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Amazing Grand Canal Guided tour by boat



  • Discover the Grand Canal aboard on an elegant boat!
  • Guided tour of the most famous water-road of the world
  • Learn anecdotes and history of the main highlights along the Grand Canal
  • Pass under the iconic Rialto Bridge!

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Unforgettable guided tour along the Grand Canal on an elegant boat! Discover the most charming street of the world with a specialized guide that will narrate history, anecdotes and legends about the Palaces and highlights along the itinerary!

Venice, Italy. Basilica Santa Maria della Salute and Grand Canal. Old Venetian architecture, boats at sunny day

Starting from St Mark’s Square, you will cross all the Grand Canal admiring the main monuments as the Basilica la Salute, Gritti Palace, Peggy Guggenheim Collection and passing under the most famous Bridges: Accademia, Rialto and the Scalzi Bridge. The ideal experience to breathe the atmosphere of the ancient Serenissima.

The guide, will show you the most celebrated Venetian Palaces such as Ca ‘Dario, with its history full of dramatic and mysterious events; Ca ‘Rezzonico, with the stunning artworks of Canaletto, Tintoretto and Tiepolo; Ca ‘Pesaro, a bright example of Baroque style palace, Ca ‘D’oro, stunning building of flowery gothic; Palazzo Loredan Vendramin Calergi, the historical gambling house of the lagoon and many other breathtaking highlights!

After the Grand Canal you will come back to the starting point passing through the Giudecca Canal here you can see famous promenade of Zattere, Punta Della Dogana and the marvelous Island of San Giorgio with its monastery!

  • Timetable: every day at 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Please, be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Languages: English
  • Price: € 32 per person – Free under 2 years old

Additional information

Meeting point

San Marco 71 – Near to the Tourist Information Center- Our operator will hold a  signboard in which is written “GRAND CANAL TOUR”.


Shared live guided tour of Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal by a highly qualified English speaking local guide with microphone on a elegant motor launch

Know before to go

This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities – Mobile voucher accepted – For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”.

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