The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, Venice, 30124, Italy   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: +39 041 794611   

The Riva Experience

Exclusive tours around the Venetian Lagoon returning Spring 2017


Il Doge, the Riva yacht exclusively made for The Gritti Palace

A unique experience

Curated by The Gritti Palace

Experiences that make the destination through the eyes of two icons. Explore the lagoons of Venice aboard your private Riva speedboat; a true expression of Italian artisan skill. The ultimate way to experience the city and exclusively for guests of The Gritti Palace, explore the archipelago aboard the legendary boat. Unfold an experience like no other with the brand synonymous worldwide since 1842 with elegance, status and perfection.

Complete the Riva experience with a drink on the Riva Lounge terrace.

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N.B. tours are seasonal and will restart in 2017.





Welcome on Board

Discover our wide selection of itineraries



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.

Duration: 4 hours (preference morning)




This tour unveils the spirituality and history of the islands, such as San Francesco del Deserto with its church founded by San Francesco, Torcello and its Cathedral. 

Duration: 4 hours (preference morning)



Continue and explore the monumental cemetery of San Michele, where illustrious personalities are buried, San Lazzaro degli Armeni with the beautiful cloister and the San Giorgio church. 

Duration: 8 hours



Observe the spots devoted to traditional fishing and the islands which are the natural barrier between the lagoon and the sea. From Lido di Venezia down to Alberoni, and returning to Venice passing by Pellestrina

Duration: 4 hours



An unusual itinerary unwinding from the Venetian lagoon to the Adriatic sea, passing by the Lido, historic Malamocco, and from Pellestrina to reach Chioggia, known as “the other Venice” before returning to Venice. 

Duration: 8 hours 



The Riva Yacht Experience is fully flexible and adaptable to any particular excursion preference of our guests. Ask our Concierge to tailor make your exploration of the lagoons and live the Riva journey.

Duration: 4 or 8 hours


  • Full day tour, 8 hours, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm: €2,200 (VAT inclded)
  • Half day tour, 4 hours, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm: €1,200 (VAT included)
  • Half day tour, 4 hours, 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm: €1,200 (VAT included)

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  • Reservation is required
  • The service is seasonal and will restart in 2017 following the closing of the 2016 season on 23 October. 
  • Experience includes captain services
  • Maximum capacity is 6 guests
  • No Grand Canal itinerary included
  • Refundable cancellation within 24h
  • Service unavailable on Mondays
  • An additional 30% rate is charged for nighttime excursions