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Grand Canal self-guided tour

Availability: Every day
Duration: 1 week
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese
Mobile voucher accepted
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Do this because
  • Download this innovative app to discover the most famous areas of Venice
  • The only guided tour of the Grand Canal
  • Take advantage of your free boat ticket included in the price
  • Let the interactive guide describe the marvelous palaces of the Grand Canal
  • Discover the history of Venice as you cruise along the canal
What to expect

This downloadable interactive guide is the only guided tour along the fascinating Grand Canal. With this app you can independently discover the most inimitable canal in the world. Simply put on your headphones and listen to the fascinating history of Venice recounted by your personal narrator. With the help of an interactive map, your guide will describe the ancient history of Venice, its many hidden secrets and magnificent palaces as you cruise by.

Discover the history of Ca’Vendramin, the ancient gambling house of the lagoon; the Palazzo Grimani. the ancient residence of one of the famous Doge or listen to some curiosities about the outlandish life of Peggy Guggenheim and her marvelous house.

How does it work?

The app contains 8 different languages with descriptions of the most intriguing and charming palaces that adorn the Grand Canal. To use the app you must take public boat line 1, or alternatively, hire a private taxi or Gondola. The audio descriptions will begin automatically on your device as you pass in front of each palace together with a picture displayed on your phone. Your access is valid for one week and can be used anytime, day or night. Plus, the app won’t use up any of your precious data connection as it runs solely on GPS!

Full instructions can be found here.

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What's included
  • App with interactive guide
  • Ticket for one journey on the public boat line 1
Where
Meeting point:

You can alight boat line number 1 at Piazzale Roma public boat stop or San Marco Zaccaria public boat stop

What to remember
  • App contains descriptions in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese
  • This app won’t use up any data connection as it runs on GPS
  • You must take public boat line number 1 (white circle with black number) or a private taxi (at your own expense)
  • You will receive the app and the QR code at the moment of reservation
  • Follow the instruction to download the app and log in
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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