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Venice: Afternoon Gondola Ride with Venetian Aperitif

Venice: Afternoon Gondola Ride with Venetian Aperitif

From US$ 67.15 per person

Discover the beauty of Venice at sunset as you float in a gondola down the canals. Enjoy commentary while tasting a delicious traditional Italian snack and wine on this indulgent trip.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beauty of Venice from the water
  • Taste the real Venetian Chicchetti
  • Discover the Venetian Tradition
  • Stroll with a guide in Rialto district
Full description

Take a seat and enjoy the comfort of a not crowded gondola: a 4 seated gondola, so you will really enjoy your ride and the relaxing quiet of Venetian canals without worrying. In this enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the sights, charm, and beauty of Venice, you’ll admire elegant canal-side palaces, unique bridges, and the magic atmosphere that you’ll only find here. For the second part of the tour, let a local tour guide take you on a tour to discover Venice while tasting its traditional “cichetti” (snacks) and wine. The magic of Venice lies in the labyrinth of its back alleys and the thriving “bacari” that are hidden there, away from the crowds and touristic places. The bacari are characteristic little bars where locals use to stroll in the evening or while heading home from work, between an “ombra” and a “cicchetto”. "Ombra" in Venetian dialect means "glass of wine", while "cicchetto" is the traditional snack locals use to have while sipping their wine. Get ready to lose yourself in unexpected delights and the real side of Venice, with lively locals and their traditions.

Includes
  • 30 minute shared gondola ride
  • Multilingual assistance at the meeting point
  • Experienced tour guide during the two-stop aperitif
  • Tasting of 2 types of ciccheti and 2 types of wine at local bacari (Venetian bar)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Commentary during the gondola ride
  • Beverage and food for children 0-5 yo are not included and can be paid on the spot
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of the Post office just next to St.Mark's Square. Go to the wooden stand with the yellow sign "Meeting point".

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • * It is a shared gondola (up to 4 people each) so the gondola might be shared with other people
  • * Wine will be replaced by soft drinks for travelers under 18 years old
  • * No refund will be issued for no shows or late arrivals.
  • * The tour will take place also with rain, in the event of exceptional high tide it might be cancelled and refund will be provided.
  • * Green Pass (or non EU equivalent) is requested to access the bars
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

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A bit of a wait at the boat because a lot of people…. Cents really the “tourist thing”. Quiet gondola ride without commentary (too bad… I took a gondola ride with commentary again but the transmission was not going through!! Not to be done without the guide by your side)…. Then a little tour in the alleys of Venice with very nice Daniela for a tasting of local wines and cichetti. Nice but nothing more.

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June 6, 2022

This was a great way to start our stay in Venice! The gondola ride was lovely, could've stayed on it for hours! But after the 30 minute ride the food tour was perfect since we didn't know good local spots to eat! I highly recommend this tour!

May 27, 2022

Product ID: 414499