Best of Venice including Grand Canal Water Taxi

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Grand canal boat ride
Best of Venice including Grand Canal Water Taxi
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Available only during high season Day tour Boat/river shuttle Individual earphones Special rate for children Guide/Interpreter

A guided boat tour of the Grand Canal and minor canals of Venice is the perfect way to appreciate a city built on water! Tours are limited to eight persons. Enjoy a 60 minutes cruise in a luxurious motor launch with an expert Venice tour Guide.

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Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour

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  • Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.
  • This tour is available in the afternoon from April to September
  • Departure time: 4:45PM daily
  • Meeting point near Hotel Danieli, all details listed on your voucher.
  • Languages: English.
  • Ticket delivery: Voucher issued online (no tickets needed).
  • Rate is per person including taxes and services.
  • Free 30-day access to online Italian lessons

Detailed Description

Detailed Description

Tour Highlights

Guided boat tour of the most beautiful "street" of Venice and of the romantic and intimate atmosphere of the small canals in the hidden Venice by luxurious motor boat, including a glass of Bellini cocktail.


The Grand Canal of Venice is the most spectacular 'high street' in the world. The beautiful palaces were constructed over hundreds of years and slowly the Grand Canal became what it is today.

This tour helps you to imagine what the Grand Canal was like when there were still gardens, 'squeri' (where the gondolas were built), warehouses, and stone-masons. Why are there so many palaces with differing styles of architecture? Why are there those moorish and eastern style windows? Our guide will entertain you with stories of the most historical palaces (many having famous owners). Our narrated tour helps you recognize each palace, who lived where, and to discover why the poets & writers such as Shelley, Byron, & Browning loved this city.

This 60 min tour includes a cruise along the city's more secluded waterways to enjoy the picturesque small bridges and 'off the beaten track'' sights, to introduce you to a quieter Venice.

Venice was built to be appreciated from the water, the facades of the city can only be seen from the canals. Enjoy a glass of the famous Bellini cocktail while taking in these special sights. This boat tour is enjoyable for all ages and gives your feet a well-earned rest! Our boat tour in a private motor-launch gives you a great overall view of the city, covering many of the sestieri (areas).

Important Note:

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to departure.
  • The tour operates rain or shine.

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Your ticket (voucher) will be delivered online. Paper tickets are not required. Your voucher is the proof of booking and settlement. You must print it and present it at the address or meeting point listed on your voucher. You will have access to our voucher desk through a secure link provided in your order confirmation email.

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

Booking cancellations are VALID only when made through us by email at You can change your reservation date at no charge if you notify us at least fifteen (15) days before service. If you cancel your reservation and you notify us at least nine (9) days before service, there is a 20% cancellation fee. Between 4 and 8 days before service, 75% cancellation fee. Less than 3 days: no refunds can be made. Cancellation fees will not be waived for any reason, however, they may be covered by travel insurance. We *highly* recommend that you have insurance with *adequate* coverage, including Force Majeure.

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