Grand Canal tour: self-guided tour!

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Ab EUR 15

Discover the Grand Canal: the richest waterway of the world!

Grand Canal is the main water-road of Venice, 4 km long and with more than 200 magnificent buildings belonged to the Venetian nobles and the Doges (Head of the Venetian republic). Venetian aristocrats used them as showrooms of their products and activities. Ships came from all over the world to deposit their exotic products in front of these magnificent buildings. During this incredible experience the boat will pass under the oldest bridge of Venice: Rialto.

Your personal audio-guide will escort through the itinerary finding out about the endless history of Venice and many curiosities about its splendid attractions!

No more fixed timetable or rush, an excursion at your own pace by day or night!

Get on the public boat number 1, the slower boat used by venetians to move around the city, put your earphones and enjoy the trip! 24 descriptions in 8 different languages will begin automatically on your mobile as you pass in front of each place of interest!

When and how can I do it?

Anytime by night and by day, how many times you want.
To use the app you must take public boat line number 1 (white circle with black number).


  • Starting point: Venice Tours office, San Marco 1130 (see the map and indication below)
  • Ending point: Embarkation point of Piazzale Roma.
  • Availability & operation: until December 2022- Not available on December 25th and January 1st
  • Departure and meeting: Every day - 9:30 am - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm
  • Inclusion: Self- guided tour by mobile app with pictures, audio and written commentary of the exterior of 24 attractions and points of interest. (to download on your mobile) - 1 ticket for public boat valid only for line number 1. (75 minutes journey)
  • Duration: About 1 hour
  • Languages: English or Italian or Spanish or French or German or  Chinese or Japanese or Russian
  • Gross price public rate: € 15 p.p.
  • Sale & Reservation: Free sale until 15 hours before the departure time
  • Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service.
  • Voucher: No voucher needed  
  • Commission: refer to contract
  • Confirmation: Please ask clients to NOT to reconfirm

You can use it anytime by night and by day how many times you want -  Public boat timetable: every 10 minutes by day and every 20/25 minutes by night - You must take the line 1 of the public boat to do properly the tour - Print your public boat ticket before arriving at the mooring point - This app won’t use up any data connection as it runs on GPS only - Please pay attention, our App is totally independent from your operator’s App. On your device will appear Pop Guide icon - For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”


When in Saint Mark’s Square, leave the Basilica behind you, proceed straight along the Square, walking on the right-hand side.
After the “Gran Caffè Quadri” walk straight until last street on the right, pass under the arches and reach the Hard Rock Cafè.
With Hard Rock Cafè on the left and the gondola station on the right, go straight on, pass Zara and arrive until the first bridge (DO NOT CROSS IT). With the bridge on the right, go on the left (Calle Tron) and stop at the first door on your left: ring the bell VENICE TOURS. We are at the second floor.



Ab EUR 15

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• Experience the stunning Palaces lining up: Venice's Grand Canal
• Learn about the fascinating history of the city's main waterway
•  Choose to enjoy the tour by day or night




  1. From Piazzale Roma
  2. from St Mark's Square