Tours by boat are generally available throughout Italy, from the popular canals of Venice to the less known La Spezia area located in the north-east of Italy. Taking a boat will provide a beautiful and different experience from driving, and a few Italian vacation destinations will be accessible only by water, like island caves from the Ligurian Sea. Depending on your schedule, you will be able to find various boat tours which may last only a few hours to even more than seven days.


The La Spezia's province cruise tours venice on the Ligurian Sea will feature beautiful coves as well as cliffs, woodland or beaches. Try and get a closer look of this wonderful landscape on a 5-hour boat trip by Consorzio Barcaioli Protovenere. You may also travel by motorboat to the islands of Tino, Tinetto or Palmaria. Various highlights will include the dramatic cliffs of Palmaria as well as portoro marble quarries, and World War II fortifications or Tino's lighthouse.


Venice is famous for its romantic gondola tours on its beautiful canals, and it will include boat tours by motorized water taxi. Discover what Venice has to offer by taking a 4-hour boat tour in the northern lagoon which will include the islands of Burano, Torcello or Murano. This last island is very popular for its glass blowing, and tour passengers may visit the local glass museum and the Church of Santa Maria e San Donato as well, with its twelve-century mosaics. Torcello is popular for its medieval Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, and Burano's streets will be lined with picturesque houses.

Amalfi Coast

Take a relaxation sail tour to the south-west part of Italy on a 8-day trip with Italy Bike & Boat. The first 2 days will include a visit to Sorrento as well as a bike ride to Pompeii, which will be followed by a quick tour of the Amalfi Coast. Other various highlights will also include the islands of Procida, where you may take a waiting tour, and Ischia, where you may bicycle through small Italian villages. The final stop is Naples, with its combination of historic architecture, modern shopping gallerias and bustling streets.

Cilento Coast

Italy Bike the Acciaroli's fishing village which has been visited by Ernest Hemingway; the beautiful port town of Maratea; and Palinuro with its natural caves close to the water. Meals on this boat tour will be featuring the cuisine of seaside communities along the way.