Water activity

Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon

4.7 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Vidal Venice Tours

Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon

Activity provider: Vidal Venice Tours
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From US$ 61.19 per person

Enjoy an aperitivo whilst taking in the sights of Venice from the lagoon. With your local guide at the helm, you will be shown the highlights of the city whilst enjoying snacks and local beverages.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Explore Venice from the water whilst enjoying delicious wine and tapas
  • Take a tour of the whole island of Venice as you learn its history
  • Experience Venice like a local as accompanied by a local host
Full description

You will begin by boarding a "topa" boat on which you will experience an authentic Venetian aperitivo. This drink will be enjoyed as you take in the stunning views of Venice from the outer lagoon and its magical islands. As soon as you begin cruising your host will begin serving you drinks and snacks. The experience will last about 1.5 hours, during which you will get to see the city's most iconic views. These city highlights include San Marco, Giudecca, Lido di Venezia, and much more. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide will drop you off back to your tour starting point. This is not a private tour, as you will share the experience with other guests.

  • Boat tour
  • Safety jackets
  • Soft drinks and alcohol
  • Snacks
  • Full meal
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People prone to seasickness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

• You can easily find "Fondamenta delle Zattere al Ponte Lungo" on Google maps here: https://goo.gl/maps/jiSbEHm3ZtPWkVzn8 • Please don't use Apple Maps, it will take you to the wrong location

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • This experience is perfect for singles, couples, families, and groups of friends
  • If you easily get seasick this might not be recommended for you, but keep in mind rough seas are rare in Venice
  • Keep in mind this is not a private tour and you might share the tour with other guests
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

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The boat ride was fine, but not a romantic experience at all since we were paired with strangers (although they were nice people) The aperitif was not much- two small cups of Prosecco and a bag of chips- hardly like the description promised. The only saving grace was the very personable guide Alessandro and the beautiful scenery.

May 23, 2022

Our guide Alessandro was extremely personable and spoke very good English. The boat is not very luxurious, but after the first sip of prosecco, the beautiful view and the exciting information, that didn't matter anymore. We just got into conversation with the other passengers and the journey was therefore enjoyable and entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.

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October 9, 2021

Prosecco, snacks and a boat trip at sunset, if you don't think that's nice, it's your own fault. However, we would have liked more travel through the canals. Most of the time we unfortunately moved in the open lagoon, where there was certainly a lot to see, but not like in Venice directly. Therefore, the last part of the boat trip, including passing St. Mark's Square, was definitely the nicer part. Our guide was very nice and explained everything to us in abundance. Price / performance ratio was okay.

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August 11, 2021

Product ID: 350496