Venice Islands Sunset Cruise With Prosecco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30pm: June 1 – August 17, 7:00pm: August 18 – September 11
  • Departure Details :
    Riva degli Schiavoni, 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

Enjoy magnificent views of the Venice islands on a 1.5-hour sunset cruise. Head out in the cool of the evening and float across St Marks Basin, past the island of Guidance in the Venetian Lagoon, and out toward the age-old island monasteries. Admire the tranquil waters as you glide along, and as the sun sits heavy on the horizon. After the ride, you will arrive in a restored Venetian palace to drink a glass of Prosecco or a soft drink sitting in their beautiful garden.

Highlights

  • Free drinks included
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Step aboard your boat near San Zaccaria Church in Venice, and enjoy fine views of the city from the water as you embark on your cruise. Marvel at the ancient waterside buildings and bridges as you glide across St Marks Basin, past the island of Giudecca and into the Venetian Lagoon.

Cruise gracefully past the ancient monasteries on San Clemente, San servolo and San lazzaro degli armeni islands, as the suns rays cast an orange glow over the Italian brickwork. These small islands sit a little south of the city itself and have been home to monks, pilgrims, crusaders and soldiers for centuries.

Cruise toward the small island of SantAndrea, home since the 16th century to a large fortress that was built to defend the city and protect it from attack. Let the crew navigate you expertly along as the sun sits heavy on the horizon, leaving you time to take advantage of the spectacular light to take as many photographs as you like.

Then, continue to the island of Vignole, a pleasant setting enjoyed by both the Romans and Venetians as a vacation destination. Finally, cruise towards its neighbor, SantErasmo, a place once used as a port for the islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Today, SantErasmo is best known for its fresh fruit and vegetables that are grown in abundance. After 1.5-hours out on the water, return to the start point where your cruise finishes.

The tour will stop in a typical Venetian Palace to give you the chance to sit in a beautiful and peaceful garden and drink a glass of prosecco or soft drink.

Inclusions

Transport by boat

1 glass of prosecco or soft drink after the taxi ride

Private guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Aug-2018

    we went on a small boat that some people were stuck with barely a view to see the sunset. Also the location said saint marks square - its not in saint marks square. I don't know just not worth it.

  • 15-Sep-2017

    This tour was in a water taxi size boat, so only a couple of people can sit at the back, the rest are inside, so very hard to see the sights and take photos. Meeting place was very hard to find, no one there to welcome or guide you. Very disappointed with this tour.

  • 26-Aug-2017

    Really, Really disappointed with this tour. More like a quick dash to get it over and done with!! Firstly, you must have a minimum of four people for this trip or it gets cancelled. We went out on the lagoon to be 'whipped' around as quick as possible in less than an hour. I was expecting us to stop every now and then with the opportunity for pictures. We got taken to a small hotel for Prosecco and expected to stay there for half an hour take insect repellent for this. We were bored after 10 mins and asked to leave for only the trip to end less than 5 mins later. More time on the water with Prosecco on the boat would have made this trip feel much more special.

  • 23-Aug-2017

    Well what a disappointment, we went to St Mark's Square as instructed, but no Alilagura Office to be found. As the tour operator never answers phone or email messages, again we missed out and wasted even more money. Absolutely hopeless. Another disaster courtesy of Bucintoro. Has something gone wrong with Viator since TripAdvisor took over or what? Just seems to be a shabby show compared to when I used this organisation 4 years ago. Very unimpressed.

  • 23-Oct-2016

    We enjoyed the tour very much. I like that it was a small group. We went to many of the sites that were on our must see list and others that I didn't know about and wouldn't have seen otherwise. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I wish we could have had more time at Park Guell, though.

  • 10-Oct-2014

    We were late by 10mins, we arrived at 7:10pm but the tour had left. Our watertaxi took longer than usual. There were 4 of us and considering we were a group there might have been some flexibility and the tour wait.
    Very disappointed, would not recommend to anyone as there is no flexibility for overseas clients who can take a little longer to arrive.

  • 09-Oct-2014

    when we left with the boat a terrible thunderstorm begun.
    We saw nothing just two hours of darkness and terrible navy rainfall

  • 09-Oct-2014

    This seemed like such a wonderful thing to do, and it should have been. Unfortunately, it was not, but I want to say up front it was not at all Viator's fault. The meeting place and time were described well enough. Unfortunately, the tour Co. rep. was over one half hour late, causing a near panic to those of us trying to figure out what was going on. My husband and I happened on a group of others who were also clueless and looking for the rendezvous person. When she finally showed up, she had no explanation, apology- didn't even clearly identify herself, only held up a puny little sign and kept saying "stay with me" but didn't tell us anything about what was going on- very disorganized. While we were waiting, huge black clouds came in, all in a matter of minutes, and looked very ominous. Since this was supposed to be a sunset cruise with many sites to observe, it seemed they should cancel it, due to the sudden and ominous weather. This woman communicated absolutely nothing, just walked around, frantically pacing while she was on the phone. She then disappeared down the dock to a waiting boat. Next thing we knew, we were all being ushered onto the boat, in spite of it being nearly pitch-black due to the onset of the weather. But, the hors oeuvres/alcohol were on the boat, so we were going. The entire cruise was in darkness (night eventually did kick in, and we got nearly an hour late start, due to her lateness, etc.) and we were sailing in the midst of a raging storm- no exaggeration. Lightning and thunder were flashing every few seconds. Luckily, my husband and I decided to embrace this as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The boat even ran aground for a few minutes, caught on a sand bar of some sort. He was great in getting us out, a real trouper driving this boat through this weather. The trip should have been cancelled when this weather came in- the fact that it wasn't showed how mercenary this tour company was, not to cancel. Too bad- a lovely idea handled badly.

  • 22-Sep-2014

    The tour guide was 40 min late. So by the time we got started sunset was halfway over. The second half of the trip was completely dark, we couldn't see anything but bugs flying around on the boat. The host put out appetizers and then sat at the front the whole time. Didn't even talk to us.

  • 15-Sep-2014

    It was not Viator's fault that it was overcast but all we did was go around in a circle in an old, loud and smelly boat and there was no guide to tell us about what we were seeing.

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