Venice Boat Tour With Grand Canal And Tower Climb

354 reviews

2 hours

Max 10

Why take this tour?


  • Cruise the Grand Canal in a private motorboat
  • Learn about the Rialto Bridge, the Rialto Fish Market, St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, and the Accademia Gallery
  • Dock at the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, and ascend the Bell Tower for stunning views of Venice
  • Sites Visited
  • Grand Canal (by private boat)
  • St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco)
  • Doge's Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Cemetery of San Michele (exterior)
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Rialto Fish Market
  • Accademia Bridge
  • Cà d’Oro Palace
  • Cà Pesaro Palace
  • San Giorgio Maggiore Island
  • Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore
  • Belltower of San Giorgio Maggiore (optional)
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided boat tour
  • Ticket for San Giorgio Maggiore Bell Tower
  • Headset

Take a boat: The best way to see Venice is from the water (& air!)


Verified Customer Reviews

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4.8 /5
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Latest reviews
The tour was excellent and our guide engaging. Great experience for most. However, one guest was unable to be ooutside the enclosed boat cabin due to over crowding and it diminshed the experience for him considerably. The ccompany should be clear about this aspect, and not overbook the boat!
Dean Frederick · Sep 08, 2022 · United States · Male · 65 to 74 years
This was a most enjoyable way of getting a great view of Venice from the water and our Tour Guide, Jenifer, was fantastic.
Cecil · Sep 04, 2022 · Ireland · Male · 65 to 74 years
Barbara was a fantastic and engaging tour guide
rachel · Aug 17, 2022 · Female · 45 to 54 years
Jennifer our tour guide was so amazing. A wealth of knowledge, so welcoming and friendly. I loved all of the tour. It was everything I was looking for. Jennifer knew every building we passed and could tell us about history, architecture, culture. Highly highly recommend.
Lydia · Aug 07, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
What a great way to see the canals of Venice! We saw much more of the waterways than on the other tours and water taxi rides that we have been on previously, and the view from the church tower was spectacular.
Paul · Aug 02, 2022 · United Kingdom · Male · 65 to 74 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
Piazza San Marco 1 (Doge's Palace). Please meet at the winged lion column in front of the Doge's Palace in Piazza San Marco.   

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
How many passengers can fit on the boat?
The boat we use for our private tour has a maximum capacity of 9 people. If you want to take the tour but have more people in your party please call us or write to [email protected] Small Children 5 years of age and under do not count in the 9 person maximum.
Is the bell tower climb always included in the tour?
Very occasionally San Giorgio Maggiore closes access to its bell tower due to liturgical celebrations and they aren't in the habit of giving us much advanced notice. If this happens on the day of your visit we will stop off on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore to enjoy the view from the island but will not be able to climb the bell tower.
Can the boat accommodate wheelchair users?
No. Unfortunately, the boat is not equipped to safely service wheelchair users.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.

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