"Gondola trip - when your woman demands it" Gondole Tip by sourbugger

Gondole, Venice: 67 reviews and 76 photos

  Quick - the gonaliers gone
by sourbugger

Sometimes you can't wriggle out of spending dosh. Either grin and bear it or make the best of it.

Unique Suggestions: So here are the tips to keep the price of a gondola trip down to a level that means you won't need to take out a second mortgage :

1) Don't go after a rainy day - there is pent up demand.

2) Find a quiet canal area with only a couple of gondaliers - they don't want others to know your haggled price.

3) Avoid firms with ticket booths etc

4) Avoid the Heavily tourist-infested areas. Back canals are more interesting anyway

5) Try in the early evening - they may have had a poor day

Fun Alternatives: 1) Divorce

2) Dump the girlfriend

3) Develop violent sea-sickness

4) Take a boat without consent in the dead of night and learn to punt pronto!

Basically there is no alternative!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 23, 2005
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