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Grand Canal Tours and Activities

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Venice is a city built on water, and the Grand Canal (Canale Grande) is its bustling main street. Lined with sumptuous Venetian palaces and crowded with gondolas, water taxis, and vaporetti (public ferries), this thoroughfare is a feast for the senses. The Grand Canal winds its way through the central neighborhoods of Venice from the Santa Lucia train station to St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), passing under the iconic Rialto Bridge along the way, and functions as the scenic main artery for transporting both people and goods around the City of Canals.

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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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Experience Venice in the most Venetian way possible: via a shared gondola ride while being serenaded. Choose between an afternoon or evening ride and then hop on the six-person gondola by a gondolier who is clad in traditional garb. Then begin the ride, as part of a group of eight different gondolas, with a singer aboard one of the boats. In addition to the song being sun to you, enjoy the sites of Venice's main landmarks, including the grand Canal and Palazzo Barberino.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.26
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$46.26
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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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Explore the famous sites and hidden charms of Venice on this walking tour, followed by a ride through the city’s canals on an iconic gondola. Follow your local guide through a romantic maze of surrounding backstreets to discover some of Venice’s lesser-known gems. Learn the fascinating history of Venice as you wander through narrow alleys and over stone footbridges, and then hop aboard a Venetian gondola for a leisurely ride along the Grand Canal.
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  • 2 hours 9 minutes to 2 hours 27 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.78
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Once-in-a-lifetime virtual tour in Venice alone RoamFromHome

Once-in-a-lifetime virtual tour in Venice alone RoamFromHome

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Due to the international health crisis Overtourism has disappeared in Venice. I want to seize this opportunity to offer all travellers who are unable to see Venice in person a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As a journalist, I shot this short video reportage in a unique time for Venice. Through the video I will show you Venice's most celebrated places.For the very first time you can enjoy these place on your own with no one else besides you. I will let you hear the fascinating and yet uneasy stillness enwrapping Venice and its canals night and day at this particular time. Those of you who have already been to Venice will be filled with awe while virtually seeing these places in a totally different light. Those who have never been to Venice will definitely feel the need to see it in person in a short time. How does it work? Check the calendar, book it and you'll receive a link to enjoy the experience when you prefer (doesn’t matter date and time that you choose on the calendar).
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$10.41
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$10.41
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Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

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See the best of Venice in a day on a tour that combines a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal. Hear the history of St. Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a guide, and visit St. Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreets and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.17
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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice

Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice

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Explore Venice's famous canals on a guided gondola ride through the city. Meander beneath bridges and along quiet, peaceful stretches in a traditional Venetian boat, taking in sights such as the Rialto Bridge and Campo Manin as you go. Join up to five others—along with your expert gondolier—in enjoying one of Venice's most leisurely and original pastimes, and don't miss this chance to experience the Grand Canal from the water.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.74
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$37.74
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Small Group or Private Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine

Small Group or Private Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine

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Taste your way through the backstreet bars of Venice on this delicious food and wine tour. Follow your local guide to different ‘enotecas’ (wine bars) to discover where local Venetians go to drink and mingle. At each stop, sample regional wines and Prosecco served alongside plates of the popular Venetian appetizers called ‘cicchetti.’ Group size is limited to 12 to ensure a personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.31
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

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Feel the romance of a classic Venetian experience with a serenaded gondola ride through Venice’s famed canals, capped off by dinner or lunch at a renowned local eatery. Settle into a traditional gondola boat for a ride through the Grand Canal and some of the city’s smaller waterways, while onboard musicians provide a passionate soundtrack of Italian ballads. Savor an authentic Venetian meal at the top-rated Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant to conclude your enchanted evening or afternoon tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.48
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$113.48
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Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola

Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola

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First time in Venice? Maximize your time in the city with a full-day itinerary that ticks off all the most memorable attractions. Stroll across the Rialto Bridge and browse the lively Rialto fish market, then hop aboard a traditional gondola for a romantic cruise along the Grand Canal. Next, access St. Mark’s Basilica and gaze down over the city from the cathedral’s rooftop terrace. Finally, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the grandiose Doge’s Palace. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$157.04
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Venice Super-Saver: Doge’s Palace, Walking Tour & Grand Canal Boat Tour

Venice Super-Saver: Doge’s Palace, Walking Tour & Grand Canal Boat Tour

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Explore the best of Venice at a 10% discount with this Super Saver combo of three popular tours. Skip the line at the Doge’s Palace, where you can wander through ornate public rooms and across the notorious Bridge of Sighs. You’ll also head to the front of the long queue at St Mark’s Basilica to tour the dazzling interior of this Byzantine masterpiece including Pala d'Oro and enjoy a guided walking tour of Venice’s hidden gems. Finally, cruise down the Grand Canal aboard a motorboat and soak in the majestic passing scenery.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.22
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Semi Private Grand Canal 1-Hour Boat Tour

Semi Private Grand Canal 1-Hour Boat Tour

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Experience the beauty of Venice by boat on this Grand Canal tour of the city built on water. Glide through the placid waters past palaces, churches, gardens, and bridges as you make your way along the iconic waterway. Then journey into some of the minor canals on this luxury motorboat. Bring the magic of these liquid streets to life on a tour that’s ideal for lovers, photographers, and travelers!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.96
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Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tour

Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tour

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Discover Venice’s hidden gems on a 2-hour cruise through the city’s secret canals. Watch scenes of daily Venetian life as you glide through the lesser-known neighborhoods of Cannaregio, Dorsoduro and the Jewish Ghetto. A guide will share insight into the city’s history, architecture and local legends. For a grand finale, head out into the wider waters of the Grand Canal and float beneath the iconic Rialto Bridge. Numbers are limited to nine people on this small-group tour for a more intimate experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.00
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Venice Gondola Experience

Venice Gondola Experience

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Explore the romantic canals of Venice the way that locals have for centuries on a 30-minute shared gondola ride. Climb aboard one of the ornate carved vessels and settle into your seat as a professional gondolier navigates past ancient palazzos, under footbridges and through scenes of daily life in the captivating city-on-the-sea. It’s a quintessential Venetian experience not to be missed!
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.05
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Venice Gondola Ride & Magic glassblowing

Venice Gondola Ride & Magic glassblowing

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Enjoy two quintessential Venetian experiences on this combo glassblowing and gondola tour. Watch a master artisan transform molten glass into unique and delicate art at a factory showroom near St. Mark's Square. Then, cruise through the city's famous waterways on a gondola ride that takes you along the most beautiful stretch of the Grand Canal and past landmarks like Teatro La Fenice and the Punta della Dogana while listening to audio commentary.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.26
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30-minute Private Gondola Ride in Venice

30-minute Private Gondola Ride in Venice

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Reserve a classic Venetian experience with a private gondola ride through Venice’s romantic canals. Enjoy a beautifully crafted boat and professional gondolier just for your party as you glide down the Grand Canal and smaller waterways, passing historic palaces and landmarks like Mozart’s home and the Rialto Bridge. Book ahead to guarantee a private ride for you group and avoid the hassle of negotiating a price on the spot.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.04
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Venice Street Food Tour with Local Guide with Local Food Market Visit

Venice Street Food Tour with Local Guide with Local Food Market Visit

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Taste your way through the canal city on a street food tour of Venice. Walk through gorgeous squares, see impressive churches, and visit the bustling Rialto Market. See Campo Santa Margherita, the Grand Canal, Basilica dei Frari, San Polo, and much more. Savor Venetian specialties like cicchetti, buranelli, tramezzini, and tiramisu.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.13
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Fall in Love in Venice: Romantic Gondola and Typical Venetian Savors

Fall in Love in Venice: Romantic Gondola and Typical Venetian Savors

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Treat your partner to a romantic evening in Venice with a private gondola ride followed by a traditional Italian meal at a charming Venetian restaurant. A private gondolier will guide you through the picturesque canals of Venice where you’ll take in such sights as the Barbarigo Palace and the Accademia Bridge. Then you'll enjoy a traditional, multi-course Italian meal at a lovely Venetian restaurant.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.69
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Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Venice Including Meal

Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Venice Including Meal

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Beat the crowds at the Hard Rock Cafe in Venice for a rock ‘n’ roll night out complete with stunning canal views. Skip the long line when you arrive and head straight to your table. Enjoy classic American fare surrounded by memorabilia from all your favorite musicians, and customize your experience with your choice of a 2- or 3-course meal.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Morning Walking Tour of Venice Plus Gondola Ride

Morning Walking Tour of Venice Plus Gondola Ride

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Combine a morning walk through Venice with a gondola ride for the perfect Venetian day. Get to know the canal city better with a guided tour led by an experienced local. Then watch the sights drift by from the water as you cruise through Venice in a gondola. This combined tour is an excellent way to experience Venice.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride

Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride

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Soak up the best of Venice by land and by water in one convenient half-day package. Tour inside the splendid Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica with a guide, discover the ancient art of glassblowing with a live demonstration, and glide through the city’s famous canals on a romantic gondola ride. Later, continue exploring at your own pace with an included ticket to the Procuratie museums of St. Mark’s Square and a self-guided tour using a special smartphone app to navigate through the city’s maze-like heart.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.52
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Venice Combo: Walking & Gondola Ride Tour

Venice Combo: Walking & Gondola Ride Tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Stroll down the narrow alleys of Venice and encounter enchanting squares • Take a classic gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller canals • Embark on a 2.5-hour tour with a professional experienced guide - See Venice from the land and water on a 2-hour combined stroll through the fabled quarters of “La Serenissima”, and a gondola ride along the quiet canals. See the unusual façade of La Fenice, and hear curious stories about the Venetian Republic.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.74
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Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

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Enjoy a real taste of Venice on a tantalizing lunchtime tour of the Rialto Market and discover the city’s impressive culinary credentials. Follow your guide on a tour of Venice’s foodie hotspots, browse the fresh produce at the city’s famous markets, and tuck into traditional cicchetti (Venetian tapas) at a local inn. Finally, sample fine regional wines and prosecco at the city’s legendary Bacari bars, then leave armed with plenty of recommendations for where to shop and dine in the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.35
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Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade

Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade

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Embark on a quintessential Venetian experience with a private, serenaded gondola ride through the famed canals of Venice. Glide past ancient palazzi and magnificent cathedrals on a traditional handcrafted gondola, while musicians serenade you with mood-setting Italian ballads. Gondolas have room for up to four passengers, so it’s the perfect opportunity for romance or an unforgettable family experience.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$443.48
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Withlocals 10 Tastings: Safe & Private Food Tour with a Local Expert in Venice

Withlocals 10 Tastings: Safe & Private Food Tour with a Local Expert in Venice

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Explore Venice without the hassle of researching or planning on a food tour with multiple food and alcoholic beverage tastings, from fresh mozzarella to prosecco. Booking a private tour ensures the full attention of your guide, who provides little-known facts about Venice’s history and robust food scene as well as recommendations for the duration of your visit. A range of departure times is available for your convenience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.78
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Venice in one Day combined city tour with Skip the line

Venice in one Day combined city tour with Skip the line

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If you’re looking to see most of Venice’s well-known sights all in one day, put your trust in this fun combination day tour. This package includes a gondola ride on the Grand Canal, a walking tour of the city, and a boat tour along the city’s most secluded canals. Plus, it gives you a skip-the-line privilege at Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and at St. Mark's Basilica.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$194.35
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What are Grand Canal hours of operation?
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Grand Canal hours of operation: Open 24 hours every day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Grand Canal tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Grand Canal can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 151 Grand Canal tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Grand Canal 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Grand Canal costs USD 10.41. Guided Grand Canal tours start around USD 10.41 per person. See all 151 Grand Canal tickets and tours on Viator.
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