Sightseeing Boat Tour with one or two stops (St George island and Jewish ghetto)


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City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
I can reserve a watertaxi equipped with a lift for wheelchairs. Since there is a limited number of these boats, please send an email and check availability before booking. In case you have a scooter I need to know the weight of scooter+person. Max number of people on this boat tour is 6.
At the moment is not possible to enter the Church and climb to the tower of San Giorgio for people on wheelchairs. If you book this tour you'll won't be charged the 6 EUR fee.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

A ride along the Grand Canal and the small rios of Venice

Cherish Venice from another perspective!

Since it's not possible to walk along the Canal Grande, the only way to admire the palaces lined up along its banks is to get a boat and spend a couple of hours cruising.
This tour is a unique opportunity to enjoy some wonderful views over the city. We'll easily turn in and out the small charming rios, wave at people passing by and peep inside courtyards.
A stop at St George island to reach the top of the towerbelfry offers another amazing view over the lagoon.
According to how long you want to enjoy by boat or spend inside the church, we might be able to include a short stroll in the Jewish quarter and taste some biscotto from a renown bakery.

From November to March the tower closes at 6 pm: in this season we can arrange the tour latest at 5 pm.
From April till the end of October the tower is open till 7 pm so we can start our tour at 6 pm and enjoy the golden hour.


We leave San Marco behind us and cross the rio dei Greci on our way to campo San Giovanni and Paolo and rio dei Mendicanti to reach the open lagoon. Our view opens up to some islands before we enter some narrow canals in Cannaregio distric. We slow down by the Jewish Ghetto and then proceed to the Grand Canal. To reach San George Island we have to cross the Bacino di San Marco, considered from the geographical point of view the centre of the Lagoon. A 10 mins drive behind Giudecca island before we cross Giudecca Canal to rio de San Trovaso. We stop in front of one of the last gondola yards before our boat takes us back to where we started.

Due to traffic rules or to the tide, the above itinerary might follow another order. But these changes won't affect our tour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the Giardinetti (Royal Gardens) just off St Mark's Square, or at your hotel if conveniently located

End location: St Mark's Square or any other location you might prefer (hotel/train station/ship).

Duration: 2 hours


Our means of transportation during this tour is a watertaxi.
There is very little walking when we get off at St George Island or the Jewish ghetto

What’s Included

Private boat for the duration of the tour, commentary, the best view over the town.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Eur - A part from the 6 Eur fee to St George tower (optional but recommended) you might enjoy an ice cream or something to drink during the tour

What’s Extra

6 EUR entrance fee to St George tower.


Licensed guides have no restrictions.
For tours run on the mainland, vehicles will be driven by professional drivers.

A Recent Review of this tour

We really enjoyed our boat tour with Isabella and Michael (driver). Isabella was friendly and informative with a good sense of humour. I highly recommend this experience.
Nikki Coghill

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