Explore the lagoons of Venice aboard your private Riva speedboat; a true expression of Italian artisan skill
The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice proudly presents a new collaboration with Riva, the leading Italian brand in luxury boats.
Since May, the hotel’s guests have at their disposal the speedboat Il Doge, for pleasant trips around the Lagoon, to discover the most exclusive Venetian spots from a very special sea level point of view.
Global explores looking for indigenous and one-of-a-kind experiences, can experience of Il Doge boat equipped with Champagne Ruinart and necessaire to enjoy a sunny day on the water or a romantic sunset overviewing the Lagoon.
On the occasion of this exclusive partnership special tours have been created to allow the Gritti Palace guests to discover the art and the nature of the Venetian Lagoon on board of Il Doge. The tours have different lengths and are available all day long, to meet guests’ different needs.
The Classic Excursion – 4 hours
Discover the magic and heritage behind the exquisite glass of Murano, the colored houses and laces of Burano, and the traditions of the fascinating island of Torcello with its stories and legends including the famous bell tower and the throne of Attila.
Lagoon archeology Excursion– 2 hours
An introduction to the most important and fascinating archaeological sites: the mysterious Lazzaretto Vecchio, Sant’Erasmo island with its beautiful gardens, the island of Vignole and the island of St. Andrew connected by a single bridge.
An Art Excursion – 5/6 hours
Art is present on many of the Lagoon islands. Discover Santa Maria delle Grazie, San Lazzaro degli Armeni with its historic monastery, the international university of San Servolo, the church of San Giorgio and Santa Cristina.
Bird watching Excursion – 4 hours
A fascinating nature tour that will disclose to the guests the islands of San Francesco del Deserto, Sant’Erasmo and the barene: salt marshes of tabular land very important for the ecology of the lagoon where a great variety of greenery host many different species of birds. The itinerary also includes Burano, Torcello, the beautiful island of Mazzorbo and the island of Murano.
The Fisherman Excursion – 4 hours or 8 hours including lunch
Unlock the traditions of sea-fishing in the lagoons. Delight in a lunch of the freshest fish and journey from Venice’s Lido down to the Alberoni, returning to Venice via Fusina at the historic delta of the Brenta River.
The Aquariva boat can accommodate up to 7 people, including the captain. The hourly rate is € 350. The boat might be booked for a minimum of two hours.
The breathtaking Gritti Palace Riva Lounge is the starting point for all tours on board of Il Doge.
Recently inaugurated the new elegant and stylish terrace of the Gritti Palace, is inspired by the Riva Aquarama Lounge of the Yacht Club de Monaco and was crafted with innovative and functional materials related to the historic Italian nautical brand. The bespoke terrace overlooks the Grand Canal and represents the perfect gathering place with a stunning view on Santa Maria della Salute Cathedral.
The terrace is the perfect outside extension of the splendid Bar Longhi, the historical and charming social hub of the Gritti Palace, featuring some of the best cocktails in Venice as well as Venetian Cicchetti tasting experience.
Guests can indulge seating on elegant Aquarama chairs and enjoy a Riva Cocktail created by the hotel bartender Cristiano Luciani: a perfect mix of international glamour and indigenous invention. A fresh combination of White Rhum, Grapefruit, Orgeat syrup and Orange Bitter to be sipped while enjoying the unparalleled view on the Canal Grande.