Venice Tour  by boat

Venice Tour by boat

The better way to discover Venice is booking Venice Tour by  by boat. 

During this fascinating tour you will travel along  the Grand Canal with its beautiful palaces. You will see the church of Santa Maria della Salute, the famous Saint Mark Square and the bridge of the Sighs.

You will also explore the narrow canals that criss cross through the island, flanked by wonderful private palaces and gardens. Along the boat ride you will  see the façade of the Church SS. Giovanni e Paolo, where many of the Doges of Venice are buried, the Rialto Bridge, the Aman Hotel (where George Clooney’s wedding took place), The Church of Saint George, designed by Andrea Palladio and the island of Giudecca with its iconic building called the three Eyes.

You will admire the first Cathedral of Venice, Saint Peter’s church, then you will enter the imposing Water Gate to access the Arsenal where you will see  the famous Hands by Lorenzo Quinn.

By boat you’ll also sail out  in the open lagoon, passing by Murano, while enjoying the view of the Dolomites mountains in the distance.

Then, continuing your route of this fascinating labyrinth of canals you will stop at a famous Gondola Boatyard called The Squero of San Trovaso .

San Trovaso is the city’s longest continually operating squero, documented as far back as the late 1600s. Today it is owned by the city of Venice and operated by a co-op of specialized artisans who make new gondolas and refurbish old ones.

Tour length: 2 hours

You can combine this tour with Burano and Murano islands that are famous  for the Glass Blowing and Lace artworks.