David Beckham dotes on daughter Harper, 10, during a fun-filled gondola ride in Venice


They have a very close-knit relationship, with the football legend often sharing sweet snaps and videos of his youngest child on social media.

And David Beckham further cemented his bond with daughter Harper on Saturday as they enjoyed a fun-filled gondola ride during a trip to Venice, Italy.

The Inter Miami CF co-owner, 47, doted on 10-year-old Harper and kissed her head  as they took in the sights of the city during their father-daughter day.

Sweet: The Inter Miami CF co-owner, 47, doted on 10-year-old Harper as they took in the sights of the city during their father-daughter day

That’s my girl! David Beckham further cemented his bond with daughter Harper on Saturday as they enjoyed a fun-filled gondola ride during a trip to Venice, Italy

David appeared to be thoroughly enjoying the outing as he was seen beaming and looking around the City of Water in wonderment.

Likewise, Harper seemed very impressed with her surroundings as she too turned this way and that as they sailed through the waterways of Venice. 

Former footballer David certainly dressed the part for his day of leisure, cutting a cool figure in a blue shirt, white trousers and trendy shades.

Meanwhile, young Harper looked adorable in a lilac dress, with her hair styled in pigtails for the day. 

Wat-er day! David appeared to be thoroughly enjoying the outing as he was seen beaming and looking around the City of Water in wonderment

Wat-er day! David appeared to be thoroughly enjoying the outing as he was seen beaming and looking around the City of Water in wonderment

What fun! Likewise, Harper seemed very impressed with her surroundings as she too turned this way and that as they sailed through the waterways of Venice

What fun! Likewise, Harper seemed very impressed with her surroundings as she too turned this way and that as they sailed through the waterways of Venice

She followed in her mother’s stylish footsteps as she also donned a chic pair of light brown shades. 

The pair happily chatted away and gazed at their surroundings while a gondolier, dressed in traditional clothing, toiled away behind them. 

Proud dad David was even seen taking a snap of his girl on his phone in a bid to remember the lovely outing.

You and me: David was seen sweetly smiling down at his daughter as they and another gentleman enjoyed the ride

You and me: David was seen sweetly smiling down at his daughter as they and another gentleman enjoyed the ride

Looking good: Former footballer David certainly dressed the part for his day of leisure, cutting a cool figure in a blue shirt, white trousers and trendy shades

Style: David looked effortlessly cool in his holiday ensemble

Looking good: Former footballer David certainly dressed the part for his day of leisure, cutting a cool figure in a blue shirt, white trousers and trendy shades

Young fashionista: Meanwhile, young Harper looked adorable in a lilac dress, with her hair styled in pigtails for the day

Young fashionista: Meanwhile, young Harper looked adorable in a lilac dress, with her hair styled in pigtails for the day

Here's looking at you, kid! She followed in her mother's stylish footsteps as she also donned a chic pair of light brown shades

Here’s looking at you, kid! She followed in her mother’s stylish footsteps as she also donned a chic pair of light brown shades

As the ride came to an end, David was seen shaking hands with the gondolier to thank him for the service. 

Despite their excursion on water, the father-daughter duo were also seen on another water vessel on Saturday as they took a ride on a water taxi. 

There, protective dad David sweetly wrapped his arm around his daughter and planted a kiss on her head as they made their way to their next destination. 

David has yet to reveal why he’s in the Italian city and there was no sign of his other children – Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 19, and Cruz, 17 – whom he shares with wife Victoria, 48, on the trip.

Picture perfect: Proud dad David was even seen taking a snap of his girl on his phone in a bid to remember the lovely outing

Picture perfect: Proud dad David was even seen taking a snap of his girl on his phone in a bid to remember the lovely outing

Easy does it: David was seen helping his daughter onto the boat ahead of their ride

Easy does it: David was seen helping his daughter onto the boat ahead of their ride

I've got you: The protective father held onto his girl's hand as he helped her into the boat

Right this way: Harper carefully watched her step as she got onto the gondola

I’ve got you: The protective father held onto his girl’s hand as he helped her into the boat

There you go: The youngster carefully made her way onto the gondola to find her seat

There you go: The youngster carefully made her way onto the gondola to find her seat

In awe: Young Harper stared in wonderment as she took in the fabulous sights of Venice on the sunny day

Nice day: David was seen chilling on the gondola as he sat next to his daughter

In awe: Young Harper stared in wonderment as she took in the fabulous sights of Venice on the sunny day

Lovely: At one point, Harper rested her head on her father's shoulder while they sailed the waterways

Lovely: At one point, Harper rested her head on her father’s shoulder while they sailed the waterways

Well this is fun: The pair happily chatted away and gazed at their surroundings while a gondolier, dressed in traditional clothing, toiled away behind them

Bonding: Harper looked content as her dad wrapped his arm around her during the outing

Well this is fun: The pair happily chatted away and gazed at their surroundings while a gondolier, dressed in traditional clothing, toiled away behind them

Living their best life: David, who owns his own £5million superyacht, looked very much at home on the gondola

Living their best life: David, who owns his own £5million superyacht, looked very much at home on the gondola 

The sportsman did however make an appearance on his wife’s Instagram earlier in the day as she showed off their new puppy.

The Beckham family welcomed a brand new addition to the family last week in the form of an adorable pup named Simba Beckham. 

And the arrival appeared to be settling into family life, as Victoria shared a slew of sweet snaps  of the pooch, which she dubbed ‘A real posh puppy’. 

Showing that Simba is being showered with attention, the snaps included her husband David lying down for a cuddle, before their son Romeo and daughter Harper got in on the action.

The first shot showed David lying on his front with his arms crossed – as the pup nestled his head on the former footballer’s elbow. 

Flashing a smile to the camera, David locked Simba between his arms as they enjoyed the sweet cuddle.

While another showed Harper, the youngest of the Beckham clan (prior to Simba!), planting a kiss on his head.

Can't get enough: Despite their excursion on water, the father-daughter duo were also seen on another water vessel on Saturday as they took a ride on a water taxi

Can’t get enough: Despite their excursion on water, the father-daughter duo were also seen on another water vessel on Saturday as they took a ride on a water taxi

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