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"A gondola ride in Venice is commonly a bucket list item. It is the best way to see the hidden canals in the city and get the insider tour. There are many companies that charge €80-100 for a 30 minute ride. Luckily, this price is for the entire boat, not per person. If you are looking for that private and romantic gondola ride, this is the option for you. Unfortunately, I was on a budget when I visited Venice and could not afford this option. When I visited, we paid €2 and took the traghetto. The traghetto is a gondola that will take you across the Grand Canal. It’s not fancy and the journey only takes a minute or two, but it’s enough time to snap a quick photo of yourself with the Rialto Bridge and surrounding buildings. If you are on a budget, the traghetto is the way to go."
"What better way to see the floating city than riding through the canals on a gondola? This 11th century vessel was once the main form of transportation and is now synonymous with romance the world over. 💡 Tip: You can check current gondola fares online, and there’s likely to be a surcharge if you book through your hotel or want to ride at night. It can be beneficial to pick a gondolier away from congested areas. "
" You can get Gondola rides pretty much anywhere! My friend and I paid a total of $80 Euros for a private Gondola ride, it is kinda pricey but definitely worth splurging on!"

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