Campo Santa Maria del Giglio 2467, Venice 30124 Italy
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Riva Yacht Experience


Venice through the Eyes of Two Icons

Explore the beauty of the Venice Lagoon in true Gritti-style board our private Aquariva speedboat “Il Doge”. This legendary yacht was handcrafted by Riva, a brand known worldwide since 1842 for its elegance, status, and perfection. A true expression of Italian artisan skill and a symbol of the Italian dolce vita, our Riva Yacht Experiences aboard “Il Doge” are the ultimate way to experience the city.

Advance reservations are recommended. Same day reservations for Il Doge are accepted upon availability and require a 15 minute window to allow for preparation. Cancellations must be received within 24 hours of the scheduled departure tome to avoid full penalty.

Discover the Venetian archipelago’s heritage and the beautiful panoramas of the northern and southern lagoons with one of four tailored excursions, or allow us to curate one for you:

Riva Yacht Tours


Classic Itinerary (Half-Day)
Discover the magic and heritage behind the exquisite glass of Murano, the colored houses and laces of Burano, and the fascinating island of Torcello with its famous bell tower, cathedral, and intriguing history.

Duration: 4 hours
Art and Spirituality (Half-Day)
Departing preferably in the morning, the half-day excursion unveils the spirituality and history of the islands, such as San Francesco del Deserto and its church founded by San Francesco, and Torcello with its cathedral.

Duration: 4 hours
Art and Spirituality (Half- or Full-Day)
Commencing with the itinerary outlined in the half-day excursion, the full-day experience proceeds on after Torcello to the monumental cemetery of San Michele where illustrious personalities are buried, to San Lazzaro degli Armeni with its beautiful cloister and historical library, and finally to the beautiful church of San Giorgio, by Andrea Palladio.

Duration: 8 hours
Fishing Tradition Tour (Half-Day)
Observe the spots devoted to traditional fishing and the islands that form the natural barrier between the lagoon and the sea. Travel from Lido di Venezia down to the Alberoni, and return to Venice passing by Pellestrina.

Duration: 4 hours
Adriatic Sea Tour (Full-Day)
This unusual itinerary winds from the Venetian lagoon to the Adriatic Sea. It passes by the Lido, historic Malamocco, and Pellestrina to reach Chioggia, known as “the other Venice,” before returning to Venice.

Duration: 8 hours
Your Own Itinerary (Half- or Full-Day)
The Riva Yacht Experience is fully versatile and may be adapted to suit a particular excursion based on guests’ preferences. The Concierge at The Gritti Palace will gladly tailor your exploration of the Venetian Lagoon. Excursions are not available along the Grand Canal. Reservations are recommended.

Duration: 4 or 8 hours

Riva Yacht Tours will be available from April 7th, 2019 until October 15th, 2019.

For information and reservations please contact our Concierge: concierge.grittipalace@luxurycollection.com