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  • Location:Venice, Italy
  • Duration:1 or 2 hours

Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

Take a romantic evening cruise along Venice's canals aboard a modern Venetian boat. This evening tour by comfortable boat takes you along Venice's famous Grand Canal, and allows you to explore further than a traditional Venice gondola allows. You can choose to speed along for one or two hours with your very own boat and personal guide.


  • One- or two-hour private tour of Venice by water taxi
  • Cruise up the Grand Canal and into smaller canals
  • Explore further than in a traditional gondola
  • Choice of one or two hours, before or after 6pm
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your tour escort and expert English-speaking guide on this special private water taxi tour of Venice
  • Professional commentary provided by your expert English-speaking guide

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Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

Venice Grand Canal Private Evening Tour in a Water Taxi

This Grand Canal cruise follows an ideal itinerary for lovers of architecture, taking you from the Byzantine and flamboyant Gothic periods to masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

The tour begins at the church of Madonna della Salute and returns along Giudecca's Canal, where Palladio's masterful churches of the Redentore and San Giorgio Maggiore will dramatically reveal themselves.

Soak up the atmosphere and history of magnificent Venetian palaces and churches including Ca' Venier, Ca' Foscari, Ca' Rezzonico, the famous Rialto Bridge, Ca' d'Oro, Ca' Pesaro, Ca' Vendramin-Calergi and many more!

This is a private boat tour. Book now and get the most out of your visit to Venice with a personalized tour led by an English-speaking guide who is passionate about the magical city of Venice.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great way to see Venice and learn a lot more than with a group.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

ABSOLUTELY A MUST...especially if you have a lot of luggage:)) Great service TO and FROM Marco Polo Airport to ANYWHERE in Venice Italy. We will, with no question use this service again!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Excellent tour. This was one of the highlights of our trip. We took it the first evening we were there and it is a great way to get introduced to the city. Our guide Ivanno was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and informative. A great way to see the city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour as we were able to see more of the Venetian neighborhoods than we would have seen just by walking. Fiona provided excellent historical and architectural information that we would not have learned just from the guide books. She adapted our tour to show what we had not seen, and it was interesting to see more of Venice from the lagoon to understand the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

This was really worth paying the extra money for and it was our first tour in Venice. Our guide, Iliana went over and above what we were expecting from this tour. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Our guide was a very knowledgeable native Venetian who took us through the canal for two hours and then walked us to our hotel...We enjoyed it immensely !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2009

OUTSTANDING! The tour guide was a native Venetian well versed in the history, art and architecture of Venice. This was my 5th trip to Venice, and my childrens' first, so the idea was more for them, but I enjoyed it just as much. A definite tour to do.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

Thinking it was just a water tour was a little dissapointing since we had already booked a walking tour. You should make it clear that it consist of a half water tour and half walking tour.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2012

Good. One hour maybe too short, but we were tired form all the walking.

Anthony H
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended January 2009

Most enjoyable trip and well worth doing. The only way it could be improved is to be supplied with some form of picture together with details of the various places pointed out and seen on the trip, or at least the major places of interest.
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