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Gondala

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Gondala

We are going to Venice on a cruise first cruise I would like to go on a gondola there will be 6 of us what's the best way to book just book when we are there or book before who to book through and do they pick you up in a taxi and take you to the gondola or isit just best booking on the day thanks for any help

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1. Re: Gondala

There is no need to book. There are plenty of gondole in Venice.

Take a land taxi or the people mover monorail from the dock to Piazzale Roma, then a vaporetto (water bus) on Line 1 or 2 from there to San Marco. You will find many gondole at the waterfront.

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There is a flat official fare of 80 euros for six people in a gondola (not per person, per boat with six people being the maximum per boat). Just be sure you confirm that with the gondolier and the ride should be 40 minutes.

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There are several locations around Venice where gondolas will be found for hire. These include Piazzale Roma; in front of the Santa Lucia railway station on the banks of the Grand Canal; Rialto Bridge (Riva del Carbon); San Toma; Santa Maria del Giglio; close to the Vallaresso water bus landing stage; Riva degli Schiavoni (opposite the Danieli).

So you can just turn up and take a gondola - prices are set by the Gondola Board and, as has been said, are for a whole Gondola which will hold, rather crowded, a maximum of 6.

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4. Re: Gondala

Where do you recommend catching one for a majority of the back canals. Just don't want a ride that's mainly on the grand canal

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There are often gondolas to be had on Fondamenta Bacino Orseolo which is behind the north-west corner of Piazza San Marco and therefore already in a canal off the Grand Canal.

In the summer months there are often a couple of gondolas in the Rio San Vio in Dorsoduro on Fondamenta Vernier. I think this is an unofficial or satellite station for gondolas but the price should be the same as the official sites.

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I agree from experience that the standard 40minute Bacino Orseolo route is a nice one, with just a little bit along the Grand Canal (near Rialto) and the rest smaller "back" canals. The only problem can be when they have groups, and you end up in a caravan, as SydneyNick has published photos of on occasion.

There really are not any "unofficial" gondolas or gondola stands, since all gondoliers must be licensed, and any "intruder" would quickly be discovered.

The only thing to be aware of is that once any extra services have been added (such as music, or even just a bottle of prosecco) it becomes "free market", and not the standard "nolo" price, which can be agreed upon.

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