Water activity

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

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

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

Activity provider: Top Venice

From US$ 719.33 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
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from your hotel or Piazza San Marco.
Private group


  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

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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

I recommend, a very nice option to visit the most important things in Venice, one note, during the booking I got information and a map with borders from where a guide with a speedboat can pick me up, even though I was in this area, there was no possibility of picking up.

July 16, 2021

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

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June 8, 2021

Product ID: 99960