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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Grand Canal

Grand Canal: Self-Guided Boat Tour with Audioguide

Product ID: 148949
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Enjoy a self-guided tour along the world-famous Grand Canal with an innovative mobile app. See stunning residences and other sites of interest.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the stunning monuments lining Venice's Grand Canal
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the city's main waterway
  • Choose to enjoy the tour by day or night
Full description
Take a self-guided tour along Venice’s Grand Canal, with audio commentary provided by a mobile phone app. Discover the interesting history of Venice and many of its secrets along the way.

Learn about the history of Ca’Vendramin, the ancient gambling house and the Palazzo Grimani, the residence of one of the most famous doges. Hear about the eccentric life of Peggy Guggenheim and see her stunning house.

Board public boat line 1 for the 75-minute ride and begin to listen to the 24 site descriptions that are available in 8 different languages. The audio descriptions begin automatically on your mobile as you pass in front of each place of interest, and a picture will displayed on your phone.
  • Mobile app
  • Ticket for public boat line 1, which is a 75-minute journey
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up or drop off
  • Headphones
  • Audio device

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's office, San Marco 1130 second floor, 30124 Venice. To get there on foot: when in Saint Mark’s Square, leave the Basilica behind you and proceed straight along the square, walking on the right-hand side. After the “Gran Caffè Quadri,” walk straight until the last street on the right, pass under the arches, and reach the Hard Rock Cafè. With Hard Rock Cafè on the left and the gondola station on the right, go straight on, past Zara and arrive at the first bridge – do not cross it. With the bridge on the right, go on the left (Calle Tron) and stop at the first door on your left and ring the bell. The local partner is located on the second floor.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The app runs on GPS only and does not use up data
• You should take public boat line 1 to do the complete tour
• Public boat timetable: every 10 minutes by day and every 20/25 minutes by night
• The mobile app is supported by the following system:
Apple: from IOS 8; iphone, ipad and ipod touch
Android: from the 4.1 version system
Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.4 / 5
based on 31 reviews
Review summary
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Product ID: 148949