Ticket & audioguide for Grand Canal

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The only self-guided tour of the Canal Grande! No more fixed timetable and, best of all, no rush! With our app, you will discover the history and all the secrets of the spectacular Canal Grande! You can do this tour whenever you want, during the day or in the evening and at your own pace! You just need to download our app on your phone and the work is done! During this incredible experience your boat will sail under the oldest bridge of Venice: Rialto bridge. Your personal audio-guide will explain you the centuries-old history of Venice and many interesting facts about the city and its splendid attractions during the whole tour. Get on the public boat number 1, a slow boat used by venetians to move around the city, put your earphones on and enjoy the tour! 24 descriptions in 8 different languages will begin automatically on your mobile as you approach each place of interest!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Canal Grande

The most fascinating waterway of the world! The Canal Grande is the main water corridor of Venice. It is more than 4 km long and its banks are lined with more than 200 magnificent buildings which belonged to Venetian nobles and the Doge (Head of the Venetian republic). Venetian aristocrats used them as showrooms for their products and activities. Ships came from all over the world to trade their exotic products in front of these magnificent buildings.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Piazza San Marco

See Saint Mark's Square from an unique view. Be stunned in front of the Doge's Palace and Golden Basilica

Pass By: Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

The first thing that strikes a viewer is how imposing the church is, strategically placed at the entrance of the Grand Canal looking out onto the rest of the city in every direction, thanks to its circular shape. Longhena chosed the circular shape with the intention of offering a crown to the Madonna, with all its statues, buttresses and scrolls magnifying the pomposity of its architecture.

Pass By: Peggy Guggenheim Collection

One of the most important art collections in the world. Peggy Guggenheim, originally from New York, arrived in Venice in 1949 and began to satisfy art addiction buying this wonderful building where she displayed invaluable artworks to the world. The beautiful terrace you see is where Guggenheim sun-bathed regularly looking onto the Grand Canal.

Pass By: Gallerie dell'Accademia

Founded in 1750, the Academy of Fine Arts was once the place where young aspiring artists learned painting, sculpture and architecture.The Accademia art gallery became a true stronghold for the preservation of many paintings in the city. Moreover, a decision was taken to privilege those works by Venetian painters from 1300 to 1700, and today, in fact, the Galleries exhibit masterpieces by the likes of Bellini, Giorgione, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Carpaccio, Veronese, Tiepolo and many others

Pass By: Ponte di Rialto

It comes from the Latin “rivus altus”, deep canal, referring to the Grand Canal. Dating back to 1180, it was initially a series of boats with wooden planks placed on top. It was then built in wood resting on stilts. By unifying the two parts of the city on either side of the Grand Canal in a single arch movement, the Rialto Bridge has become the symbol of Venice’s unity and uniqueness
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