Venice Grand Canal Guided Boat Tour

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Experience Highlights

Cruise along the Grand Canal of Venice on this boat trip. You will be accompanied by a professional guide, who will provide you with valuable information about this famous canal and the history of the Republic of Venice. The duration of this activity is approximately 1 hour.

From the boat, you will enjoy a beautiful panorama of the facades of the city's buildings and palaces. To optimise the experience, this tour will take place in small groups of around 10 people.

  • Cruise along the Grand Canal of Venice on a peaceful boat ride while a professional guide accompanies you on board.
  • On this activity you will learn about the history of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, which became one of the most powerful in the world during the Middle Ages.
  • See the beautiful facades of the buildings, the majestic Venetian palaces and the sailing gondolas.

What’s included

  • Venice Grand Canal boat trip
  • Professional guide

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Keep in mind you need to arrive 20 minutes before start

Step by Step

This boat trip on the Grand Canal of Venice is one of the most romantic activities to do in the city and ideal for couples. This tour will be done in small groups of around 10 people to enhance the experience. A professional guide will accompany you on board while giving you interesting facts about the city.

The ride will last approximately 1 hour and you will be able to enjoy the beautiful views of Venice, with its colourful oriental facades, sailing gondolas and palaces. As you cross the main waterway, you will also pass under some of the picturesque bridges.

The Grand Canal flows into the Venice Lagoon, the wettest region in Italy. It is S-shaped and 4 kilometres long, dividing the city into two parts. In this activity you will pass under the 4 bridges of the canal: the Rialto Bridge, the Accademia Bridge, the Barefoot Bridge and the Constitution Bridge. The most common way to cross it is by gondola or vaporetto, a type of public water transport widely used due to the layout of the city.

As you travel along the Grand Canal, you'll be able to see iconic Venice landmarks such as:

  • The Scalzi Church
  • Loredan Vendramin Palace
  • Ca'Pesaro
  • Ca'd'Oro
  • Grassi Palace
  • Accademia
  • Ca'Foscari
  • Palazzo Corner della Ca'Granda

Cross the Grand Canal on a romantic date with your partner or with your family. Surprise them with the palaces and boats that sail along the so-called Queen of the Adriatic, and take home an unforgettable souvenir.


· 12701 Reviews
  • R
    Romain Pasquet
    (0 Reviews)
    Bateau non adapté à la visite
  • B
    (0 Reviews)
    Visite guidée annoncée en français sur le site internet et seulement prévue en anglais en hiver…pas très cool quand on ne maitrise pas l’anglais….
  • V
    Valentin Launay
    (0 Reviews)
    Nous avons réservé le lien sur pour une visite en français. Malheureusement, le tour était en anglais. La guide était toutefois très bien et le tour aurait été parfait s'il avait été en français.
  • V
    Véronique Jezewski
    (0 Reviews)
    Super visite dans les mêmes bateaux que les taxis, on a adoré ! Petit groupe super guide ( Fabiola) avec des explications intéressantes. C’était magique
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