Water activity

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

4.8 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: Top Venice

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

Activity provider: Top Venice

From US$ 835.90 per group up to 6

Cruise down the Grand Canal in Venice aboard a private boat. Then, sail to the small islands of Murano and Burano to learn more about their arts and crafts. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration, and stroll amongst the brightly painted houses.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from your hotel or Piazza San Marco.
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  • Journey down the Grand Canal by private boat
  • Watch a glass-blowing demonstration on the island of Murano
  • Stroll amongst the painted houses of Burano
Full description
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.
  • English-speaking escort
  • Private water taxi ride around Venice and to the island of Murano
  • Shuttle boat from Murano to Burano
  • Private water taxi from Burano to Piazza San Marco
  • Champagne or prosecco on board the boat

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Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 22 reviews

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Sara was amazing and was so knowledgeable. I would definitely book this tour again because it got us to Murano and Burano to see all of the places on our bucket list. The tour at the factory in Murano was fantastic and seeing the lace and painted houses in Burano was so special. Sara snuck in one last surprise for us at the end that was so cool - you have to book to find out! You won’t regret going on this tour.

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July 7, 2022

Great tour - our guide Wilma picked us up at our Airbnb and had arranged a one hour private tour of the Grand Canal via speedboat , followed by a stop on Murano where we visited a glass factory. Then she had the glass factory provide us with their speed boat (very posh) to take us over to Burano. On Burano we walked around, looked at the lace, got some gelato, and enjoyed the quaint island. Everything felt very organized and our guide was very knowledgeable. She even helped us to arrange lunch and dinner reservations for later in our trip.

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June 19, 2022

Sarah is really a highly recommended guide, kompwtent us charming. But you don't really have to see the island of Murano, it's very touristy and the glass blowing workshop you visit is more of a "coffee trip" and if you don't buy it, it's not very popular. Burano is also very touristy, of course, but Sarah also showed us the side streets, very nice.

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April 18, 2022

Product ID: 99960