The Original Gondola Tour
Average Rating:   5
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On 2011/07/17
Richard Allen said:
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Highly recommended

A fascinating tour that really brings the historic story of Venice to life – thank you for such a brilliant experience. All the extra info

 
 
69.00
Duration
Duration:
1h
  • Art and History
  • Boat and Gondola tours
  • Suitable for children
  • Eco Friendly Tours
  • Special packages/offers

Discover quintessential Venice in the company of a fabulous expert guide!

Highlights of the Original Gondola Tour include:

  • Unlock mysterious secrets, experiencing the city as Venetians have for over a millennium 
  • Gain invaluable insight into the world's most fascinating city through the gondoliers that have plied the waters of this archipelago for centuries
  • Learn from the masters of the archetypal gondola guilds, whose world comes to life through our talented storytellers
  • Hear tales of ancient rites, secret symbols, high drama and colorful characters 
  • Glide back into history through achingly beautiful classic Venetian water scenes
  • Learn the traditional greeting of the gondoliers, sweetening to their merry sing-songy cadences whilst seeing the water faintly lapping on moss-covered façades
  • Explore the labyrinth maze of hidden tiny picturesque canals, tantalisingly mysterious byways and magnificent palaces
  • For the Grand Finale, experience one of the world's most famous views, a stunning vista of St Mark's Square

The finer details of the Original Gondola Tour:

Prices: Adults - 69 euro; Students (6-17 yrs) - 64 euro; Children (2-5 yrs) - 45 euro; Infants (0-1 yr) - free.

Includes: a gondola ride covering more of Venice than any other, a quality guide, headphone audio systems when required

Excludes: optional gratuities

Meeting time and dates: 2.15pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 17 April - 31 July and 1 September - 31 October 

Meeting point: at the Gondola Station/Pier Ferrovia in front of the Chiesa degli Scalzi, 50 metres to the left as you exit the Venice Train Station (St Lucia).

Ends: just by St Mark's Square, near where The Original Venice Tour begins.  

Length: 1 hour

Minimum participants: 4 persons

Maximum participants: 17 persons

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