Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

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38 reviews   (4.39)

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Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Take a romantic evening cruise along Venice's canals aboard a modern Venetian boat. This evening tour by comfortable boat takes you along Venice's famous Grand Canal, and allows you to explore further than a traditional Venice gondola allows. You can choose to speed along for one or two hours with your very own boat and personal guide.

What's Included

Private tour

Private Venice water taxi hire (1 or 2 hours)

Professional guide

What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, you will receive a 0% refund.

What To Expect

Canal Grande
Navigate on board an elegant water taxi the famos s-shaped canal, the Grand Canal

• Admission Ticket Free

Piazza San Marco
St. Mark's Square has always been the most important Square in Venice and it has been defined as "the most beautiful drawing room of Europe".

• Admission Ticket Free

Doge's Palace
The Doge's Palace is one of the finest example of Venetian Gothic style. It was the residence of the Doge, and the political and judicial heart of the city.

• Admission Ticket Free

San Giorgio Maggiore
The island of San Giorgio Maggiore is located right in front of St. Mark's Square. On the island there is a 6th-century Benedictine church designed by Andrea Palladio.

• Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore
The Church of the Redeemer was designed by the architect Andrea Palladio and built as a votive church to thank God for the deliverance of the city from a major outbreak of the plague.

• Admission Ticket Free

Giudecca is an island separated from Venice by the Giudecca canal, which is the largest one of the city.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna
The Ca' Pesaro is a Baroque marble palace facing the Grand Canal built by the Venetian architect, Baldassarre Longhena, who also designed the church of the Salute and Ca' Rezzonico, for the noble and wealthy Pesaro family.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ponte degli Scalzi
At the beginning of the Grand Canal, the "barefoot bridge" connects the Railway station to the rest of the city.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ca' Rezzonico
It is a particularly notable example of the 18th century Venetian baroque and rococo architecture and interior decoration, and displays paintings by the leading Venetian painters of the period, including Francesco Guardi and Giambattista Tiepolo. Nowadays it hosts a public museum dedicated to 18th-century Venice (Museo del Settecento Veneziano)

• Admission Ticket Free

Museo Wagner
Designed in the 16th century, it now hosts the casino of Venice.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ca' d'Oro
The Ca' d'Oro or Palazzo Santa Sofia is a palace on the Grand Canal . One of the oldest palace in the city, its name means "golden house" due to the gilt and polychrome external decorations which once adorned its walls.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ponte di Rialto
Pass under one of the most iconic symbol of Venice: the Rialto Bridge.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ponte dell'Accademia
The Accademia Bridge is the only wooden bridge in Venice.

• Admission Ticket Free

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
The Peggy Guggenheim collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th-century palace, which was the home of the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim for three decades.

• Admission Ticket Free

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
In the 17th century Venice experienced an unusually devastating outbreak of the plague. As a votive offering for the city's deliverance from the pestilence, the Republic of Venice vowed to build and dedicate a church to Our Lady of Health (or of Deliverance, Italian: Salute).

• Admission Ticket Free


Best way to see Venice and the Grand Canal
Tyler_H, 03-10-2022
Wonderful boat tour around Venice. I would recommend this tour instead of a (overrated) gondola ride. Our tour guide met us at the ticket stand and took us to our private taxi boat. Couldn't ask for a better hour around Venice--even in a little rain. The only confusing thing about the reservation is the ticket says you need to show up at the ticket stand and exchange the voucher prior to the tour. This wasn't needed--we ended up meeting the guide at the ticket stand at our tour's time.
Great way to get an overview of Venice
kathymattison, 22-09-2022
This tour is a Must Do to get a feel for Venice. We understood Venice much better after seeing it all by boat. Our guide Alisa (hope I am spelling her name correctly) was excellent. She gave us history and stories and information on everything that we saw. We highly recommend this tour. It was well worth the two hours.
Venice from the water
Rock_J, 18-07-2022
Simona was a superb guide, with a deep well of knowledge about Venice and a most engaging personality. She brought Venice to life and made all of us wish we could spend more time here. As she said at the beginning of the tour - Venice is a city on and of the water, and the best way to see the city is from the water. We agree.
Absolutely Beautiful Canal Boat Ride in Venice
Desnee_H, 26-06-2022
The most memorable part of this trip was seeing things that you would just never see in Venice unless you had weeks to spend here (e.g. the hands sculptures at the military base). Our guide, Catti, was absolutely terrific. There was a long delay with the boat, however - about 30 minutes. It was a lovely evening so we are glad that we waited, but we should not have had to. The tour was entirely by water - which is what we wanted. Some reviewers experienced part boat/part walking tours but we did not, it. It has been the highlight of our trip to Venice!
Great tour of Venice
Tony G, 22-06-2022
Elissa was a fantastic and knowledgeable host. A native of Venice, she had a wealth of history To share.

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