Venice - Grand Canal - View from a Vaporetto

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Grand Canal - View from a Vaporetto

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(446 reviews)
Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
30 mins

About the tour

Join Andrea on this unique experience where he will take a “vaporetto”, the original water bus of Venice, and travel along the canal that cuts the city in two parts. He will be live-streaming from the water - telling you the stories and history of the beautiful palaces that line this "main street" of the city. This is where the most important noble families of Venice lived. On this tour he will pass under the two oldest bridges over the Grand Canal - Accademia and Rialto - and discover also curious stories such as the cursed Ca’ Dario, the reference to the knight Templars on the façade of Ca’ Vendramin Calergi and even a palace that has the skeleton of a real dinosaur inside! Come enjoy this tour with Andrea, sit back and soak up the beauty of Venice from the water!

Meet Andrea


Besides been a licensed tour guide and a freelance journalist, I’m a musician, playing with the most popular reggae singer in my country (who by the way doesn’t sing in Italian, or in English, but in Venetian dialect, never heard of Venetian reggae?) . A 40 years experience on the stage helps me a lot during the tours, because the tour for me it’s like a show, with its climax and anticlimax. Above all anyway, I'm a real Venetian, born and raised in the city. I like therefore to share with passion and my knowledge of this unique city, mixing in my strolling along the city information, fun facts, personal experiences that I think help you to enjoy a unique tour. I’m one of the “eldest” guide on this platform, because when it started there were just three destinations, including mine. I liked a lot the idea of running virtual tours when everything was blocked, but when John and Liam involved me in June 2020, I couldn’t imagine how big this community could have grown, and I’m really proud to be part of it since the beginning.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Venice with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Venice. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Thong Yok N.

24 October 2021

A very relaxing and informative walk with beautiful architecture and street scenes.

Diane S.

23 October 2021

Fun tour! Felt like I was actually on the vaporetto with him.

Anne S.

23 October 2021

Great to virtually travel along the Grand Canal and its beautiful buildings - just better at midday.

Laurel C.

22 October 2021

What a wonderful tour so grateful for it and will follow Andrea for more

Christine S.

22 October 2021

I love Venice soo really enjoyed this tour. Hope there will be more

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