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  • Venice Public Transportation: Waterbus and Mainland Buses

    1. Venice Public Transportation: Waterbus and Mainland Buses

    Enjoy your trip in Venice and use public transportation without queuing at the ticket offices. Just head to the yellow ticket machines that you can find at the vaporetto stops across the city: enter the PNR code that you'll find on your voucher and get the paper ticket with which you can catch your vaporetto. Your tickets must be validated each time before boarding a water bus. The validity of your ticket begins from the exact time it is first validated.

    Franscescha was a gem. She made the trip very memorable. Gave all the knowledge and a very good guide and host. Great trip. Txs

  • Venice Grand Canal: One-Hour Boat Tour

    2. Venice Grand Canal: One-Hour Boat Tour

    Hop into a motorboat and cruise down the canals of Venice for this one-hour tour of the city. You will see dozens of palazzos, mansions, churches, and iconic bridges that span the waterways. Marvel at the ancient Rialto, the oldest and most famous bridge, and then admire the modern Della Constituzione, a glass bridge constructed near Calatrava. You will pass central Venetian patrician houses, home to art collections, museums, and university seats. See major city and state institutions like Ca' Grande and Ca' Balbi, and the luxurious hotel Gritti. Catch a glimpse of the bustling casino at Ca' Vendramin Caliergi, and the soirees' palace Ca' Pisani Moretta, before passing through international communities like Fondaco dei Tedeschi. You will also get to see the grand religious edifice of La Madonna Della Salute.

    The guide had very good English and was easy to understand, even over the noise of the boat's engine. She was obviously very knowledgeable and was able to explain clearly the points of interest. The tour was one hour and it passed very quickly. There were 10 of us but there was still room for all to stand and take photos.

  • Murano Island: 3-Hour Private Tour from Venice

    3. Murano Island: 3-Hour Private Tour from Venice

    Learn about the history of glass on a visit to the source. A private boat will take you from Venice to the island of Murano with your tour guide. Admire the work of some of Venice’s master glass craftsmen on this island that’s been world-famous for its glassblowing for hundreds of years. On this 3-hour tour, learn about the island’s traditions and visit a traditional glass factory. After the glassmaking demonstration, your guide will bring you around Murano, narrating secrets and histories of the Island. Visit the marvelous Church of San Donato. At the end of your tour, return to Venice historical center by boat, crossing the northern lagoon.

    We had a fantastic guide! She was there early and planned to spend longer than 2 hours with us. She grabbed us a water taxi and took us to Murano Island where we had a private tour of the facility. Afterwards our guide walked us around the island giving us a bit of the history. She gave us plenty of leisure time as well and just asked us to let her know when we wanted a water taxi back. We had a great experience!

  • Venice: Gondola Ride with Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge

    4. Venice: Gondola Ride with Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge

    Take a traditional and unforgettable gondola ride through Venice’s Grand Canal. Pass under the picturesque Rialto Bridge and admire some of the city’s top sights from a unique, water-side perspective. Sit back, relax, and watch as the wonderful Byzantine buildings go by. Glide under the countless bridges and hear the soft sounds of the water against the crumbling walls of the palazzi. Cruise down the famous Grand Canal and see the area around the Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Salute. Admire this wonderful Baroque church from the 17th century and see winding little canals. Marvel at the majestic Rialto Bridge, one of the most ancient and famous bridges in the city, and experience how Venetians moved from one district to another in the past.

  • Venice: Grand Canal Sunset Boat Tour

    5. Venice: Grand Canal Sunset Boat Tour

    Experience the beauty of Venice at sunset on this guided boat tour on the Grand Canal. See famous monuments and traditional neighborhoods and take in stunning views of one of the world's most famous squares. Admire the old treasures of the city from the water as the sun goes down. See the picturesque Fish Market, the iconic Rialto Bridge, and other Gothic architectural wonders. Be treated to amazing views of Saint Mark's Square from your boat to top off your experience. Have an unforgettable Venice experience and learn more about this fascinating city from your guide.

    It was a lovely boat ride with a lot of information as we were going through some lesser known areas of Venice. One could not hear the guide if not listening very carefully. It was a lovely experience.

  • Venice: Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lacemaking Tour by Boat

    6. Venice: Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lacemaking Tour by Boat

    Escape the crowds of central Venice and catch a glimpse of what life in the city used to be like, as an island of artisans famous for their traditional craft skills, passed down from generation to generation. Your guide will keep you entertained on the short boat ride to the small island of Murano, famous for its glass making traditions. Historically, Murano glassblowers were the only Europeans that knew how to create a mirror, and their skills were so valued they were banned from leaving Venice on the threat of execution. Watch a craftsman in action and listen to a description of the process in English. Learn how silica sand becomes glass, and how the glass is given color. Afterwards, there will be time to browse the huge collection of glass art, and wander the island on your own. Back on the boat, cruise to the tiny island of Burano to see the brightly-painted houses huddled tightly...

    Generally good tour with ample time on each island to spend some time. Personal guide with lots of information about the lagoon.

  • From Venice: 45-Minute Murano Glassmaking Private Tour

    7. From Venice: 45-Minute Murano Glassmaking Private Tour

    Discover the picturesque island of Murano and visit its legendary glass museum. Learn from the experts about the art of glassmaking and purchase a souvenir while you're there. Visit the famous glass furnace and see a live glassblowing demonstration and learn about the different techniques used by the glass masters. Then head to the showroom to marvel at the different types of glass sold on the island, and purchase something for yourself or a loved one if you please. You can even request a special piece in advance. Before returning to Venice, take a stroll around the Island to enjoy the many shops and beautiful scenery as you learn more about the history of Murano glass making.

  • Venice: City Tour and Murano Glass Experience

    8. Venice: City Tour and Murano Glass Experience

    After being collected from your Venice accommodation, you will begin your tour visiting the political and religious center of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, St. Mark's Square and its monuments. You'll begin with the Doge's Palace, the seat of government of the Republic and the Doge's private residence. Your palace visit includes the halls of government and justice, the private apartments of the Doge, the prisons, and the extremely famous Bridge of Sighs. You will then continue with the Basilica, where the body of St. Mark the Evangelist lies. You can admire the wonderful golden mosaics which depict stories from the Old and New Testaments, and the famous gold altarpiece decorated with enamels and precious stones. At the end of the walking tour you will be invited to visit Murano island to get a better insight into Venetian culture. The island is known around the world for its glass...

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

    9. 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.

    Silvia was knowledgeable, engaging and pleasant. She shared a great deal of historical information. Additionally, it was apparent that she has fostered great working relationships with transporters and venders. We enjoyed the experience very much. We appreciated the confirmation call regarding pick-up location the day before.

  • Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

    10. 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...

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What people are saying about Venice

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 594 reviews

Outstanding tour. The visit was more than pleasant, especially thanks to our guide Chiara. Friendly, extremely helpful, prepared and able to convey to visitors the passion she has for her work and the city. His food and wine recommendations are also very popular. Excellent communication skills and ability to organize the tour in multiple languages.Tour more than recommended!

It's just great to hop on and off of the boats whenever and wherever you want! Missing your destination is fun because you will see so much more than you expected to.


Franscescha was a gem. She made the trip very memorable. Gave all the knowledge and a very good guide and host. Great trip. Txs

Serena was an amazing guide and the tour was fascinating