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Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tour

Explore some of the smaller, secret Venetian canals by motorboat on a 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.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Luxurious motor-launch (max 8/9 people per boat)
    • Stop at the Jewish Ghetto
    • Grand Canal ride
    • Enter via the “Porta dell’Acqua“ into the impressive Arsenal, the historic shipyard of Venice
    • Stop by a Gondola Shipyard in the charming Dorsoduro district
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Meals
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

    View the magnificent St Mark's Square and Doges Palace from the water

    Stop At: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy

    Enjoy a 1-hour tour of the Grand Canal and minor canals lead by our English-speaking guide in a small group of 8/9 people

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

    Learn about the Magnificent Rialto Bridge as you pass by on your boat

    Pass By: Arsenale di Venezia, Campo San Biagio Castello 2148, 30122 Venice Italy

    View the magnificent Arsenal of Venice during your guided 2-hour cruise by boat

    Stop At: Campo del Ghetto, 30121 Venice Italy

    Enjoy a walk in the fascinating Jewish ghetto of Venice

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Cannaregio, Venice Italy

    Enter some of the back canals of the picturesque Cannaregio district

    Pass By: Basilica Concattedrale di San Pietro di Castello, Castello 70, 30122 Venice Italy

    See the first basilica of Venice in the Castello district

    Pass By: Dorsoduro Dorsoduro 190, Venice Italy

    Cruise down some of the charming canals of Dorsoduro district

    Pass By: Ponte dell'Accademia, Campo de la Carita, Venice Italy

    Pass by the Accademia gallery and bridge as you tour the Grand Canal

    Pass By: Santa Croce, Venice Italy

    Cruise some of the small canals of the Santa Croce district

    Pass By: Ponte degli Scalzi, Ponte Degli Scalzi, Venice Italy

    Pass by the Ponte degli Scalzi near the train station, the third bridge connecting the two sides of the Grand Canal

    Pass By: Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth - Chiesa degli Scalzi, Cannaregio, 54, 30121 Venice Italy

    See the Baroque church Santa Maria di Nazareth as you cruise down the Grand Canal

    Pass By: Squero di San Trovaso, Rio San Trovaso, 30170 Venice Italy

    See the famous Squero San Trovaso, one of the oldest and still active places where gondolas are built

  • Departure Point :
    Royal Gardens, Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • 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
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Boats are partly covered and partly uncovered – In the open area there is room for 8/9 people "normal size"
    • During high water, the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Avventure Bellissime

Activity ID: V-2635GRANDCANAL

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