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Venice Grand Canal Small Group 1-Hour Boat Tour

Highlights
  • See more of Venice in a short time aboard a comfortable, zippy motorboat
  • Discover many of the city’s popular landmarks from the water’s edge
  • Explore the smaller canals that many other tours miss
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Venice Grand Canal Small Group 1-Hour Boat Tour
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Overview

The best way to discover Venice is by water. Zip around the city in style on this comfortable motorboat tour, quickly taking in many of its famous landmarks. Learn about Venice’s history from your guide, and enjoy the company of a small group on your boat. Discover the drama of the Grand Canal and venture down the smaller canals that most visitors often miss.

What to Expect

This tour begins around the corner from St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco). Climb aboard your comfortable motorboat with a small group for company, and set off down the Grand Canal.

On the tour, you see many of the city’s most popular landmarks, from St. Mark’s Basilica to the Doge’s Palace. Take photos of the numerous churches and palaces, and catch glimpses of public squares such as Campo Santa Maria Formosa. As you go, your guide will share stories from Venice’s long history.

The motorboat’s speedy pace means you see more on this tour than on a slower gondola ride. Venture down the city’s smaller canals, which many visitors bypass, for a first-person experience of Venice’s old-world feel.

The tour ends near St. Mark’s Square.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Very nice

If you only have s few days in Venice, this is a nice, comprehensive tour of the Grand Canal. Knowledgeable guide and the boat tour is longer than the short Gondola ride.More

Thank Heidi W
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Heidi, thank you for your positive comments! We presume you are referring to the Small group Grand canal boat tour? We are very happy to read you enjoyed the tour and we hope you learnt manyb interesting facts about Venice from our knowledgeable English...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Organised!

The day we took our boat tour with this company, we'd already been left standing on the docks by two other boat tours, that were either overbooked and left us or the boat just didn't show up. It was a huge relief when avventure bellisimme...More

Thank Andrew M
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for your positive feedback about our Small group Grand canal boat tour with English speaking guide. We are very happy to read you are satisfied with the tour contents, logistics and our guide Paola's commentary. We hope you learnt...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Best tour of Venice

A small group (6 or 7) in a water taxi, with a friendly, professional guide. It was the highlight of our visit.More

Thank John S
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear John, Thank you for your comments about our Small group Grand canal boat tour. We are very happy to read the tour was the highlight of your Venice stay. We hope to wlecome you on our tours again in the future! Kind regards, Aleksandra,...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018
perfect insight

nice trip through small canals takes you close to interesting places giving you all lots of background stories

Thank typofuzzy
monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Dear client, thank you for your feedback about our boat tour in Venice - we are glad you enjoyed the trip and learnt a lot interesting facts about our unique city. Thank you for touring with us! Best regards, Aleksandra, Sales Dept

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile
Almost Perfect

The Only criticism of the whole thing was the beginning. The email clearly states that there is a sign with the company name on and the name of the tour. There is not. Everyone there was wandering around looking for a sign or a rep...More

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monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Dear client, thank you for your comments. The tour operates with max 8/9 passengers per boat so that everyone is comfortable to admire the palazzos located along the Grand Canal and take pics. Our guides usually recommend standing at the back or at the front...More

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paul812018
25 April 2018|
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Response from GrandadSouthEast | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. Room is limited and there are no life jackets. I also think youngsters would get bored as the tour lasts best part of an hour. Try a river taxi where you can get on and off when u want to. Enjoy ur stay but... More
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