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Venice: 1-Hour Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal with Guide

1. Venice: 1-Hour Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal with Guide

Take a tour of Venice from its waterways for the best and most breathtaking views of the city. This 1-hour tour is priced for a group of up to 5 persons. You’ll be steered in style by your own personal gondolier through centuries of history, along the iconic Grand Canal, one of the most elegant high streets in the world. Pass Ca Dario, Casanova’s home, Palazzo Grassi, Ca Rezzonico, Ca Bembo, Ca Pesaro, the Rialto Bridge, Campo Manin, and Mozart’s house. Sit back and relax as you take in the surroundings and your expert guide entertains you with anecdotes about the city. Learn the history behind La Serenissima, pass by the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, and pass under the Accademia Bridge. Hear tales behind the gondola itself as you near the majestic Rialto Bridge. Turning into one of Venice’s scenic side canals, you’ll take in the splendor of the Canal Grande and also be able to enjoy the quaint charm of the smaller, more residential areas. Your informative guide will tell you all about the gondola and its unique structure, and the traditions of Venetian gondoliers. This is an excellent way to combine an informative and stimulating guided tour with a romantic gondola ride.

Venice: Private Accademia Gallery and Dorsoduro Tour

2. Venice: Private Accademia Gallery and Dorsoduro Tour

Enjoy a private tour of the Accademia Galleries where your guide will take you to see the extraordinary collection of Venetian paintings created between the 14th and 18th-centuries by great masters of European painting. Admire works from the the Byzantine to the Gothic period. See the work of Renaissance artists such as Bellini, Giorgione, Tintoretto, and Carpaccio, and the 17th-century landscape artists of Longhi, Canaletto, and Guardi. If you're lucky, see Leonardo da Vinci's famous pencil drawing of the Vitruvian Man. Because of its inestimable value, the work is exhibited to the public only on rare occasions. At the end of your museum tour, walk around the university and artistic district of Dorsoduro. See popular sights such as Campo Santa Margherita, Fondamenta Zattere, and Campo San Barnaba.

Venice: Walking Art Tour

3. Venice: Walking Art Tour

Enjoy the perfect introduction to the unique expressiveness of Venetian art on this tour. From Bellini to Titian, Tintoretto to Veronese, Venice’s remarkable art scene is rivaled only by Florence for its influence on the development of Renaissance culture. During your tour, discover how art is an indelible part of city life, woven into the urban fabric in the shape of countless palaces and churches, meeting halls, and museums.  Come face-to-face with some of the greatest masterpieces ever painted, and in the company of an expert guide, learn how art has shaped the city in unforgettable locations often overlooked by tour itineraries. At the Accademia Gallery, see masterpieces such as Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man and other highlights by all the biggest names in Venetian art. In the Basilica dei Frari, wander around Venice’s most spectacular church, adorned with masterpieces by Titian, Bellini, and Donatello. Finally, discover why the Scuola di San Rocco is known as Tintoretto’s Sistine Chapel for good reason. Throughout your tour, wander through the narrow streets and canals of one of Venice’s most charming districts, Dorsoduro. Come across a wonderful array of hidden churches and palaces, like the spectacular Ca’ Rezzonico perched on the waters of the Grand Canal.

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What people are saying about Gallerie dell'Accademia

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

We are so glad we did the 1 hour versus 30 minute gondola ride, we definitely could have stayed out longer! It is definitely worth getting out on the water to be able to see the city from a different perspective. Yes, there are cheaper/shorter trips if you just want a quick experience of it/for the 'gram, but this particular tour you get information on various building landmarks and information on how Venetians lived and traded back in the day.

A very special experience. Again and again

A very special gondola ride. Always recommendable. Very friendly and competent guide who was the icing on the cake on this tour (gondola ride). Through their information during the gondola ride, the surroundings were seen from a completely different perspective. We were absolutely thrilled.

The gondola ride was superb !! we had an extra guide who told us the history of Venice and its canals, we were also able to chat with the gondolier. You spoke pretty good French. We highly recommend this experience !!

Very beautiful memory. Friendly guide who does bonuses. The gondolier gave us a full tour. Visit that we highly recommend! Thank you for this great experience

Great experience, great atmosphere, very nice guide! I recommend!