Gondola Ride through the Canals of Venice

Enjoy a scenic canal ride in a traditional Venetian Gondola, one of the most quintessential activities in Venice. You’ll experience the quieter, more evocative side canals of the city, which offer a relaxed and romantic ambiance. Nothing is more magical than seeing Venice from the water! You can choose a daytime tour to enjoy the colorful Venetian facades or a romantic evening tour as the sun begins to set and the city sparkles.

The gondola is as unique as its city of origin, with its crescent-shaped hulls and forcoles allowing gondoliers to position oars in different ways. The oar positioning is the secret to how these long and slender crafts navigate Venice’s narrow and intricate network of waterways.

You’ll start along the banks of the Grand Canal, passing the most popular sites in Venice, including palaces and bridges. But you’ll also enjoy the smaller canals, discovering hidden mansions and quiet corners of the city.

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Itineraries with Gondola Ride through the Canals of Venice

Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome - 10 Days

Take your young ones on the experience of a lifetime as you travel through Italy. You'll start in Venice, where you'll explore on a slew of scavenger hunts. Follow it with Florence, where you'll learn to craft your own gelato, before you make your way through the markets and museums of Rome while engaging in interactive activities. The activities throughout this trip are specially designed for families with kids aged 5-12, allowing you to experience many of Italy's highlights while keeping the little ones entertained.

Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome & Naples - 14 Days

With two full weeks, your family can embrace what Italy has to offer on this tour, focused on kids aged 5-12. You'll craft Carnival masks and follow engaging clues through the canals of Venice, then experience the Renaissance arts of Florence. Tour ancient sites, extensive art collections, and fruit-filled markets in Rome before you end your trip in Naples, home of both ancient Pompeii and some of the best pizza you can find.

Family-Friendly Highlights of Italy: Venice & Rome - 7 Days

This week-long Italian excursion is ideal for families, with plenty of interactive activities. Start by cruising the canals in Venice, where you'll learn how to craft your own Carnival mask and explore the halls of the Doge's Palace and islands within the lagoon. Then head to Rome, where you'll visit top sites by golf cart, taste your way through the markets, and learn the hidden secrets of the Vatican's museums. With activities specially designed for families with kids aged 5-12, you'll hit the highlights of Italy while keeping the little ones entertained.