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Canal Grande

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Canal Grande

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Guarantee your entry into two of Venice’s star attractions on a skip-the-line tour of Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco). Save hours of waiting in line as you bypass queues often in advance of two hours and head straight inside the often sold-out monuments. Discover details you may have otherwise missed, and enjoy special access to the first-floor terrace of St. Mark’s Basilica for panoramic views of Venice.
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McKenna N wrote a review Feb. 2021
Gainesville, Florida119 contributions4 helpful votes
Venice is best seen by water. We did this tour shortly after arriving, and it was a great way to absorb the magic and get a sense of bearing. We got on at the train station and listened to the Rick Steves audio tour right at dusk to see a little in the light and a little in the day. It's just stunning!
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Date of experience: July 2020
Bandit-One wrote a review Feb. 2021
Lucerne, Switzerland6,116 contributions828 helpful votes
We have been in Venice a bunch of times. But still amazes us the same as the first time. It's just a lovely place to be. Countless sights, great food and no (car) traffic. The Canale Grande is one of the most famous sights in the city. And rightly so. You could rent a private water taxi, take a tour boat or just hop on one of the water buses. For us the water bus was fine. Drive along the whole canale or hop and off (buy a day-ticket). You will pass endless interesting sights. Starting from the train station (Ferrovia) the Ponte degli Scalzi, the Chiesa di San Simeon Piccolo, the Chiesa di San Geremia, Rialto Mercato and Rialto Bridge, the Ponte dell’Accademia, the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, the Punta della Dogana and at the other end the Piazza San Marco with the Palazzo Ducale and the Basilica di San Marco. And that's just the very big sights along the way. Of course you also can walk through Venice (we love it) and you will pass the Canale lots of times. It's also fun just to wander around without plan and getting lost in the beautiful backstreets of Venice. This time we were lucky to rent an apartement for a few day directly on the Canale Grande. With views of the canal from every room. Be it in the morning during breakfast or in the evenings when the lights on the canal seemed magical: We never got and never will get bored of that sight. Light or dark, day or night, sunny or rainy. The Canale Grande is a sight to behold. Love it - and we love this town.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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romanshorner wrote a review Jan. 2021
Munich, Germany740 contributions218 helpful votes
As the wohle city is built on the water, the Canal Grande is like the main street of Venice. Once in Venice, I recomend to go the whole Canal by boat one time. The easiest way is the Vaporetto of the ACTV. You can see all the wonderful palaces. Even during night it is impressing.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Temer2 wrote a review Jan. 2021
Horley, United Kingdom1,072 contributions348 helpful votes
Venice's Grand Canal is a stunning sight with so much to see and do along it. You can sit at a restaurant and just enjoy watching the gondolas and vaporettos go past, take a trip on the boats, go shopping ot just walk along taking in the views. My husband and I have visited this beautiful city previously but my mum hadn't and was blown away by how stunning it is.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Trilingualtravels wrote a review Nov. 2020
Lucerne, Switzerland450 contributions140 helpful votes
Beautiful in every aspect. The Canale Grande is the main sight of Venice and extremly entertaining. I could spend hours sitting on the banks and watch the boats and Gondolas go by, with a delicious Aperol, of course
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Date of experience: September 2020
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