CRUISE PORT: This excursion is intended for passengers docked at the cruise port of Venice / INCLUDED: 30 minute shared Gondola ride steered by Gondolier / NOT INCLUDED: The gondola ride is not a guided tour, port pick-up and drop-off / MEETING POINT IN VENICE: The Gondola ride starts at Gondola Park of Santa Maria del Giglio, next to the hotel Gritti Palace. It’s extremely important that you arrive at the meeting point no later than 15 minutes before departure.
*Minor canals in the center of the city and surrounding;
*The Fenice Opera house;
A classic Gondola ride is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of this unique city built on water. This traditional Venetian mode of transport, departs from San Moise square, where you will be invited to relax aboard this historic vessel. Admire Venice from this amazing point of view, witness its magnificent architecture, and whilst gliding under its bridges, discover secret entrances to the elegant palaces and hidden corners of the city. This is not a guided tour - words are not required to embrace the beauty of seeing Venice from the water.
You will be assisted in boarding the Gondola, one of the most recognized symbols of Venice - up to 6 people per Gondola- Experience how the locals were transported by these beautiful black, elegant rowing boats, throughout history. The Gondola originally built to navigate the canals of this unique city and still hand built in same way today, is recognized world-wide. With less than 500 Gondolas and Gondoliers remaining, it is an experience that you must not miss. You can be expected to admire the minor canals in the heart of Venice, soaking up the atmosphere of days gone-by, you will cover a short stretch of the Grand Canal, the most famous canal in the world, and then back through the narrow waterways return to the starting point in this 30 minute ride. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice from the water!