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Discover Venice & 30-minute Gondola Ride with FREE Glass Blowing Demonstration Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the narrow alleyways, splendid churches and the hidden piazzas
  • A gondola ride is the quintessential Venice experience
  • An expert guide will lead the walking tour
  • Leave the main tourist trail and discover hidden gems
  • Fabulous photo- opportunities
  • Choose your preferred language from 4 options – English, French, German and Spanish
  • Book & travel before 30 Dec 18 to get a glass blowing demonstration tour for FREE
  • Smartphone voucher accepted - no need to print!
  • Overview

    Experience all the enchantment of Venice on this tour which combines a walking tour and a Gondola ride.

    Accompanied by your guide, leave the hustle and bustle of Piazza San Marco and walk towards the Rialto Bridge. See the splendid houses, the narrow alleyways, the grand churches and the hidden piazzas.

    View the Teatro La Fenice (Phoenix Theatre) and hear its extraordinary history. Discover one of Venice’s finest architectural jewels – the Scala del Bovolo – a magnificent Renaissance staircase in the heart of Venice.

    Admire the famous Rialto Bridge, one of the city’s best known landmarks, before you board a gondola for a ‘must do’ Venice experience.

    Glide along the Grand Canal in time-honoured fashion gazing up at the lovely old palazzos along the waterway. Enjoy the reflections and the glorious palette of rich muted colours. Make sure you bring your camera to capture one of the world’s most beautiful cityscapes!

    Enjoy enlivening and informative audio commentary on the sites that you pass and learn much about one of Italy's most famous tourist destinations.

    Unveil the secret Art of glassblowing for FREE. Get to know about the history and process of glassblowing as you explore the glassblowing factory in Venice. The master artisan will also present a demonstration of how glass is moulded using traditional techniques which will leave you awestruck.


  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct:
    English Tour: Daily
    German Tour: Monday & Friday
    French Tour: Daily
    Spanish Tour: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
    01 Nov - 31 Mar:
    English Tour: Daily
    German Tour: Monday & Friday
    French Tour: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
    Spanish Tour: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

    Note: The visit could be bilingual (only from November to March )

    Glassblowing Tour: Daily

    Duration

    1 hours 45 minutes

    Glassblowing Tour: 20 minutes approx.

    Start time

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: 3:45pm
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: 3:00pm

    Glassblowing Tour:

    12:00pm (noon) & 5:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Gondola Tour
    Calle Larga de l’Ascension – In front of the post office (Post Italiane). The representative will wait for you with a signboard with "TOUR" written on it. The Gondoliers station is 2 minutes walking from the meeting point.

    GPS co-ordinates (Decimal degrees DD): 45.433544, 12.337080
    GPS co-ordinates (Degrees, minutes and seconds DMS):45°26'00.8"N 12°20'13.5"E

    So there's no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.

    Glassblowing tour : Make your way to ST. MARK’S SQUARE - Clock Tower Near Exchange Office (The White Building With The Blue Clock Facade).

    A Representative will wait for you with a signboard in which is written “GLASS BLOWING TOUR

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at St. Mark’s Area

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Walking tour with commentary
    • 30-minute shared Gondola ride
    • English, French, Spanish or German speaking guide (The visit could be bilingual)(applicable from Nov to Mar)
    • 20 minutes glassblowing demonstration tour FREE ( Valid till 30 Dec 18)

    Exclusions

    • No commentary of St. Mark’s Square
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Tour will not operate in the event of bad weather, high tide or Gondolier's strike. Your tour will either be-rearranged or a full refund will be offered.

    There will be up to 6 people per Gondola; the seat will be assigned by the gondolier.  Unfortunately, We suggest you to wear comfortable shoes. Enjoy Glassblowing demonstration for FREE and get a small glass gift at the end of the visit.

    Enjoy Glassblowing demonstration for FREE (valid till 30 Dec 18) and get a small gift at the end of the visit.

    You may or may not avail the FREE ticket for your visit to Glassblowing demonstration tour in Venice. In case you don’t intend to take the FREE tour, we are afraid that we would be unable to provide any partial refund as it is a complementary ticket.

    Tour doesn’t on Christmas and New Year and in case of bad weather.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm. Tour does not operate on Dec 25th and Jan 1st, in case of exceptional high tide, exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide for the gondola.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Excellent tour experience.

      The tour was very well rounded and was a great experience that was very informative and well worth the price paid. We really enjoyed it. A nice sampling of Venice....

      Kevin DeRose, United States, 18/Apr/2018
    • Excellent Tour with a local guide

      We really enjoyed this tour. The local guide give us a different insight into Venice and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was excellent in that it included the...

      Michael Forbes, Australia, 27/Dec/2017
    • A really great trip that was great value for money...

      Helena Watson , United Kingdom, 14/Sep/2017
    • It was a good value for price of tour. Very informative walking tour and loved the gondola ride.

      Kathy Munsterteiger, United States, 31/Aug/2018
    • Murano art of glass blowing tour was not included.

      Zainab Aziz, Singapore, 19/Dec/2017
    • Ran smoothly, lots of information given and was a fun trip.

      JORDAN HOOD, United Kingdom, 03/Aug/2016