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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 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!

 

Tour Details

The finer tour details:

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

Excludes: Optional gratuities

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

FAQ's

We accept most major credit cards and payment forms. Please see the bottom of our website for the payment types accepted.

Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.

All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.

No large bags or backpacks in museums, in churches shoulders and knees must be covered so bring a scarf to cover your shoulders. IF it’s a walking, bicycle or a countryside tour make sure to bring comfortable shoes.

It’s important for everyone to bring their ID

student or children for the museum

All tours are conducted in English only unless otherwise noted or requested. Other languages available for all private tours on request.

We recommend arriving 15 minutes before departure time for all tours and services

We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.

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.

Yes, visit our Get In Touch page for all our contact details.

Save time by browsing our website for ideas on romantic getaways, historic residences, palace and castle stays, beautiful views, good value vacations, classic Tuscan country holidays and top attractions. Stop by to chat with us about the best shopping and restaurants in Florence and Tuscany!

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)

Reviews

2 reviews for The Great Grand Canal Tour – Venice

  1. Laurie

    We loved seeing the Grand Canal by boat. It was a very different experience than a gondola ride and we are so glad we booked both. We learned so much about the history of Venice to the present day and soaked up sun on a magical afternoon. Highly recommend!

  2. Linda Hudes

    Our guide, Lara, was outstanding! She was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much about Venice and it’s history. Anyone guided by Lara will be enriched. Highly Recommended.

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