Canal & Aperitivo Experience
Highlights / General details
View Venice from the water while riding past main sites such as Rialto and San Marco, and heading into the local neighborhoods of Cannaregio or Castello. Finish it all up with an aperitivo of local wines and cicchetti at sunset.
Take a boat ride along the Grand Canal, then veer off the tourist trail into some of Venice’s smaller, quieter canals.
Explore the residential neighbourhood of Cannaregio and see how locals live.
Travel like a true Venetian, on a stylish canal taxi.
Indulge in Prosecco and cicchetti while admiring an Italian sunset.
Learn about (and taste!) local food and wine.
Local English-speaking guide; Boat ride; Prosecco and cicchetti samples.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Additional food and beverages; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature; Gratuities for your local guide.
Hours of operation
Available: Thursday - Saturday; Start time at 6:00pm (March - October), 3:00pm (November - February).
Approximately 2 hours.
Meeting Point: Rialto Fish Market dock (“Pontile di Pescheria”).
Ending Point: San Marco Square (San Zaccaria Vaporetto stop).
You’ll start your Venice boat tour at the Rialto Fish Market pier, in the oldest area of Venice, right in the heart of the city. From there, we’ll climb into an oh-so-stylish Venetian taxi boat that will take us along the Grand Canal, crossing beneath that famous Rialto Bridge — a must for anyone who wants that classic Venice view.
From there, we’ll head deep into the Venice canal system, exploring the smaller canals and passing through lesser known (and less touristy!) parts of the city, such as the site of the historical city hospital, or the cemetery island of San Michele. Then, depending on the tide, we’ll ride through the Cannaregio area, the residential part of Venice that holds the Jewish Ghetto, Maddona dell’Orto Church, and Campo dei Mori.
As we continue along the Canal Grande, admiring its palaces and houses of nobility, we’ll make an aperitivo stop in San Marco Bay and cheers one another with a local wine. We’ll sip some Prosecco and sample some homemade cicchetti as the sun sets. Bellísimo!
We’ll finish up our Venice boat tour on land at San Marco Square, which is close to most hotels and accommodations — or, if you’re still eager to explore, we can direct you to some nearby neighborhoods so your night can keep going!
Please wear casual dress and comfortable shoes for walking.
Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**