See the beautiful facades of palaces and noble residencies reflecting different architectural styles from eras gone by. From flamboyant Gothic-style constructions with brilliantly coloured frontages to the Eastern-influenced Venetian-Byzantine period housing, and the extravagant Baroque works, the many styles of architecture in Venice is truly amazing.
Be mesmerized by the beauty of Venice and make sure to capture all your wonderful moments on your camera.
Approx. 1 hourStart time
April - October: 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
November - March: 3:30pm
From Alilaguna Pier, in front of the Royal Gardens at San Marco. Follow the line of trees for around 100 metres to come to the Gardens entrance.
Please read the below instructions to find the meeting point:
Arriving by Water-Bus (Vaporetto): Get off at St Marco Vallaresso , turn right , cross over a small bridge and the Royal Gardens are located on your left after 100 meters.
Arriving on foot: From San Mark’s square, facing the basilica, turn right and walk to the waterfront, then take another right and walk past all the souvenirs stalls for about 200 meters, Royal gardens are located on your right.
same as starting point
Board your water taxi from the Alilaguna Pier, located in front of the Royal Gardens at San Marco.
Accompanied by a professional hostess, cruise down the Grand Canal, that reveals the magnificent facades of the palaces and lavish residences at the water edge. See the diverse range of architectural styles in the properties that were adopted by noble Venetian families through the years.
Get a wonderful view of some of the most iconic monuments of Venice including 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 the fascinating stories behind these sites.
Your tour takes place on a small motor launch, allowing the boat to cruise along some of the minor canals and explore a more hidden side of Venice which most tourists miss.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
Passengers have to reach the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Overall the Grand Canal tour in a water taxi was a good experience but we felt a bit short-changed. The tour was supposed to last 1hour but in fact only lasted 45 minute...Ruth Carson-Byrne, United Kingdom, 01/Jul/2017
Quick, easy, smooth and wonderful experience. Had a great time with utmost convenience. Since we were travelling with an infant, it was very comfortable. The only issue we faced...Kunal Seth, India, 17/Aug/2016