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Venice, Italy-port

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.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Grand Canal and the Guggenheim Collection
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Hidden Treasures of Venice
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Historical Venice & Gondola Ride
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Islands of Murano and Burano
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Leisurely Venice
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Murano Glassworks, San Giorgio & Gondola Ride
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Venice
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Romantic Verona
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Secret Corners of Venice & Grand Canal
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • St. Mark's Basilica After Hours
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • St. Mark's Square & Doge's Palace
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Tea With a Countess
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Venetian Palaces
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • Venice By Gondola
    Seated Tour
  • Venice Giro Di Bacari
    Light Activity /Walking

Grand Canal and the Guggenheim Collection

Light Activity /Walking

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 onboard the motor launch, (water-taxi with a capacity of maximum 10 pax + guide with interior and exterior seating).This tour does not operate on Tuesdays.