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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: 48.00
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Availability: View Calendar
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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.
Oct 24 2018
Tour guide late even though people were asked to show up 15 min early before departure. My wife and I didn’t think the tour provided good value for the price.
Oct 03 2018
The Venetian canal tour was very good. It took us a couple pass bys of the meeting place since as of 5 minutes before meeting time there was not an obvious sign saying "Avventure Bellissime meets here!" But we made it and our guide was very nice and knowledgable. And perhaps because we ended up at the back of the boat, but it was a little difficult to understand sometimes even with a microphone. Consider the individual head sets that many tours are using now (if they work on the water I suppose). Also, it was sad that there wasn't much opportunity to ask questions, but again, perhaps because we sat in the back. Maybe you need a different style of boat instead of one that has a huge cabin dividing that no one sits in because then you can't see the canal. But overall, we still enjoyed it as our introduction to Venice.
Oct 03 2018
The tour met my expectations and delivered on what the tour described.
Sep 24 2018
Tour implied we would learn about the sites we were passing. It was just a boat ride with dinner no commentary. Not what I expected. My friend asked for no eggs in the salad and the server said no. Service was not the best.
Jul 05 2018
It was great to see Venice from some of the less crowded canals first and then finish with the Grand Canal! It was fascinating to learn and observe small details about some of the buildings owners, history, and architecture, while also learning historical facts about the city itself. Great way to see the city!
Jun 10 2018
small group. got many good pics. enjoyable way to see venice
May 29 2018
It was better after I started asking questions about different movies that were filmed in Venice.
May 27 2018
The tour of Venice by boat was excellent and our guide was very knowledgeable and was the highlight of our trip.
Apr 25 2018
Narration was very good and atmosphere casual. Was great to see Venice from the boat.
Jan 12 2018
Highly recommended for couples and families
Nov 25 2017
The tour was wonderful! The guide was very funny and knowledgeable. I had a great time!
Oct 18 2017
See previous answer about wanting more information
Sep 19 2017
See above description....
Jul 26 2017
Water taxi with a guide. Thought it was going to be a little more special.
Jul 18 2017
Really fun and impressive tour
Jul 06 2017
It was a very fun tour with a lot of sights and laughs! We really enjoyed it!
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