Venice by Boat - Private Tour

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muticolored Venice houses over water of Grand canal, Italy
muticolored Venice houses over water of Grand canal, Italy
View on San Servolo, Venice
View on San Servolo, Venice
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
Venice cityscape - view from Campanile di San Marco. UNESCO World Heritage Site
Venice cityscape - view from Campanile di San Marco. UNESCO World Heritage Site
Venice roofs from above. Aerial view of houses, sea and palaces from San
Venice roofs from above. Aerial view of houses, sea and palaces from San
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What To Expect

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

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Venice
Departs From:
Venice
Meeting Point:
The Equestrian statue in the middle of Campo Ss. Giovanni e Paolo
Duration:
2 hours
Availability:
daily at 4:00 PM; 5:00 PM;
Product Code:
7393
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

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

  • Hotel pick-up can be arranged with an additional fee. Please inquire.

  • 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

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 44 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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