Cruises and boat tours

Guided Grand Canal motor boat tour

Availability: Every day
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • One hour motor boat tour of Venice's canals
  • Scenic views of beautiful palaces as you cruise the Grand Canal
  • Learn the history of the city of Venice and how it was built on the water
What to expect

Take this tour sailing by motorboat along the grand canal admiring the magnificent palaces, whose wide-ranging architectural styles embrace the Byzantine, Florid Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. On your tour, you will be able to imagine what the Grand Canal was like when there were still gardens, warehouses, and stone-masons. Your guide will entertain you with stories of the most historical palaces and teach you how to recognize each palace, who lived where, and to discover why poets and writers such as Shelley, Byron, and Browning loved this city.

This one hour tour includes a cruise along the city's more secluded waterways to enjoy the picturesque small bridges and off the beaten track sights, to introduce you to a quieter Venice. Venice was built to be appreciated from the water, the facades of the city can only be seen from the canals. This boat tour is enjoyable for all ages and gives your feet a well-earned rest!

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What's included
  • Guided tour of the Grand Canal and Giudecca
  • English-speaking guide
  • Private water taxi
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drink
Reduced price
  • Child (aged 0-5): free
Where

Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Meeting point:

Alilaguna ticket office San Marco situated near entrance to the Royal Gardens. From St Mark's Square facing lagoon and two columns, turn right and you will come to the Gardens. You will be directed to the boat by your guide.

What to remember
  • The tour starts and finishes at the same meeting point
  • This tour is not suitable for people in wheelchairs or with walking difficulties as passengers are required to step down onto the boat when boarding
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Maximum group size is 10 people on each boat plus guide
  • There can be more than 1 boat leaving at the same time
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When
  • Every day at 3.30pm and 5.30pm
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Provider
VeniceEvents
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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