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Venice Grand Canal Small Group 1-Hour Boat Tour

  • 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
Venice Grand Canal Small Group 1-Hour Boat Tour
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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.

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Huge disappointment

If doing this tour be sure to be first or last onto the boat as the limited outside seating is at the front and the rear of the boat - enter in the middle and that’s where your will be stuck - down below with...More

4  Thank Martin P
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Martin, I believe we already answered your email directly so I will just include the same information for anyone's attention. Our Grand canal boat tour operates with 8/9 people per boat and guide as per tour description and video available on our website. Did...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Set your wxpectatiins

This is enjoyable if you go in understanding what this is. The boat is just a water taxi that the tour company rents for an hour. To be clear, this is not an open air boat but a covered (mostly) boat. Everyone was disappointed. There...More

3  Thank paigekowalski
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Client, Our small group grand canal boat tour operates with max 8/9 people per boat and on our website you can view a video about how the tour operates and what type of boats we use. There is an open space part and the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Grand Canal Tour

Venice is the most distinctly different city in the WORLD! The best way to take it all in is with a Grand Canal Tour. The boat was comfortable and the weather was AMAZING to be on the water. Our tour truly allowed us to view...More

2  Thank miasoulsistah1
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile
Limited seating

The tour took place in a covered water taxi restricting the views of the beautiful canal. Was expecting more of an open boat with better seating. We and other guests were fighting for space outside of the covered area for picture taking.More

3  Thank HollyHof
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Dear Holly, thank you for your feedback. You did not mention the tour type, date or your booking number os I can offer just a general reply. Assuming you are referring to the small group Grand Canal boat tour - this tour operates with max...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile
Very nice

If you only have s few days in Venice, this is a nice, comprehensive tour of the Grand Canal. Knowledgeable guide and the boat tour is longer than the short Gondola ride.More

Thank Heidi W
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Dear Heidi, thank you for your positive comments! We presume you are referring to the Small group Grand canal boat tour? We are very happy to read you enjoyed the tour and we hope you learnt manyb interesting facts about Venice from our knowledgeable English...More

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Response from GrandadSouthEast | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. Room is limited and there are no life jackets. I also think youngsters would get bored as the tour lasts best part of an hour. Try a river taxi where you can get on and off when u want to. Enjoy ur stay but... More
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