Walks of Italy

  • City: Venice
  • 2hrs
  • Start Time: 3.30 PM

How better to explore a floating city than by boat? While the streets and bridges of Venice may become clogged with tourists, there’s always space on the water. Not to mention the best views. Our Venice Boat Tour offers you a relaxed and authentic encounter with one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world.

Accompanied by a passionate, local tour guide (yes, real Venetians do exist!) you’ll learn about the history and culture of the city, hearing the best stories from your unbothered, relaxing spot on our luxury boat. This is how Venice was meant to be seen.

Climb the tower of San Giorgio Maggiore The view from San Giorgio Maggiore Tower The view from San Giorgio Maggiore Tower The view from San Giorgio Maggiore Tower Doge's Palace & St. Peter's Square from the tower Inside San Giorgio Maggiore The choir box of San Giorgio Maggiore Basilica With headsets you can always hear your guide Explore quiet canals on our Venice Boat Tour See the Rialto Bridge on our Venice Boat Tour The Rialto Bridge The Doge's Palace from the lagoon The Accademia Bridge Venice gondola-making workshop Venice gondola-making workshop Go beyond the Grand Canal The Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore Isola di San Michele: the island cemetery Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute Water taxis cover more ground than gondolas The beautiful bridges of Venice Get off the beaten path on side canals The colorful neighborhoods of the Jewish Ghetto The famous Venice Casino Ca'Pesaro, an incredible old palace Identify buildings with help from your guide Passing the Accademia Gallery See the best palaces on the Grand Canal

Sites visited

  • Grand Canal by private boat
  • St. Mark’s Square
  • Doge's Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Cemetery of San Michele (outside)
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Rialto fish market
  • Accademia Bridge
  • Palaces including the Cà d’Oro and Cà Pesaro
  • Island and Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore
  • San Giorgio Maggiore Bell Tower (optional)
  • Madonna dell'Orto Church (outside)
  • Salute Church (outside)


  • 2-hour private motorboat ride
  • Headsets
  • Entrance tickets to the bell tower of San Giorgio Maggiore
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide
  • Small groups of 9 people or fewer

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

The maximum number of people per boat on both group and private tours is 9. If your party is comprised of more people, please call us or write to [email protected] Small Children 5 years of age and under do not count in the 9 person maximum.

Access to the bell tower can be closed on special occasions due to liturgical celebrations held in the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore. In this case you will stop off on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore to enjoy the view from the island but will not be able to climb the bell tower.

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