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Venice: Grand Canal Guided Tour on an Elegant Boat

Product ID: 217041
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Enjoy an unforgettable guided tour along the Grand Canal on a beautiful boat and discover some of the most charming streets in the world with your expert guide who narrates history, anecdotes, and legends of the highlights along the journey.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour on the Grand Canal on an elegant boat
  • Admire the many marvelous palaces along the Grand Canal
  • Discover mysteries and secrets of Venice from your expert guide
  • Experience the beautiful serenity of the ancient Serenissima
Full description
Start the tour at St Mark’s Square and cross the Grand Canal to admire some of its most iconic monuments including the Basilica la Salute, Gritti Palace, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Along the journey, pass beneath some of Venice’s most famous and beautiful bridges such as the Accademia, Rialto and the Scalzi Bridge. Take a moment to enjoy the architecture, the serenity, and experience the atmosphere of the ancient Serenissima.

As you glide along the waters, your expert guide will teach you historic tales of the surroundings and take you by some of the most celebrated Venetian palaces including the Ca 'Dario, with its history full of dramatic and mysterious events, the Ca 'Rezzonico, which houses the stunning artworks of Canaletto, Tintoretto and Tiepolo, and the Ca 'Pesaro, a bright example of a Baroque style palace. Next, marvel at the stunning flowery gothic building, the Ca ‘D’oro, and the Palazzo Loredan Vendramin Calergi, the historical gambling house of the lagoon.

After seeing Venice’s many breathtaking highlights, the Grand Canal tour ends by passing through the Giudecca Canal to see the famous promenade of Zattere, Punta Della Dogana and the marvelous Island of San Giorgio with its stunning monastery!
Includes
  • Shared live guided tour of Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal by a highly qualified English speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

San Marco 71/ - Near to the Tourist Information Center- Our operator will hold a signboard which says “GRAND CANAL TOUR”. ARRIVING BY PUBLIC VAPORETTO Take line #1 and get off at “San Marco Vallaresso” stop or line #2 and get off at “San Marco Giardinetti” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto, turn right and go straight on to the two columns, then turn left and reach Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your back and you will find the assistant waiting for you under the colonnade near the Tourist Information Center, she/he will hold a signboard that says “GRAND CANAL TOUR”. ARRIVING ON FOOT The Tourist information office is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your back and you will find the assistant waiting for you under the colonnade next to the Tourist Information Center, she/he will hold a signboard that says “GRAND CANAL TOUR”.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide
• This tour is not fully accessible to wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
• The tour is only in English
• Please, arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time
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VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Product ID: 217041