Private Grand Canal & Minor Canals Boat Tour

Private two-hour tours of Venice by boat with expert Venice tour guides are ideal for the first-time visitor!

Highlights and what's included

  • Local Expert Guide
  • Luxurious Motor-Launch


These private two-hour boat tours of Venice provide the ideal city sightseeing tours of Venice as you'll travel along the Grand Canal & minor canals of Venice to see more of the city. Travelling with one of our expert local guides you'll enjoy an informative and entertaining tour of Grand Canal, the main street of Venice, and some of the minor canals of Venice where you'll explore the most authentic and secret Venice, far from the crowds of St. Marks square.

On these 2-hour Private Venice Boat tours you'll have an intimate and unique experience of the world's most beautiful city. As you cruise down the Grand canal, you'll be introduced to the splendid palaces, churches, gardens, bridges and warehouses that line Venice's main street. You'll learn about the many famous people that lived here over the centuries, and the history that lies behind the splendid facades of its prestigious buildings.

After the boat tour of the Grand Canal explore some of the lesser known parts of the city on our Privae Venice Boat tours as you take a meandering route through the smaller canals that traverse the city. 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 and San Giorgio churches.

These two-hour private Venice boat tours of the city can finish at your centrally located hotel or in the centre of Venice if you wish to further explore the city on foot.

Other info

  • 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

Your English speaking guide will come and meet you in the lobby of your centrally located Hotel

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Reviewed by Timothy on
I am very happy with the boat tour we booked through your agency. It was the perfect way to introduce my visiting family members to Venice. The city should be seen first from the water to really understand how Venice became the incredible city that it is.
Our tour guide was wonderful, very knowledgeable and entertaining. She was also willing to adjust the tour to see a couple of sites that I love but are not on the normal tour. I highly recommend a boat tour for any visitor and would certainly use your company again in the future.
Reviewed by Denise on
I am so pleased to review our tour, Grand Canal and Secret Corners of Venice with Cristina Pigozzo. It was so much more than I had expected. First, having a real Venetian as a tour guide was a huge plus, her stories of where she grew up and what it was like growing up in Venice gave us an insight that I don't think we could have found anywhere else. Then, her tips on the places to visit and spend time were priceless. Also, apart from her local knowledge, she was humorous and made it just a whole lot of fun.

I will be taking this tour again as it's a perfect way for my guests visiting Venice for the first time to get an overall view and feeling of this magnificant city. And, my friends who were with me are visiting Venice again next year, they are already talking to their friends about booking a tour with Cristina.

Compliments on having such talented, professional and gracious staff like Cristina. I will be seeing her again.
Reviewed by David and Kelly Clements on
Oh my goodness....where do we start. This cruise was worth every penny (euro)! Christina was an absolute delight. We could listen forever to her insights and anecdotes. The best way to see Venice. We highly commend her to you as the best guide in Venice. Kelly and David Clements
Reviewed by Nino on
Cristiano was very friendly, very informative, and, according to my wife, very cute. Thank you! Would certainly recommend to others.
Reviewed by Linda V on
I just wanted to provide feedback on the two tours our group went on two weeks ago. We couldn't have been more happy about them both. Sergio was our guide for the Grand Canal and was very friendly & informative. Christina was our guide for Murano & Burano and we just loved her!!! She was very informative and really went above and beyond to make our tour both informative and fun. We will definitely use Avventure Bellissime again next time we are in Italy.
Reviewed by Andrew Fielding on
Hi The tour was great, really educational and they even dropped us off directly outside our restaurant (Riviera) for our evening meal. The boats are indeed luxury boats. The tour guide was really friendly and tailored the tour to us which was nice and it felt very special to be pciked up from our hotel by boat. It was also great for us to have someone to take some photos of us!
Reviewed by Peter - 25 August 2013 on
A boat tour of Venice is a must do - you will get to view areas of Venice you wouldn't normally see and get a real feel for the city. Tour guide had a constant smile and enthusiasm - all our tour guides were fun to be with.
Reviewed by John - 15 October 2013 on
Despite the weather not cooperating & the fog in the air, our tour was wonderful. The guide was very informative & spoke very good English & Italian. The driver was a master at navigating the motor boat. We would definitely recommend & use if we were ever back in Venice.
Reviewed by Emma - 15 October 2013 on
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on the Venice canals. Christina was an excellent guide. She gave us a lot if extremely interesting information and opportunities to ask questions. We were also able to take great photos due to the manoeuvre ring if the driver. Would recommend this tour.
Reviewed by Judy - 15 October 2013 on
This tour was truly beyond our expectations. The logistics were just as promised. Our tour guide, Christina, knows & loves her city and it showed in the wonderful afternoon she provided us. She is absolutely terrific! I will recommend this tour & I will write a review on Trip Advisor, just as soon as I'm over my jet lag!
A million thanks! Judy & Barton Lessin
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