Water activity

Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon

4.6 / 5

53 reviews

Activity provider: Vidal Venice Tours

Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon

Activity provider: Vidal Venice Tours

From US$ 61.55 per person

Enjoy an aperitivo whilst taking in the sights of Venice from the lagoon. With your local guide at the helm, you will be shown the highlights of the city whilst enjoying snacks and local beverages.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Explore Venice from the water whilst enjoying delicious wine and snacks
  • Take a tour of the island of Venice as you learn its history
  • Experience Venice like a local as accompanied by a local host
Full description

You will begin by boarding a "topa" boat (motor boat) on which you will experience an authentic Venetian aperitivo. This drink will be enjoyed as you take in the stunning views of Venice from the outer lagoon and its magical islands. As soon as you begin cruising your host will begin serving you drinks and snacks. The experience will last about 1.5 hours, during which you will get to see the city's most iconic views. These city highlights include San Marco, Giudecca, Lido di Venezia, and much more. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide will drop you off back to your tour starting point. This is not a private tour, as you will share the experience with other guests.

  • Boat tour
  • Safety jackets
  • Soft drinks and alcohol
  • Snacks
  • Full meal
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People prone to seasickness

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Meeting point

• You can easily find "Fondamenta delle Zattere al Ponte Lungo" on Google maps here: https://goo.gl/maps/jiSbEHm3ZtPWkVzn8 • Please don't use Apple Maps, it will take you to the wrong location

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • This experience is perfect for singles, couples, families, and groups of friends
  • If you easily get seasick this might not be recommended for you, but keep in mind rough seas are rare in Venice
  • Keep in mind this is not a private tour and you might share the tour with other guests
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 53 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
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The boat ride was fine, but not a romantic experience at all since we were paired with strangers (although they were nice people) The aperitif was not much- two small cups of Prosecco and a bag of chips- hardly like the description promised. The only saving grace was the very personable guide Alessandro and the beautiful scenery.

May 23, 2022

The tour with Alessandro was one of the absolute highlights of our stay in Venice. The young man was lovable, polite, approachable and showed us places and views that we had never seen before despite staying here a few times. We had a lot of fun and we will definitely recommend it. Rainer and Maria

October 30, 2021

An unusual boat trip through the lagoon and along the many small islands, on which you will learn many interesting facts about Venice's long and fascinating history. The young "Captain" Allessandro, who had a lot to tell in perfect English, was particularly committed, nice and easy-going. Recommendation: dress warmly outside of the hot summer months!

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October 14, 2021

Product ID: 350496