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Tickets for Venice Grand Canal: Guided Boat Tour for Small Group

The best of Venice from her famous waterways

Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.
Registered address: S.Marco, 4267/c, 30124, Venice, IT
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Duration: 1h
Max group size: 10
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Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Elegant Water Taxi (max. 10 people)
60 Minute guided tour of Grand Canal

What's not included

Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Food and beverages

Important information

* Come rain or come shine, the tour goes anyway * The tour starts and finishes at the same point * 10 passengers max. per water taxi (you might share the water taxi with other passengers)

Meeting point

San Marco Giardinetti c/o Alilaguna, Venice

  • Spectacular views of beautiful palaces on a 60-minute afternoon private motorboat tour of the Grand Canal (and a few of Venice's minor canals)
  • Hear the history of la Serenissima from your friendly English-speaking guide, and learn why (and how) it came to be built on the water
  • Snap great pics of the beautiful city of Venice from the best vantage point the city has to offer - a boat on the water

In our opinion, Venice's Grand Canal is the most beautiful Main Street in the world. The spectacular palaces, stunning skyline, gliding gondolas... it's like a real-life storybook. This hour-long tour puts you in the center of this picturesque action, as you cruise the Grand Canal - and some of the smaller waterways - with an English-speaking guide filling your ears with stories about this beautifully unique city.

The peak of Venice's power, when it was a mighty republic ruled by the Doge, is now well in the past. But the Venetian Republic's two most iconic legacies remain: stunning architecture and heavily used canals.

The styles of the buildings lining the Grand Canal show off the luxury for which the republic was famous for. (Keep an eye out for the oriental façades that testify to the riches acquired via trade with the Far East). And the canals are no mere charming quirk for the benefit of the tourist trade; Venice is still a city without cars - everything in the city moves by water or handcart.

This tour shows you the best of the city they call the Bride of the Sea, and your tour guide will answer many questions that will crop up during your float. You'll find out what the Grand Canal was like before the palazzos were built, learn about (and see!) the famous gondolas, and get to know the Venice of today.

You'll be fascinated by the stories of the main sights, but equally intrigued by the more secluded waterways - with the many picturesque small bridges and 'off the beaten track' sights, to introduce you to a quieter Venice.

Venice is a city meant to be appreciated from the water. And this boat tour offers the whole family an opportunity to get to know the Venice of then and now, and all while giving your feet a break!

  • Show your smartphone ticket to the Alilaguna ticket office, opposite the entrance to the Giardini Reali. Be there at least 20 minutes before departure. Redeem you voucher to get your ticket for the boat
Thursday 08:00 - 23:00
Friday 08:00 - 23:00
Saturday 08:00 - 23:00
Sunday 08:00 - 23:00
Monday 08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

Ratings & reviews

45 verified customer reviews

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3 reviews
30 Mar 2024
We were told the tour was sold out when we checked at assigned time. Requested refund through live chat but still awaiting confirmation. Extremely disappointed!
Grand Canal Boat Tour
Rodolphe,  France France
06 Jan 2024
Magnifique visite,guide au top, très beau, visite à faire absolument
Grand Canal Boat Tour
Per-Johan,  Denmark Denmark
12 Oct 2023
I’m so happy that we took the tour. A great way to see that canal. It really is grand. Fun facts from the guide along the way.
Grand Canal Boat Tour

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