There are various departure times, the earliest is at 10 am and the latest is a 5.30 pm.
What It Is
Whether your travelling alone or visiting Venice with your family, friends or partner the Grand Canal Cruise is a fantastic way to explore Europe's famous Floating City, and with group sizes limited to a maximum of 10 people you'll enjoy a more personal tour experience.
Learn how the very first settlers arrived in the region, how they joined the cluster of islands, constructed their houses and built the Venetian Empire.
You'll pass by important historical landmarks such as the Doges Palace, San Marco Square and Campo Santa Maria Formosa, as well as magnificent of Byzantine and Gothic palaces with rich facades and balconies overhanging the canal. Also glimpse the city's only casino, Ca " Vendramin, and public university
On this cruise you will travel the entire length of the city, passing the 3 bridges which cross the Grand Canal, including Rialto Bridge, whilst engaging with the commentary of your onboard guide.
Your Experience With Grand Canal Cruise Tour Venice
Explore the Floating City of Venice by water with a 60-minute cruise along the Grand Canal and some of Venice's lesser-known waterways.
Combine two of Venice's most attractive features, its beautiful canals and its magnificent architecture, including palaces, piazzas, Byzantine Churches, and Rialto Bridge.
Learn about the city's history from a qualified, English speaking guide and take fantastic holiday snaps while cruising on your semi-private water taxi.
What Grand Canal Cruise Tour Venice Includes?
60 minute guided cruise on the Grand Canal, with detours to minor canals.
Expert English speaking guide.
Small group tour on private water taxi (groups size maximum of 10 people).
Things Before Go
The Grand Canal Cruise is available in Spanish on certain days/times.
Food and drinks are not included unless specified by tour provider.
Tours do not run on religious holidays or when specific events are taking place (Vogalonga).
Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Bring a sun hat and sunscreen is visiting during the summer.
Charge your camera and feel free to ask other travellers to take your picture.
Is It Suitable for Me?
If you want a laid-back sightseeing tour of Venice that this is an excellent option.
Ideal for families with children, for seniors, or for people with walking difficulties.
On this city tour there is almost no walking involved.
This tour has over 600 reviews on Viator, partnered with TripAdvisor, and an average customer rating of 4.5 which indicated that the Grand Canal cruise is a very good tour.
On Get Your Guide the tour has a 4.1-star rating.
Traveller highly recommend the 1-hour tour and say that it is a wonderful way to tour the city.
Best Times to Visit
The Grand Canal Cruise runs in all seasons.
Address / Pick up Location
Departure Point: Alilaguna ticket office, in front of the Royal Gardens next to Piazza San Marco
Not wheelchair accessible.
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