank you very much for your lovely review! Best regards
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KEBPJB wrote a review Dec 2019
Jacksonville, Florida7 contributions5 helpful votes
Although we paid for commentary, not one word was uttered to the occupants of the gondola. The gondoliers spent the entire trip laughing, talking and joking amongst themselves. Had no idea where or what we were seeing along the way. Biggest FALSE ADVERTISEMENT I have ever
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary
Responded 29 Dec 2019
Dear, We are sorry for the review, but we should underline that our staff always provide commentary at the meeting point (by mobile app or brochure). It is clearly written in the product page. The gondolier is only a driver and it does not have to provide any commentary, moreover, the most of gondoliers neither speak English. For this reason we created the commentary in 9 different languages, that it’s appreciated by the most of the clients and it’s the first time we see that a client did not receive the commentary. We remain at your disposal for further information Best regards
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Criqqww111 wrote a review Sep 2019
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Canal grande and its palace are amazing and the ride was the best thing did in Venice. Gondola is a must.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary
Responded 20 Sep 2019
Thank you for the review!
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niccolas123 wrote a review Sep 2019
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The best thing done in Venice. The service was nice and the itinerary Amazing. The part on the canal grande is unforgettable
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary
Responded 20 Sep 2019
Thank you for your lovely review!
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  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
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