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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$92.59*
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner
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US$51.68*
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Venice Grand Canal Small Group Boat Tour
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Venetian Inside: 3-Hour Tour of Venice Like a Local

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Gondola ride was a must.

We love Venice and the Grande Canal is an amazing stretch of water. It's very busy but it's a must see and you just have to have a Gondola ride it's a must.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love Venice and the Grande Canal is an amazing stretch of water. It's very busy but it's a must see and you just have to have a Gondola ride it's a must.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To get a real feel for Venice a trip on on the Grand Canal is essential. Amazing Palazzo, water buses, bridges and the enormity of the engineering are all breath taking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a gondola ride on the canal and stayed in an apartment that had a view of it... it was just so unique. It is an experience not to be passed up. We travel quite a bit and my husband said this is quite possibly his favorite city.

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Thank Elizabeth C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The canal is very active its just a fun place to sit back and enjoy watching people and boats. It's impossible to take a bad photo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are spending 2 days in Venice. The canal grande is awesome. Close to the train station and very nice I would recommend this for sure G

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is such a spectacular feast for the eyes - there is so much to see that you have to do this more than once to get even a glimpse into all the beautiful detail - it sets your head spinning thinking about the splendor and the decay. Truly one of the least expensive most enjoyable experiences I can think... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can not avoid these view! Is the Gran Canal, the most characteristic and important of all Canal of Venice it is beautiful. The Grand Canal runs through Venice dividing it into two. Have four kilometers length. Vapporeto, is the water bus it are going down the Grand Canal stopping in both sides of the canal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Grand Canal is the principal waterway of Venice. If you get an ACTV run-around ticket you can takes boats up and down the canal as often as you want. Most people go between the railway station and St. Mark's square. You can get on and off the boat at many points. This is a trip you should make multiple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WE STAYED ACTUALLY ON THE GRAND CANAL AND IT WAS A STUNNING SIGHT. The craft moving up and down were many and varried and it was just beautiful.The gondolas , vaporetti, water taxis , even the post and police and ambulance are all on the water. Never a dull moment .Sit at a bar with a drink and admire the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Canal Grande is perhaps one of the most beautiful things to see in Venice, especially when the weather is sunny.

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