You’ll be transferred from the pier by motor launch into the heart of Venice. Upon arrival you’ll take a walk to the gondola station and board one of the beautiful hand painted boats. You’ll traverse some of the smaller canals, crossed by stone bridges, and pass by balconied waterfront buildings. Relax as you glide through Venice on the city’s most famous form of transport.
Following your gondola experience, you’ll have some free time to explore Venice at your own leisure. Stroll through St Mark’s Square, admire the imposing campanile tower, view the magnificent San Giorgio Church or simply relax in one of the local cafés. You may also choose to spend some time browsing through the many designer shops and boutiques.
Afterwards, you’ll rejoin your escort at the designated meeting point, for the return motor launch to the pier.
This excursion operates by motor launch and on foot. There is a 15 minute walk, over some cobblestoned surfaces to the gondola station, and queues to board are likely. Please take extra care when stepping in and out of the gondolas. Passengers must be reasonably agile to board the gondola with minimal assistance. Flat, comfortable non-slip shoes are essential. Each gondola seats 6. The gondola ride will be approximately 30 minutes long and will be un-guided and without narration. This tour will not operate in heavy rain, wind or extreme tidal conditions. Please dress appropriately if entering churches. Please make a note of the meeting point and time, as the return motor launch cannot be held for latecomers.