The Grand Canal meanders through Venice and a cruise is an excellent way to see the city’s landmarks: palazzos, courthouses, markets and bridges. The French writer, Philippe de Commines in the 15th century described the Grand Canal as the “finest street in the world”
A visit to Venice is incomplete without a cruise on the Grand Canal. Don't miss!
14 Feb 18 - 11 Mar 18: 3:15pm; Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
12 Mar 18 - 31 Mar 18: 4:30pm; Daily
1 Apr 18 - 21 Oct 18: 4:00pm; Daily except Sunday & 4:30pm; Sunday
22 Oct 18 - 31 Oct 18: 3:15pm; Daily except Sunday
1 hour (approx)Start time
14 Feb 18 - 11 Mar 18: 3:15pm
12 Mar 18 - 31 Mar 18: 4:30pm
1 Apr 18 - 21 Oct 18: 4:00pm & 4:30pm
22 Oct 18 - 31 Oct 18: 3:15pm
Tour departs near St. Mark's Square Go to the entrance to the Royal Gardens near San Marco Square. The gardens are on the water side of St. Marks Square.
Please read the below instructions carefully to help you find the meeting point.
Directions from St Mark’s square: Facing St Mark’s basilica, turn right and walk to the waterfront and after passing the two giant columns, turn right again – Walk along the waterfront full of street souvenirs vendors, after 200 meters on your right find the Royal Gardens. Avventure Bellissime tour coordinator will have a sign with the name of the tour written on it.
Arriving by Water-Bus (Vaporetto): Get off at St Marco Vallaresso stop , turn right , cross over a small bridge and after a few meters you’ll find the Royal Gardens on your left.
If you get off at St Zaccaria waterbus stop: Turn left and walk along the waterfront until you will find the gardens on your right (approx 10 minutes walk from this stop to meeting point)
Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.Ending Point
The tour ends at St Marks Sqaure.
Hop on the motor launch at the meeting point to begin your Grand Canal Cruise.
Cruise down the Grand Canal, from where you will get a wonderful view of some of the most iconic monuments of Venice such as the Santa Maria della Salute, Ca d’Oro and the Rialto Bridge. Your guide will point out all the buildings of interest on the way and enthrall you with fascinating stories from the past.
The mini motor launch allows you to cruise along some of the minor canals that will show you the hidden side of Venice which most tourists never see.
Your cruise will end at the original point of departure.
Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Your tour guide will be holding a sign with the name of the tour written on it
The tour was well organised and started on time. We were a small group which was great and the guide spoke very good English, was very knowledgeable and friendly. My only...Diane Francis, United Kingdom, 21/Sep/2017
This is a great tour if you wanting a short tour (1 hour) of the Grand Canal in Venice. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. It was a great way to see the...Danielle Walton, United Kingdom, 07/Sep/2017