Water activity

Venice: Grand Canal Boat Tour

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

Venice: Grand Canal Boat Tour

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi
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From US$ 30.56 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy a 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, Ca' Pisani Moretta, and the ancient Rialto Bridge.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

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 Grand Canal of Venice. 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. 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
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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

4.1 /5

based on 374 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Thoroughly recommend this trip. A beautiful boat with a small group of people made the experience feel very special. An excellent way to view Venice and learn more of its history, even if a little difficult to hear the guide at times, this did not however detract from the tour of this stunning city.

July 28, 2022

The tour guide was quite good and provided a wealth of information about Venice and the palaces along the grand canal. The tour took 1 hour. The water taxi used was ok. It was a typical water taxi but that meant there were only a few seats to stand up in the back and a couple of folks should stand in the front. That meant everyone else was in the covered section where it was quite warm and hard to see. While it was still an enjoyable tour, the taxi used could have been better.

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July 20, 2022

The tour is a must-do. The guide is very knowledgeable and the motor boat was great. There were only 4 of us plus a couple so e tu of space to enjoy the trip comfortably. You get to see all the best Venice sights from a privileged viewpoint. The kids and myself loved it. Unforgettable!

May 30, 2022

Product ID: 6851