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Small Group Venice Grand Canal Panoramic Tour
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Small Group Venice Grand Canal Panoramic Tour

By Alilaguna
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 1h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Motor launch ride long the grand canal
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


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  • C8MQ+24 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
    Alilaguna ticket office is located at San Marco Giardinetti vaporetto stop, in front of Illy Caffè next to the Royal Gardens. Please don't look for Alilaguna office on Google maps. Strictly requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2495P44

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • On certain dates, most travelers staying outside of Venice who are planning to visit for the day will be required to pay a €5 access fee. For further details (including exemptions) and to learn what days this fee is applicable, please visit: https://cda.ve.it
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2495P44

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    • Alilaguna
      2,421
      Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Joined in February 2011
    • V2950CJnathanm
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Rude and obnoxious
      Extremely rude and disrespectful staff on board. I was shouted at by the man taking tickets accusing myself of “not having ears” and then shoved onto a boat. Dirty boat, rude staff - stay away from a corrupt company. GET THE BUS INSTEAD
      Written July 14, 2024
    • rochabra
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Shifty and misleading operator
      Operator it’s very hard to get in contact with On arrival they dropped us off in a vaporeto stop which was 100m to our hotel. When we booked the departure transfer 1.5 days in advance, they took more than 12 hours to let us know that they were not picking us up from the same stop but that we had to walk 1km with our luggage to a common pick up point of their choice. We sent several messages through the app and called directly but never answered. In the Tripadvisor app they confirmed the booking and information only said that we will be picked up 2-4 hours before our flight time so we had no exact time or exact pick up location and Since they took so long to reply or to inform us it was then to late to do the free of charge cancellation. Our flight was on a Sunday at 10:30am which meant we needed to be picked up at 8am and their office only works mon-sat 9am to 6pm They only replied to our messages on Saturday 4pm and advised that we will be picked up from 1 km away as it was not possible to pick us up closer to our location however every other boat and private taxis were able to get to our location easily without restrictions. When we asked for an explanation why they were meeting us so far away they only said it was not possible. In my opinion they are shifty and take advantage of the traveller by not giving enough to devise information well before the free cancellation period expires.
      Written July 6, 2024
    • nickgG579XD
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awful airport shuttle
      We paid 75 Euro for our family to ride the airport shuttle. Despite getting to our shuttle stop 1.5 hours before we needed to be at the airport some 20 minutes away, not one of the four shuttles that came could accommodate us (or the other irate travelers that queued on the dock). Staff told us more shuttles would be coming that could accommodate, which was not at all true. We were forced to take a private water taxi that I wish we would have just taken in the first place. Splitting that would have been the same cost to us without the aggravation. The Alilaguna staff then refused to refund what we paid. They'd be well advised to allow travelers to reserve seats in advance and up the game on their customer service. In the meantime, unless you're able to chance waiting hours for a space on a shuttle, stay away from this company and its shuttles with a 10 foot pole!
      Written July 6, 2024
    • rochabra
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good service and cost effective but no good communication
      Easy transfer and good price however very hard to communicate as they don’t check or reply to messages. Our flight was delayed by 3 hours and we tried to contact them to let them know as we didn’t know if they would be open by the time we got there but they were not reachable. Did not answer calls or messages so this was very stressful for us.
      Written July 6, 2024
    • D6555XQpatriciaw
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mestre Station Venice has two companies operating; ensure you board the correct coach!
      Mestre Bus Station to Marco Polo Airport: Take great care when buying tickets as two companies operate from here and their logo is virtually identical; same colours and font, slight change to one letter. Three ticket machines were not working on site so I bought tickets from the kiosk selling drinks etc; €10 each which is the going rate. We boarded the coach and then found a m/c on the coach where you could pay by card but we didn’t know this. Having said that, I didn’t see it issue a ticket! After 5 mins, two guards boarded the coach & told us we had bought tickets for the other company and proceeded to issue a fine of €50 each plus €10 each for ticket costs. They would not just sell us a ticket! They issued fines of this value to an elderly French couple who had purchased tickets for the correct company online the evening before, but because they hadn’t got a physical ticket (was on her phone) they fined them! It’s a racket!
      Written July 6, 2024
    • 824kylen
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend
      Booked this taxi to travel from the airport to the Hilton Stucky hotel. This taxi is a incredible deal. Presented the PDF travel voucher from Trip advisor to the team at desk 71. We arrived at our hotel with no issues within a hour.
      Written July 3, 2024
    • GaryfromBathUK
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Glad i took the water taci
      Great start to the visit, excellent value, wonderful experience and probably the quickest way of getting from the airport to Venice. I will use it next time, we had 6 couples on the boat, it was cosy but very sociable.
      Written July 2, 2024
    • angelosl786
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worst experience ever
      Worst ever at everything. We took tour to Murano, Burano, Torcello and they start late, but when some people were some seconds late they abandoned them on torcelo island!!!!!!! Even they saw them when the boat was leaving the port. Afterwards they left us in another port and another boat came to take us back and they were talking Italian and we couldn’t understand what was happening!
      Written June 30, 2024
    • blacktrac13
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Water Taxi to Venice Island
      I was questioning if I was going to be happy with this company after some bad reviews, but we truly had a Jane’s Bond experience dodging other boats on the rough passageway. The young men we met and our captain was polite, a man a few words, but he knew his job well and how to navigate the busy waterways and canals, plus helping us on and off the boat, and our much heavy luggage. ❤️ it. We were amazed by how big and beautiful Venice is. Thankyou for a very memorable ride and will not hesitate to book with them going back to the mainland.
      Written June 27, 2024
    • pamdS1546CH
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pick up drop off airport
      Easy pick up & drop off at airport Hassle free..expensive but takes out the worry of finding bus/water taxi and was near to our accommodation.
      Written June 27, 2024
    • jk772019
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Horrible!
      Horrible service. Taxi driver threw our luggage, horrible attitude. He drove so fast we got water splashed all over us.
      Written June 26, 2024
    • Camper63163634372
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Couldn’t get the driver link to open and register
      I never found my transport person and had to hire another boat driver, ( fortunately that was easy and the booth was to the left of the public transport ticket sales just outside of baggage pickup) because the link I was sent the day(s) before would not open for me to register.
      Written June 26, 2024
    • N8542LEmartinc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good transportation
      Excellent service Remember stop at desk 71 before going to boat dock. Desk 71 is before the tram walkway. If you have started walking on it in the way to the boats you have gone to far.
      Written June 25, 2024
    • annacY9735YR
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Take the bus instead - it's faster and cheaper
      I wish I'd read the reviews of Alilaguna before deciding to use them to get to Venice from the airport. I thought it would be a pleasant, scenic trip to our destination but I was wrong. The employees were surly and condescending. We waited at least 45 minutes to get on a boat, and then were stuffed in a small section at the front with high windows you could barely see out of. We had planned to ride further but got off early and had a longer walk to our hotel because we wanted to get off. I wish we had taken the bus.
      Written June 25, 2024
    • ladandbsd
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good water taxi trip from Marco Polo airport
      This was an easy and convenient water taxi trip from the Venice airport to the Rialto bridge. I would definitely do it again.
      Written June 25, 2024
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    Nadia G
    Madrid, Spain1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    Español:
    Fuimos en un tour a Murano Burano y Torcello y llegamos 2 minutos tarde al meeting point en Murano y se fueron sin nosotros, nos quedamos en Murano completamente solos, decían que te daban 50 minutos para disfrutar de la isla pero de eso nada tuvimos menos de 25 minutos y como llegues un minuto tarde se van sin ti, vale mucho más la pena coger el transporte público y ir por tu cuenta a las diferentes islas. Así podrás visitarlas tranquilamente y sin agobios.
    English:
    We went on a tour to Murano Burano and Torcello and we arrived 2 minutes late at the meeting point in Murano and they left without us, we stayed in Murano completely alone, they said they gave you 50 minutes to enjoy the island but we had less than 25 minutes and if you arrive one minute late they leave without you, it is much more worthwhile to take public transport and go on your own to the different islands. This way you will be able to visit them calmly and without stress.
    Written July 5, 2023
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    srivinoth k
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Family
    There should be more information on timings of return and information centres at the tour destinations.
    Written June 14, 2022
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    Dear srivinothk, we are sorry that you weren't able to complete the tour and we apologise for any inconvenience we might have caused. By carrying out a commercial line service, we have the duty to respect pre-established departure times. Precisely for this reason, the hostess on board ALWAYS asks all participants to go on board 5 minutes before the departure time of the boat (which is stated very clearly in 4 different languages). We hope you were able to hop on the next boat and that you could enjoy the tour eventually. Best regards,
    Written July 8, 2022
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    Stephanie V
    New York City, NY5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our overall experience was great! Our tour guide was phenomenal, as well as the water taxi driver. The blast was comfortable and had an open overhead where we could take videos and photos.
    Written November 17, 2022
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    Margherita Susanna
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Family
    I participated in the tour of the islands of Murano, Torcello and Burano in the company of the guide Ilenia who was really very kind and friendly. He accompanied us during the boat trip with a lot of cultural info about it. Pleasant experience and on time.
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    Written June 23, 2024
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    Jose B
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    Tour from San Marcos-Murano-Burano-Torcello.
    We leave for Murano, to the factory's own dock. In 10 minutes they teach you to make 2 figures and go straight to the store.
    We continue to Torcello (there is nothing!!!)
    You pass through Burano without getting off!!!!
    With how beautiful the streets of Murano and Burano are!!!
    A ruin!!!!
    Don't go!!!!
    Google
    Written December 10, 2023
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    Marta P
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Family
    Be very careful with this Alilaguna company, they are a fraud, we were left without our paid and confirmed tour. According to them, it was not their fault, they treated us very badly and did not give us any solution.
    Google
    Written October 2, 2023
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    Thib.V
    Bar-le-Duc, France7 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    Use of old, slow boats smelling of diesel, unpleasant staff, absent guide…. To avoid absolutely
    Google
    Written August 5, 2023
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