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Grand Canal

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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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Fish shopping in Rialto and home cooking in Murano

Fish shopping in Rialto and home cooking in Murano

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Don't just sit in a restaurant but be a true Venetian! Let's pick the best fresh fish at the Rialto market, cross the Canal Grande on a gondola and hurry up heading home. Be your own chef at my place in a state of the art kitchen overlooking the canal. Become a venetian! Fish tastes better when it is fresh, seasonal and local, especially if you personally buy it and cook it at home with the tips of a local guy!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.83
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$115.83
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Private Cruise: Venice Viewed by the water

Private Cruise: Venice Viewed by the water

Escape the crowds of tourists and soak up the stillness and silence of Venice's canals on this private boat tour. Glide down the Grand Canal, lined with centuries-old palaces, and down small side canals through vibrant neighborhoods, past bridges, squares, and secret gardens.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$236.89
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$236.89
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Venice Grand Canal Tour with Private Boat (4 hours)

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Venice Grand Canal Tour with Private Boat (4 hours)

The romantic city of Venice, is located in the Veneto region of Italy - one of the gems in the North East corner of Italy. This ancient and historically important city was originally built on 100 small islands in the Adriatic Sea. Instead or roads, Venice relies on waterways and canals. With the four hours of the Venetian lagoon you can also explore: the island of Murano famous for its colored glass creations lace and the brightly colored fisherman houses.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,193.92
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$1,492.40
$298.48 savings
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$1,193.92
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$1,492.40
$298.48 savings
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Private Grand Canal Boat Tour , Murano and Burano 6 hours

Private Grand Canal Boat Tour , Murano and Burano 6 hours

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Experience one of the world’s most enchanting cities on this private boat tour of Venice. After a convenient hotel or cruise terminal pickup, travel with a local guide to explore the city’s famed canals. Visit St. Mark’s Square, marvel at Burano’s technicolor homes and beautiful lacework, witness a master glass-blower in Murano, and learn about the Grand Canal’s rich history and architecture during one comprehensive half-day cruise.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$982.65
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$982.65
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Photogenic Venice with a Local

Photogenic Venice with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Come with me to discover the city of Venice through your camera lens! Join me on this city walk for the unique opportunity of experiencing the city from an insider’s point of view and taking stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from San Marco square to the fondamenta de Fazza l'Arsenal. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Venice, you will also come across local spots and hidden gems that a typical tourist tour won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Venice and all the unique beauty it has to offer! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures! You cannot leave Venice before having captured its beauty from at least three bridges!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.45
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$45.45

Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano 4 hrs

Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano 4 hrs

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Glide through some of Venice's most famous waterways with a private 4-hour boat tour of the Grand Canal, Murano, and Burano. Watch glass blowers at work on Murano and lace makers on Burano. Travel by private motor boat along the picturesque Grand Canal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,093.20
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$1,093.20
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Venice Grand Canal guided boat tour

Venice Grand Canal guided boat tour

See the architecture of Venice from a different perspective with this scenic boat tour. Go for a cruise on the Grand Canal and pass under city landmarks like the Rialto Bridge, Accademia Bridge, and the Scalzi Bridge. Admire churches such as Santa Maria della Salute and palaces including Ca’Dario and Ca’Rezzonico.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.33
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$51.33
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Venice: Private Gondola Tour - 30 minutes

Venice: Private Gondola Tour - 30 minutes

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A private gondola tour on the Grand Canal is a quintessential experience for your small group in Venice. Only your group of up to six people will board a gondola to glide through the major waterway, as well as some smaller passages, with a gondolier. Enjoy a flute of prosecco or Champagne as you pass by Italian architecture and under romantic bridges. Departure times take place throughout the day to best suit your vacation schedule.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$221.10
per group
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$221.10
per group
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Grand Canal Gondola Ride and Lunch

Grand Canal Gondola Ride and Lunch

Combine an iconic gondola ride with a sumptuous, three-course lunch banquet during this double-duty VIP tour. Visit the city’s highlights on foot during an in-depth walking tour, then glide along both the Grand Canal and lesser visited minor canals in your own classic boat. Most tours end there, but you’ll feast on tasty Italian dishes like homemade ravioli and fresh seafood, topped off with a sweet dessert.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$377.09
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$377.09
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Illuminated Venice Tour for Kids & Families with Gelato & Sfogliatina Biscuit

Illuminated Venice Tour for Kids & Families with Gelato & Sfogliatina Biscuit

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Enjoy a family-friendly way to explore Venice on this intimate, small-group tour. Set off in the early evening and get ready to discover highlights like the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Cathedral, and more. As you go, your guide will share stories, games, and other activities designed to entertain kids and inspire their imaginations. As part of the tour, you’ll also pause to enjoy a traditional pizza dinner, plus a scoop of gelato in the summer (or a toasty hot chocolate in the winter).
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.04
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$97.04
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Live Venice and its Islands, 7 magical itineraries

Live Venice and its Islands, 7 magical itineraries

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Calling all independent travelers: The stunning, centuries-old Renaissance city meets the 21st century on this do-it-yourself guided tour of Venice, led by a handy smartphone app. Tick off all the highlights and discover lesser-known attractions only frequented by locals. Wander at your own pace as you learn about the legends and curiosities behind the lagoon-filled labyrinth.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.42
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$18.42
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1 Hour Private Gondola Ride

1 Hour Private Gondola Ride

Nothing represents Venice more than the gondola, and on this tour you’ll experience this age-old mode of transportation for yourself. Sit back and relax as your gondolier maneuvers through the city’s waterways. Admire the buildings, churches, and architecture as you cruise the Grand Canal as well as the minor canals.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$421.14
per group
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$421.14
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 Small Group Venice Food Tour with a Top Guide

Small Group Venice Food Tour with a Top Guide

This 2.5 hour small group tour will let you discover and savor the most important city delights as tramezzini, cicchetti,cheese, buranelli, gelato( icecream) and much more. With an expert local guide you will explore the most famous sites of the city of Bridges, starting from Campo San Salvador, which took is name from San salvador Church just in the middle of it, then Basilica dei Frari, Campo Santa Margherita, Marco Polo's House to finish with Rialto Market where you can loose yourself among the smells of fresh products that you can not help but taste. In particular Rialto is famous for its Fresh Fish market , that even though it is present on the pages of many travel guides and therefore very well known among tourists, it has not lost its traditional simplicity A pleasure for the eyes and for the mouth!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.27
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$55.27
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Venice Street Food Tour with a Native & Top Rated Expert

Venice Street Food Tour with a Native & Top Rated Expert

Explore the City of Canals in the best way possible, in this Venezia street food tour, you will walk through the to must-see sights as well as diving into the Venetian cuisine. The tour begins in the morning at the Church of San Salvador, where you will meet the expert local professional guide. A stone-throw away is the world-famous Rialto Bridge. This bridge, first constructed in 12th century, spans the Grand Canal and is the true heart of Venice. Next, follows a trip to Campo San Polo. The tour continues towards tasting the culture by way of local food in an authentic Venetian Bacari. These small bars offer the best cicchetti in Venice. Please do inform us at the time of booking of any specific food requests, we will be happy to organize and accommodate such requests. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available. Whilst food is included, please note that this tour does not include beverages
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.27
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$55.27
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Venice: Private Half Day Guided Tour and Gondola Experience

Venice: Private Half Day Guided Tour and Gondola Experience

Enjoy a fantastic tour of Venice! Let yourself be transported into the magical world of the most romantic lagoon in the world, through history, architecture and legends and, if you're lucky, admiration of the carnival's stroll through the city.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$143.45
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$143.45
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Venice Grand Canal Evening Rowing Tour

Venice Grand Canal Evening Rowing Tour

Pick up an oar and experience the life of a Venetian gondolier with an evening rowing lesson through Venice’s famous canals. Learn how to navigate a boat down the Grand Canal when the day’s traffic has subsided, and see the city lights reflected in smaller waterways as the sun goes down. It's a unique perspective on Venice’s boating culture that goes beyond the typical tourist gondola ride.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.60
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$121.60
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Venice: Best of Venice Private Walking Tour

Venice: Best of Venice Private Walking Tour

Thanks to the elegance of its monuments, San Marco Square is rightly considered the great “Salotto,” or drawing room, of Venice. Explore the graceful heart of Venice on a 2-hour walking tour seeing San Marco’s beautiful buildings and Doge Palace from the outside. See the grand Old Law Courts and Clock Tower around St. Mark's Square, and learn all about the magnificent Basilica and Campanile. Continue to the Venetian Gothic Ducal Palace, the former residence of the Doges of Venice. The exquisite palace took on its present form in the 15th-century. Admire the beautiful white marbles of the loggiato, and really get to know Venice along the way. To be sure, this tour is the perfect way to get introduced to Venice's classical sights and learn the fascinating history of the City of Water.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.38
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$140.38

Private Gondola Serenade with Music

Private Gondola Serenade with Music

Plan a special event during your trip to Venice with this private gondola ride accompanied by live musicians. Serenade a special someone or simply get your private group into the musical mood during this boat tour. With a gondolier at your private party's command, you can help determine the itinerary and enjoy personalized attention.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$265.84
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$265.84
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Venice Walks

Venice Walks

Once a major maritime power, today Venice is a magical city that enchants visitors with historic canals, picturesque gondolas and unique views. Your private guide will meet you in the splendid St. Mark’s Square, where the walking tour begins. You will delve into the history, culture and traditions of the city, as you hit all the major attractions and top sights. Highlights include St. Mark’s Basilica, the 9th-century church with over 8000 sqm of brilliant mosaics, and the Doge’s Palace, the former residence of the ruler of the Venetian Republic and now home to a stunning museum. There will be also lots of bridges to cross, such as the famous 16th-century Rialto Bridge and the iconic Bridge of Sighs, and fantastic sestieri to explore, each with its own unique vibe.
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  • 2 hours
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$181.79
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$181.79
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Venice Casanova Tour: Private Itinerary to Discover Casanova Sites in Venice

Venice Casanova Tour: Private Itinerary to Discover Casanova Sites in Venice

Explore the seductive side of Venice with a private tour of Casanova sites in this romantic city. Follow in the footsteps of one of the most famous personalities to ever live in Venice. Visit places in the city where real events in his life took place, including the Rialto Market. Learn about 18th century Venetian history from your knowledgeable guide as you go.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$296.12
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$296.12
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Doge's Palace & Gondola Ride afternoon tour

Doge's Palace & Gondola Ride afternoon tour

* Discover Venice' most famous building and symbol * Inestimable art masterpieces * Skip the line entrance ticket to the Doge's Palace * Shared gondola ride
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.86
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$106.86
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Fairytale Venice: Palazzo Ducale, mysterious walking tour & Gondola ride

Fairytale Venice: Palazzo Ducale, mysterious walking tour & Gondola ride

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Explore Venice’s grandest attractions by land and water all in one afternoon on this great-value combo tour. Step inside the opulent former seat of the mighty Venetian Republic on a skip-the-line tour of the Doge’s Palace, and then discover the island’s hidden historic treasures on a guided walk along winding streets and canals. Glide through these famous waterways on a classic Venetian gondola ride, and then explore a trio of museums in St. Mark’s Square at your leisure with an included ticket.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.20
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Venice: Doge's Palace Ticket and Gondola ride

Venice: Doge's Palace Ticket and Gondola ride

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Combine a romantic gondola ride on the Grand Canal with a visit to the Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry on this half-day tour. This combo saves you time booking separate tours and allows you to tick off some of the top Venice attractions in just half a day. On the gondola ride, listen to commentary via your mobile app, then enjoy access to a guidebook in your language during your visit to the Doge's Palace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.84
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$79.84
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Venice hidden and highlights spots in a Small-group Walking Tour

Venice hidden and highlights spots in a Small-group Walking Tour

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Join this small-group tour around the city centre and discover Venice following your guide, an expert in the history and culture of La Serenissima: they will tell you all about the typical features of Venice, such as the navigation, the delicious food and the many canals.Cross the Rialto Bridge but do not forget to stop in the middle to take a stunning picture of the Grand Canal. Have a walk through the small calli (streets) and campi (squares) and end your tour on a high note in the well-known Piazza San Marco: your guide will tell you all about this wonderful, its majestic Basilica and the San Marco bell tower.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.27
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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.

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 158 Grand Canal tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Grand Canal costs USD 170.74. Guided Grand Canal tours start around USD 170.74 per person. See all 158 Grand Canal tickets and tours on Viator.