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1-Hour Motor Boat Ride on Grand Canal

1-Hour Motor Boat Ride on Grand Canal

From US$ 189.64 per person

Take a water boat tour along the Grand Canal of Venice. Learn Venetian history and culture and savor tales and anecdotes about the most famous buildings and people that once lived along the most beautiful “highway” of the world.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, French, German
Private group


  • Join a 1-hour private water taxi tour of Venetian canals
  • Enjoy scenic views of the beautiful palaces
  • Have great photo opportunities of one of the most spectacular sights
Full description
Venice was built to be lived from the water and the Grand Canal is the most important and best-known arterial water road in Venice. Get ready to be blown away and enjoy your tour along the Grand Canal discovering Venice from a different perspective. Sit on your water boat and enjoy all the stories and comments regarding Venice and its palaces from your knowledgeable and qualified tour guide. Learn Venetian history and culture and savor tales and anecdotes about the most famous building and people that once lived along the most beautiful “high way” of the world. The tour will start and end in St. Mark’s Square and proceed in an “unconventional” way, showing you all the splendor of minor Venice. Then, your journey will continue through the minor canals of Venice. Return to the Grand Canal and proceed straight to the whole canal, going back to Saint Mark. Going slowly, see the haze rising on the water and the best of Venice with no noise. Visiting the Grand Canal of Venice in this way will be breathtaking, one of the most spectacular sights in the world.
  • Qualified guide
  • Motor boat ride
  • Hotel pick-up/ drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to sites (only external explanations)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on Saint Mark's Square, between the two big white columns (under the left columns of the lion).

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Maximum 10 persons for each water taxi
  • With high water, the tour will take place, but the tour might partly have to be adapted to weather conditions
  • This tour does not include entrance to main sites and it will completely take place outside (only external comments of the various sites will be provided)
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes are advised
  • The tour is not fully accessible for people with walking difficulties/ disabilities or wheelchairs. Please contact the local tour operator directly and you will be offered an alternative or more suitable route/ tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

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We were very lucky to be two in a boat with the very experienced guide Gabriela; as desired, it was more through the small canals with great insights into Venetian life.

August 5, 2017

A great start to the holiday

So busy and not too easy to find our guide at first, but once we did it was an experience that we will never forget. We learnt so much about Venice in such a short time. The guide was very friendly and passionate about the area.

September 27, 2017

Product ID: 91164