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Santa Maria della Salute

Santa Maria della Salute

Santa Maria della Salute: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

1. Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

Feel the essence of Venice as you explore hidden and picturesque waterways near the Grand Canal with a gondola ride. Listen to in-app commentary to learn more about the city as you admire the sights. Start your activity by meeting the host, who will explain some curiosities about the history of gondolas and gondoliers. Get free access to an app with commentary of your itinerary on the gondola. As you enjoy the beauties of the Grand Canal, admire the marvelous Palaces such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace, the Gritti Palace, the Salute Church, the Punta della Dogana. Discover the worldwide-famous La Fenice Theatre and the Mozart House along the romantic and hidden waterways. At the end of your ride, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Saint Mark’s Basin with San Giorgio Island. Lastly, experience a ride in a unique virtual reality as you glide over the Grand Canal's tranquil waters at sunset over the centuries, and then discover the craftsmanship and secrets behind Venice's iconic boat with an up-close look at a sectioned model.

Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Live Commentary

2. Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Live Commentary

Explore the canals of Venice aboard a gondola. Enjoy live commentary from your guide as your gondolier takes you down narrow ways and along the Grand Canal. Learn about the city's palaces, churches, and attractions. Hear about local stories and the history of the gondola and gondoliers. During your journey, admire the Mozart’s House and pass by the magnificent La Fenice Theatre and the “De le Ostreghe” Canal. Continue to the most important canal in Venice, the Grand Canal. Make your way towards the Salute Church, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and some of the stunning Venetian palaces that run alongside the canal, like Ca' Dolfin, Ca' Loredan, Grimani Palace, and many others. You will also see Punta de la Dogana and Saint Mark’s Basin before making your way back to Campo San Moisè.  Lastly, experience a ride in a unique virtual reality as you glide over the Grand Canal's tranquil waters at sunset over the centuries, and then discover the craftsmanship and secrets behind Venice's iconic boat with an up-close look at a sectioned model.

Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Grand Canal

3. Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Grand Canal

Board an authentic gondola and take a romantic journey along the Grand Canal in Venice. See the historic sights along the shoreline as you glide down the canal. Set off from the departure point and admire marvelous palaces, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute. Explore the secret waterways of Venice and soak up the city's atmosphere with your friends or your beloved. Travel by gondola close to St. Mark's Square, Fenice Opera House, Punta della Dogana, and many other charming palaces. Pass under a small bridge as you discover the hidden spots reachable only by gondola.

Venice: Shared Gondola Ride through the Lagoon City

4. Venice: Shared Gondola Ride through the Lagoon City

Discover Venice from the water and admire the city of bridges and canals. Sit back, relax in your velvet seat and watch as the wonderful Byzantine buildings go by. Glide under the countless bridges and hear the soft sounds of the water against the crumbling walls of the palazzi. Cruise down the famous Canal Grande and see the area around the church of Santa Maria della Salute. Admire this wonderful Baroque church from the 17th century and see the winding little canals. Relax on your gondola and take in views of sights like the famous Rialto bridge and San Moisè Church. Admire the La Fenice theatre and other venetian landmarks as you cruise down its canals.

Venice: Romantic Sunset Shared Gondola Ride

5. Venice: Romantic Sunset Shared Gondola Ride

Experience the enchanting allure of Venice with our exclusive sunset gondola ride through St. Mark's Basin and the charming smaller canals. Embark on a journey through time as our knowledgeable tour guide unveils the rich history and tradition behind Venetian gondolas. Learn about their unique design and exquisite craftsmanship before stepping aboard. For those seeking an extra touch of romance, opt for the serenade option and let the soothing melodies serenade you as you drift along the serene waters. Don't forget to capture the magic with your mask on and share those unforgettable moments with your loved ones on social media. As you glide gracefully under the quaint bridges, immerse yourself in the breathtaking atmosphere of San Marco, letting the beauty of Venice capture your heart and soul. Lastly, experience a ride in a unique virtual reality as you glide over the Grand Canal's tranquil waters at sunset over the centuries, and then discover the craftsmanship and secrets behind Venice's iconic boat with an up-close look at a sectioned model.

Venice: Grand Canal Boat Tour

6. Venice: Grand Canal Boat Tour

Hop into a motorboat and cruise down the Grand Canal of Venice. See dozens of palazzos, mansions, churches, and iconic bridges that span the waterways. Marvel at the ancient Rialto, the oldest and most famous bridge, and then admire the modern Della Constituzione, a glass bridge constructed near Calatrava. Pass central Venetian patrician houses, home to art collections, museums, and university seats. See major city and state institutions like Ca' Grande and Ca' Balbi, and the luxurious hotel Gritti. Catch a glimpse of the bustling casino at Ca' Vendramin Caliergi, and the soirees' palace Ca' Pisani Moretta, before passing through international communities like Fondaco dei Tedeschi. You will also get to see the grand religious edifice of La Madonna Della Salute.

Venice: Off the Beaten Path Private Gondola Ride

7. Venice: Off the Beaten Path Private Gondola Ride

Step aboard your private gondola and glide through the canals of Venice. Whether you want to meander through hidden corners or glide under famous bridges and sights – this tour satisfies all tastes. Fabio, one of the gondoliers, says, ‘Being a gondolier is so much more than operating a gondola. Over 400 hours go into getting a Gondolier license, learning the ins and outs of the canals, Venetian art and history, and our language skills have to be top of the class. You’re really in the safest hands.’ The shortest tour focuses on the San Paolo district. Discover an intimate side of Venice and lesser-known gems including the Carmelitani Church and the Venetian-Baroque architecture of the Palazzo Zenobio. ‘Canal-facing facades are a unique characteristic of Venetian buildings before streets came along – the canals were the streets – and they were a way of showing style and wealth. You’ll see some showstoppers’, says gondolier Fabio. The 1-hour tour continues on to the Grand Canal under the impressive Degli Scalzi Bridge. Your gondolier will point out Pisani-Moretta Palace and Ca’ Foscari – one of the most beautiful universities in Italy. If you’re bursting to see Venice’s more famed locations, the 1.5-hour tour showcases the Rialto Bridge area and the longest ride adds St. Mark’s Square to the itinerary. Weave through the heart of the city and see the Bridge of Sighs and Basilica della Salute before heading back to Piazzale Roma.

Venice: Private Gondola Ride

8. Venice: Private Gondola Ride

Feel like part of the ancient Venetian tradition, and experience the city as the locals have for more than a thousand years, on this private gondola ride. On your 25 to 30-minute journey, be taken away from the main waterways and tourist sights, as your gondolier navigates you with expertise and precision through some of the narrower, quieter canals of Venice. As you sit back and enjoy the scenery, you'll inevitably become involved in the friendly banter of the gondoliers and their particular Venetian dialect, which is as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself. Pre-book your trip and avoid having to negotiate with the gondolier or stress about details.

Venice: 30-Minute Gondola Ride on Grand Canal with Serenade

9. Venice: 30-Minute Gondola Ride on Grand Canal with Serenade

No visit to Venice is complete without taking a gondola ride down the world famous Grand Canal - even better when it's accompanied by a live musician's serenade! Enjoy a relaxing evening cruising down many hidden canals so small you can literally touch the palazzos as you float by them. Explore the beauty of this city and breathe in the Italian culture unique to Venice. What makes this tour special is its musical flair - local musicians will be on board the gondola to serenade everybody with the traditional romantic music of Italy. What better way to spend an afternoon in Venice and get in the Italian spirit with your friends or family!

Venice: 1-Hour Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal with Guide

10. Venice: 1-Hour Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal with Guide

Take a tour of Venice from its waterways for the best and most breathtaking views of the city. This 1-hour tour is priced for a group of up to 5 persons. You’ll be steered in style by your own personal gondolier through centuries of history, along the iconic Grand Canal, one of the most elegant high streets in the world. Pass Ca Dario, Casanova’s home, Palazzo Grassi, Ca Rezzonico, Ca Bembo, Ca Pesaro, the Rialto Bridge, Campo Manin, and Mozart’s house. Sit back and relax as you take in the surroundings and your expert guide entertains you with anecdotes about the city. Learn the history behind La Serenissima, pass by the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, and pass under the Accademia Bridge. Hear tales behind the gondola itself as you near the majestic Rialto Bridge. Turning into one of Venice’s scenic side canals, you’ll take in the splendor of the Canal Grande and also be able to enjoy the quaint charm of the smaller, more residential areas. Your informative guide will tell you all about the gondola and its unique structure, and the traditions of Venetian gondoliers. This is an excellent way to combine an informative and stimulating guided tour with a romantic gondola ride.

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The friendly guide Sahah made the difference in our day. We were really happy with it all. Also the friendly gondolier Tommy made the ride a great experience.

Good value for money. You get more than just the gondola ride - a mini tour about the history of Venice and a VR experience at the end. I recommend it!

Thoroughly enjoyable tour and gondola ride today with Julia our guide. We particularly enjoyed the.VR experience and mini museum afterwards!

Very nice activity with great guides, it is really a budget friendly way to try out travelling by a gondola in Venice

Guide was very helpful and knowledgeable, Gondola ride was just as expected. Well worth it