Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal And Secret Canals Semi-Private Tour

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Tour Information

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10.00am: April to October, 1:00pm: November to March
  • Departure Details :
    St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore some of the smaller, secret Venetian canals by motorboat on this 2-hour cruise and discover the neighborhoods of Cannaregio, the Jewish ghetto and Dorsoduro as well as the Grand Canal, too! While hearing anecdotes and history about the enchanting city from an onboard guide, look out for sights such as the Arsenale shipyard alongside intriguing lesser-known landmarks. See craftsmen at work at a gondola boat workshop, and then finish the cruise on a high note with a jaunt along the glamorous Grand canal and underneath Rialto bridge. Numbers are limited to 9 on this small-group tour ensuring personalized attention at all times.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in central Venice, near St Marks Square, and step aboard your motorboat for a 2-hour tour of the canals. While cruising away from the busy city center, exploring the lesser-visited canals, look out for the Cathedral di San Pietro di Castello. Hear how the sleepy-looking place of worship served as Venices primary cathedral for centuries before Marks Basilica was promoted from humble chapel status.

Pass alongside more quieter canals, seeing streets lined with drying laundry (a quintessential Venice sight), and enter the Porta del aqua city gates into the impressive Arsenale, Venice's historic shipyard and naval depot. Built at the start of the 12th century, the Arsenale grew to be one of Europes greatest shipyards, producing naval and merchant ships on a mass scale.

Relax as you cruise out of the old shipyard to the Cannaregio neighborhood, where some of the city's most charming canals are found. Work your way around the quieter waterways, seeing romantic canalside restaurants and bars

Then head into the picturesque area known as the Jewish Ghetto. Enjoy a break of roughly 15-20 minutes to walk about and take photos of the pretty streets, and then continue by boat along the backwater canals of Santa Croce and Dorsoduro.

Loop past one of Dorsoduros gondola workshops to see craftsmen at work producing traditional Venetian gondolas, and then cruise down the famous Grand Canal.

Have your camera ready to capture sights of the Baroque mansions and churches that line the busy stretch of water, and gaze at the thoroughfare of passing gondolas, vaporetto (water buses) and water taxis all jostling for space on the water.

Cruise beneath Venice's iconic Rialto Bridge, and return to the start point near St Marks Square where your cruise finishes.

Inclusions

Grand Canal ride

Professional guide

Transport by motorboat

Stop at the Jewish Ghetto

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Tour is not suitable for people in wheelchairs or with walking difficulties as passengers are required to step down onto the boat when boarding. The variation of the level of tides can make the vessel unstable.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it is canceled because the minimum isn't met, you will be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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