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Grand Canal Boat Tour, Venice - Small Group

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday: 17 Mar - 31 Oct

  • Duration

    1 hour (approx)

  • Start time

    5pm: Daily except Sunday (17 Mar - 31 Oct)

  • Meeting Point
    Entrance to the Royal Gardens on the waterfront of St. Mark’s Square. From St. Mark’s facing the Basilica turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns facing the water turn right, and following the line of trees after 100 metres you will come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens where we will be waiting holding a sign with Grand Canal Boat Tour written on it. 
  • Ending Point

    St Marks Square.

Key Highlights

  • Experience Venice from the water in a private motor launch
  • Acquaint yourself with the history of Venice and its reign as a powerful maritime republic
  • A guide will accompany you and point out the main Venice attractions from the launch
  • Discover hidden canals and waterways that most tourists never see
  • Enjoy wonderful view of some of the most iconic monuments of Venice
  • See Venetian patrician homes, traditional palazzos, and famous churches
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


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”

Cruise down the canal and enjoy the wonderful views 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 fascinating stories from the past.

The mini motor launch allows you to cruise along some of the minor canals that will show you the hidden side of Venice which most tourists never see.

About the Supplier: Avventure Bellisme literally translates to ‘Beautiful Adventures’ and offers an unforgettable experience in Italy. They are known for their passionate guides and handcrafted tours and activities. They have been around in Italy since 1999.


  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Transport by luxury motorboat


  • Hotel transfer

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Group Size: Min. 4, Max. 9

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

During high water, the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions.

Customer Reviews

  • Diane Francis

    The tour was well organised and started on time. We were a small group which was great and the guide spoke very good English, was very knowledgeable and friendly. My only...

    United Kingdom 09/21/2017
  • Danielle Walton
    Great Experience for a Solo Traveler

    This is a great tour if you wanting a short tour (1 hour) of the Grand Canal in Venice. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. It was a great way to see the...

    United Kingdom 09/07/2017
  • Ayhan Gedik
    Great Tour Excellent Guide Unique

    Very nice Tour, Not a Gondola but a Motorboat Which covers more in less time besides it is also off the beaten track which means you learn much more things about venice that are...

    Turkey 04/14/2016

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