• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: Flexible
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Spend a delightful evening cruising along the canals of Venice on this private boat tour. Take in the architectural masterpieces that line the Grand Canal and smaller waterways from aboard a comfortable modern water taxi, venturing further than a traditional gondola would allow. Learn about the artistic and cultural history of Venice from your English-speaking guide as you soak in the sights on your choice of a 1-hour or 2-hour ride.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

Venice Grand Canal Private Evening Tour in a Water Taxi

Many of Venice’s most impressive sites can be seen from the water, from the Byzantine glory of ornate churches to the intricate grandeur of Gothic palazzos. Soak in the amazing architecture of the city from aboard a private motorboat, which can cover more distance than a classic gondola ride. Meet your guide in central Venice in the early evening, and then hop aboard a comfortable, spacious water taxi. Cruise up the Grand Canal past the magnificent palaces, churches and homes that line this main thoroughfare while learning about the diverse architecture you see. 

Admire grand palaces such as Ca’ Rezzonico, Ca d’Oro and Ca ‘Foscari as you hear tales of the Venetian nobility that once called them home. Pass under the iconic Rialto Bridge that marks the heart of the city’s commercial district. Your cruise returns along the Giudecca Canal to take in sights like the Il Rendentore basilica and the island of San Giorgio Maggiore with its stunning cathedral. 

Enjoy the personalized attention of your English-speaking guide and feel free to ask questions about any aspect of Venice that interests you. Choose from three different evening departure times and select a 1-hour or 2-hour tour to fit your schedule. At the end of your tour, you will be taken back to central Venice, where you can continue exploring the city on your own.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

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Customer Reviews

Linda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our guide was friendly, informative and spoke perfect English. I wish we had chosen the longer tour we took the shorter of the two options! I wasn't sure our group would have the attention span or endurance for it we had a 9 year old and 2 senior citizens but the time seemed to pass so quickly, and there is so much to see!

Judith S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This was a fantastic way to see Venice. Think we went into every canal, large and small. Our guide, Julianna not sure name was so knowledgeable and we enjoyed every minute of the tour. The lights came on after dusk, and it was like a fairy tale. Would recommend this tour for everyone. Thanks so much for an experience we will always remember.

Mark K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was only an hour but what a wonderful hour! It was pricey since it was a private tour but definitely worth the money! Our guide was born and raised in Venice and was very nice. He was a wealth of information about Venice and helped us understand the geography and history of the city. He was able to balance giving us information with letting us take it all in on our own.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our guide met us near the Grand Canal and walked us to our water taxi for a one hour tour along the Canal. We had just arrived that morning so were still adjusting to the new time zone and little sleep on the flight over, but she was very informative without being dull in any way. We went along the Grand Canal as well as along some of the quieter canals, and into the Lagoon as well. All in all, a great way to spend a late afternoon hour and a good introduction to Venice.

Lynne D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour. We did this our first night in Venice. We arrived in the late afternoon. This tour was the perfect way to get acclimated to the city. Our guide, Claudia was amazing!

Elliot R

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.

Jeff Australia

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.

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