Grand Canal Boat Guided Tour: an excursion by boat to discover the palaces and history of Grand Canal of Venice
A ride on Grand Canal by boat with an official guide: bookings at best price, the meeting point, hours, fares and prices, seasonality and useful information.
Grand Canal Boat Guided Tour - Grand Canal - Venice
Grand Canal Boat Guided Tour: € 32 per person. Free under 2 years.
This tour permits to take a ride on a boat starting from Saint Mark's Square and make an entire route along the Grand Canal of Venice.
It is also knowns as the most beautiful street of the world due to the impressive magnificence ot its palaces, rich of history and also able to tell anecdotes and mysteries happened during 1000 years.
Comfortably sitted on a motor-boat driven by an highly qualified crew you'll listening to the guide telling you tidbits about Salute's Basilica or Ca' Dario Palace and Ca' Rezzonico; the first being built on a project by Longhena to celebrate the end of the plague that shocked Venice in 1630; the second being famous to bring bad luck to its owners and the third being the richest Seventeenth Palace of Venice with magnificent frescoed ceilings, nowadays an important museum keeping a wide painting collection (Tiepolo, Guardi, Carriera).
But the 3.8 Km of the Grand Canal keep more architectonical gems such as Palazzo Corner della Ca' Granda, Palazzo Dolfin Manin (belonged to the last Doge), Rialto Bridge and Ca' Pesaro, nowadays a civic museum with an important painting and sculpture's collection.
Among the other palaces also the beautiful Ca' D'Oro and Palazzo Loredan Vendramin Calergi, where Richard Wagner died in 1883, which today houses the Venice Casino and many more!
This tour includes a specialized official tour leader which provides information on board.
The tour is available in English.
Grand Canal Boat Guided Tour's Price
Price per person: € 32. Infant from 0 to 2 years free.
Meeting Point of Grand Canal Boat Guided Tour
– The meeting point is in Saint Mark's Square 71/f, near to Tourist Information Centre.
– The ending point is also Saint Mark's Square.
Duration of Grand Canal Boat Guided Tour
– 1 hour
Hours and days of Grand Canal Boat Guided Tour
Hours: every day at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Meeting time: 15 minutes before.
You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”. By presenting the voucher upon arrival - mobile voucher are accepted - to the representative you'll receive ticket to get on board.
Cancellation policy for Grand Canal Boat Guided Tour
Reservation can be cancelled with no charge up to 72 hours before the tour.
Accessibility and useful information for Grand Canal Boat Guided Tour
– This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
– Comfortable shoes suggested.
– The tour could be shared with guests not belonging to the same party.
– No maximum participants.