Meet your group and gondolier in Venice at Campo San Moisè in front of Hotel Bauer. Getting there is just a short walk from St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco). Depending on whether you chose a morning or afternoon departure, show up a little before 11am or 3pm.
Your guide welcomes you, and helps you and the other passengers (up to five) board the gondola. As you board, notice the black color of your gondola. This wasn’t always the case in Venice. Venetian nobles used to travel in brightly colored gondolas to match their palaces, but a 16-th century law required them to be painted black, and they remain so today.
Once everyone gets situated, your gondolier takes off on the Grand Canal for your 30-minute ride. Slowly cruise down the canals as your guide points out must-see spots in the city, including Santa Maria della Salute and Ponte dell'Accademia. Continue your ride to the Fenice area, and then come back to the location where your ride started to get on with your day.