Venice Grand Canal: One-Hour Boat Tour

Venice Grand Canal: One-Hour Boat Tour

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300 Reviews

Enjoy a 1-hour boat tour on the Grand Canal of Venice, where you will see the bustling Venetian waterfront and iconic historical landmarks like the luxurious Hotel Gritti, the soirees' palace Ca' Pisani Moretta, and the ancient Rialto Bridge.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration: 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal of Venice in a motorboat
  • Admire the new, modern glass bridge, Della Costituzione, built near Calatrava
  • See Venetian patrician homes, traditional palazzos, and famous churches
  • Pass through the bustling Venetian waterfront
Full description
Hop into a motorboat and cruise down the canals of Venice for this one-hour tour of the city. You will see dozens of palazzos, mansions, churches, and iconic bridges that span the waterways. Marvel at the ancient Rialto, the oldest and most famous bridge, and then admire the modern Della Constituzione, a glass bridge constructed near Calatrava. You will pass central Venetian patrician houses, home to art collections, museums, and university seats. See major city and state institutions like Ca' Grande and Ca' Balbi, and the luxurious hotel Gritti. Catch a glimpse of the bustling casino at Ca' Vendramin Caliergi, and the soirees' palace Ca' Pisani Moretta, before passing through international communities like Fondaco dei Tedeschi. You will also get to see the grand religious edifice of La Madonna Della Salute.
Includes
  • Hostess
  • Motorboat
  • Cruise
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
COVID-19 Special information
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • Masks are required, please bring your own

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Date

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Meeting point

Please refer to the Alilaguna ticket booth in front of the Royal Gardens gate 20 minutes before the start of the tour and show them your digital voucher. They will exchange it with a ticket and show you where to catch your ride.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour does not run on Vogalonga (date is not fixed, but usually in May), on Christmas (Dec. 25 and 26), or on New Year's Day.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 300 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Amazing ride, well worth the experience

This boat ride was really great, the host explained all the relevant history and we got to see the whole of Venice. The boat was specious which I found safer then the gondola rides. Overall it was. Fab experience and we even got to see the sunset too which was an added bonus

September 28, 2019

Good tour.

Went with my family of four (two sons, 11 and nine). The tour was good, but the speakers for the tour guide are on the bottom of the boat. So while you are standing enjoying the view of the canal, I had to keep my head low to hear. While our tour guide spoke fantastic English, she did have a thick accent, which made us have to concentrate very hard during the specific details of the cruise. Overall, it was great.

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August 10, 2019

Great Sightseeing tour.

Excellent cruise. Small boats, only 8 on the boat. Once we entered the Grand Canal, we were allowed to stand outside and take pictures. You see so much more of Venice than if you were doing a walking tour. Do early in your stay so you know what you want to go back to and see in depth.

May 22, 2019

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