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Venice Water Taxi Cruise, Plus Cicchetti

  • A unique cruise down Venetian canals in an authentic water taxi
  • Enjoy enriching commentary from a private guide as you explore the city
  • Discover hidden sights of Venice that few tourists experience
Venice Water Taxi Cruise, Plus Cicchetti
From US$ 129.45
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Venice Water Taxi Cruise, Plus Cicchetti
From US$ 129.45

Venice is one of the world’s most spectacular cities, with its palatial waterside facades and ornate, centuries-old stone bridges. The best way to visit the well-preserved Italian Renaissance city is by cruising its famous blue canals by boat. During this atmospheric sightseeing tour, skip the cramped gondola rides and cover overlooked canals in a spacious Venetian water taxi.

What to Expect

While most tourists opt for gondola rides, the cramped boats cover less ground than classic Venetian water taxis, which is how locals choose to move around the famous city. Hop aboard a spacious and comfortable taxi boat and escape the crowds by setting off on a unique itinerary, starting at the Rialto Fish Market and discovering off-the-beaten-track Venice locales.

Get a peek at the historical city hospital and the remote cemetery island of San Michele. Tours vary depending on the schedule, but you have a chance to cruise past the historic quarters of the Jewish Ghetto and the Campo dei Mori, or Square of the Moors, which dates back to the 13th century. A private guide is on hand to fill you in on the background and significance of each under-the-radar sight.

After your excursion along the canals and lagoons of Venice, head to Piazza San Marco, the city’s most famous square, for an authentic aperitivo.

Reviews (22)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2018
Highly recommended

Don't waste your money on gondola rides. This tour offers much more bang for the buck. It lasts 90 minutes and covers a far greater area of the city, with beautiful views on San Marco and the Doge's Palace up to the old shipyard. Our...More

1  Thank christian625
CeciliaCy, Gerente at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you! Grazie mille! We are pleased to read the fantastic experience you had on tour! Our Canal & Aperitivo tour is a great way to discover the city riding along the canals, but also to discover the local cuisine (tasting some Cicchetti snacks on...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018
A private canal tour.

We had booked this tour from Australia expecting up to 10 tourists & were pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be only 2 of us. Beatrice our guide was particularly knowledgeable. What a great way to explore the canals of Venice.. sipping prosecco and...More

1  Thank Jane E
CeciliaCy, Gerente at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for this wonderful feedback! Our boat has a capacity for max 6 people on it, we don't want it to be crowded. Your experience goes first! We are happy to read the great time you had with our team and to read you...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile
I could have given this 6 stars!!

This is not the cheapest option, but it was really worth the amount. Abigail was outstanding as a guide and they whole canal experience was amazing. You must not come to Venice and not do some sort of boat ride. Food and wine on this...More

Thank KevinM1016
CeciliaCy, Gerente at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Wow! Thank you! We are so happy to read the amazing experience you had during the Canal & Aperitivo tour with Abigail! The tour is a life memory, cruising along the canals while tasting local snacks and drinking Prosecco wine, always with enthusiastic guides who...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Perfect way to start a Venice trip

This is absolutely the way to see Venice! Walking can be incredibly crowded with tourists (especially in the St. Marks/Rialto areas), and seeing it by boat is such a nice way to orient yourself. Susanne was a lovely tour guide committed to giving us an...More

1  Thank Matt H
CeciliaCy, Gerente at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for this wonderful review! We are so happy you had a great experience during the "Canal & Aperitivo" tour with our team! This experience is a great way to explore Venice from the water while learning a bit about the city from our...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

This trip was absolutely AMAZING!! We ended up being the only people who had booked onto the tour and had a private boat ride around Venice and watched the sun set over the City! Valentina was a brilliant tour guide and gave us plenty of...More

Thank Carly S
CeciliaCy, Gerente at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you for this wonderful feedback! Our Canal & Aperitivo boat tour is a fantastic travel memory. A boat ride along the main & small canals while learning about the places you are seeing with our knowledgeable but also fun guides while sipping some Prosecco...More

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