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Venice Grand Canal Tour on a Small Boat

Imagine sailing down the romantic Grand Canal of Venice, absorbing the history and beauty of the most spectacular ‘street’ in the world. Constructed over many centuries, the incredible palaces enhance the canal with their elegance and sophistication. This mix of architecture makes the Grand Canal the unmissable place it is today. But can you transport yourself back in time to when there was still gardens, with men constructing gondolas? When stone masons chipped away, and carved the magnificent stonework of Venice? Your knowledgeable, English-speaking guide will take you there, explaining the different style and periods of the palaces, and why, for instance, there are both eastern and Moorish windows. You will be entertained by stories of the palaces and their owners. The facades of these stunning buildings are only visible from the water and were built to be most appealing from that viewpoint, so you’re in the best vantage point. You will understand why the great writers Browning, Shelley and Byron were so inspired by this city. You will also explore the quieter waterways, with the many picture-perfect bridges and the quieter side of Venice. This laid back tour in a motor boat gives you a comprehensive view of the city, covering areas that you would not otherwise visit. Bring the family and friends, all ages will love it.

starting time 4 30 pm


  • 60 minutes afternoon private motor launch tour of Venice’s canals
  • Scenic views of beautiful palaces as you cruise the Grand Canal and minor canals
  • Learn the history of city of Venice and how it was built on the water
  • Great photo opportunities as you pass through picturesque canals
  • English speaking guide with microphone


​​​​​​• Professional English speaking guide
• Private water taxi
• Guided tour of the Grand Canal and small canals

Notes and Advices

• This tour is not suitable for people in wheelchairs or with walking difficulties as passengers are required to step down onto the boat when boarding. The variation of the level of tides can make the vessel unstable
• Operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately
• Maximum group size is 10 people on each boat plus guide. There can be more than 1 boat leaving at the same time