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Grand Canal Cruise, Venice

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"Excellent tour" a mcconnell


  • Enjoy wonderful view of some of the most iconic monuments of Venice
  • A Canal Cruise is a must-do in Venice


The Grand Canal meanders through Venice and a cruise is an excellent way to see the city’s landmarks: palazzos, courthouses, markets and bridges. The French writer, Philippe de Commines in the 15th century described the Grand Canal as the “finest street in the world” and a visit to Venice would be somewhat incomplete without a cruise on the Grand Canal.


The tour starts from the entrance to the Royal Gardens on the water front of St. Mark’s square.

Accompanied by a guide you will be taken to board your private motor launch. Cruise down the Grand Canal, from where you will get a wonderful view of some of the most iconic monuments of Venice such as the Santa Maria della Salute, Ca d’Oro and the Rialto Bridge. Your guide will point out all the buildings of interest on the way and enthral you with their fascinating stories.

Your tour takes place on a small motor launch which means you can also cruise along some of the minor canals to see a hidden side of Venice which most tourists never see.

Your tour ends at St Marks Square.

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  • Excellent tour

    We travelled the gran canal with an english speaking guide in a small group. She knew her stuff and was enthusiastic. You can see the same sites on a vaporetto but it was worth...

  • Grand Canal Cruise Extraordinaire

    In addition to the Grand Canal, the cruise took us through some of the smaller very picturesque canals of Venice and our guide, who was very knowledgeable, was also extremely...

    Michael C. Chin
  • Great Value Venice Grand Canal Cruise

    My wife and really enjoyed this cruise and it was much cheaper to book in advance than when we got there....

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

06 Jan 15 - 31 Jan 15: Tuesday & Saturday
01 Feb 15 - 13 Feb 15: Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
14 Feb 15 - 17 Feb 15: Daily
18 Feb 15 - 08 Mar 15: Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
09 Mar 15 - 24 Oct 15: Daily
25 Oct 15 - 15 Nov 15: Daily except Sunday


1 hour (approx)

Start time

17 Nov 14 - 08 Mar 15: 1515h (3:15pm)
09 Mar 15 - 31 Mar 15: 1630h (4:30pm)
01 Apr 15 - 24 Oct 15: 1730h (5:30pm)
25 Oct 15 - 15 Nov 15: 1430h (2:30pm)
Duration: 1 hour (approx.)

Meeting point

Tour departs from the entrance to the Royal Gardens, located along the waterfront on St Marks Square. Follow the line of trees for around 100 metres to come to the Gardens entrance.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at St Marks Sqaure.

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  • English speaking local expert guide
  • Transport by luxury motor boat


  • Hotel pick up & drop off

Please note

Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

Your tour guide will be holding a sign with the name of the tour written on it

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • This tour can easily be taken by those arriving in Venice as part of a cruise. Most cruise companies offer water taxi transfers into St Marks Square (approx 10 minutes). Alternatively if you have more time and would like to explore the enchanting back streets of Venice you can walk in around 1 hour.
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