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Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.
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“gondola ride” (1,403 reviews)
“day pass” (373 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

You can't go to Venice and not take in the sights of the Grand Canal at some point during your visit but be prepared to encountered large crowds around the main tourist points. We took a gondola ride from one of the smaller, quieter docks...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

How can you not see it while there?! GO! :) Take a gondola ride (from an area without a line) and enjoy the scenery.

Thank Tricia S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very poetic and charming ! It's unbelievable how beautiful is this city ! A must see if you can afford the trip.

Thank max219
Reviewed yesterday

Iconic view, that is a must for any traveller. Does not disappoint and unlike many destinations lives up all the hype.

Thank CadorPendry
Reviewed yesterday

Well it is one of the wonders and has to be seen and enjoyed. Preferred it at quiet times as it is the main thoroughfare through the islands that make up Venice. Vaporetto is the most efficient and at times chaotic means of travel.

Thank peterscarff
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Canal Grande is visible as soon as you come out of the train station. Venice is flocked by plenty of tourists every day. The boat buses are always full. I would recommend you to stand outside rather than sitting inside to feel the breeze...More

Thank Ramya R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved walking up and down, catching water taxi rides! Took heaps of photos of beautiful buildings, gondolas and more!

Thank bekbo
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Canal Grande is amazing!! It's bigger than I thought!! You can see some amazing buildings when you ride on the vaporetto!

Thank Hot48cricket
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Truly lovely and not to be missed. I would recommend a walking tour to learn and appreciate the history of the canal and surrounding area. Amazing history

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walked up and down the grand canal for 4 days. Also took the Vaporetto up and down the canal. It is cool, unique in the world, but surprisingly dirty (floating trash and bottles). It's mind boggling that people would not think twice about dumping their...More

Thank RayKski
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31 July 2017|
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Response from Christopher K | Reviewed this property |
We didn't book our ride in advance. We wandered down to the docks and popped in one that was free. I'm pretty sure we discussed the price right at the boat (asked before we got in) I believe we paid 60 Euros for an hour (but... More
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24 July 2017|
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Response from Amadeus-SFO | Reviewed this property |
The basic cost is 7.50 one way and 10.00 round trip (Euros). 1/2/3/6 day passes cost 20/30/40/60 Euros. As for size, my best wild guess is that each one can hold about 30 people. But that's only a guess.
15 July 2017|
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Response from Vanda P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it was 90 euro for the two of us, like everyone said , its priced per boat. Enjoy