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Venice: Grand Canal Private Gondola Ride and Serenade

1. Venice: Grand Canal Private Gondola Ride and Serenade

Spoil a loved one with a romantic experience in Venice and take them on a gondola ride down the Grand Canal. Experience the city aboard its most traditional mode of transport and feel like the nobles of days gone by. Sit back and relax as you are serenaded by professional musicians who will sing traditional songs. Take in the magnificent views of the historic palaces and bridges and watch the world go by and cozy up with your partner. Pass the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and the historic Palazzo Dario and Ca’ Rezzonico palace. Glide under the wooden Accademia Bridge that links the San Marco district with the Accademia Gallery in the Dorsoduro neighborhood. See some of the pretty small canals that connect to the main waterway of Venice, and marvel at a mix of Byzantine and Rococo architecture.

Venice: Private Gondola Ride to Canal Grande with Prosecco

2. Venice: Private Gondola Ride to Canal Grande with Prosecco

This private tour starts from Dogana Gondola Station, which is located on the Grand Canal just a few steps away from St Mark’s Square and in front of Harry’s Bar. While on board the gondola, relax with a bottle of Prosecco. You'll cruise along the Grand Canal. From here, you can admire the massive Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the Guggenheim Museum. The tour continues along smaller canals passing by the Fenice Opera House, the magnificent church of S. Moisè and the Gothic-style palace that houses the Hotel Bauer. Choose from either a 30- or 60-minute gondola ride. The tour will end at the same departure point where it departed.

Grande Canal Boat Tour + Murano

3. Grande Canal Boat Tour + Murano

The best way to know and experience Venice is certainly by getting on a private boat and travelling around the Grand Canal defined as “the most beautiful avenue in the world." The crew lead you through the most beautiful parts of the city and recall the legends, history, monuments, architectural masterpieces, art and who created or enjoyed it: the artists, noblemen, courtesans and other inhabitants of the lagoon. To get a better insight into Venetian culture, you'll be invited to visit Murano island  known for its glass production.  It's well worth-seeing the mastery of blowing and shaping the glass that has a long history, like the city itself. Finally, through some smaller and secret channel pathways, you'll see the most popular and lively neighborhoods and reach the pinnacle of the tour - San Marco’s Square.

From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Luxury Boat Tour

4. From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Luxury Boat Tour

Treat yourself to a relaxing and knowledge-filled tour of Venice and the Lagoon Islands in a luxurious boat. See glass-blowing demonstrations and learn about the rich history of the area. Get picked up at San Marco Square and begin your luxury boat ride accompanied by an expert local guide. Cruise along the Grand Canal and admire the splendor of the palazzos and bridges from a different perspective. Next, head to the lagoon and enjoy a short ride to Murano, the capital of high-quality glass art. Learn about the history of the industry, see a glass-blowing demonstration, and enjoy the chance to do some souvenir shopping of your own. Back on board, enjoy light refreshments, and head to Burano to see its brightly painted houses and immerse yourself in the charming fishing village with enduring traditions. Learn about the history and craft of the town's handmade lace. Continue on to Torcello and learn about the time Ernest Hemingway spent there, as well as the secrets of the enchanting island. Enjoy a unique view of the city skyline as you head back to Venice, and toast its beauty with a glass of refined Prosecco before being dropped off at San Marco Square.

From Milan: Full-Day Private Driving Tour of Venice

5. From Milan: Full-Day Private Driving Tour of Venice

Enjoy a private tour of Venice from Milan for twelve hours with a private tour guide for two hours and a private luxury vehicle with private chauffeur that will pick you up and drop-off at your hotel in Milan or place of preference inside the city. Once your private chauffeur has picked you up, you will go ahead to your destination to meet with your tour guide at a meeting point in the city. On this tour you will discover Venice, a city located in the northwest of Italy with a historic center declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Both its geographical particularity and its monumental and artistic heritage have made Venice one of the most important and popular tourist destinations in the world. Thanks to your tour guide you will visit the most important sites of the city such as the Gothic Palazzo Ducale, St. Mark's Basilica, the arsenal of Venice known as one of the largest industrial complexes in Europe, the Grand Canal where you can take a gondola ride, the gallery of the academy which is the richest of Venetian paintings in the world and much more. Once you have visited the most emblematic sites of the city, your private driver will take you back to Milan.

Venice: Guided Canals Taxi Boat Tour with Wine

6. Venice: Guided Canals Taxi Boat Tour with Wine

The gaze sweeps over the colourful facades whose feet disappear in the green depths of the canals. The water flows gently along the canals under the bridges, where the sun rays make the stone arches sparkle like diamonds. One of the luxurious taxi boats that usually accompany Hollywood movie stars around the city during the Venice film festival, will take you along a discovery journey "the traditional way" (from the water). You will discover the most beautiful part of the Grand Canal and the narrow side canals, whose facades are usually hidden from the visitors view during this 1-hour cruise. A licensed guide will introduce you to the history of the city during your drive and fascinate you with curious anecdotes while you sip your aperitivo. Your guide will also gladly give you suggestions for your stay.

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Absolutely worth the price! Incredible experience with Italian musician singing & playing guitar right on the gondola with us. Our most memorable experience while in Venice!

Wonderful experience with lovely Venetian gondola ride into Grand canal with heart warming miestro guitarist and serenade as the twilight glimmered off the tranquil waters

Thoroughly enjoyed our gondola ride with Prosecco, Wish we had done the hour tour. Lorenzo was lovely. Very informative. Such a wonderful experience ❤️

fantastic gondolier ,talk us about the places we have seen.Top top Man

Perfect organization, very kind gondolier. I advise.