The Great Grand Canal Tour - Venice

Enjoy a Grand Canal tour and discover why Venice is the sublime capital of masked carnivals, reveries, intrigue and romance!

The Great Grand Canal Tour-Venice

A grand experience with an extra-small group and an excellent guide!

Highlights of the The Great Grand Canal Tour-Venice include:

  • Coast along Venice’s Grand Canal, an extraordinarily beautiful and unique highway
  • Spend time with our guides, who have their fingers on the pulse of Venice, knowing every mossy step, mist-filled corner, crumbling facade, and skeleton in the cupboard!
  • Marvel at the stately procession of sumptuous palaces gazing proudly upon centuries of comings and goings
  • Listen to tantalising stories about sumptuous palaces and sites along the waterway
  • Experience the lifestyles of the rich and famous with a spicy sprinkling of gossip from those in the know
  • Find out which locations were used in famous films and discover celebrities’ favorite local hang outs
  • Meet our charming bronzed water taxi skippers who have ferried world-famous celebrities and been stunt drivers for blockbusters such as the 007 epic ‘Casino Royale’
  • Enjoy the luxury of a small group of no more than 10 adults

Don’t forget your camera!

You can choose to do The Great Grand Canal Expedition as a private or small shared group experience.

Tour Details

The finer tour details:

Includes: Quality Venice tour guide, small group guarantee, deluxe motor launch (speed boat)

Excludes: Optional gratuities

Meeting time & dates: 4.15 pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays from 2 April – 31 July and 1 September-31 October except August.

Meeting point: Opposite the entrance to the Royal Gardens, near St. Marks Square. Our guide will be there with an ArtViva sign.

Tour ends: At St Mark’s Square/Royal Gardens

Tour length: approximately 1 hour

Minimum participants: 4 persons

Maximum participants: 10 adults

Weather: This tour runs rain or shine

Meeting Point

Our guide will be there with an ArtViva sign.
Opposite the entrance to the Royal Gardens, near St. Marks Square.
S. Marco, Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italia


Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the churches! Travelling in hot weather? Don’t worry, you can drape a shawl over your shoulders.

If you enjoyed your tour and would like to give your guide a token of appreciation, tips are happily accepted. When asked, the office staff recommends whatever amount you feel comfortable with giving.

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Yes. ArtViva, The Original and Best Walking Tours is an ASTA registered company based in Florence, Italy, respecting national and international laws and regulations regarding tourism. (Chamber of Commerce Number 516411)

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