Grand Canal motorboat tour with guide on board
- Enjoy a guided tour of the most famous water-road of the world
- Learn anecdotes and history of the main highlights along the Grand Canal
- Relax on board the motorboat after the long walks and take a unique view of the city from water!
An amazing guided tour that will take you along one of the most beautiful streets in the world, the Grand Canal, you will admire also the Giudecca Canal and the Rialto Bridge.
Starting from St Mark’s Square, you will board an elegant motorboat and, thanks to the explanations of mysteries and anecdotes of an expert local guide, you will jump back in time and feel the atmosphere of the Serenissima.
You will sail through the entire length of the Grand Canal, covering a total length of three thousand eight hundred meters.
The guide, will show you the most famous buildings in Venice such as Ca 'Dario, known for the dramatic and mysterious events of many of its owners; Ca 'Rezzonico, which houses the works of great artists such as Canaletto, Tintoretto and Tiepolo; Ca 'Pesaro, a Baroque style palace and many others.
You will also see many churches such as the baroque church of Santa Maria della Salute, built to commemorate the end of the black plague in 1630; San Stae, with its distinctive Gothic-style façade embellished with elegant statues and Santa Maria di Nazareth, better known as Scalzi.
Pass under the most famous bridges in Venice: the Rialto Bridge, Accademia Bridge and Scalzi Bridge, you will then sail into the inner and quieter canals and off the beaten track’sights, in order to experience an unusual but yet real Venice.
- Shared live guided tour of Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal
- Highly qualified English speaking local guide with a microphone
- 1-hour motorboat tour
- Food and drinks
- Infant (0-1): free of charge
Piazza San Marco, 71, 30124 Venezia VE
Near the Tourist Information Center. The operator will hold the signboard “GRAND CANAL TOUR”. Please, be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
- This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
- The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide
- Bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 72 hours before the service
- ARRIVING BY PUBLIC VAPORETTO
Take line #1 and get off at “San Marco Vallaresso” stop or line #2 and get off at “San Marco Giardinetti” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto, turn right and go straight on to the two columns, then turn left and reach Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your back and you will find the assistant waiting for you under the colonnade near the Tourist Information Center, she/he will hold a signboard in which is written “GRAND CANAL TOUR”.
- ARRIVING ON FOOT
The Tourist information office is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your back and you will find the assistant waiting for you under the colonnade next to the Tourist Information Center, she/he will hold a signboard in which is written “GRAND CANAL TOUR”.
- Every day at 3:30pm and 4:30pm
- Availability: From 1st April to 31st October
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