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Venice Boat Tour of the Grand Canal and San Giorgio Maggiore Bell Tower climb

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Your luxury Venice guided boat tour will cruise the Grand Canal passing the most important palaces, buildings and bridges of Venice. Then stop at San Giorgio Maggiore Island to climb the bell tower.

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  • 15:20 Check-in: your guide will be holding a walks of Italy sign
  • Explore Venice from the canals with an expert guide
    VeniceVIPBoat-19 Boating down the Grand Canal is one of Venice’s grandest traditions. The city's main waterway is a passage for ambulances, cargo vessels and gondolas. Its shores are lined with beautiful palaces and bridges. See them all and soak up the atmosphere of the Grand Canal on a luxury Venice Boat Tour.
  • See Venice Top Attractions
    VeniceVIPBoat-33 Sites Visited: Grand Canal, St.Mark's Square, Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs, Cemetery of San Michele, Rialto Bridge, Rialto fish market, Accademia Bridge, Cà d’Oro and Cà Pesaro Palaces,Island and Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Madonna dell'Orto Church, Salute Church
  • Admire the best view in Venice from the Bell Tower of San Giorgio Maggiore
    Trace the route of the Grand Canal, admire the dome of St. Mark’s Basilica and marvel at this incredible – and incredibly unique – city. With your guide on hand to point out what’s what, you’ll get to grips with the city beneath your feet.
  • 17:30 Tour ends
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Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • All Packages
    • You can book a maximum of 9.
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FAQ
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If it rains, or if there is “acqua alta” (high water), will my tour still run?
  • Yes! All Walks of Italy services will run, rain or shine. On some very rare occasions, when the weather is particularly dramatic, some sites may be closed. In these cases we will try to contact you in advance, where possible.
What languages are your tours conducted in?
  • English. This tour does not operate in multi-language, which means you’ll never have to wait for translations.
How will I recognize my tour guide?
  • Either your tour guide or a tour coordinator will be waiting at the tour meeting point 15 minutes before your tour start time. They will be holding up a sign with the Walks of Italy logo on it.
What If I’m running late to my tour?
  • We ask all guests to arrive at the tour meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of their tour. If you have difficulty finding the meeting point or are delayed along the way, please call the emergency phone number, (Italy) +39-069-480-4888 not the regular customer service number.
How far in advance should I book my tour?
  • It’s hard to say. We recommend booking as soon as you can as these services often sell out in advance and have limited-availability. If you know what tour you want to book though, we would always say to book as soon as you can.
The tour description says tour is 'all-inclusive'. What does that mean?
  • It means the tour price listed on our website includes all ticket, reservation and entrance fees. There won’t be any nasty surprises on the day of your tour, so you could leave your wallet at home (unless you felt like tipping your tour guide).
Do you accept last-minute bookings?
  • When we have space! Check the website for availability first. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there is a chance that it's sold out or it may just be off-sale because it's within a day or two of tour running time.
Should I tip my tour guide?
  • It’s really up to you. If you enjoyed your tour and feel like you received exemplary service from your guide, it is customary to leave a tip at the end of the tour. It’s not obligatory though and we won’t hold it against you if you don't – nor will your guide.
Can I take your tours if I have walking difficulties or require a wheelchair?
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs on most of our group tours for a variety reasons. That said, in most cases we can serve wheelchair users on our private tours, to allow the guide to adapt the route to their particular requirements. Please get in touch with us before you book, however, and be aware that guests are responsible for propelling their own chairs – guides will be unable to do this.
I am traveling with a small child – can I bring a stroller with me?
  • Not on all tours. Please get in touch with our us before bringing a stroller on your tour. Some sites will not allow you to bring a stroller inside and we may not have suitable storage options. If you let us know in advance we can help you to arrange a suitable solution.
What should I bring on my tour?
  • We recommend all customers bring photo ID with their date of birth listed plus the confirmation voucher. For all tours involving walking, we would recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. If you’re visiting in warm weather (May – Sep) we recommend that you bring sunscreen, a bottle of water (which you can refill along the way) and a hat. During the cooler months we would recommend that you bring a coat and possibly a rain jacket and/or umbrella.
It’s raining, is my tour still running?
  • Yes! The tours run rain or shine. On some very rare occasions, when the weather is particularly dramatic, some outdoor sites may be closed. On these occasions we will try to contact you in advance, where we have warning.
What’s the difference between a ‘group’ and a ‘private’ tour?
  • A group tour is one where you join a group of other travellers and a single guide – our groups are usually around 12 people, although they can be a little larger, particularly on day trips. Because our groups are so small, you’ll still find it easy to hear and interact with your guide and it's more effective than a private tour, which is when you pay to have your own personal tour guide (and/or transfer) just for you.
If it rains, or if there is “acqua alta” (high water), will my tour still run?
  • Yes! Venice Boat Tour with Grand Canal and Tower Climb of San Giorgio Maggiore services will run, rain or shine. On some very rare occasions, when the weather is particularly dramatic, some sites may be closed. In these cases we will try to contact you in advance, where possible.
Should I take a gondola ride or boat tour in Venice?
  • That depends on where you’re going! Venice gondolas are best for atmosphere and travel quite slowly. They are therefore best for the small quiet back canals of the city. If you are travelling between two points, however, or want to tour busier waterways such as the Grand Canal and the wider lagoon, we’d recommend a motorboat.

    While riding a gondola is a fantastic experience, the Grand Canal is too busy, its current too strong, to make any real progress. Instead, this 'Venice Boat Tour with Grand Canal and Tower Climb of San Giorgio Maggiore' includes a luxury speedboat so you can choose to sit inside and listen to your guide’s commentary or stand outside, snapping the best photos.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between the booking confirmation date to 15:30 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 10% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 15:30 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2.5 hour(s)
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