Venice
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Our most recommended Venice Speed & Jet Boat Tours

Grande Canal Boat Tour + Murano

1. Grande Canal Boat Tour + Murano

The best way to know and experience Venice is certainly by getting on a private boat and travelling around the Grand Canal defined as “the most beautiful avenue in the world." The crew lead you through the most beautiful parts of the city and recall the legends, history, monuments, architectural masterpieces, art and who created or enjoyed it: the artists, noblemen, courtesans and other inhabitants of the lagoon. To get a better insight into Venetian culture, you'll be invited to visit Murano island  known for its glass production.  It's well worth-seeing the mastery of blowing and shaping the glass that has a long history, like the city itself. Finally, through some smaller and secret channel pathways, you'll see the most popular and lively neighborhoods and reach the pinnacle of the tour - San Marco’s Square.

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Venice: Grand Canal, Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

2. Venice: Grand Canal, Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

Climb aboard a private boat and travel down the Grand Canal. See the most beautiful parts of the city and its architectural masterpieces from the water. Learn about the noblemen and other inhabitants of the lagoon. Head across to the island of Murano, famous for its glass production. See a glass-blowing demonstration, and then go to the neighboring island of Burano. Stroll among the brightly colored buildings and get some time to enjoy a coffee. Discover secret streets and go to the most popular and lively neighborhoods. Return to the city center and get dropped off on Piazza San Marco.

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Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

3. Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

Get picked up at your hotel by your English-speaking guide and visit two of Venice’s most popular islands, Murano and Burano. Get an insight into the daily life and pace that differ on each island in order to fully understand Venetian culture. Your first stop is the island of Murano, which is renowned worldwide for its long tradition of glass making. Witness firsthand the skill of glassblowing and see the locals working on other traditional crafts. Pick up some unique souvenirs or presents for the family here. Next, head to Burano, which you’ll be able to see from the shore thanks to its vividly colored buildings. Enjoy some free time to wander around, meet the locals, enjoy a cup of coffee and take some memorable pictures. Finally, stroll through some smaller and secret pathways, crossing the island’s most popular and lively neighborhoods, before reaching the end point of the tour - San Marco’s Square.

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2-Hour Boat Tour with Grand Canal & Tower Climb

4. 2-Hour Boat Tour with Grand Canal & Tower Climb

Cruise past all of Venice’s most spectacular basilicas and palaces and under its historic bridges on this 2-hour tour package. Take in sights such as St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, the Cemetery of San Michele, the Rialto Bridge, the Rialto Fish Market, the Accademia Bridge, the Cà d’Oro and Cà Pesaro palaces, the Madonna dell’Orto Church, and the Salute Church. As you pass by these iconic sites your guide will provide commentary about the unique maritime history of this amazing city. Next you’ll head off the traditional route and stop at one of Venice’s rarely-visited gems, the island and Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, where you’ll have postcard-picture views of St. Mark’s Square. After visiting the interior of the stunning Basilica you’ll have the option of climbing the Bell Tower (or taking the elevator). From the top of the Tower you can admire the dome of St. Mark’s Basilica and soak up an incredible vista of the city that stretches away from you. This tour is all about seeing Venice the from water level, and in stylish luxury. With a small group of no more than 9 people and headsets to hear your guide no matter where you are on the boat, discovering the wonders of the world’s most unique city has never been easier or more relaxing.

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What people are saying about Venice

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 132 reviews

We loved this experience. First off the mahogany water taxi ride was awesome. we were able to enjoy a good boat trip before arriving on the island of Murano where we could discover glass blowing, the children were delighted. we then went to the island of Burano to visit the island and its colorful houses as well as lace making. The Guide was French and super nice, this greatly facilitated the exchanges. we highly recommend this experience

Excellent private boat trip with Monica, a very good French speaking guide. His comments were very interesting, my teenager really enjoyed this excursion. Visit of Burano not to be missed. The magnificent taxi boats have always been on time for the various connections between the islands. TO RECOMMEND !!

What a wonderful experience. Our local guide Francesca was engaging, informative and shared insight on life in Venice. Views from San Giorgio were spectacular, truly memorable. The motor cruise through the Grand Canal was very special, particularly with commentary and anecdotes.

Friendly, competent, very knowledgeable, many thanks to our guide Claudia, who integrated our children (11 and 6 years) wonderfully. The transfers with the motor boats were also great! Highly recommended!

Great experience. A bit short in Murano and very sales oriented, but fully compensated by a beautiful experience in Burano. Our tour guide was fantastic.