Head to Campo San Luca in central Venice either during the day or at night. whatever time suits you best, and then hop aboard your elegant gondola boat. With just your group (2-4 people maximum) on board, plus your own gondolier, your boat will glide away into the waters of the Grand canal.
Once the main form of transport around the beautiful water-logged city of Venice, gondolas have more or less been replaced by the vaporetti (water buses) for getting quickly around. But nothing beats a pleasant glide around Venice by traditional gondola boat, passing the city's Gothic palazzos and elegant bridges at a gentle pace.
Look out at the hustle and bustle of the ancient Grand canal, seeing vaporetti, water taxis and other gondolas passing by, and then cruise along some of the quieter canals that act as side streets through the city. Sit back and relax as your gondolier serenades you with a song, and soak up the romantic atmosphere of Venice from the canals.
After 35 minutes out on the water, glide back to the start point where your Gondola ride finishes.