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.
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 1 hour
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian

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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

Collect your app and boat ticket every day from 09 AM to 2 PM at 'Venice Tours Assistance' The Assistance Point is the big grey newsstand between Fendi boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT".

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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

From US$ 18.11 per person

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Product ID: 148949