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Classic Daytime Gondola Ride ( 30 Minutes)


Venice, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Classic Daytime Gondola Ride (30 Minutes)

Venice, Italy

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Enjoy a ride on a classic gondola--the unique experience for which Venice is famous. A gondola is a traditional Venetian rowing boat that has been the chief means of transportation within Venice for centuries. Although water taxis are now used on a day-to-day basis, gondolas still serve as traghetti (ferries) over major canals. If you are visiting Venice for the first time, you must experience a gondola ride!

Your private ride will be approximately 30-35 minutes in length. Your gondolier, who will stand facing the bow, will propel you through the magical waters of Venice by pushing a single oar, as gondoliers have done for centuries.

At the end of the tour, we suggest a short walk to the famous Florian Cafe right on San Marco Square, where you can find a great cup of coffee and a special dessert. You'll return to your ship via non-private shuttle (see Special Instructions).

To make this an extra special event, you may wish to be serenaded by a singer and guitarist or accordionist while floating down the the canals of Venice. Choose the singer serenade option when you book the tour.

03:00 PM, 04:00 PM, 05:45 PM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- One gondola can hold up to 6 people. The musician option includes a singer and a player, which means that groups of more than 4 that are interested in this option will need to take two side-by-side gondolas.
- If you are booking more than one gondola, please contact ShoreTrips for a reduction in price.
- Please contact ShoreTrips if you are interested in a transfer to and from the cruise ship, rather than meeting in San Marco Square.

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