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My Exclusive Original Grand Canal Tour

from € 300.00

Luxurious motor launch, heart-stopping views, film locations, Grand Palaces, intrigue, scandal, life styles of the rich and famous!
Don't just see the Grand Canal, experience for your self the life styles of the rich and famous with a spicy sprinkling of gossip from those in the know with your own private guide.

Our charming bronzed water taxi skippers have ferried some of the world's most famous celebrities as well as being the stunt drivers for blockbuster films such as the 007 epic ‘Casino Royale'.
We will pass famous palaces and sights used in films as our skippers have their fingers on the pulse of Venice, knowing every mossy, misty canal, crumbling palace and skeleton in the cupboard!

Whilst gliding along the Grand Canal,
an extraordinarily beautiful and unique high way, we will marvel at the stately procession of sumptuous water palaces gazing proudly upon centuries of comings and goings.
Our entertaining companions will bear us along this splendid processional route while we see the palaces of the rich and famous.
Hear about celebrities' favorite local places to hang out as well as discovering just why Venice is the sublime capital of masked carnivals, reveries, intrigue, and romance!Bring your sunglasses!

And don't forget your camera!

Tour Length: 50 minutes to one hour

Includes: Quality private tour guide, deluxe motor launch (Taxi Motoscafo)

Excludes: Optional gratuities

Weather: This tour runs rain or shine

Meeting Point: Near St. Mark's Square, to be provided upon confirmation

Price conscious? You may prefer to join one of our regular scheduled small group Venice tours 

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My Exclusive Original Grand Canal Tour
Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
   Based on 59 Ratings.
Last 10 reviews:

On 2014/07/28
Boyan said:

excellent

Kane was an excellent guide with a good sense of humor. He is very competent, enthusiastic, and a great story teller. I learnt a great deal from him about the city of Florence. He really made my short stay in Florence that much more enjoyable. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/07/20
Sara said:

excellent

Kane was a fabulous guide! He had an extensive knowledge of relevant historical fact and made the history of Florence come alive. It really helped having a native English speaking guide as we found other guides who had English as their second language were often difficult to understand. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/05/26
Kaaren said:

EXCELLENT VENICE TOURS

The 4 Venice tours, Venice in one Glorious Day, are outstanding. We did 2 on Mon 5/12 and 2 on Wed 5/14. Jen was our fantastic guide for 2 of them. I don't remember the names of the other 2 Italian ladies, but they were also excellent & easy to understand.

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On 2014/05/10
schoon said:

Venice in one glorious day!!!! Having heard from a friend that a visit to Venice could be a challenge as far as visiting the highlights is concerned, we decided to scour the internet for a suitable guided tour. Skipping the line was imperitive for us. Two ladies with 3 adolescent sons,a challenge in itself. We chose to "do" Venice in one day so that we could be free to return to places of interest with enough knowledge to recognise and be sure of not missing the most important sights. Skipping the line to enter the San Marco Basilica was absolutely a highlight. Thousands of visitors stood in the pouring rain in order to get a glimpse of this magnificent masterpiece. Our guide Christina was absolutely professional and was able to keep our teenage sons more than interested. It was also very much appreciated by us that Art Viva gave us a call the day previous to our tour that bad weather was expected and offered us to postpone the gondola trip.

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On 2014/04/22
Helen Stevens said:

I'd like to thank Angelos for giving us a fantastic evening tour 16th April. His local knowledge brought Florence alive and made our stay much more enjoyable. Thanks for the tips about places to go - we loved the Opera!

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On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!

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On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!

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On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.

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On 2013/10/22
Jane Wood said:

Uffizi Tour 26.9.13

An excellent tour. Floriana our guide: friendly; informative and impressively knowledgeable. A dream fulfilled. Thank you.

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On 2013/09/08
Howard said:

Inspiring and Fun!

We did the Florence in One Glorious Day. Worth every moment. Klaus entertained, inspired and excited us with his knowledge, delivery and communication. He gave us 'big picture' history and 'little picture' stories, putting humanity into the architecture. Just excellent. Liz helped us enjoy the Uffizi and Accademia with her art knowledge and insight. Both great tour guides. Next time, we'll be back!

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