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Venice: Private Gondola Ride for up to 5 People60 Reviews
Experience Venice aboard its most emblematic mode of transport on a private gondola ride of about 30 minutes. Cruise the atmospheric waters of the lagoon, and travel back through time as you pass picturesque views and enchanting architecture.
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- Experience Venice on board an iconic gondola
- Glide serenely down enchanting canals
- See palaces by the side of the water, and drift under romantic bridges
- Enjoy picturesque views at every turn
- Travel through Venice like an aristocrat of centuries gone by!
DescriptionDiscover Venice on board its most iconic mode of transport on a private gondola ride through the historic city center, and see the enchanting sestieri (districts) from a different perspective. As emblematic as its famous canals, the gondolas of Venice have mysterious origins. When they were first built, the unique boats were very different from the ones you see today. The history of the gondola is deeply bounded to the history of Venice. Built using unique techniques, each part has symbolic meanings. The multi-pronged ferro (prow) has 5 or 6 pettini to symbolize the sestieri. Made of iron to balance the weight of the gondolier, the “S” shape evokes the flow of the Grand Canal. Climb aboard one of these majestic vessels to experience the colors, sights, and charm of Venice as it is meant to be seen. Admire elegant palaces and unique bridges, and experience the timeless beauty of Venice from the water.
IncludesRoughly 30-minute private gondola ride
- Please note that no refund will be given for no shows or late arrivals
- The tour takes place rain or shine, but please note that in the event of exceptionally high tides or heavy rain, the tour may be canceled by the local supplier. A full refund will be provided
- Each gondola can accommodate up to 5 people (plus the gondolier)
- Please note that the ride could last less than 30 minutes depending on how busy the canals are. The length of the gondola ride is up to the discretion of the Gondolier