- No reservation of starting time is required
- Show up and go on Gondola ride experience
- Admire Rialto Bridge and the Floating city from the small canal on board of the famous Gondola
There's no more romantic, authentic way to see Venice than with a gondola ride along its famous canals. This quick, small-group tour (with a maximum of 6 people per gondola) not only gives you a unique vantage point over some of the Floating City's most beautiful landmarks; it also gives you a sense of how Venetians have travelled through their hometown since the 12th century. If you want to join a gondola ride, you can SHOW up at the Meeting Point just 30 minutes before, and GO! After meeting your group near the Rialto Bridge, you'll settle into the seat of a traditional Venetian gondola. These narrow-hulled boats with their graceful curving prows have plied the city's canals for centuries, propelled by skillful gondoliers who push them along with single long oars. Yours will spend a half-hour riding along the Grand Canal, lined on both sides with stately palazzos and churches and a few smaller canals, where you'll see modern-day residents and shopkeepers going about their business. You'll end your jaunt with a deeper appreciation of the Floating City.