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Small group Grand Canal Boat Tour

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

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Highlights and what's included

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


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 tours in Venice because it 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 introduce 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 the 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. Marks square.

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Meeting Point

Entrance to the Royal Gardens on the water front of St. Marks Square. From St. Marks 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 a 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

Other Information

  • 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

Key Information

  • Prices from: 43.20
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Availability: View Calendar
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80 % of reviewers liked this tour.
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.
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.
Oct 07 2019
We toured through all the major highlights. It was a fun and relaxing way to get our first introduction to a city which can be overwhelming with all the tourists
Oct 01 2019
Due to construction at Royal Gardens, meeting spot is unclear. No email to explain the issue.
Oct 01 2019
I figured since it was a small boat that it would be going The small canals of Venice. Instead of going through the small canals we took a trip around the grand Canal, which you can see from the water bus. I was disappointed in the trip but the staff was very nice
Aug 26 2019
The only Robles was the directions to he meeting point is a bit obscure... we didn’t want to be late, so we were not sure if it was here or there. Just say in front of the verticals metal gate.
Aug 05 2019
You sent us out in a thunder and lightening storm. I have been boating for many years, and these are unsafe conditions. Inside the boat it was hot and miserable, not to mention you couldn’t see anything. It was also supposed to be no more than 8 people and there were 10 on the tour. A waste of time and money, from a company that puts profits before customer safety.
Jul 19 2019
Very efficient service. Easy to use.
Jul 07 2019
Perfect tour some lovely insight into this beautiful city.
Jun 25 2019
Loved our tour down the Grand canal! Gondolier was informative and friendl!
Jun 17 2019
Excellent small tour, glad I chose it.
Jun 03 2019
Informative tour/ Beautiful city!!
May 31 2019
Tour was great, had a fun time exploring Venice and taken in the sites
May 27 2019
Very good commentary - explained history of Venice very well
May 16 2019
My review relates to the small boat tour
May 11 2019
Excellent tour. The guide was knowledgeable, funny and entertaining.
Nov 07 2018
Good group size. Not all seats out in the open area. Some under the covered area with windows on either side. Get on board first if you have a specific place you wish to sit. Not sure if all boats have that same setup.
Oct 27 2018
Very good tour guide and very friendly. Willing to answer any question
Oct 26 2018
The perspective of looking at the spectacular and historic city of Venice from the water somehow takes you back to the time of ancient mariners who navigated the same waters.
Oct 24 2018
We had a great hour on the boat. Everything was as we wanted it.

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Small group Grand Canal Boat Tour


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