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Semi Private Grand Canal 1-Hour Boat Tour provided by Avventure Bellissime

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Overview
The best way to discover Venice is by water. Zip around the city in style on this comfortable motorboat tour, quickly taking in many of its famous landmarks. Learn about Venice’s history from your guide, and enjoy the company of a small group on your boat. Discover the drama of the Grand Canal and venture down the smaller canals that most visitors often miss.
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Royal Gardens
Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyEntrance to the Royal Gardens , on the waterfront of St Mark's Square - You'll meet Avventure Bellissime tour coordinator outside the gardens , in front of the wrought iron Gate holding a sign with the name of the tour and Avventure Bellissime logo written on it .
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    Canal Grande
    Stop: 60 minutes -
    Enjoy a 1 hour tour of the Grand Canal and minor canals conducted by our English speaking guide in a small group of 8/9 people
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    Pass by Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo
    Pass by Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto
    Pass by Cannaregio
    Pass by Rio de S. Trovaso
    Pass by Giudecca
You'll end at
Royal Gardens
Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyEntrance to the Royal Gardens , on the waterfront of St Mark's Square - You'll meet Avventure Bellissime tour coordinator outside the gardens , in front of the wrought iron Gate holding a sign with the name of the tour and Avventure Bellissime logo written on it .
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Highlights
  • See more of Venice in a short time aboard a comfortable, zippy motorboat
  • Discover many of the city’s popular landmarks from the water’s edge
  • Explore the smaller canals that many other tours miss
  • Learn about Venice’s thousands of years of history from your guide
What to Expect
This tour begins around the corner from St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco). Climb aboard your comfortable motorboat with a small group for company, and set off down the Grand Canal. On the tour, you see many of the city’s most popular landmarks, from St. Mark’s Basilica to the Doge’s Palace. Take photos of the numerous churches and palaces, and catch glimpses of public squares such as Campo Santa Maria Formosa. As you go, your guide will share stories from Venice’s long history. The motorboat’s speedy pace means you see more on this tour than on a slower gondola ride. Venture down the city’s smaller canals, which many visitors bypass, for a first-person experience of Venice’s old-world feel. The tour ends near St. Mark’s Square.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Royal Gardens, Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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, please dress appropriately
  • Boats are partly covered and partly uncovered – In the open area there is room for 8/9 people “ normal size “ .
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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PompeyWhite wrote a review Feb 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom74 contributions27 helpful votes
Just 9 of us enjoying great views of Venice. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AvvBell, Manager at Semi Private Grand Canal 1-Hour Boat Tour
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Dear Client, Thank you for tour 5 star feedback, we appreciate your recommendation! If you could let us know either your tour date or reservation number we will be happy to forward your comments to the right guide. Thank you for joining our Venice tour. Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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Eileen T wrote a review Feb 2020
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I went to see Venice in the beginning of February with temperatures in the mid to high 40 F degrees. The boat tour was very comfortable and seats up to 14 people max. The quality of the speakers tend to be a little staticky and I couldn't hear her words clearly, since the guide
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AvvBell, Manager at Semi Private Grand Canal 1-Hour Boat Tour
Responded 4 Feb 2020
Dear Client Thank you for providing your feedback. I understand that overall you had a nice experience on our tour. The tour operates with max 8 people per boat (more people would not fit) so I am a little bit perplexed about your comment about 14 people - perhaps you mean 14 people split between two boats? All boats are equipped with a mike so that you can hear the guide clearly. I am pleased to read the guide was knowledgeable and I hope you learnt a lot of interesting facts about Venice from our expert guide. Thank you for joining! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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Spencer P wrote a review Jan 2020
Boise, Idaho18 contributions4 helpful votes
I agree with the other reviews. Very nice tour and overview of the city and surroundings. Tour guide was great. As others mentioned, the meeting spot wasn't super clear, even though I read all the instructions and every review to try to get hints as to the meeting spot. If
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from AvvBell, Manager at Semi Private Grand Canal 1-Hour Boat Tour
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear Client, Thank you for your positive feedback about our small group boat tour in Venice. I am glad our tour gave you a good overview of the city - if perhaps you could let us know either guide's name or your tour date we will certainly forward your comments to the right person. I don't know if you booked directly with us or via a reseller so it's difficult for me to comment on the instrucitons you received about the meeting point. Our direct clients receive the following info: MEETING POINT: Entrance to the Royal gardens, waterfront of St Mark’s square. Our assistant will be holding a sign with Avventure Bellissime Grand Canal Boat tour written on it. Directions from St Mark’s Square: Facing St Mark’s Basilica, turn right and walk towards the waterfront. Once you arrive at the waterfront turn right again, and following the line of trees. After a 100 metres you will arrive at the entrance of the Royal Gardens. There is only one gate to access the place and it's the only area with any trees nearby St Mark's so it should be pretty easy to find. Our office is just a call away in case you have any trouble with locating the correct spot. As Venice is a bit different than other cities it's recommended to possibly check the meeting point location in advance to ensure you arrive on time at the correct spot. Our guides have a sign with tour name and our company's logo on it. If you are booking through a reseller our sign will just have our logo and tour name, it won't have the logo of the reseller as the tour is operated by our company. The boats are equipped with a mike so that you can hear the guide clearly. Should you have any trouble hearing the commentary during the tour please mention it to the guide and they will assist you as best they can. I understand that overall you are satisfied with tour contents and if you ever decide to visit Venice again we will be happy to welcome you on our tours! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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Panda&Polar wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore48 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a really informative tour guide - Christine. Although it was only a one hour tour, she made sure she provided as much information as she could - and we really saw another beautiful side of Venice. Am very glad we didnt cancel our trip even though friends kept telling us
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Response from AvvBell, Manager at Semi Private Grand Canal 1-Hour Boat Tour
Responded 26 Dec 2019
Dear Client Thank you so much for your 5 star review. Venice truly is a gem and a unique city in the world and I am happy you had an enjoyable time exploring Venice on our boat tour. Indeed Venice should be seen and visited from the water. I will certainly forward your comments to our expert guide, thank you for joining our tour! Kind regards, Alekandra Sales Dept
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donna836 wrote a review Nov 2019
Greater Melbourne, Australia21 contributions5 helpful votes
This tour is a good way to see around Venice. Our guide was very informative but hard to hear if you sat at the back of the boat.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Responded 17 Nov 2019
Dear Donna, Thank you for your feedback. I am happy the tour was entertaining and informative. All our boats are equipped with a mike so that you can hear the guide clearly. Did you inform the guide you had trouble hearing their commentary? Thank you for joining our tour! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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TimWandMelG
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Turns out this is a one hour boat tour/one hour walking tour. Great guide though
We very much enjoyed our Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Small Group Tour by Boat organiz
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We had tour guide Mark for the walking tour. He was amazing! Great sense of humor, very informative and knowledge
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fantastic day with Beauriful Christina
Wonderful private walking venice tour, professional and knowledgable english speaking guide Christina and our whole
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gaynorjoy1967
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Stunning Scenery
Small group tour in minivan, tour guide was Nicolo who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth the early ge
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jadeash88
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Great tour!!
Really enjoyed the tour! It was really informative and interesting. Our guide, Christina, was lovely! She really we
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jeanninej428
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Walking Tour and Grand Canal Tour
Our tour guide was Christina and was excellent. She gave our very small group a wonderful walking tour, with much h
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Coastal719793
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Family with teenage kids
Excellent tour. Excellent guides both on the walking tour and Grand Canal tour. Good tour of St Marcos Basilica Inf
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DayTrip595447
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Worth the time and money
Our guide was Christina P Piagozzo and she was excellent!! She was very knowledgeable and answered all if our quest
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DayTrip595447
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Worth the money and time
Our guide was Giulia Tamai and she was excellent!! She had many stories and antidotes about the market and Venice.
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Charlotte P
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100% worth doing.
The Doge’s palace part got cancelled as there was limited numbers but we got refunded. Scarlett who took us on the
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onthecuspnora
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Best of Lucca & Pisa
This was not a tour at all. The driver did not introduce himself or speak much at all. He merely drove us to Luca
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OntarioLeslie-7
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Venice walking tour and boat tour
Great! Tour guide knowledgeable and approachable. Meeting point for morning tour needs more definition. We were la
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Mary R
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St. Mark’s After Dark - beautiful
As I write this I am saddened to hear of all the flooding...we were there in October when the weather was beautiful
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Restaurant_Regular80
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Great day out in the Dolomites
I set out early with my two children and got to Tronchetto by 7.40am. We met the driver at the waterbus stop, he i
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Dolomite Mountains day trip
Our tour guide was Marco. We had a fantastic magical day in a winter wonderland. Snow everywhere, the mountains wer
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