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Sail across the Venetian Lagoon on this romantic, 2-hour sunset cruise. Get a new perspective on the towering cathedrals and historic palazzos that line the isles of Venice from aboard a traditional Venetian boat. Pop open a half bottle of Prosecco and soak up the glorious sights of St Mark’s Basin and Venice Lido bathed in the golden light of sunset. Tour numbers are limited to 11 people to ensure an intimate, personalized experience.


  • 2-hour Venice sunset cruise with Prosecco
  • Marvel at the kaleidoscopic sunset from a traditional Venetian boat
  • Cruise across the Venetian Lagoon and St Mark's Basin with an expert skipper-guide
  • Pass by Venice Lido and some of the area’s remote islands
  • Savor half a bottle of delicious Prosecco as you watch the sun set
  • Small-group tour limited to 11 people per boat for an intimate experience

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What You Can Expect

Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

Enjoy your cruise by a typical Venetian boat!

Choose from one of two afternoon departure times, and then meet your skipper-guide at central Venice’s Ospedele vaporetto (water bus) station. Your cruising vessel will be either a sampierotta fishing boat for smaller groups or a two-masted trawler known as a bragozzo for groups of 5 to 11 people. Both are traditional, handcrafted Venetian boats. Climb aboard and watch the iconic architecture of Venice recede as you make your way out into the Venetian Lagoon.

Admire a new perspective of St Mark’s Basilica and its neighboring bell tower as you cross St Mark’s Basin, and see the 16th-century fortress of Sant’Andrea. Soak in the sights of Venice Lido, San Clemente Le Grazie and more as your guide points out highlights of the passing scenery. At a particularly beautiful spot between the islands of Giudecca and San Giorgio Maggiore, your skipper will stop the boat so the group can enjoy bobbing up and down on the lagoon’s calm waters and toast the idyllic scene with complimentary Prosecco (soft drinks also available). 

As the sun descends towards the horizon, see the majestic beauty of the Venetian islands bathed in a rosy glow. Continue learning about the history of this magical place as your guide steers the boat back toward central Venice, where city lights will soon be turning on. Say farewell to your guide and fellow passengers back at the original departure point at the end of your 2-hour cruise.

Please note: from December to February, there is a maximum of 4 passenger per booking

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

My husband and I had a great time with Tomasso! He's fun, friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. We got lucky, too, in that we had him all to ourselves on a Monday in October. Even though it was just the two of us, he gave us a very full 2-hour tour. We learned a lot and shared a lot of laughs. Would very much recommend this tour as an unique way to view Venice.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

What a wonderful experience! Our Captain, Tomasso, was so knowledgeable and so nice! He showed us the lagoon and the islands in it. We learned so much about Venice- its history, culture, food and people. This was our first activity upon reaching Venice and it was the perfect welcome to this amazing city. I cannot recommend this too highly. You will not be disappointed.

PS Tomasso's traditional Venetian boat is exquisite- a floating work of art.

Don P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great boat, the guide was full of information and made the whole trip a very pleasant experience. We were very lucky , the weather was perfect.

Peter E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was great! Our guide was very knowledgable and friendly. He regaled our group with tales about old Venice, as well as what it's like to live in modern Venice. The prosecco flowed as we made our way around the beautiful city. I highly recommend you take this tour- hopefully you end up on 'Il Sultana'!

Sharon P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Would highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide Tomas was very knowledgable about Venice. Two thumbs up!

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tomasso was inspired guide knowing lots of history and anecdotes in very good English. Good length of tour so saw many sites we would other wise have missed. Really worth doing.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The perfect was to start our honeymoon! Diago was amazing. Very knowledgeable, super friendly and thoughtful about where to take us and what to point out. I've already recommended this tour to my friends and colleagues traveling in Italy. Thank you so much for the experience!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic! Our guide went out of his way to make us feel special. Very informative! Enjoyed the Proseco! Would not hesitate to go on this tour!

Candace L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a great tour. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We saw parts of Venice that we never would have seen. I highly recommend this tour; the Prosser was wonderful!

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