Private Evening Boat Ride and Twilight Aperitivo in Venice

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Evening Boat Ride in Venice

Picture the scene as you glide effortlessly along the serene grand canals of Venice aboard a traditional luxury Venetian motorboat. Your private captain guiding you between the magnificent scenery and landmarks of perhaps the most beautiful city in the world, as the reflection of the sunset glistens in the waters of the canals.

If that isn’t enough to go to your head already, our evening boat ride tour comes complete with a classic Italian style Aperitivo in a local bar in the Cannaregio district.

Quite simply, this is the ultimate way to experience Venice in the evening. Seeing the city as it’s meant to be seen, from the water and with your private guide detailing the centuries of history, architecture, and fascinating characters that make Venice so unforgettable.

What Is Included In The Evening Motorboat Ride?

  • A local private English speaking guide
  • Completely private traditional Venetian motorboat tour
  • Classic Venetian Aperitivo in a quaint bar (one drink and ‘’Cicchetti” – traditional Venetian snacks included)
  • Beautiful views of Venice’s landmarks, like St Mark’s, the Rialto, Doges’ Palace, and many more!
  • Journey through some of the quieter, local canals for a truly authentic experience of Venice

Venice Twilight Canal Cruise and Aperitivo Itinerary Details

The tour experience will last for 2 hours and your private guide will meet you at your accommodation or a meeting point that is suitable for you just as the sun begins to set.

The tour gets underway as you are delivered to your captain for the evening and board the classical Venetian style motorboat.

Witness The Glorious Sights of Venice From The Deck of Your Boat

Venice of course was designed to be navigated by boat, so you will have the opportunity to hear all about the fascinating history of the city, and the famous characters like NapoleonCasanova, and Marco Polo who had a profound impact on the city, as you glide by mesmerizing sights and locations that make Venice so unique and distinctive. Wonders such as St. Mark’s Basilica, the Salute ChurchAccademia bridge, the Ca’ d’Oro & the ancient Turkish Tradehouse… all ready to be photographed in glorious sunset lighting to create everlasting memories! 

Aside from the major canal arteries, your expert local guide will delve into the most enchanting minor canals of the city to discover hidden gems like the Doges’ PantheonSt. Mark’s School, and Madonna dell’Orto church.

Classic Venetian Eating & Drinking Experience

Guests enjoying a gondola tour in Venice while others walk over a white bridge.
Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

Towards the end of the experience, your captain will dock in the Cannaregio district and deliver you to a Venetian ‘’Bacaro’’ or bar for a delicious aperitivo. You can choose your drink (wine, beer, etc), but the traditional tipple would be the “Venetian Spritz” made with Aperol and Prosecco. To eat you will be able to try several ‘’Cicchetti’’ which are little plates of fresh traditional Venetian appetizers.

It will be a truly Venetian way to finish our time together, before strolling back to Rialto bridge!

Why Book Your Venice Evening Canal Cruise With Luxe?

  • Whether it’s for a romantic evening or entertainment for the family, this tour is the perfect introduction to Venice and its most famous sites.
  • Private tours allow you to understand and connect with the city in a way that simply is not possible when crammed together with others on a group tour following set itineraries.
  • Our qualified, accredited, and entertaining local guides are passionate about sharing their love of the city with you, so whatever questions or requests you have for us, we will have the knowledge to satisfy your curiosity.
  • The unique Aperitivo and ‘’Cicchetti’’ aspect of the tour experience enables you to go where the Venetians go to dine and drink and really appreciate the modern local culture.
25th Anniversary Trip to Italy Using Italy by Luxe, the best decision ever! I worked with Marta for about 6 months developing an itinerary for our 12 days in Italy. We wanted to see Venice, Tuscany, Rome, and the Amalfi Coast with our 3 boys 22, 20 & 17. She coordinated everything for us from hotels to private transfers, restaurant options, excursions, and more. Her quick response to all of my crazy questions/changes, before and during our trip was so comforting. I always knew everything would be great. She even surprised us with a bottle of Champagne on our anniversary! Each of the guides Marta set us up with were also amazing. Their knowledge of the history, architecture, and background stories was incredible. Giorgia in Venice, Elena in Tuscany, Kylie in Rome, Gabriella in Pompeii, and Fernando and Mario in Sorrento. Each of them were so accommodating knowing we were jet-lagged and it was HOT! They each weaved us through the back streets, avoiding crowds and amazing us at every turn. Our drivers were always on time, very professional, and friendly. We will definitely be using Travel by Luxe for our next trip to Greece!

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