• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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Cruise through Venice in style, aboard a chic water taxi, and see Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal and some lesser-known canals that make up the city’s atmospheric backstreets. Look out for the Jewish Ghetto as you float through the Cannaregio district, and hear fun facts about Venice from the driver-guide. Before the experience ends, enjoy a traditional aperitivo with tapas-style ‘cicchetti’ at a pier near Piazza San Marco.


  • 1,5 hour Venice canal cruise with aperitivo
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal and underneath Rialto Bridge
  • Explore the lesser-visited canals of Venice and hear local stories
  • See the cemetery island of San Michele and the sights of Cannaregio
  • Watch the sun set over Piazza San Marco with prosecco and cicchetti

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

What You Can Expect

Venice Water Taxi Cruise plus Aperitivo

Get a taste of the high life in Venice

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

One of the coolest experiences of my life thanks to our lovely tour guide on this tour. The water taxi was driven by some young Venetian who knew the canals well, but note well, they drive their boats like they drive their cars so at some points, there were some sharp turns. But for the most part, our driver was pretty smooth. Our tour guide I THINK her name was Julia... she was fantastic and very warm was also Venetian and was a great story teller who touched on local history as well as ghost stories and she was happy to stop and answer any of our strange questions about every day life in Venice!
The tour lasted about 1.5-2 hours total and we were provided a bottle of verduzzo a traditional Venetian dessert wine and cicchetti traditional Venetian appetizer - the ones we had were sort of like canapes to snack on while we were touring. We shared this with one other person hysterical Australian chick, but the boat could probably hold up to 3 more people.
Definitely a great way to see all of Venice and in my opinion, a much better bang for your buck as the gondola rides cost a fortune! Highly recommended!

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent tour. Our guide Giovanna was great. This a must do while in Venice.

Paula P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

No one booked the tour so it become a private tour for Hubby and myself. We loved it.

Moz Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

What a terrific way to see Venice!! Giovanna was waiting for us with an Urban adventures sign along with the water taxi when the 8 of us arrived 15 minutes early...so we 'launched' into the tour straight away. Six of us had been to Venice before but had never seen the city from the canals other than by the short 'bus' trips. Giovanna gives us an ongoing commentary of the city, it's history, architecture, and culture whilst we sipped on champagne and sampled the chicchetti provided. Fantastic opportunity for photos as the sun set and a cruise ship moved out of the Grand Canal. Definitely recommend!!

Ashley K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was awesome. Our Guide was great, very helpful and knowledgeable. HIGHLY RECOMMEND !

Linda L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Super fun and a great way to experience the Grand Canal. Our guides (one was "in training") were fantastic and a blast. Our driver was very experienced in getting us around. We LOVED it!!

Anthony B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Much more enjoyable than we had envisioned--a wonderful way to see Venice from the canals, with a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, nice supported with food and drink. Highly recommended.

Antoinette A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

On our first night in Venice we enjoyed the Water Taxi Cruise with a delightful, informative guide. The perspective from the water helped in subsequent days with orientation when wandering the maze that is Venice. We enjoyed Cicchetti and prosecco while hearing about Venice history and past/current culture/lifestyle. This tour was delightful.

Angela R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What a fun way to see Venice! We spent 2 hours floating the canals of Venice! Our tour guide Francesca did an amazing job with the history of of this amazing city. Well worth the money! Highly recommended!

Donyel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

the water Taxi Cruise was amazing!! our guide was exceptional. I would tell everyone I know to take this cruise. The wine and authentic Hors d'oeuvre were a nice touch as well. I can't wait to come back this this beautiful city again really soon.

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