Glorious Grand Canal Tour

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in The Italian Lakes

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Glide along Venice’s most famous waterway on a luxurious journey along the Grand Canal and take in the glamour of Venice, monumental palaces brimming with stories of spine-tingling histories, and locations used in films such as "Casino Royale". Hear of the trials and tribulations of some of the most enthralling figures from Venice’s tantalizing past. Fascinating stories of intrigue (and just a touch of gossip). All this and more on a small group tour led by Venice’s best guides in the know. Don’t forget your camera.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Canal Grande, VenetoSnaking through the historic city centre is Venice’s most famous and iconic waterway, the Grand Canal. With Venice’s greatest guides accompanying you on this small-group boat tour, we bring to life the glamour and the gloom, the scandals and splendours of one of the world’s most intriguing cities. With unique vantage points possible only from the water, this tour offers stunning vistas of splendid monuments and mansions.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Venetian Lagoon, VenetoConstructed over the marshy Venetian Lagoon, Venice sits perched upon a series of petrified pillars submerged deep into the earth below the murky waters. Having evolved into one of the ancient world’s most powerful maritime powers for centuries, Venice amassed great wealth that went into the splendid palaces balanced above the water and lining the city’s majestic aquatic corridor.Brimming with scandal, hear about the enthralling happenings that took place within the historic and majestic edifices that line the watery highway of Venice.With no more than 10 adults on this Grand Canal tour, your expert Venice guide will share tantalising tales of the lifestyles of the rich and famous throughout Venice’s tumultuous history that dates back over a millennium. This is the perfect blend of past and present merged with a touch of glamour and gossip on a luxurious small-group tour along Venice’s most famous waterway.Duration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Expert boat driver
  • Local guide
  • Luxury motorboat
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande

What’s not included

  • Gratuities


  • Family friendly
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water