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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 5 days ago
Worst part of our Venice stay

We booked four tickets for the 5 PM tour but got there 7 minutes late and it was gone. We called Avventure Bellissime at 4:50 PM to tell ‘em that we’re passing Rialto on the #2 line water bus but were told that it has...More

1  Thank Mike A
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Mike It is pretty common in many countries to be punctual for the services that you booked - be it a train, a tour or another type of service. Our boats are booked for a specific time and the tour needs to start on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Expensive tour with disinterested guide

It is not so easy to find the tour as the instructions say to go to the palace gardens, there are extensive wharfs here and the tour could be leaving from anyplace. We arrived 30 minutes early, though it did say to come 15 minutes...More

2  Thank K H
monica368, Direttore vendite at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear K H, Thank you for sending your feedback. Our clients' comments are very useful in order to understand where we need to improve our tours and, in general, our services. All our guides are experienced professionals who work with us for many years (in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great start of trip to venice

On my trip we were 8 people on the boat and everybody had the upertunity to sit outside to enjoy the fresh air, and to take good photos from the sights we pased. The guide spoke good english with a clear accent, so she was...More

Thank lars588
monica368, Direttore vendite at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear lars588, Thank you for your very positive feedback about the Small group Grand Canal boat tour. This is a tour that we highly recommend to our clients because you can see and discover some hidden gems of the city if you navigate the Grand...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Not so nice

Going through the canals of Venice it’s amazing on itself. This tour it’s good because you go with a really small group but in our case we though that the guide was kind of “robotized”. She gave us all the information in an automatic manner...More

1  Thank henriquevale
monica368, Direttore vendite at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear henriquevale, Thank you for your feedback about our Small group Grand Canal boat tour in Venice. We are really surprised that you were not very keen on our guide because all our guides are very professional and we try to have more guides working...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Basic tour of Venice, but not for photo ops

As other reviewers have noted do not take this ride if you plan on taking pictures since it is an enclosed boat. If you want to take pictures make sure you get to the back of the boat where it is open. The space can...More

Thank Andrea J
monica368, Direttore vendite at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Andrea J, Thank you for your review and tips. Our Small group Grand Canal boat tour is an introductory tour to Venice from the "water perspective". We use the motor-launches which have permissions to navigate in the Grand Canal and minor Canals of the...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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Or can be booked in advance through Viator
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