Grand Canal

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About Grand Canal, Venice

Nearly four kilometres long, this canal is the lifeline of Venice’s water traffic (of private boats, vaporetti (water buses), and the gondolas), and one of the prettiest sights in this pretty city. It’s supposed to follow the course of an ancient river, and the area near the Rialto Bridge is supposed to be one of the first sites colonised around the river. Speaking of bridges, the canal has four: Rialto, the Ponte Degli Scalzi, the Ponte dell'Accademia and the Calatrava Bridge; the last of these is new, but the former three are historical and architectural treasures in their own right.

The canal, as you see it today, has been forming over the last thousand years, as it’s been a historically important trading stop. The 170 buildings that line its sides show the stunning architectural evolution of Europe! – Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, Classical and Baroque! And the fantastic piazzas aren’t’ to be missed.

The annual Regatta Storica and the accompanying boat parades are some of the grandest sights Venice has to offers – so do drop in on the first Sunday of September. Waterbuses and gondolas are the perennial favourite ways to get along the canal.

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Grand Canal Information

  • Buy a day pass for the vaporetto (waterbus) and take both day and night rides. Both are special.
  • Beware of pickpockets.
  • Don’t carry luggage with you onto the water.

How To Get To Grand Canal by Public Transport

  • Every ferry line in Venice.

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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner
View Deal Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner 574 Reviews | Duration: 2 hours From USD 91.73/person

For the quintessential Venetian experience, take a serenaded gondola ride on the canals of Venice, followed by lunch or dinner – depending on your afternoon or evening selection. You'll swoon to the magic of Venice on your 35-minute gondola ride as you coast down the Grand Canal. Then, wend your way through the city’s romantic minor canals while listening to the serenade. Enjoy a two-course meal at Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant, located near Teatro La Fenice (La Fenice Theater).

Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
View Deal Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Veni... 56 Reviews | Duration: 4 hours From USD 87.76/person

Take an exciting and tasty 4-hour food experience through Venice city center around the Rialto bridge and market area. Lots of food, wine and sightseeing led by local top-rated expert.

Venice Gondola Experience
View Deal Venice Gondola Experience 102 Reviews | Duration: 30 minutes From USD 33.9/person

A gondola ride is the most enchanting and unique way to explore Venice and experience its unique atmosphere.

Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour
View Deal Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour 23 Reviews | Duration: 1 or 2 hours From USD 61.77/person

Take a romantic evening cruise along Venice's canals aboard a modern Venetian boat. This evening tour by comfortable boat takes you along Venice's famous Grand Canal, and allows you to explore further than a traditional Venice gondola allows. You can choose to speed along for one or two hours with your very own boat and personal guide.

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