From USD $ 54.53 View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Advertisement
Advertisement
Experience the beauty of Venice by boat with this Grand Canal Tour of the city built on water. Glide through the placid waters past palaces, churches, gardens and bridges as you make your way along the iconic waterway. Then journey into some of the minor canals on this luxury motorboat. Bring the magic of these liquid streets to life on a tour that’s ideal for lovers, photographers and travelers!

Highlights

  • 1-hour afternoon motor launch tour of Venice
  • Cruise the Grand Canal and minor canals with a local guide
  • Learn the history of St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace in St Mark’s Square
  • Admire the churches of Santa Maria Formosa and San Giovanni e Paolo from the water
  • Travel into the smaller canals to see little-visited parts of Venice

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

An absolute must if you're a first-time visitor to Venice, the Grand Canal boat tour will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime! You'll be able to see more of Venice than you would in a gondola in a shorter amount of time with this motor launch boat.

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour

Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour

Explore the liquid streets of Venice on this Grand Canal Boat Tour. Journey through the diverse areas of the city aboard a luxury boat that departs from St Mark’s Square. You’ll learn about the most important waterway in Venice as you make your way past St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and other landmarks.

Your guide will point out palaces and city squares, like Campo Santa Maria Formosa, where gothic architecture and old-world charm reign supreme. You’ll hear about the local trade schools that teach mercantile traditions that allow the city to flourish.

After exploring the Grand Canal, head off to some of Venice’s minor waterways, where you’ll see parts of the city rarely visited by tourists. It’s the best way to experience the beauty and charm of this old world city, complete with comfortable transport and a knowledgeable guide.

Customer Reviews

sheree.capstick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour. I highly recommend taking it!

Robert D D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Toured big and small waterways. Saw all the sights.
Guide was excellent!

nicnac49

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Well organised, enjoyable tour.
A very hot day in Venice so nice to finish on this and have some breeze on the water.
Seeing things from the water gives a different perspective.
The groups were small. Our guide was knowledgeable and interested in her subject and made sure that we all got a good view and an enjoyable experience.

Sara K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great, small group tour! Easy to find and gives a nice introduction to Venice.

Leah G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The Grand Canal Boat Tour was the first activity we did after arriving in Venice. Eight passengers on the bus was perfect and audio system made it easy to hear the knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide Christina. This is a definite must-do activity!

Max N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was amazing!

Pascale A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This is a really great way to see round Venice. The commentary was informative but not too high brow so we would thoroughly recommend this trip as a way to have a general overview and then work out what you would like to go back and see in greater detail

Stephanie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour of city and sights and fun boat ride, well worth time and money, highly suggest going 5-6 hour iof the day when daylight is most beautiful!

Nigel W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour and trip along the canal. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions and made the tour very interesting. Definitely recommend, great way to see Venice and take a trip on the canal.

Sonya B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour of the canal was great! It was fun riding in this luxurios Italian Taxi boat. The canal was very busy with boats, gondolas, and vaporettos. Our guide and taxi driver did a good job guiding us through the canal, as well as, pointing out interesting Hollywood tidbits regarding hotels.

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message