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Canal Grande

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Address: Venice, Italy
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is...

Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.

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US$93.10*
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner
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US$51.96*
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Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour
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US$146.14*
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Venetian Inside: 3-Hour Tour of Venice Like a Local

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A Gondola Ride Is A Must

I booked in advance for a solo gondola ride from Britain which I was so happy with, most were packed but I had a personal tour of the canal which was so special, peaceful and a... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked in advance for a solo gondola ride from Britain which I was so happy with, most were packed but I had a personal tour of the canal which was so special, peaceful and a real treat to see Venice from the water. I couldn't believe how peaceful it was and how skilful the driver's are fitting though those... More 

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Gause, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a gondola ride, which I highly recommend to anyone visiting Venice. If you don't do it, you will regret it for the rest of your life. But, it is also one of the best ways to see the city. The Canal Grande is the main canal (city street if you will) in Venice and you see a constant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful canal grande and Venice beautiful culture, all the traghetto is busy all the time taking you from a place to another , beautiful surroundings .

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Either by vaporetto, gondola or private taxi a trip down the Canal Grande is a must when in Venice. Recommend to go early morning and or evening just before sunset, the views are magical and seeing it person is almost beyond word.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent many a happy moment crossing one of the various bridges or pottering down the canal on either a gondola or on the water bus. Tip - buy a bus pass for either 24 or 48 hours as it will make life so much easier...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The view from the water should not be missed - we were only in Venice a short time but had caught the water bus from the train station all the way down the Grand Canal then from the Giglio Dock all the way to the airport. We were there in December 2016 and it was busy (but not to busy)... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The grand canal or the "Canal Grande" is definitely a place one must include in the must see list!It is beautiful and the main artery of Venice.

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Great sight to see. Definitely worth seeing, and if your visiting Venice impossible to avoid!! Make sure you walk along the side of the canal to take in its beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Twice I have had the privilege of sailing through Venice on the Grand Canal in a cruise liner. During our stays we have stayed even economically in an hotel on the Grand Canal, and we have used the convenient vaparettos to explore the city via the canals. Steeped in history which is almost tangible in a unique and charming setting.... More 

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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Try to take a vaporetto ride down Canal Grande and time it for sunset or just before during the 'blue hour'. Great views and wonderful photoopportunities.

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