Venice Grand Canal tour

A Luxury Tour of the Grand Canal Aboard a Motorboat

Type: Small group tour (private options available)
Duration: 1 hour
Availability: Daily, weather permitting


A water taxi tour with a professional hostess along the Canal Grande to admire the main Venetian palaces facing the canal

The Grand Canal in Venice is Venice's main waterway that links the Santa Lucia train station with Saint Mark's Basin. It forms a large S-shape that winds between the city districts and is famous for the glorious palaces that line its banks.

This motorboat tour of the Grand Canal gives you the opportunity to discover the pretty architecture that defines Venice, including many stunning palaces. If you would like to add this tour to your holiday with us, or would like to find out more about our private motorboat tours, please contact your personal travel adviser.


Tour itinerary

With a professional guide on board, this tour takes you along the Grand Canal, which is considered the most beautiful "street" in the world. On this luxury motorboat tour, you can admire all the magnificent palaces overlooking the canal, with a wide range of architectural styles to embrace, include styles from the Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras. From the Church of Madonna della Salute onwards, one palace after another will pass your eyes, such as Cà Venier, Cà Foscari and Cà Rezzonico, followed by the Rialto Bridge, and then Cà d'Oro, Cà Pesaro, Cà Vendramin-Calergi and many more. The journey then takes you on to the Giudecca Canal, where you will discover other masterpieces, such as the Palladian churches of the Redentore and San Giorgio Maggiore.

If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.