From EUR 52
An exciting gondola ride in Venice that will take you along the canals of this magical city. Enjoy the gondola cruise through the Venice most secluded waterways passing under small bridges and along part of the Grand Canal!
During your pleasant gondola ride you will admire the Mozart House passing by the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre proceeding along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe” leading into the most charming part of the Grand Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Once reached the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana you will enjoy a quick unique breathtaking view of the Doges Palace and of St. Marks’ Belltower. During this amazing gondola tour, you will have the most beautiful views of Venice.
2- Handy Guide Book with details of Doge’s Palace, Basilica, Saint Mark’s square.
3- Free entrance to Music Museum and ticket for Saint Mark's Square Museums.
The Doge's Palace was founded after 812 in the monumental zone of Piazza San Marco. It is a masterpiece with a distinctive style inspired by Byzantine and Oriental architecture. The Doge's Palace and the New Prison are connected via a double passageway over one of Venice's most famous bridges: the Bridge of Sighs, so called because prisoners, crossing the bridge, used to sigh at the idea of seeing Venice for the last time.
The Royal Palace - today's Museo Correr, was once the palace of the highest dignitaries in Venice: the procurators. At the far end of the square stood the Church of San Giminiano, demolished and rebuilt by Napoleon to make sumptuous salons. During Napoleon Kingdom of Italy (1805-1814), the Procuratie Nuove buildings were the Royal Palace, refurbished for Empress Elisabeth of Austria. This function continued until 1946. Today, in Correr Museum, visitors can learn about the Venetian way of life through sculpture, paintings, libraries and discover secrets of Venice's naval power.
The charming gondola ride:
This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace: FREE DEPOSIT INSIDE. Comfortable shoes suggested. Mobile vouchers are accepted.Each gondola can host maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guest’s weight – Tour does not operate on 25th December, the 1st January's and in case of bad weather, exceptionally high/low– The itinerary of gondola could change in case of wind or bad weather. For general conditions refers to our brochure "Discover Venice".
HOW TO REACH THE GONDOLA MEETING POINT:
ARRIVING BY PUBLIC VAPORETTO
Take line #1 and get off at “San Marco Vallaresso” stop. Proceed straight on to the end of “Calle Vallaresso”. At the end turn right until you arrive up to a colonnade. The entrance of Museo Correr is under the colonnade – In front of it you will find the assistant waiting for you with a signboard “Gondola Tour”.
ARRIVING ON FOOT
Museo Correr is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower leaving the Basilica behind you proceed straight on to the colonnade with Museo Correr’s entrance. In front of it you will find the assistant waiting for you with a signboard “Gondola Tour”.
WHERE TO COLLECT THE DOGE’S PALACE TICKETS:
Tickets and Guide Book have to be collected at the BOOKSHOP MUSIC MUSEUM, CAMPO SAN MAURIZIO, CHURCH OF ST. MAURIZIO every day from 09:30am to 7:00pm (STAFF OF BOOK SHOP SPEAK ENGLISH ONLY)
From the Bookshop Music Museum to the Doges Palace is about 7 minutes walking distance
DOGES PALACE OPENING HOURS:
from April 1st to October 31st 8:30am – 7:00pm (last admission 6:00pm)
from November 1st to March 31st 8:30am – 5:30pm (last admission 4:30pm)
By public boat
Take line #1 and get off at the “SANTA MARIA DEL GIGLIO” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto, turn LEFT and go straight towards the Accademia. After few meters you are in Campo San Maurizio.
From Saint Mark’s Square take direction the Accademia, just 5 minutes walking distance and you are arrived in San Maurizio Square.