01 Apr - 31 Oct: DailyDuration
Gondola Ride: 30 minutes
St. Mark's Basilica : 2 hours
Grand Canal Cruise: 1 hour
Monday to Saturday: Gondola Ride: 9:40am, Walking Tour/St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace: 11:15am, Grand Canal Cruise: 4:30pm
Sunday: Gondola Ride: 11:00am, Walking Tour/St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's palace: 2:00pm, Grand Canal Cruise: 4:30pm
At the Santa Maria del Giglio Gondola park, Campiello Traghetto 2467, next to Hotel Gritti Palace. Look for our assistant who will be holding an Orange umbrella and a sign with the name of the tour on it.
Arriving by Boat (Vaporetto): Take the No.1 boat and get off at the boat stop “Santa Maria Del Giglio”, walk straight down the small street “Calle Gritti”. At the end of the street you reach a small square with a church in front and a Well on your left. Turn left passing by the Well and the restaurant and walk back down the street to the water and the Grand Canal. Here you will find the Gondola Park.
Arriving by water taxi: Ask the water taxi driver to drop you off at the Boat stop (Vaporetto) Santa Maria del Giglio and then follow instructions as per arriving by boat.
Arriving by Foot: From Saint Marks square go under the arches and make your way towards the Correre Museum and take the last arch on the left of the square making your way to street “Calle Larga XX11 Marzo”. Continue along “Calle Larga XX11 Marzo” passing the church on your left and then cross the bridge near the gondolier park in front of Hotel Buaer, continue walking along to the very end of the street which bears left and then right, cross over the small bridge and continue into the small square, here you will see a church in front of you and a Well on your left. Turn left and make your way to the water front to the Grand Canal. Here you will find the Gondola Park.
GPS Coordinates: 45.431652, 12.332986
Please reach the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the start time.
In front of the Equestrian Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II along Riva degli Schiavoni
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
The gondola ride is not a private tour, so you will have others along to make it all the more festive and fun! The maximum number of people is 6.
Seating is on first come first served basis and left to the discretion of gondolier in order to balance the load on Gondola.
The classic gondola ride is not guided.
There is no serenade (singing) on this Gondola option. Generally Gondoliers do not provide commentary.
Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica and Doge's Palace.
Shoulders and knees must be covered while entering into churches. Please deposit before tour departs.
If you wish to spend more time inside the Doge's Palace independently after the tour, your museum pass will allow you to do so.
You will be given a map at the first meeting point which will indicate the meeting points for the other tours.
Very well organised and our tour guide was fantastic. A great way to learn so much about such a beautiful city. Highly recommend....Catherine Martin, United Kingdom, 02/May/2018
The tour guide was great, entertaining and knowledgeable and the canal cruise gave another informative perspective...Michael Reed, Australia, 22/Sep/2017
great tour to see everything...David Sokolowski, United States, 20/Aug/2017