Water activity

Venice: Grand Canal Boat Tour

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

Venice: Grand Canal Boat Tour

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

From US$ 32.18 per person

Enjoy a boat tour on the Grand Canal of Venice, where you will see the bustling Venetian waterfront and iconic historical landmarks like the luxurious Hotel Gritti, Ca' Pisani Moretta, and the ancient Rialto Bridge.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
French, Italian, English, Spanish, German


  • Cruise along the Grand Canal of Venice in a motorboat
  • Admire the new, modern glass bridge, Della Costituzione, built near Calatrava
  • See Venetian patrician homes, traditional palazzos, and famous churches
  • Pass through the bustling Venetian waterfront
Full description

Hop into a motorboat and cruise down the Grand Canal of Venice. See dozens of palazzos, mansions, churches, and iconic bridges that span the waterways. Marvel at the ancient Rialto, the oldest and most famous bridge, and then admire the modern Della Constituzione, a glass bridge constructed near Calatrava. Pass central Venetian patrician houses, home to art collections, museums, and university seats. See major city and state institutions like Ca' Grande and Ca' Balbi, and the luxurious hotel Gritti.

Catch a glimpse of the bustling casino at Ca' Vendramin Caliergi, and the soirees' palace Ca' Pisani Moretta, before passing through international communities like Fondaco dei Tedeschi. You will also get to see the grand religious edifice of La Madonna Della Salute.

  • Hostess
  • Motorboat
  • Cruise
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour does not run on Vogalonga (date is not fixed, but usually in May), on Christmas (Dec. 25 and 26), or on New Year's Day.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 413 reviews

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Thoroughly recommend this trip. A beautiful boat with a small group of people made the experience feel very special. An excellent way to view Venice and learn more of its history, even if a little difficult to hear the guide at times, this did not however detract from the tour of this stunning city.

July 28, 2022

The tour guide was quite good and provided a wealth of information about Venice and the palaces along the grand canal. The tour took 1 hour. The water taxi used was ok. It was a typical water taxi but that meant there were only a few seats to stand up in the back and a couple of folks should stand in the front. That meant everyone else was in the covered section where it was quite warm and hard to see. While it was still an enjoyable tour, the taxi used could have been better.

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July 20, 2022

Great service, although at first I had a hard time finding the meeting point. In our small group of 7 people (2 of ours could not come) there are people with disabilities, so they went the day before to find the place. In front of the royal garden and just as a starting point. But not where vouchers should be exchanged, as I had booked online. Here you have to give more precise info. Eventually we found and Our Guide Elisa collected us at the voucher exchange place and took us to the boats. Here we were in trouble for a moment with the handicapped person, the boat and the moving platform made a moment of panic. But congratulations to Mr. della Barca and Elisa we did it great. And our friend was more than happy to have succeeded. We are Germans but some of us speak Italian and we have chosen the Italian language. Elisa would stop if I just had to explain a little. Really deserves this tour. TOP price and service

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June 19, 2022

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