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Small group Grand Canal Boat Tour

Small group Grand Canal Boat Tour

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Venice Boat Tours of the Grand Canal & Waterways of Venice are ideal sightseeing tours of the city of Venice!

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60 minutes

Small group Grand Canal Boat Tour

From: 50.00

Duration: 60 minutes

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During the tour you will see the waterways of Venice, the Grand Canal, splendid Palaces, Churches, Bridges, Rialto Bridge. Luxorious motor-launch, English speaking guide.
  • Local Expert English speaking Guide
  • Luxurious Motor-Launch
  • Maximum 8/9 people per boat
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Small Group Venice boat tours of the Grand Canal & minor canals of Venice provide the ideal sightseeing tours of the city of Venice for first-time visitors. One of our most popular sightseeing tour, the Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour offers our clients the opportunity to view the city from a completely different perspective. Escape the hordes of tourist to discover a relaxing and rewarding experience as you glide down the main street of Venice. You'll feel like a VIP on our small group boat tours of the Grand Canal.

On all our Venice boat tours you'll travel in a luxurious motor-launch, limited to a maximum of 8/9 participants so that we should be able to guarantee that everyone sits outside to enjoy an intimate experience of the waterways of Venice while listening to the detailed commentary of your expert Venice tour guide.

In the first part of these small group Venice boat tours, cruise down the Grand Canal at a relaxed pace with numerous photo opportunities as your friendly and knowledgeable guide introduces you to the splendid Palaces, Churches, Bridges and other Monumental buildings that line the main waterway of Venice. Learn the history and evolution of the main street of Venice, and be entertained by anecdotes about the famous and infamous people that once lived along this celebrated waterway.

In the second part of these marvellous sightseeing tours of Venice, sit back and enjoy a delightful journey through the minor canals of Venice. In hidden Venice, as you travel through four of the city districts of Venice, you'll get a full overview of the city and enjoy picture postcard views of the most romantic parts of the city. These small group Venice boat tours start & finish at St. Mark’s square.

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Maps and Flags Meeting Point

Entrance to the Royal Gardens on the waterfront of St. Mark’s Square. From St. Mark’s facing the Basilica turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns facing the water turn right, and following the line of trees after 100 metres you will come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens where we will be waiting holding a sign with Grand Canal Boat Tour written on it

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  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • The cost of the tour does not include gratuities or hotel pick up and drop off.
  • During high water, the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions
  • Tour operates with min 4 participants
  • Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to the archaeological sites, museums and similar tourist venues, bars, restaurants etc will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate like the CDC vaccine card). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity.
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Based on 46 Reviews

Sep 29 2020

Good tour, and the guide's English was very good. I think it's a bit expensive for an hour but then again anything 'private' or 'small group' in Venice seems to be. Perhaps 10 Euros less and it would be an excellent rating. They also quote a max of 8/9 people per trip but there is really only room for 5 people to stand out in the open at the front and back of the boat, which is required to get the best views, so if you're in the unlucky 3/4 you'll be stuck inside the cabin - not fun on a hot summer's day I imagine, and with limited views.

Nov 12 2019

Guide didn’t share much information about famous sites or the history. Was more of a scenic tour - not worth the money. Wish the guide could have shared stories or pointed out important buildings.

Renee B
Nov 09 2019

Loved the boat tour of the canals. The guide spoke very well in English and was very informative and also entertaining. As mentioned by other reviews, it is confusing to find your guide at the meeting point. Not because we couldn’t find the place where we were told to meet but because there are 20 other guides (and many people gathered around) there at the same time and their sign is the size of a clipboard. I do recommend the tour but make sure you arrive early. It would be most helpful if their guide carried something more distinguishing to find them.