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Canal Grande

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Address: Venice, Italy
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is...

Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.

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$56.06*
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Glorious Grand Canal Tour
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$98.39*
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner
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$35.47*
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Venice Gondola Experience

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Instead of paying for group boat ride of Grand Canal we took public boat for 7 euros, make sure to sit outside, boats run very 10 min and it was wonderful.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Instead of paying for group boat ride of Grand Canal we took public boat for 7 euros, make sure to sit outside, boats run very 10 min and it was wonderful.

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Il gondoliere said that this is the highway of Venice. From here you will see some important points. We took the gondola and enjoyed every bit of it. He was knowledge and fun. It is a must do in Venice.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A perfect way to see the Grand Canal and learn of the Republics history through the ages. The guide was excellent and very informative.

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Thank Charlie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Venice is so beautiful in its own way! and Canal Grande just shows how beautiful it is! Septwmber is a busy season so it is busy everywhere which is the only downside of this place...

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A stunning artery running through a stunningly beautiful city with photo opportunities around each sweeping bend of this iconic waterway.

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is an excitement, and air, and a dramatic event that is Venice, and although it is very crowded, the old girl is elegant, and somehow above it all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a water bus and explored the canal by taking stops in famous places am sure we missed a lot but hey😄😄😄 it was a great experience A lot to take in I don't think you need a guide just YouTube then enjoy the place in your own unique way Sun was blazing on the Rialto bridge and was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such an intriguing place to sit, drink coffee & people watch. We loved Venice and all that it has to offer. You have to put this destination on your bucket list ☕️🍷

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful in his uniqueness Venice with it's Canal Grande shows you a part of how the people are used to live here.With vaporetto, taxi, gondoles and all the horders of crowds sworming in.There is never a time when Venice is not crowded, but definitely worth one visit, this city has some much to offer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lives up to expectations. Do this trip both during the day and night. Line 2 between Piazalle Roma and San Marco is better that line 1. Slightly faster with fewer stops so you have more time to take in the views and less of seeing small piers.

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