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Venice Small-Group Sunset Cruise by Traditional Venetian Boat

  • 2-hour Venice sunset cruise with Prosecco
  • Marvel at the kaleidoscopic sunset from a traditional Venetian boat
  • Cruise across the Venetian Lagoon and St Mark's Basin with an expert skipper-guide
Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat
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Sail across the Venetian Lagoon on this romantic, 2-hour sunset cruise. Get a new perspective on the towering cathedrals and historic palazzos that line the isles of Venice from aboard a traditional Venetian boat. Pop open a half bottle of Prosecco and soak up the glorious sights of St Mark’s Basin and Venice Lido bathed in the golden light of sunset. Tour numbers are limited to 11 people to ensure an intimate, personalized experience.
What to Expect
Choose from one of two afternoon departure times, and then meet your skipper-guide at central Venice’s Ospedele vaporetto (water bus) station. Your cruising vessel will be either a sampierotta fishing boat for smaller groups or a two-masted trawler known as a bragozzo for groups of 5 to 11 people. Both are traditional, handcrafted Venetian boats. Climb aboard and watch the iconic architecture of Venice recede as you make your way out into the Venetian Lagoon.

Admire a new perspective of St Mark’s Basilica and its neighboring bell tower as you cross St Mark’s Basin, and see the 16th-century fortress of Sant’Andrea. Soak in the sights of Venice Lido, San Clemente Le Grazie and more as your guide points out highlights of the passing scenery. At a particularly beautiful spot between the islands of Giudecca and San Giorgio Maggiore, your skipper will stop the boat so the group can enjoy bobbing up and down on the lagoon’s calm waters and toast the idyllic scene with complimentary Prosecco (soft drinks also available). 

As the sun descends towards the horizon, see the majestic beauty of the Venetian islands bathed in a rosy glow. Continue learning about the history of this magical place as your guide steers the boat back toward central Venice, where city lights will soon be turning on. Say farewell to your guide and fellow passengers back at the original departure point at the end of your 2-hour cruise.

Please note: from December to February, there is a maximum of 4 passenger per booking
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
21st birthday treat for my daughter!

This was a wonderful experience. I would recommend this trip to everyone. The guide was so knowledgable and so friendly. The whole experience was special and we made amazing memories.

Thank juneybum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Interesting and entertaining

We enjoyed a 5pm departure and Tomasso really made it an experience to remember. Getting to see areas of Venice we wouldn’t have otherwise, along with spectacular views of San Marco square, and talking us through the history over a few glasses of prosecco just...More

Thank KRO11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gain Knowledge of Unknown Marvels Beautiful Sunset Views of Venice

The best time to take this Cruise is the last sailing because it's when the sun begins to set, making all the sights one sees from the water look very attractive. Though everything was expertly set up for us by Il Bragozzo's kindly owner, Tommaso...More

Thank BTTMumbai
Reviewed 21 July 2018
Cruise of Venice

Had a great time, cruising in a small boat around Venice and it's adjoining islands. Got to see areas which were not on the usual tourist route and the skipper was a local with excellent knowledge of the history of Venice and its surrounds. The...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Great way to celebrate a birthday

We had a lovely sunset cruise with Tommaso (and an equally lovely bottle of Prosecco). Tommaso was very congenial and informative as we cruised around the various islands. It was the perfect way to spend a late afternoon, early evening - after a day of...More

Thank palmsGeorgia
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Ashley L
6 September 2018|
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Response from ahopefultraveller | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you email them. They are usually super quick at answering. They have a facebook page where you can contact them also.
Natalie s
6 September 2018|
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Response from Natzb84 | Reviewed this property |
No, as above you have to get to the meeting point. Get the Vaporetto from where you are staying.
Rahul C
16 August 2018|
Response from ahopefultraveller | Reviewed this property |
The passengers will be just your party. The route will depend on the weather and wind direction. No grand canal. Wonderful views as the sun starts to go down. We went to the northern lagoon, so Burano, Mazzorbo and saw... More
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