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Guided Boat Tour of Venice from San Marco

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Enjoy stunning views of Venice and its historic structures from a waterfront perspective on this guided boat tour with an aperitif.

Highlights

  • Cruise around Venice and explore the famed islands of the floating city on this scenic boat tour with a multilingual guide.

  • Enjoy an aperitif with chips or pretzels as you admire the heart of the city, the Piazza San Marco, and the iconic Doge’s Palace.

  • Get a glimpse of the Islands of San Giorgio and San Servolo, earlier the site of a Benedictine monastery and now home to a 19th-century museum.

  • View the Island of San Lazzaro Degli, known for its wine and artichoke, and arrive at Lido of Venice, the venue for the famed Venice Film Festival.

  • Fun Fact: The square of San Marco was once used as a venue for bullfights.

Inclusions

  • 1-hr 15-min boat tour of Venice

  • Multilingual onboard guide

  • Aperitif – glass of prosecco or soft drink

  • Chips or pretzels

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Enjoy a comfortable boat tour of Venice's most notable landmarks along with a multilingual guide.

Piazza San Marco and the Doge’s Palace

As you approach the Piazza San Marco, view the expansive square with its intricate architecture, including the famous St. Mark's Basilica and the imposing Campanile bell tower. Witness the stunning façade of the Doge's Palace rising from the water. From your boat, you'll be able to see the palace's grand entrance, as well as the Bridge of Sighs that connects the palace to the nearby prison.

Islands of San Giorgio and San Servolo

As you reach the island of San Giorgio, admire the magnificent San Giorgio Maggiore church. The church's stunning façade and soaring bell tower are a sight to behold from the water. Take in the natural beauty of the Venetian lagoon of San Servolo as you sip on a complimentary aperitif with pretzels or chips. View historic buildings including the San Servolo Hospital, which dates back to the 18th century.

San Lazzaro Degli and Lido of Venice

Admire the lush greenery and picturesque setting of the Island of San Lazzaro Degli, surrounded by the sparkling waters of the lagoon. The Armenian Catholic Monastery is the main attraction on the island and can be seen from the water. See Lido of Venice’s long stretch of sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. The Palazzo del Cinema, which hosts the Venice Film Festival every year, is a prominent landmark that can be seen from the water.

Important Information

  • Your guide speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.

  • It's recommended that you wear comfortable, non-slip shoes.

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.

  • Pets and guide dogs are allowed onboard.

Restrictions

  • The following is not allowed on this tour: Flash photography and tripods
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • 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 Doge di Venezia.

  • Address: Riva degli Schiavoni, 4142, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Ferry

  • The closest ferry terminal is S. Marco-San Zaccaria "A". It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board ferries 14,15 to get you there.

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