Embark on the classic Venice experience on a gondola ride for six along Venice's canals, then explore the city on your own by foot. You'll have a few hours to stroll and shop at your pace on this four-hour tour before meeting your escort for the return to the ship. This tour is not appropriate for guests with mobility issues.
NOTES: This excursion involves extensive walking (1.5 miles) and climbing over several bridges (4 or 5 bridges that have approximately 40 steps each). This excursion is not recommended to passengers with limited mobility or using wheelchairs.
Enjoy a pleasant gondola ride along the magical canals of Venice. This uniquely Venetian experience is an absolute must for visitors wanting an authentic impression of this enchanting city.
-Gondola ride: Cruise along the magical canals of Venice in the city’s most famous form of transport
-Free time for independent exploration or shopping
Begin your journey by private motorboat from the ship to a pier in the city center, where your escort will lead you to a gondola station.
Board one of these beautiful hand-painted boats, lovingly cared for by their owners and a source of great pride for them. Relax as you ride six per gondola traversing some of the smaller picturesque canals with lovely stone bridge crossings. The scenery speaks for itself on this non-narrated 30-35 minute gondola ride, where you’ll glide through tranquil waters past the many balconied, waterfront homes.
At the conclusion of your gondola ride, remain in town for independent exploration or shopping. At the appointed time, meet your escort at the boat launch for return to the ship.
What to Bring:
-You should take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
-Camera and local currency (Euros)
What to Wear:
-Flat-soled comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
-During summer, sun protection is highly recommended.
-This excursion is not recommended to passengers with limited mobility or using wheelchairs.
-Guests will be required to embark and disembark a vessel that sits low in the water.
-This excursion involves extensive walking (1.5 miles) and climbing over several bridges (4 or 5 bridges that have approximately 40 steps each). The transfer from the boat launch to the gondola involves a 15-minute walk over cobblestone surfaces.
-Guest should be agile and able to balance to board the gondolas. Guests must be able to board the gondola with minimum assistance in order to participate on this tour. Guests are requested to follow the gondolier’s instructions carefully when boarding/exiting the gondola.
-The majority of shops in St. Mark’s and Rialto’s areas are open throughout the day until 7:30 pm.
-No toilets are available inside the motorboats.
-The gondola ride is not narrated. The gondola holds a maximum of 6 persons.
-This tour cannot operate in rainy weather, strong wind or during extremely high/low tide conditions.