Hidden Canals - Private Venice Boat Tour

Discover the Hidden Gems of Venice by Boat

Venice, Italy is a city that we feel needs to be explored deeply to understand its riches. To fully experience "The Floating City", you need an expert local guide and private boat. This private tour Includes hotel pick up and drop off.


While you will exit the boat a few times, The majority of this tour is done cruising around on the boat.

3 h
custom size
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1 Private Boat
2 Rio dei Greci
3 Scuola Grande di San Marco
4 Secret garden
5 Northern Lagoon
6 Cannareggio Canal
7 Jewish Ghetto
8 Chabad Synagogue
9 Grand Canal
10 Marco Polo's house
Exploring Venice by boat is not only the most appealing mode of transportation, but it’s the most practical. As you cruise through the labyrinth of bright green canals, pass by the abundant landmarks in Venice including churches, palaces, gardens and bridges. Learn about the people who lived in Venice throughout the centuries, and how they impacted the city. Visit the Cannaregio district, the Jewish Ghetto, several important churches and more. This 3-hour tour includes the following:
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Private boat ride
- Private and professional English-speaking guide
- Custom group size

Pick Up and Drop Off in VIP Style

To make this private tour in Venice even more fabulous, we pick you up and drop you off at your hotel in our private boat. This VIP service is included for clients who are staying in a hotel in the city center with an appropriate dock. Then, head to the stunning San Giovanni & Paolo Church. Get a close-up view of the church's edifice, which exemplifies percently classic Italian Gothic style. Not sure if your hotel will work? Contact our Travel Experts by email or online chat to be sure.

Madonna dell'Orto

After a scenic boat ride, step back on land to explore another Venetian church, Madonna dell’Orto. As you enter, make sure you turn around to admire the beautiful organ that sits on top of the main entryway! Built in the 14th century, the church owes its name to a miraculous statue of the Virgin and Child. One of the most stunning examples of gothic architecture in Venice, the church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St. Christopher, protector of sailors.

Cannaregio District

Hop back on board and sail to Cannaregio, one of Venice’s charming provinces with lots to explore and discover. Pass through the pleasant Cannaregio Canal and disembark your boat to explore the area. Further along, see the Jewish Ghetto. In fact, the English word "ghetto" is derived from the Jewish ghetto in Venice! The oldest Jewish Ghetto in the world, the Venetian Ghetto was instituted on March 29th, 1516. At the end of the eighteenth century, Napoleon liberated the area and Venice's Jewish people were no longer compelled to live in the area.