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Venice: Grand Canal Cruise by Motor Launch

Venice: Grand Canal Cruise by Motor Launch

From $502.57 per group up to 6

See the sights of Venice by motor boat on a 1-hour cruise down the Grand Canal. Marvel at Byzantine monuments and historic palazzos on the banks of the canals. Get far off the tourist trail, and experience the city at a more relaxed pace.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
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  • Glide down the Grand Canal aboard a luxury motor boat
  • Meander through some of the city's minor canals
  • Sit back and relax away from the tourist crowds
  • See historic palaces and romantic bridges
  • Hear anecdotes about famous and infamous Venetians
Full description
Climb aboard a motor launch and glide down the Grand Canal on a 1-hour tour of Venice. Escape the crowds of the city as you see the sights at a more relaxed pace. The luxurious motor launch is limited to a maximum of 8-9 passengers for a more intimate experience. Sit outside and enjoy the views and cooling breeze of the waterways. Feel like a VIP as you glide down the Grand Canal. Take photos of the splendid palaces, churches, and romantic bridges at almost every bend on the canal. Learn the evolution of Venice’s main thoroughfare, and hear anecdotes about the famous and infamous people that once lived along it. Then, meander through the minor canals to discover a more hidden side to Venice. Travel through 4 of the city’s sestieri (districts) to get a full overview of the city and lagoon. Return to St. Marks Square to disembark back in the bustling heart of the city.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by motor launch
    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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    Meeting point

    Meet at the entrance to the Royal Gardens.

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    • Reservations must be completed at least 24 hours in advance
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    Overall rating

    3 /5

    based on 2 reviews

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    we hadden een prive gids, super

    May 29, 2016


    Not what I paid for!

    The guide they hired was fantastic and was full of information. Unfortunately we were not taken through the small canals at all. This is the main reason why we booked this tour. The boat was a water taxi. In my opinion it was a waist of our money

    July 8, 2016

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    Product ID: 60869