Venice by Boat - Small Group Tour

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muticolored Venice houses over water of Grand canal, Italy
muticolored Venice houses over water of Grand canal, Italy
Venice, Italy, the island of the San Michele, monumental cemetery of the city
Venice, Italy, the island of the San Michele, monumental cemetery of the city
View on San Servolo, Venice
View on San Servolo, Venice
Venice roofs from above. Aerial view of houses, sea and palaces from San Marco tower
Venice roofs from above. Aerial view of houses, sea and palaces from San Marco tower
Venice cityscape - view from Campanile di San Marco. UNESCO World Heritage Sit
Venice cityscape - view from Campanile di San Marco. UNESCO World Heritage Sit
Panoramic view of Canal Grande with colorful houses and famous Rialto Bridge in the background in Venice, Italy
Panoramic view of Canal Grande with colorful houses and famous Rialto Bridge in the background in Venice, Italy
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What To Expect

Join this group orientation to Venice by boat, led by a social historian.

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Venice
Departs From:
Venice
Meeting Point:
Equestrian statue in the middle of Campo Ss. Giovanni e Paolo
Duration:
2 hours
Availability:
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 5:00 PM
Product Code:
7385
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

There is no better way to get acquainted with Venice than by water. Inseparable from the city itself, the canals and waterways of Venice have inspired the musings of Hemingway, Byron, and James, among others.

This Venice by Boat orientation is designed to give you a taste of the rich history and architecture of Venice. While we'll spend our last hour passing through the iconic Grand Canal, the first portion of our journey will allow you to get acquainted with some of the smaller islands, such as San Michele and San Servolo, which have played historic roles in Venice and continue to do so, with San Servolo currently used as a site for international conferences and events. From our private boat (which is covered), our docent will point out the important aspects of these islands, as well as introducing you to the characteristics of the different Venetian neighborhoods, known as sestieri.

A veritable jewel box of opulent Venetian architecture, the Grand Canal, which serves as the main artery of Venice, will end our orientation. Our docent will point out noteworthy sites and palazzi, as well as help you get oriented to this complex and unique city.

As an orientation, this experience is lighter in flavor than our in-depth walks and is usually led by docents who currently live, or have lived, in Venice for a number of years. We will spend a certain amount of time explaining the sites along the route; but we will also try to situate you in the city, orient you to the major areas, and answer any of your questions. In short, it is an excellent walk to take at the beginning of your stay here.

Includes

  • Services of a docent

  • Boat rental

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 12 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • Minimum of 2 guests per booking is required. Private tours are available for solo travelers.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 6 guests.

  • Tours are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather.

  • Please make it a point to arrive promptly for the appointment as we have a fixed time with the boat.

  • Passengers are advised to dress warmly as it is cooler on the open water. Temperatures also drop in the evening.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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