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Grand Canal small Boat tour

a cruise excursion in Venice

Duration: 1 hours
Languages: EN
  • Local prices from local partners
  • Timely return to your cruise ship
  • Cruise friendly cancellation policy

The Grand Canal of Venice is the most spectacular 'high street' in the world. The beautiful palaces were constructed over hundreds of years and slowly the Grand Canal became what it is today.

Our tour helps you to imagine what the Grand Canal was like when there were still gardens, 'squeri' (where the gondolas were built), warehouses, and stone-masons. Why are there so many palaces with differing styles of architecture? Why are there those moorish and eastern style windows? Our guide will entertain you with stories of the most historical palaces (many having famous owners). Our narrated tour helps you recognize each palace, who lived where, and to discover why the poets & writers such as Shelley, Byron, & Browning loved this city.

The tour starts outside the Ticket Office Ali Laguna close to the Royal Gardens few steps from Saint Mark's square 

This 60 min tour includes a cruise along the city's more secluded waterways to enjoy the picturesque small bridges and 'off the beaten track'' sights, to introduce you to a quieter Venice.

Venice was built to be appreciated from the water, the facades of the city can only be seen from the canals. This boat tour is enjoyable for all ages and gives your feet a well-earned rest! Our boat tour in a private motor-launch gives you a great overall view of the city, covering many of the sestieri (areas).

Why this excursion?

  • DISCOUNT FOR CHILDREN: special discount for age 0-6 years and 6-12 years
  • Highlights Included
  • Views of beautiful palaces along the Grand Canal and smaller secluded canals
  • Luxurious motor launch
  • A glass of the famous Bellini cocktail

Important remarks

  • SUMMER departures (1 april till 31 october):
  • daily: 4.45pm
  • WINTER departures (1 november till 30 november and 1 february till 31 march):
  • monday till friday: at 3.30pm
  • Tours run rain or shine
  • Minimum of 4 people and maximum of 10 people on board
  • Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before departure
  • The Standard ShoreBee Cancellation Policy applies


  • English speaking guide 
  • Glass of Bellini Cocktail

Not included

  • Tips

Start location

The boat tour starts outside the ticket office Ali Laguna close to the Royal Gardens few steps from saint mark's square

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Summer, daily, 16.45pm

Departure at 3.30 pm daily during summer (1st April till 31st October). Price per person. Children (0-6 years and 6-12 years) get special discount.

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