Tour the Grand Canal of Venice. Snapshot.

Tour the Grand Canal of Venice. Snapshot.

Bucket List Snapshot Grand Canal, Venice

Tour the Grand Canal of Venice.
The Grand Canal is the main waterway in Venice and this is one of the stunning views you will see from the Valporetto #1 boat, which weaves its way from Piazzale Roma to Piazza San Marco. This waterbus is the perfect substitute for the significantly more expensive gondola ride through the Grand Canal.

The #1 Valporetto hits every drop-off/pickup station along the canal and is a smart way to frugally tour the waterway. We sat right up front, in the uncovered portion of the boat, and were rewarded with 360 degree picturesque views.

Is Touring the Grand Canal in Venice on your bucket list?

10 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Andi says:


  2. Beautiful place! How are the issues with flooding lately?

  3. Typically the Acqua Alta (flooding) only happens once every four years, but it’s always good to check before going to Venice! The City of Venice website has some very good information:

  4. ruth2day says:

    I’ve been to Venice, quite a place and not so easy to find your way around all the little streets. But also enjoyed very much a gondola trip

  5. I was continuously lost through the labyrinth of streets, even with a map! Though, it made the experience that much more memorable.

  6. My son and his family are heading to Venice for spring break. Will share this with them.

  7. What an AMAZING spring break!

  8. Michelle says:

    Wow, Venice is zoo pretty!!

  9. Taylor says:

    I loved visiting Venice, but only after I got away from the super touristy spots. I enjoyed our canal ride on the gondola, though it was a bit pricey and our guide wasn’t that great. It was a nice way to tour through the canals and spend time with some friends.

  10. The price was the reason we chose to ride the Valporetto instead of the gondola, but I do wish I would have done both!

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