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Original Learn to be a Gondolier Tour in Venice Italy

Original Learn to be a Gondolier Tour in Venice Italy

Experience a unique and enjoyable way to see Venice by water by learning how to row gondola-style in an exclusive very small group with a great English-speaking guide in this easy and entertaining gondola class!

Glide through Venice's prettiest canals and out into the Venetian lagoon as you learn how to be a Gondolier. Discover the secrets behind the unique profession of gondolier and hear fascinating stories and exclusive insights about the gondolier profession...as well as details about Venice from the water.

This gondola class can be as relaxing and or as educational as you prefer. You can try your hand at being a gondolier or just sit back and soak up the views.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

approximately 1.5 to 2 hours

Time

10:00 am & 4:00 pm daily

4 DAYS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour does not include hotel pick-up. Rates are per person in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

The Tour:

It's the best value gondola experience in Venice: two hours of great vistas, and a relaxing and easy learning experience with a maximum of four people per group.

Your class will start with some on-land demonstration to get your balance right; then your instructor will give you a gentle start as you enjoy a row along a canal, taking in the spectacular views along the waterway to the marina.

There, you will have room to learn to steer the ancient and rare training vessel, a "gondoletto." Much more stable than a traditional gondola, it was specially-designed to train Gondoliers in this ancient art.

You then return along the canal to the marina for the conclusion of this most unique experience in Venice!

All the while, your expert guide will reveal the fascinating history of this ancient tradition.

Included:

  • Gondola lesson in specially designed historic training vessel
  • Friendly, qualified instructor
  • Fascinating anecdotes

Not Included:

  • Optional instructor gratuities

Important Information:

Minimum Number of Participants for Tour to Operate: 2 person

Maximum Number of Participants on Any Tour: 6 persons

Minimum Age to Participate: 6

Weather: The class cannot run in bad weather. You will be provided with a phone number to call to check the status of your tour if the weather is questionable.

Language: Lessons are conducted in English only.

4 DAYS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour does not include hotel pick-up. Rates are per person in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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October 26, 2017

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