This renowned “City of Canals” was built on an archipelago of more than 100 islands formed by about 150 canals. Ancient cobblestone streets lined with tiny ceramic and glass workshops and tempting cafes wind their way between fabulous palazzos and vast town squares along the banks of the canals. For shoppers, the city offers colorful markets; for those interested in architecture, the original Baroque classics, Basilica San Marco, the Rialto Bridge, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs as viewed from a gondola or toured on foot, are breath-taking. And art lovers should make sure not to miss the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, home to Tintoretto’s finest works; or, for more modern tastes, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, showcasing masterpieces of 20th-century art currents and the avant-garde movements.
As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.
- Light Activity /Walking
- Seated Tour
- Moderate Activity/Walking
- Most Active or Strenuous
- Minimal Activity Required
- Regent Choice
- Evening Tour
- Grand Canal and the Guggenheim Collection
- Hidden Treasures of Venice
- Historical Venice & Gondola Ride
- Islands of Murano and Burano
- Leisurely Venice
- Murano Glassworks, San Giorgio & Gondola Ride
- Panoramic Venice
- Romantic Verona
- Secret Corners of Venice & Grand Canal
- St. Mark's Basilica After Hours
- St. Mark's Square & Doge's Palace
- Venetian Palaces
- Venice By Gondola
- Venice Giro Di Bacari
Grand Canal and the Guggenheim Collection
Duration: 4 hours
Tour Code: vce-006
Your tour will depart from the pier by a private motor launch and cruise the Grand Canal, enjoying views of beautiful palaces and churches reflecting their facades on this major waterway. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is housed in the unfinished Palazzo Venier dei Leoni which was Peggy Guggenheim's home for 30 years.
Today, her private collection includes favorite works of modernist movement artists such as Brancusi, De Chirico, Max Ernst, and Malevich. Your visit at the Guggenheim Museum will last approximately 90-minutes. Following your visit, you will enjoy an easy stroll from the Guggenheim to St. Mark where from here, you can re-board your private motor launch to complete your tour of the Grand Canal and return to the pier via Canale della Giudecca.
Please note: Guides will provide commentary on board the motor launch. This tour does not operate on Tuesdays.
Terms & Conditions:
Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.