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


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 combined with a Leica Trinovid HD binocular at your disposal. The ultimate way to experience the city and exclusively for guests of The Gritti Palace, explore the archipelago amd 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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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 and the Attila throne; preferably in the morning.

Duration: 4 hours



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; preferably in the morning.

Duration: 4 hours



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

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


All tours include a bottle of Champagne Ruinart and Dry Snacks.

A Leica Trinovid HD binocular is available for your use on board.


  • 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 Riva yacht experience is available only to hotel guests of The Gritti palace
  • The service is seasonal and will restart in April 2017
  • Experience includes captain services
  • Leica Trinovid HD binocular
  • Maximum capacity is 6 guests
  • No Grand Canal itinerary included
  • Refundable cancellation within 24h
  • Service unavailable on Mondays
  • No in- and out- bound transfers are available
  • An additional 30% rate is charged for nighttime excursions