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Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Venice, Italy
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Reviewed today via mobile

Ok the gondolier didn’t serenade us, but you can’t visit Venice without a gondola ride can you?! We did this a part of a trip organised as a Tui cruise excursion. The gondoliers are a bit grumpy, the water is a bit stinky but the...More

Thank LFCfan123
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It cost 80 euros for half an hour, but four of us loved it. Venice is chaotic and busy and slightly to much to easily take in, until you get in a gondola and then suddenly the world is calm, the architecture is beautiful and...More

Thank Darren W
Reviewed today via mobile

Our visit to Venice was interesting as in this city either you walk or take a boat so we have seen all places and we took Gondola ride as I have my both son’s and wife with me . The guy took us tour in...More

Thank Mandeep B
Reviewed today

The Grande Canal is bustling and fun to visit. You can find many opportunities for a gondola ride and you can NOT take a bad photo from here! It's a must if you are visiting Venice.

Thank ttaylor2u
Reviewed today via mobile

We were amazed at the size of this water body, equally impressed by the giant cruise ships being towed along the canal on their way to the Adriatic. We were quite charmed by the long boulevard leading all the way from the Piazza to the...More

Thank ClogsPL
Reviewed today via mobile

Every canal was stunning and a gondola ride was 80 euro up to 5 persons. Unfortunately I wasn't apply to take a ride as I was motion sickness from my hotel at railto but will definitely make it for next trip.

Thank Elisa255350
Reviewed today

Enjoying the sites by cruising the Grand Canal was one of the best parts of our trip. Tip: Hire a gondola on a quiet canal not on the Grand Canal, which can be a hair-raising endeavour. The vaporetto (water bus) system is by far the...More

Thank dhenski
Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely picturesque canal, perfect for gondola rides or taxi boat rides. There are lots of restaurants along the canal too

Thank Sheniz M
Reviewed today

Hustling, bustling busy thoroughfare though the ancient city. Not only tourists in gondolas but all daily activities like garbage pick up, police, ambulance, deliveries, public transportation, etc. This is the Interstate of Venice.

Thank Joe B
Reviewed today

You have to take a ride on the Gondola while in Venice, a unique little experience, there are a lot to choose from and i wanted the more traditional one, stripped t-shirt, Hat etc They take you through the more narrower canals and along the...More

Thank Sharon E
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Qi H
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, all manner of water transportation run year round
Azande p
7 August 2018|
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Response from YvetteOB | Reviewed this property |
Take the vaporetto, a full 24hrs travel from first swiping it Eur20, later on you can take the vaporetto along the Grand Canal. Exit the vaporetto at Rialto Bridge. Enjoy this stunning city.
Jennifer S
1 August 2018|
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Response from Kevin J | Reviewed this property |
Hi you just use the water bus stops located all around - hop on/ off as you like - we bought a three day pass use as many times you want - very handy to take in all the sights including getting out to orher islands about 40... More