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1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise on the Grand Canal

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Enjoy the view of the majestic Venetian architecture against the azure skies along the Grand Canal on a motor boat. An experienced guide will regale you with stories and myths of Venice.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the sights of Venice along the Canal Grande in a motorboat.

  • Learn about the history and architecture of Venice with an expert local guide on board.

  • See exquisite Venetian buildings from the river including Santa Maria Della Salute, Ca’ Venier Dei Leoni, Palazzo Corner Della Ca’ Grande, Palazzo Grassi and Ca’Rezonnico.

  • Spend an hour on the busiest canal in Venice with the bobbing Gondolas and witness the unique Venetian way of life.

Inclusions

  • 1-hr motorboat tour

  • English-speaking guide

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation anytime before the start of your experience

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Guests from United States, Spain, Czech Republic and over 6 countries have loved this experience
Frances Smylie Brown

Frances

5/5

Jun, 2024

We always try to do something interesting on our first day in a new place to get an overview and our bearings. Thought it would be a gondola ride in Venice but in reading travel blogs, a motorboat ride through the grand grand canal sounded better. So we took a chance and loved it. Our guide was fabulous and really knew her stuff. Got to see an awful lot in an hour. Have to say that without google maps we would never have found the ticket office. It would have been nice to have a little more info re: location on the webpage.
Katherine Luther

Katherine

4/5

Jan, 2024

The tour itself was really nice, It was a little difficult to look out of the boat. The booking was not as nice. Thsi was the second of the same tour that was booked. The first tour, which I'm not sure was thru Headout, but instructions for the meeting place were not accurate or easy to locate, we talked to an agent several times to makee sure we were booked, she had to give us paper tickets and told us where to go to wait for the tour. The time fo the tour we and several other were standing around waiting on our guide, she was late. We were afraid the boat may have left.
Steven Cross

Steven

3/5

Jul, 2023

I would've enjoyed seeing the sights from the water.. I was disappointed that the boat that was used was a water taxi with a closed roof and the driver lifted a cover over the front so we could not see. The guide was knowledgeable.
Peter Aleksziev

Peter

5/5

Jul, 2023

This is probably the only worthwhile on-the-water activity we booked during our trip to Venice. Highly recommended!
Nagore Miralles

Nagore

4/5

Jun, 2024

Venice is one of the most unique cities in the world; built upon 118 small islands, its waterways dictate the city’s lifestyle. You can experience Venice from the biggest canal in the city, the Grand Canal, on a private motorboat. The unique nature of the city meant that all the architecture was built facing towards the rivers and canals. This makes it the most stunning river boat tour you will ever experience!

The banks of the Grand Canal was prime real estate, which is why important buildings including palaces, museums and royal homes lie along it. Most of these buildings are built in the Byzantine, Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic architectural styles from the 12th to 18th centuries.

Your Experience

As you start your journey from San Marco in a motor launch boat, the river bends in an S shape into the city covering the important landmarks. You will go under four bridges that straddle the canal including the oldest bridge on the Grand Canal – the Ponte di Rialto, Ponte dell’Accademia, Ponte Degli Scalzi and the latest addition to the city – Ponte Della Costituzione or the Constitution Bridge.

Your guide on the boat tour will introduce you to the glory of erstwhile Venice and elaborate on the architecture you will sight along the way. The boat tour is an excellent opportunity to take photographs of the picturesque waterfront of the Grand Canal which includes the river traffic of gondolas.

Important Information

  • The tour will be conducted in English.

Timings

  • Daily: 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Ticket counter at Alilaguna & Bucintoro Viaggi.

  • Address: Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy.

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