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“Gondola ride” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canal Grande

Canal Grande
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US$52.66*
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Venice Grand Canal Small Group Boat Tour
Ranked #1 of 586 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.
Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Gondola ride”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Of course when you visit Venice you must ride the Gondola. So fun, I had to sing as we didn't get a singing guy as there were four female friends together. Worth the ride.

Visited October 2013
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“Grand Canal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Very impressive as you are coming into the Grand Canal. A must see/do when in Venice! Although the gondolas are expensive we had a family of 6 and could all fit in one gondola.

Visited April 2013
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“Kind of Crazy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We traveled in a public water taxi, which I recommend for the experience, also a private water taxi, and only shortly in a condola. It is a busy waterway

Visited October 2013
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Alberta Canada
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“Day or night, walk or ride!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

The Grand Canal is stunning and everything I thought it would be. Buy a pass on the vaporetto water bus so you can jump on and off at different stops, and then go again at night when there are not so many tourists. The thousands of cruise ship people are likely gone once the canal lights go on. Most homes have grand entrances facing the canal. A must to see. We like one other writer were turned off by the lack of engagement of the gondola drivers and so did not do this although I am sure it is spectacular. When we were looking most of them were 100% engaged on their cell phones and iPods! texting! listening etc. we decided to do it differently. We did a lot of walking, and riding on the vaporetto. Would not have missed it for the world.
If you are planning to take the vaporetto from a busy area, be prepared for crowds, line jumping and then crowded standing room only on the boat....some might think it is all part of the charm!!! Much less crowded at night.

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

See it by boat as well as on foot! You can also get come fantastic photos of the Gondolas with the canal behind whilst the sun sets!

Visited October 2013
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