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Guided tour of the Grand Canal on motorboat

Duration: approx. 1 hour  Location: Venice
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Why choose this experience?

1 To navigate along the Grand Canal aboard an elegant motorboat
2 To learn about the Grand Canal in the company of an expert guide and to admire the elegant architecture from a different perspective along its banks
3 Because, between the Grand Canal and minor canals, you will discover the strange streets of Venice, an extraordinary tangle of canals that is unmatched in the rest of the world

An extraordinary Grand Canal boat tour in Venice to admire this amazing city from a better perspective… the incredible charm of this unique city will be shown in full!

Thanks to venetoinside.com you can treat yourself to an exclusive Grand Canal tour in Venice - price inclusive of the motorboat in Venice and guided tour – to get in touch with the true essence of Venice...

This unprecedented Grand Canal boat tour will allow you to admire the elegant buildings and numerous bridges situated along the 'main street' of Venice from a privileged position. A fascinating Canal Grande boat tour aboard an exclusive speedboat in Venice.

An experienced guide will tell the history and some curiosities about the Grand Canal and the beautiful buildings you will encounter during the motor boat tour of Venice. The principal route for the businesses of the ancient Republic of Venice, the Grand Canal is lined by beautiful homes built over the centuries by the Venetian nobility: the route along the Grand Canal transports you along the envied and stylish atmosphere of the golden age of Venice, when the Venice Republic reached its peak and the palaces along the Grand Canal hosted prestigious masquerade parties, receptions and banquets.

Helping you to recognize every building you see, the guide will entertain you for the entire duration of the tour of the Grand Canal in Venice. On board one of the luxury boats that usually whizz along the Grand Canal will be the highlight of your stay in Venice and you will understand why poets and writers such as Shelley, Byron, and Browning loved this city.

The best Grand Canal tour in Venice will allow you to admire the facades of some of the most famous palaces, such as the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, home of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection; the Ca' d'Oro, with its refined façade formed by overlapping small loggias; Ca' Pesaro, in an embellished Baroque style; the Fondaco dei Turchi that houses the Civic Museum of Natural History in Venice. Not to mention the numerous bridges that you will 'cross' from an unusual perspective: by passing underneath! Thanks to our fascinating Grand Canal Venice tour, you will appreciate the succession of structures that, while varying according to the different architectural styles that were established in the city, are characterized by the typical Venetian style that makes the buildings of Venice different from the rest of the world.

This unprecedented tour of the Grand Canal of Venice will take place between the main water artery of the city and some of the smaller and beautiful canals that are connected with it. In addition to visiting the Grand Canal you will learn about the peaceful atmosphere of the smaller canals and contemplate magical places only visible from the water!

An unforgettable experience of a Venice boat tour of the Grand Canal: a guided tour by speedboat to get in touch with the soul of Venice and the majestic evidence of its immortal past.

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(authorization no. 62027 dated 09/07/12 with determination no. 2052/2012)

Important info


from 1 April to 31 October, except for some days when special events may prevent access to the Grand Canal (e.g. the Redentore, the Historic Regatta, etc.)

Departure point:

Vittorio Emanuele II National Monument along Riva degli Schiavoni.

Departure time


4.45 pm

Languages available



Full: €49.00

children up to 5 years: €36.00
children from 6 to 12 years: €44.00

approx. 1 hour
  • Guided visit
  • Motorboat tour
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour departure time. At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

The tour will also take place in case of rain.

The tour will take place with a minimum of 4 participants, up to a maximum of 8/10.

Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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June 2015

Family with children


Reviewed on 24 Jun `15 - Booking No. 1511895

'Perfect introduction to Venice'

Guided tour of the Grand Canal on motorboat

The tour was excellent…we all learned interesting and fun things and the guide was marvelous. The tour was a splendid way to get away from the noise and chaos to tourist Venice

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September 2014

Young couple


Reviewed on 11 Oct `14 - Booking No. 0

'Venice from the water'

Guided tour of the Grand Canal on motorboat

We suggest a boat trip to everybody coming to Venice! The city looks so different from the water. Good tour with nice and knowleadgeable guide.

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