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Gondola Ride

Codice Tour: T5
Id Tour: 18

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Let yourself be lulled by the canals of the historic Republic of Venice

 

Another option for anyone wishing to experience Venice might be to do it by boat. To tell the truth, this should indeed be the only solution: Venice is a city built on the sea, and so anyone wanting to discover its true identity must use this means of transport that has been the city's most distinctive trait throughout history. And what better means to use than the slender and elegant boat which is typical of the Venice lagoon? The gondola is both unique and fascinating, exactly like the city it was created in. As tradition has it, parts of the gondola still bear very particular names that sound at once both fabulous and mysterious. For example, the shipyard where gondolas are made bears a wonderfully arcane name, the "squèro". (shipyard).
Although the origin of this word is rather ambiguous, one thing is certain: in a Venice built on a tangle of islands and canals, the art of building boats was vital and the "squèri" sprang up across the city in a very short time. The profession of gondolier developed organically along with the art of gondola building. The gondolier has become part of Venice's collective consciousness for the elegance with which he manoeuvres the vessel's single oar and his ability to animate the smooth flowing movement of its frame, turning into a veritable stereotype. These are men of strong character, who celebrate the happy life of great food, drink and laughter. This tour essentially offers a suggestive water route through the Grand Canal and the canals of Venice, moving by gondola across the lagoon while enjoying the privileged experience of admiring Venice from the vantage point of the water.

 

Highlights

- Take a romantic gondola ride along the canals of Venice
- Float down the Grand Canal, taking in the sights of the city
- Explore the waterways of the Minor Canal, and experience the unique atmosphere of Venice from the water

 

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Periods and Meeting Points

SEASON
FROM APRIL 1st TO OCTOBER 31st

Available daily


MEETING POINT AND DEPARTURE DETAILS

11.00 AM - Calle Larga dell'Ascensione between Museum Correr and the Post Office

3 PM - Calle Larga dell'Ascensione between Museum Correr and the Post Office

5.15 PM - Calle Larga dell'Ascensione between Museum Correr and the Post Office

 


SEASON
FROM NOVEMBER 1st TO MARCH 31st

Available daily


MEETING POINT AND DEPARTURE DETAILS

11 AM - Calle Larga dell'Ascensione between Museum Correr and the Post Office

3 PM - Calle Larga dell'Ascensione between Museum Correr and the Post Office

 


 

Things to Remember

On request all excursions can be organized privately

  • Each participant is required to present himself promptly to the meeting place
  • The delay at the meeting point or the non-presence are grounds for cancellation of the right to reimbursement
 

 

Duration

Approx. 30 minutes

Guided Tour

Morning and afternoon

Details

From 1st April to 31st October 

Adults: 33.00 € per person
Children under 2:  free (Infant)

From 1st November to 31st March 

Adults: 32.00 € per person
Children under 2:  free (Infant)

 

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