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Hidden Venice Boat Tour around Canals

boat ride

Hidden Venice Boat Tour around Canals

422 reviews
28 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Hosted in
English, Italian
boat ride

Hidden Venice Boat Tour around Canals

boat ride

Hidden Venice Boat Tour around Canals

422 reviews
28 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

The tour will last approximately 75 minutes. The main aim of this experience is to take you away from all of the overcrowded areas and to let you admire and appreciate the real Venice in a more intimate and fun environment, guided by a native Venetian! The main purpose of this experience is to get you away from the crowded area letting you admire and appreciate Venice in a more intime and fun environment guided by a native Venetian! ....Be prepared to be WOWED by the mysterious and romantic atmosphere that surrounds the canals and gives to the city a unique touch that not many people get to experience. During the tour I am going to guide you through all the most narrow and hidden canals where just locals go and I will tell you some Venice history and stories that are part of the local culture. However, during the tour we will also pass in front of all the famous historical sites like: The Grand Canal, St. Mark Square, Rialto, and Salute Curch.

Your host

Learn more about Francesco

Francesco

Hi guys, I am Francesco, I'm 28 and I'm a native Venetian. I am a traveller and open minded guy and I love to share the beauty of this city with people ! I’m a fully qualified Sommelier and a professional certified Tour Leader. I speak Italian, English and some French too. I've got great experience of organizing lots of different of events in Venice, including culinary experiences, chef’s residencies and even art performances. I am a passionate storyteller of Venetian history and I know all the canals better than what’s in my own pockets – I was piloting my own boat when I was just 13, so you’re in very safe hands with me! I love to show my guests the hidden wonders of Venice after sunset when it’s more peaceful and less crowded, so most of the time I offer this experience at night, but on request I can offer it in the daytime too!

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Where you'll be

Guests will love the atmosphere that the city takes from the water because it looks so calm and quiet and the canals look creepy and misterious. We will start from the crowded and busy area of the Rialto market, then we will cruise a more residential and authentic area where locals live, then the St.Marc bassin, where you'll have an amazing view of St. Marc square and of the bridge of sights; we'll then cruise again smaller canals and terminate.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The Tour lasts approximately 1h and 15 minutes. From time to time, weather conditions may mean that the canals and the lagoon could experience choppy waters, so if you easily get seasick, this might not be…

More tips

If you easily get seasick, this might not be recommended for you, but keep in mind that among canals rough sea almost impossible to find. Remember to go to the toilet before getting onboard!

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Francesco
Hidden Venice Boat Tour around Canals
422 reviews
$77/person
422 reviews
$77/person