Venice city canals

Drive along the picturesque canals of this beautiful city.

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Rialto Market
A historic market where Venetians buy fresh frutti di mare from friendly fishmongers.
Ca’ d’Oro
Commissioned in 1428 by the family who gave Venice eight Doges, the 'Golden House' is now open to the public as an art gallery.
Jewish Museum of Venice
Petite museum chronicling the history of the Ghetto and its residents
Venetian Jewish Ghetto
The old Jewish Ghetto is an area where Venice's Jews lived between 1516 and 1797.
Thriving Jewish Cultural Centre
Until 1650, almost every Jewish book, like the Torah and the Talmud, were published and distributed from the Venetian Ghetto.
Banco Rosso
An old bank in the Ghetto, where a famous expression comes from...

Related Tours

Becoming a Gondolier: Private Gondola Lesson in Venice Canals
Gondolas and Gondoliers are the most visible and iconic cornerstones of Venetian culture. To become a gondolier is to learn one of the country's most sought-after professions, a profession that has existed for hundreds of years. Now you too can Learn how to become a Venetian Gondolier during this unique master-class style tour! 

In your Gondola lesson, you will:

  • Enjoy the personal attention and expertise of your guide instructor;
  • Learn the basic techniques, positions, and movements used to row a gondola;
  • Get onboard a traditional Venetian "batellina" rowing boat where you’ll learn to stand up, just like a Gondolier;
  • Explore the city from an authentic perspective as you row under bridges and along the Venetian Canals;
  • Celebrate with a well-deserved apéritif following your lesson;
  • Please note that this activity is a fun rowing lesson— not a classic gondola ride.
Sure, there's something idyllic about languorously laying back in a Venetian gondola and enjoying the sights from the canals as your Gondolier does all the rowing, but have you ever considered the years of practice it takes to become a master gondolier? 

This exclusive, immersive class will show you what it takes to become a novice gondolier. You’ll gain insight into this challenging skill the locals make look easy and seamless. During your private tour, a Venetian guide will welcome you onboard a traditional gondola from the 1700s and you’ll learn the basic techniques and positions necessary to row a gondola. 

Once you feel confident, you’ll take to the canals and row your own Batellina through the maze of canals and bridges of Venice yourself, all while standing up like a professional gondolier! You don’t get much more local than that. Celebrate your first rowing lesson with a very well-deserved Venetian apéritif at the Caneva (rowing pier) to conclude your tour. 

Please note: This activity is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments.


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