Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour, Venice


Escape the crowds and visit the top sites in Venice on an exciting and scenic boat tour. Cruise the Grand Canal, passing the most important palaces, buildings, and bridges of the city, and then make a stop at San Giorgio Maggiore Island. As one of Venice’s least-visited islands, you’ll enjoy its peaceful atmosphere and climb the bell tower for panoramic views. Enjoy this unique experience, seeing the city from a completely different perspective and relaxing as you glide down Venice’s main “streets.”

The city's main waterway, the Grand Canal, serves as a passage for ambulances, cargo vessels, and gondolas, while its shores house the most beautiful palaces and bridges. You'll see them all, including the Cà d’Oro and Cà Pesaro palaces, Rialto Bridge, Rialto Fish Market, and the Accademia Gallery. From the water, view the incredible Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Then explore the city’s prettiest inner canals, Venice’s “backstreets,” to get a sense of how Venetians truly live. Along the way, your guide will divulge stories and interesting anecdotes that make this city, its monuments, and its inhabitants so special! 

When you’ve seen the most famous sights of Venice, you’ll continue off-the-beaten-path for something quite special. Few travelers take the time to visit the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Just across the water from St. Mark’s Square, this is where you can absorb the world-famous scene of Doge’s Palace and Venice’s waterfront. Enjoy a tour of the island’s basilica and its art and architecture. Afterward, you’ll have the option to climb the bell tower, which offers an incredible view over all of Venice.

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