Private Grand Canal & Minor Canals Cruise Ship Excursion

Private Grand Canal Venice shore excursions by boat directly from cruise ship to tour Venice by private boat with an expert licensed guide

Highlights and what's included

  • Local Expert Guide
  • Luxurious Motor-Launch


Private cruise ship excursions in Venice by boat deaprting directly from your cruise ship. In a city built on water, on these two-hour Venice shore excursions you'll have an intimate and unique experience of the world's most beautiful city. Travelling with one of our expert local guides you'll enjoy an informative and entertaining tour of the Grand Canal, the main street of Venice and some of the minor canals of Venice where you'll explore the most authentic and photogenic parts of the city.

As you cruise down the Grand Canal, you'll be introduced to the splendid palaces, churches, gardens, bridges and warehouses that line this famous "Highway". You'll learn about the many famous people that lived in some of the palaces over the centuries, the history that lies behind the splendid facades of its prestigious buildings, life in the past and also in present days... and when passing through the Rialto bridge you'll learn how this area was one of the most flourishing markets back in the medieval times, where the west world met the eastern world.

After the boat tour of the Grand Canal explore some of the lesser known parts of the city, while meandering through the back and smaller canals connecting the many islands forming Venice. Visit the Jewish Ghetto in the Cannaregio district of Venice, travel through the San Polo district of Venice where you can see some of the oldest buildings in Venice. Ply the waters of the Giudecca canal to admire the play of light on Palladio's Redentore & San Giorgio churches.

Other info

  • Please specify in booking name and port of call of your cruise ship.
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.

Meeting Point

Shore excursion departs from your cruise ship

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Reviewed by David Liang on
The tour guide was helpful and knowledgable. I would recommend this your to anyone.
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