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Venice Grand Canal Cruise in a Water Taxi

  • When does it run?
  • Start time
    April - October: 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
    November - March: 3:30pm
  • Duration
    Approx. 1 hour
  • Expert guide
  • Transport by water taxi
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
  • Adult (6+)
  • Child (3-5)
  • Infant (0-2)

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy wonderful views of some of Venice’s most iconic monuments in a water taxi
  • See the glorious facades of the palaces that line the water’s edge
  • Enjoy ample photo opportunities during the boat ride
  • Cruising along the canals is a favourite among both visitors and locals in Venice


See Venice from the waters as you glide along the famous Grand Canal. The canal meanders through Venice and a cruise along Venice’s Grand Canal is an excellent way to see the city’s landmark 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.”

See the beautiful facades of palaces and noble residencies reflecting different architectural styles from eras gone by. From flamboyant Gothic-style constructions with brilliantly coloured frontages to the Eastern-influenced Venetian-Byzantine period housing, and the extravagant Baroque works, the many styles of architecture in Venice is truly amazing.

Be mesmerized by the beauty of Venice and make sure to capture all your wonderful moments on your camera.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Approx. 1 hour

  • Start time

    April - October: 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
    November - March: 3:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way in front of Information Tourist Office in St.Mark square under Correr Museum, St Mark 71/F.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early

  • Ending Point

    same as starting point


  • Board your water taxi from meeting point.

    Accompanied by a professional hostess, cruise down the Grand Canal, that reveals the magnificent facades of the palaces and lavish residences at the water edge. See the diverse range of architectural styles in the properties that were adopted by noble Venetian families through the years.

    Get a wonderful view of some of the most iconic monuments of Venice including 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 enthrall you with the fascinating stories behind these sites.

    Your tour takes place on a small motor launch, allowing the boat to cruise along some of the minor canals and explore a more hidden side of Venice which most tourists miss.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Expert guide
  • Transport by water taxi
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Meals

Please note

 Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this ). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher. Bring voucher and valid ID with you. 

You can reach our local operators at 0039-041-8877560 (from 9:00am to 7:00pm from Monday to Friday and Saturday from 9:00am to 12:30pm). Out of office hours and Sundays”,  emergency phone number- 0039 3484418829

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.

Customer Reviews

  • Great experience but felt a bit short-changed.
    Ruth Carson-Byrne, United Kingdom 07/01/2017
  • Peasant and nice experience
    Kunal Seth, India 08/17/2016

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