Private Venice Grand Canal and Murano Island Boat Tours

Private guided Venice Boat Tours of the Grand Canal & Murano Island with a Local Expert Guide

Highlights and what's included

  • Includes Local Expert Guide
  • Luxurious Motor-Launch for tour of Grand canal and transfer to Murano
  • Visit a Celebrated Glass Works and see an example of Glass-Blowing
  • Transfer back to Venice


Private guided Venice Boat Tours of the Grand Canal & Murano Island with a Local Expert Guide includes a glass-blowing demonstration in Murano.

Enjoy an informative tour of the Grand Canal, the main Street of Venice! Our local expert guide will introduce you to the splendid palaces, churches, bridges, gardens, warehouses that line the banks of the Grand Canal of Venice, while talking about its origins and evolution over the centuries.
You'll learn the history that lies behind the famous buildings, as well as being introduced to some of the famous characters who have lived here.

We'll then reach Murano, where you'll visit a famous and selected glass-making workshop. Here after learning the procedure of glass-making, you will visit the showroom, where you can see examples of the beautiful artifacts that typify the excellence of Murano glass.

Time permitting and on request our guide can take you to visit the interesting Murano Glass museum, before returning back to Venice.

Other info

  • This tour is of a historical area and is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.

Meeting Point

Your English speaking guide will come and meet you in the lobby of your hotel in Venice or at the port of Venice if you're on a cruise

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Reviewed by Laura M on
The tour was amazing and we had a wonderful time! I would recommend it to anyone and we loved our guide!
Reviewed by Joseph Iacangelo on
My family of 7 toured Venice on Saturday, 26 July 2014. Based on reading several good reviews about this company on Trip Advisor, we reserved the Grand Canal and Murano boat tour from 3:00 - 6:00 pm, well in advance of our trip. I specifically asked for Christina to be our tour guide, but the company said it could not guarantee her availability. We were very pleased when Christina showed up a few minutes late at the Meeting Point in Saint Mark's Square, in the midst of a drenching downpour. They advise that the tours will take place "rain or shine", and so we set out walking to meet the the watertaxi in a raging thunderstorm. Thankfully, the rain stopped shortly after we got aboard, and we were able to move from the cabin (beware of the very low ceiling!) to the viewing area behind the driver, and also slide open the rear roof window to better see the Grand Canal and some minor canals also. Christina was an excellent guide and spoke very good English. She is extremely knowledgeable and very personable - she did a great job of conveying her enthusiasm for Venice and its history / attractions. The glassblowing demo in Murano was a bit short, but very good. Most of our time in Murano, however, was spent in several sales showrooms that were way "over the top" in terms of elegant (expensive) works of art in glass, and other costly glassware items - nice to see and admire anyway. While their website states that they will pick you up at your hotel, they will also meet you at the cruise port or St. Mark's Square. Overall I would rate this tour an "8", primarily due to Christina's commentary and her wide knowledge of all things Venice.
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