Day Tour

Cruise Shore Experience - Gondola Factory Visit (4 Hours)

Onirikos, Italian Experiences Designer

Venice, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Cruise Shore Experience - Gondola Factory Visit (4 Hours )

Venice, Italy

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description

Gondola Factory Visit


You will meet your Captain at ship dock or at tender mooring; he will wait for you handling the Onirikos arrival board.

He will drive you to the squero - boatyard - where you will meet your Professional Guide in order to experience a unique excursion. During your Venice walking tour, you will have the chance to visit a squero, a typical venetian building site where you create, build and repair vessels of small size as gondolas, pupparini, sandoli, sciopòni and other boats typical and traditional of Venetian lagoon.

The term squero comes from the word "squara" that indicates a team of people working together to build boats or can derive from the tool, widely used in this job.

Putting together one of the renowned sleek black boats is a fascinatingly exact science that is still done in the revered traditional manner and you will have the chance to experience it. Back in the 16th century heyday of the gondola, there were upwards of 10,000 of these elegant boats plying the waters of Venice’s canals. Today there are but 350, and the job of gondoliere is still a coveted profession, passed down from father to son over the centuries.

There are also few precious squeri left in the city. The squero is surrounded by Tyrolian-looking wooden structures, a true rarity in this stone city built on water, and an oddity shared by most squeri, that are home to the multiple-generational owners and original workshops for the traditional boats.

After the visit your Captain will escort you back to the Port.

About Us

We offer unique access to some of the most unavailable & undiscovered experiences one can imagine. A Milan shopping experience in a fashion designer’s showroom? A private dinner in Venice on the roof terrace of Peggy Guggenheim? Quad bike trekking on the active Etna volcano with an extreme-sport guide? Whatever your client can dream, we can deliver. We focus on designing non-Googleable experiences—watching the Palio di Siena horse race from a hot-air balloon; visiting the private castle where the Godfather trilogy was shot. Kids love visiting an ice cream factory, while big kids clamor for a chance to drive a Maserati or Lamborghini.

Insider Tip

Visit to Excavation underneath the Vatican • Truffle Hunt in Tuscany or Piemonte • Vasari Corridor in Florence • Private visit to the Sistine Chapel

Terms & Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS AND CANCELLATION CONDITIONS (general policy)

Please ALWAYS refer to the specific payments terms and cancellation policy clearly stated in the booking form. The payments terms and cancellation fees might depends on seasonality and on the specific service booked (i.e. an after hour private visit can be NON refundable already at the time of the booking)

Villa-Apartments Rental, Yacht Charter, Private Jet and Helicopter Charter:

- from time of confirmation to 121 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 120 and 61 days prior to arrival 60% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 60 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.

Hotel Bookings:

- from time of confirmation to 61 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival 50% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 30 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.

All other services:

- from time of confirmation to 121 days prior to arrival no penalty will be charged;

- between 120 and 61 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival 75% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 30 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.



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Rome and Sorrento, Italy

By: EBC


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

The guides were knowledgeable and easy to understand. We enjoyed them very much.
Travel Advisor:  Kimberly Georgi

Transport made Easy

By: Michael


Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2018

Well I guess I could have taken a cab or a train to get to my destinations, but I felt it would be easier to book a car service. I would not recommend another car service beyond Onirikos. They were always on time, with a clean and comfortable car. The time between cities went by so quickly, and was a great way of seeing Italy. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to pay a little bit more for stress free, efficient transport within Italy.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rasmussen

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By: Dolomites


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2018

Stefano took very good care of us and made my baggage appear after I got the run around by the airport. They treated us like we were their only clients and like they were our personal concierge service. AMAZING.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Hartman