- 2-hour small-group Venice canal cruise by motorboat including the Grand Canal
- Explore the waterways of charming Venetian neighborhoods such as Cannaregio, the Jewish Ghetto and Dorsoduro
- Discover pretty canals away from the well-trodden tourist trail, as well as top Venice attractions such as the Arsenale and Rialto Bridge
- See craftsmen in work at a Dorsoduro gondola workshop and stop for photos at the Jewish Ghetto
- Hear stories, anecdotes and snippets of Venetian history from an onboard guide
- Small-group cruise with a maximum of 9 people ensures a personalized experience
What You Can Expect
Pass through the gates of Porta dell’Acqua to enter Venice’s 12th-century shipyard known as the Arsenale. Learn how this historic naval depot was once among the greatest in Europe during Venice’s reign as a maritime superpower.
Next, glide through the narrow, picturesque canals of the Cannaregio neighborhood and make your way to Venice’s Jewish Ghetto. Disembark here for 15-20 minutes to explore the historic quarters by foot and capture photos of the centuries-old buildings that surround the main square. Continue on by boat to the neighborhoods of Santa Croce and Dorsoduro, and pass a traditional gondola workshop where craftspeople carefully carve and finish these classic Venetian vessels by hand.
Highly recommended - great way to see more of the city. Christina was a perfect guide. We were a small group so it was very personal and at our own pace. Really interesting to see quieter parts of this very busy city. Loved the Jewish Quarter.
We had a very memorable experience on our venice Canal Cruise, organized by Viator. The duration of the trip included all the highlights covered in the programme and we were not disappointed. There were some stop-overs which allowed us to visit other interesting parts of Venice that we might have overlooked on our 5 day stay. Christina, our charming and knowledgable host provided us with a running commentary of all the facts relating to the venetian scene. We would not wanted to have missed out on this excursion for all the bridges in Venice !!
I definitely recommend this tour. Directions to pick up a bit confusing but did not spoil a thoroughly enjoyable and informative tour. To add to the day the weather was excellent
Excellent would recommend to any one who wants to see a little more of hidden Venice. Out tour guide was excellent she made the excursion very interesting
This was an excellent tour, which was well worth the price paid.
Our guide, Christina, was very informative and paced things just right.
She answered our questions and showed us places that we would never have found on our own.
We found this tour to be thoroughly enjoyable, the guide was very knowledgable and spending a couple of hours on the canals seems appropriate when in Venice. There were a few opportunities to walk around en route and we learnt a lot about the Venice communities thru the generations and about who lived in some of the many magnificent buildings.
Nice overview of Venice with good tips for sightseeing.
Great guide, and beautiful boat.
This was a great tour! There were only eight of us plus our guide so we were really able to see all the sights as well as get out of the boat several times to see different areas of the city. It was easy to stand up and take pictures whenever we wanted although beware of the salt spray making spots on your lens. We loved being able to see some of the smaller canals that are only available in this way. We saw parts of the city that we might otherwise have missed such as the Jewish Ghetto and the Gondola Boatyards where the gondolas are built. Our guide was great--very friendly and knowledgeable--and I would highly recommend her. I took her card so that I could include her in my review but alas it disappeared during the rest of our travels. I think her name was Katherine and she was originally from Croatia or the Czech Republic. We enjoyed her tour very much. It was totally worth the cost to see parts of the city that cannot be accessed by vaporetto.
This was fantastic. Our tour guide---Christina was brilliant. It was so different to our gondola ride on our last visit to Venice and I'm so glad we decided to try something a little different.
Janece from the Gold Coast, australia