Grand Canal tour: self-guided tour!

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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).


KEY DETAILS

  • Starting point: Venice Tours office, San Marco 1130 (see the map and indication below)
  • Ending point: Embarkation point of Piazzale Roma.
  • Availability & operation: From May 2018 to March 2020- 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

Notes:
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”

HOW TO REACH THE STARTING POINT:
ARRIVING BY PUBLIC VAPORETTO

Take line #1 and get off at the “San Marco Vallaresso” stop or line #2 and get off at the “San Marco Giardinetti” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto, turn right and go straight on to the two columns, then turn left and reach Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, turn left leaving the Basilica behind you. Proceed straight along the Square, walking on the right-hand side. After the “Gran Caffè Quadri” walk until you reach the glass shop “Modolo” and then turn right passing under the arches. You reach the Hard Rock Café and proceed straight on to the bridge and then on your left side you will find VENICE TOURS.
ARRIVING ON FOOT
Once by the Bell Tower, turn left leaving the Basilica behind you. Proceed straight along the Square, walking on the right-hand side. After the “Gran Caffè Quadri” walk until you reach the glass shop “Modolo” and then turn right passing under the arches. You reach the Hard Rock Café and proceed straight on to the bridge and then on your left side you will find VENICE TOURS.

REF. CODE ONLY FOR OPERATORS: QPSELFGRAN

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Highlights


• 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

 

 

Route

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