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Venice Combo: Gondola Ride and Glassblowing Demonstration

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Key Highlights

  • Smartphone voucher accepted- no need to print!
  • Enjoy a memorable gondola ride, a must-do for every traveler visiting Venice
  • Take in the popular attractions of Venice as you pass through the scenic canals of Venice
  • See attractions like La Fenice Theatre, Mozart House, Doge's Palace & St. Mark’s Belltower from the water
  • Enjoy multilingual live commentary during the gondola ride and know more about Venice
  • Visit a glass factory showroom and watch demonstrations by a master glassblowing artisan
  • Take home a beautiful glass souvenir at the end of the glassblowing demonstration
  • Enjoy 2 popular Venice experiences, a gondola ride and a glassblowing demonstration
  • Overview

    This combo tour offers a wealth of art and architecture, as you admire Venice from the water on a scenic gondola ride and observe its inspiring artisans perform age-old techniques of glass making.

    Visit an old glass factory showroom to observe a unique demonstration of glass-blowing by master craftsmen, as per the methods passed down by generations. With techniques dating back to the times of the Roman Empire in the 13th century, the intricacies of glass art is a treat to the eyes. Leave with a stunning glass present, offered lovingly to each couple or family as a souvenir of this experience.

    Prepare for a beautiful evening, as you pass through the picturesque canals of Venice on a charming gondola ride. As you reach the most picturesque part of the Grand Canal, prepare to see the renowned modern art museum - the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Pass through small bridges along the Grand Canal and admire sights of Mozart House, Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Belltower and more.

    Feel free to take the gondola ride on a different day, if tired.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Art of glassblowing: 30 mins
    Gondola ride: 30 mins

    Start time

    Art of glassblowing: 12:00pm
    Gondola ride: 11:00am or 4:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Art of glassblowing: ST. MARK’S SQUARE, Clock Tower Near Exchange Office (The white building with the blue clock facade)

    Gondola ride:
    Till 31 Oct 2017 : Church of San Moisè - Campo San Moisè, #1456
    From 01 Nov 2017 : Ground floor colonnade in front of Museo Correr’s Entrance – Saint Mark’s Square

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

    Itinerary

    The Magic Art of Glassblowing:

    Begin your tour comfortably at the start of midday at Saint Mark's Square. Meet a master glass craftsman in an old glass factory showroom and watch him mold glass in front of your eyes and transform it into an exclusive piece of art. The demonstrations of age-old techniques of glass-blowing will astound you as you see the creation of the simplest of objects like cups, glasses, mirrors and lamps, that manage to amaze art-lovers around the world.

    This breathtaking alteration of glass seems effortless and graceful, when in fact it is one of the most intricate skills, passed on by one generation to another. Take in the smells and sounds of the furnace as the modern-day glassblower explains the complex phases of Venetian glass making, the techniques of which were a well-kept secret in the Venetian Republic, ever since 13th century Roman Empire.

    End this experience with a glass surprise offered lovingly to each family or couple.

    Gondola Ride:

    The early evening segment of this tour takes you on a gondola ride along the mesmerizing canals of Venice, a distinguished tourist destination. Take a cruise through the quiet waterways, while passing under mini bridges and along a section of the Grand Canal.

    See the legendary La Fenice Theatre and enjoy the awe-inspiring sight of the Mozart House, as you move along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe”. Sail through the most picturesque part of Grand Canal and witness the splendid Peggy Guggenheim Collection. See Doge's Palace and St. Mark’s Belltower, upon reaching the Salute Church and Punta dellaDogana.

    The gondola ride ends at the start point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Guided tour of a glass factory showroom
    • Glassmaking demonstrations by a Master artisan
    • Small glass souvenir for each couple or family
    • Live tour multilingual commentary in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese
    • Gondola ride
    • Map with the description of the places to admire during the gondola ride

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smart phone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device.

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

    Wearing comfortable shoes is recommended.

    The tour is not private and is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.

    Each gondola can host maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on the guest’s weight.

    The itinerary could change in case of wind or bad weather. Tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or local gondolier's strike.

    Check in 5 minutes prior to the start time of the Art of Glassblowing and 10 minutes prior to the departure time of Gondola ride.

    This is a combo offer that includes two services; therefore it is compulsory to print 2 paper vouchers or to show the mobile voucher twice.

    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.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Great time if you're going as a couple

      The gondola ride was very nice, we went on the gran canal and the small streets of Venice on the gondola, although it was meant to be for 30 minutes and we were on it for about...

      Luisa Tirado, United Kingdom, 25/May/2017