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Venice Waterway & Sightseeing by Gondola with FREE Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • See the major Venice attractions from the Great Canal with a gondola ride
  • Pre-book to avoid any destination hassles, Venice can be chaotic and overcrowded
  • An experienced gondolier will maneuver the gondola and ensure a smooth ride
  • A map will help you identify the main highlights during the ride
  • Overview

    Book before 28th February, 2018 and get Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour for FREE!

    A romantic 'promenade' by gondola that will take you along the canals of Venice, one of the most important tourist destinations in the world, due to the city being one of the world's greatest and most beautiful cities of art. Enjoy the cruise through the city’s most secluded waterways passing under small bridges and along part of the Grand Canal. Booking a gondola ride on the spot is often nerve-wracking and time-consuming. Pre-book to avoid hassles and long queues to get on these hand crafted wooden rowboats.

    Admire regal buildings and ancient bridges as an experienced gondolier will row the boat. Experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Gondola Ride: 30 minutes
    Glassblowing tour: 30 minutes

    Start time

    4:00pm and 11:00am

    Meeting Point

    Gondola Tour
    Ground floor colonnade in front of Museo Correr’s Entrance – Saint Mark’s Square
    Art of Glassblowing Tour: Departs at 12:00pm (noon) from Clock Tower Near "Yex" Exchange Office (The White Building With The Blue Clock Facade). St. Mark’s Square. Glass Factory Detail: VETRERIA GALLERIA SAN MARCO – Calle del Cappello Nero, San Marco 181/A – 30124 Venezia.
    Please arrive the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time of the tours. .

    Ending Point

    Campo San Moisè – Gondolieri Landing Stage

    Itinerary

    This tour allows you to skip the long crowded queues and comfortably step into your gondola at the meeting point to begin your Venice sightseeing from the canal.

    Admire some of Venice’s most beautiful locations as your gondolier propels you along. Be transported back in time as you relax in these hand-crafted rowboats that date back to the 11th century, when they were the primary source of transportation in Venice.

    The major Venice attractions that you would see are Mozart House, La Fenice Theatre, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, La Salute Church, Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Belltower

    While you admire the architecture of the buildings, read about their history and significance from the map that will be provided to you at the meeting point.

    Your 30-minute ride ends at the starting point.

    Free Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour:
    This tour departs daily at 12:00pm (noon) from the designated meeting point and will introduce you to the secrets of the Murano Art of glassblowing renowned since years all over the world. The tour includes a visit to a Glass Factory Showroom located near Saint Mark's Square, where you will be told about the origins of the Art of glassblowing, which dates back to the Roman Empire.Following this introduction you will attend to a demonstration by a Master Artisan that using the traditional old style techniques of Glass blowing will create for you a unique glass item. At the end of the tour you will receive a small glass gift as a souvenir of this unforgettable visit. Tour ends here at the glass factory.
    Book your tickets now, offer valid for limited period only.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Skip-the-line 30minutes Gondola ride
    • Multilingual assistance for embarkation
    • Map with description of attractions
    • Free glassblowing demonstration by a master artisan in a glass factory
    • Small glass and souvenir every couple or each family

    Exclusions

    • Hotel transfers
    • Meals
    • Gratuities
  • Please note

    Book before 28th February, 2018 and get Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour for FREE!

    Art of Glassblowing Tour is offered in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese (the visit could be multilingual).

    You must print two copies of your confirmation voucher; one for Gondolier and one for Murano Tour

    This 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.

    There is no serenade (singing) on this Gondola option. Generally Gondoliers do not provide commentary.

    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 or you can bring a copy of printed version of the voucher.

    We do not recommended this tour for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Tour does not operate on 25th December, the morning tour (11:00am) on 1st January and in case of wind, exceptionally bad weather or local gondolier's strike
  • Customer Reviews
    • The 5 star rating is for the gondola ride. I was disappointed in the glass blowing . Glass blowing was very interesting but the tour guide was disappointed in arrived late wasnt...

      Ann Bird, United Kingdom, 10/Oct/2017
    • Superb gondola

      Thoroughly enjoyed the gondola which took place in the afternoon at 3pm as the morning was rained off. The whole experience was pleasant and the tour operator on site was very...

      Chris brown, United Kingdom, 20/Sep/2017
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