Inimitable Venice was meant to be seen from the water! Your captain will pick you up at your accommodations on the way to your private discovery of Venice’s maze of waterways. Relax as you sail the impressive bustling Grand Canal, Venice’s version of a 12-lane freeway, bordered on each side by magnificent 12th century palazzi and churches. Look closely and learn to identify Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, symbols of the power, wealth and sophistication of the Venetian Republic at its height. Venture into small canals, the equivalent of neighborhood lanes, to mingle with local Venetians as they go about their daily water-borne lives.