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Grand Canal Boat Tours

Venice Boat Tours of the Grand Canal & Waterways of Venice are ideal sightseeing tours of the city of Venice!

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Highlights and what's included

During the tour you will see the waterways of Venice, the Grand Canal, splendid Palaces, Churches, Bridges, Rialto Bridge. Luxorious motor-launch, English speaking guide.
  • Local Expert English speaking Guide
  • Luxurious Motor-Launch
  • Maximum 8/9 people a boat

Description

Small Group Venice boat tours of the Grand Canal & minor canals of Venice provide the ideal sightseeing tours of the city of Venice for first-time visitors. One of our most popular sightseeing tours in Venice, because it offers our clients the opportunity to view the city from a completely different perspective. Escape the hordes of tourist to discover a relaxing and rewarding experience as you glide down the main street of Venice. You'll feel like a VIP on our small group boat tours of the Grand Canal

On all our Venice boat tours you'll travel in a luxurious motor-launch, limited to a maximum of 8/9 participants so that we should be able to guarantee that everyone sits outside to enjoy an intimate experience of the waterways of Venice while listening to the detailed commentary of your expert Venice tour guide.

In the first part of these small group Venice boat tours cruise down the Grand Canal at a relaxed pace with numerous photo opportunities as your friendly and knowledgeable guide introduce you to the splendid Palaces, Churches, Bridges and other Monumental buildings that line the main waterway of Venice. Learn the history and evolution of the main street of Venice, and be entertained by anecdotes about the famous and infamous people that once lived along this celebrated waterway.

In the second part of these marvellous sightseeing tours of Venice sit back and enjoy a delightful journey through the minor canals of Venice. In the hidden Venice, as you travel through four of the city districts of Venice you'll get a full overview of the city and enjoy picture postcard views of the most romantic parts of the city. These small group Venice boat tours start & finish at St. Marks square.

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Meeting Point

Entrance to the Royal Gardens on the water front of St. Marks Square. From St. Marks facing the Basilica turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns facing the water turn right, and following the line of trees after a 100 metres you will come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens where we will be waiting holding a sign with Grand Canal Boat Tour written on it

Other Information

  • 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.
  • The cost of the tour does not include gratuities or hotel pick up and drop off.
  • During high water, the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions.

Key Information

  • Prices from: 48.00
  • Duration: 60/70 minutes
  • Availability: View Calendar
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Oct 18 2017
 
See previous answer about wanting more information
Sep 19 2017
 
See above description....
Jul 26 2017
 
Water taxi with a guide. Thought it was going to be a little more special.
Jul 18 2017
 
Really fun and impressive tour
Jul 06 2017
 
It was a very fun tour with a lot of sights and laughs! We really enjoyed it!
Jun 30 2017
 
VERY good!! Our tour guide was very sweet and enthusiastic!! Our driver was also fun and helpful! This was a great overview of the Grand Canal. We would have liked just a bit more history, but everything was well done.
Jun 12 2017
 
The guide was great, and we saw lots of Venice without walking.
May 26 2017
 
Very enjoyable Grand Canal tour. I like the small group concept. Also, the meeting point was well defined and easy to locate. We were lucky to have beautiful weather for the tour as I don't think the canal is the place to be in bad weather!!
May 19 2017
 
did 2 different tours and they were both amazing
May 16 2017
 
Clean boat, nice guides. However it was not a full hour long. Maybe more like 40 minutes. We met at 5, didn't get taken down to the boats till 5:10 and we're back by 5:50. The tour was beautiful however I would have liked to hear more about the history, culture and buildings. I felt the guide hit only a few points.
Jan 21 2017
 
Excellent
Jan 18 2017
 
As Above
Jan 18 2017
 
Excellent tour at a very reasonable cost! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we had a great time!
Jan 18 2017
 
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Grand Canal Boat Tours

Summer: Daily; Winter: Every Tuesday, Friday & Saturday

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