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Venice: 3-Hour Sightseeing and Murano Island Tour

4.3 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Naval Lagunare s.a.s.

Venice: 3-Hour Sightseeing and Murano Island Tour

Activity provider: Naval Lagunare s.a.s.

From US$ 18.80 per person

Explore the Venetian Lagoon on a 3-hour sightseeing cruise from San Marco to Murano Island by a 2-decker motorboat with a panoramic terrace. Cruise around Venice and enjoy a 1.5-hour stop on Murano to see a glass master at work in a glass factory.

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Duration 3 hours
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Italian, English


  • Spend time exploring the island of Murano
  • Visit a glass factory and its showroom
  • Take in panoramic views of the Venetian lagoon
  • Enjoy the tour from a two-deck motorboat with a panoramic terrace
Full description

This 3-hour sightseeing tour explores Venice by a two-decker motorboat with a panoramic terrace and takes you through the lagoon for stunning views. Cruise past many of Venice's major attractions and stop at Murano Island, famous for its glass processing.

Your tour begins with a breathtaking view of San Marco Square including the Doge Palace, the Bell Tower, and the two columns. Cruise into the San Marco Basin for views of the Grand Canal's entrance, the Doge Palace, and the facade of the church on San Giorgio Island.

Head towards the Lido of Venice and skirt by the islands of San Servolo and San Lazzaro. Enjoy a wonderful view of the Southern Lagoon. Continue on to the Port of Lido and cruise in front of the Church of San Nicolò and Sant’ Andrea Fort. Reach the Northern Lagoon, along with the Vignole Islands, before approaching the island of Murano.

Stop in Murano and take a guided tour of an artistic glass factory. Spend 1.5 hours in Murano and have enough time to visit both the glass factory with its showroom and the island. Afterward, head back to San Marco with a stunning view of Venice.

  • Guided visit to a Murano glass factory
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts. The meeting point is at " Approdo Cornoldi "; look for the Barracuda motorboat.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The tour is carried out on a two-decker boat with an open upper deck protected from the sun or light rain
    • Boats are equipped with toilets
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

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    A fun trip. It was very enjoyable to sail around the lagoon by boat. It was nice that you could sit on the ship in the open space, thanks to which the wind blows us nicely. There was nothing to do in Murano. The glass-making presentation lasted 10 minutes, then they invite you to go shopping and the whole island is covered with glass shops.

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    August 19, 2021

    In short: We were thrilled and would definitely recommend the tour to others! You can visit the main island of Venice and other islands in the lagoon (e.g. Lido) from the water for about an hour. In Murano, a visit to the glass factory with a small show is definitely recommended. After a stay of around 1.5 hours (not a small amount for beautiful Murano), it goes back to Venice. The team was very friendly and helpful, there was a lot of information about the islands of the lagoon in Italian and English. The duration of the tour was just about right. The price-performance ratio is great.

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    August 6, 2021

    Generally good, only the beginning was unprofessional, nobody on the boat felt responsible for the people waiting on the shore.

    August 17, 2021

    Product ID: 401365