Gondola Ride


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Gondola Ride

Highlights / General details
The gondola is one of the main symbols of Venice, as emblematic of the famous water city as mysterious in its origins. Not many people know that at the beginning this unique vessel was different from the one we can admire today, changing across time together with the city it is associated to. Of course, the history of the gondola is deeply bounded to the one of Venice.
Considered one of the most beautiful and elegant boats on Earth, it is built through unique techniques and each part of it has symbolic meanings. For example, its multi-pronged ferro, or prow, does have five or six “pettini”, symbolic of the six “sestieri” in which Venice is divided into. The function of this part made of iron is to balance gondolier’s weigh and it has an “S” shape evoking the flow of the Canal Grande. Not only elegance and beauty then, a whole world embodied into this boat nowadays symbol of Venice.

30 minutes ride on the Gondola; Assistance for boarding.

Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Food and beverage; Gratuity.

Hours of operation
Available daily departing at 11:00am and 3:00pm. No tour departures on November 21, December 25 and January 1; Guests must check-in at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.

Approximately 30 minutes.

Tour departs from Calle Larga Ascensione in front of the Post Office behind Saint Mark’s Square.

Additional Information
Costumers must wait for our assistant to be there and collect all the vouchers and then all together they go to the pier were they can take the gondola. Please note our assistant have a Sign with the write “TU.RI.VE” on it.

Participant restrictions
Children under the age of 2 go in free if seated on parents lap.

A maximum of six persons per gondola is allowed.
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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