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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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Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
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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.

  • 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
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Reviewed yesterday
Very enjoyable tour

I'd recommend this tour. Our guide Massimo was funny and informative. This was a great way to see the city from the canals. Part of the boat is enclosed, but the group was small enough that all of us could stand outside at the front...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 days ago
Terrible- Do not book ahead and find another Gondola Tour

My two friends and I arrived at 4:50 for a 5PM tour and could not find the service. I called in to the company to ask them to please direct me exactly where I should go, yet their directions pointed me to exactly where we...More

1  Thank Chin D
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Chin, First of all, if you submit this type of review it would be advisable to include full details - your booking number, tour date and tour name. Presumably it is your aim to be vague in order to just prove your point. Secondly,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing boat trip -highly recommended

Humorous and knowledgable guide. Only 8 people per trip and plenty of room to be outside or inside. Nice fairly intimate trip with very good english speaking guide Massimo. Had thought about doing a gondola trip afterwards but felt that after this trip nothing else...More

Thank Tabatha68
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Client, Thank you so much for your feedback and recommendation! We are happy to read our small group Grand Canal boat tour was an amazing and informative experience for you and we will certainly forward your comments to Massimo. Thank you for choosing our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Tour

Our guide was very informative and seemed passionate about telling us all about her beautiful city of Venice! We would definitely recommend.More

1  Thank Sandy Rob P
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sandy, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are very pleased the guide was informative and passionate about her city - we hope you learnt many interesting facts during the tour. We appreciate your recommendation and we hope to welcome you on our tours...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A fantastic hour

This tour was so well worth it. We took the 5pm tour time which was great for the weather and to round out the day. Our guide was Christina and we had 6 on our boat which was fantastic because we could stand up and...More

Thank Laura J
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Laura, Thank you for the 5-star review about the canal tour - we are very pleased it was a fantastic experience. Cristina indeed is very carismatic and knowledgeable so we have no doubt you learnt many interesting facts about Venice from her. Thank you...More

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Claire S
13 September 2018|
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Response from K H | Reviewed this property |
There should only be eight people on the boat so four can stay outside near the driver and four in the back outside also. However, I really think you will get better photos walking most places or else hire a private water... 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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