• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Glide through some of Venice's most famous waterways with a private 4-hour boat tour of the Grand Canal, Murano, and Burano. Watch glass blowers at work on Murano and lace makers on Burano. Travel by private motor boat along the picturesque Grand Canal.


  • 4-hour private Venice boat tour of the Grand Canal, Murano and Burano
  • Hear about the history, art and architecture of the city as you gaze at stately palaces
  • Watch glass makers at work on the island of Murano
  • See the colorful houses on Burano
  • Admire the gorgeous St Mark's Square

What You Can Expect

Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano

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Travel in style along what some have called one of the world's most beautiful avenues – the Grand Canal in Venice – in a private water taxi to visit two of the nearby lagoon islands during this 4-hour tour.

See some of the landmarks along the Grand Canal, including palaces once built or owned by famous Venetians. Learn about some of Venice's legends and history of art, architecture, and more.

Travel beyond Venice to nearby Murano island where some of the world's best-known glass is made. Watch the glass makers at work and learn of the island's important glass making history.

Continue to the lace-making island of Burano with its buildings painted in bright and vivid colors. Enjoy some time to stroll through Burano's scenic alleys, take photographs or stop for a coffee if you like.

Head back to the main islands of Venice through some of the city's smaller passages to reach St Mark's Square, one of Venice's most recognizable attractions.

Customer Reviews

shafiq viator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was amazing!

Pradeep P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Worked perfectly to meet our expectations. A good half day spent in both the islands. Glass factory tour followed by a couple of hours in Burano. A tour of the Grand Canal on the way. A perfect private experience for us a family of four.

Frances M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had a really lovely morning with our excellent guide Roberta. She was extremely knowledgable and clearly very passionate about her home town. Our trip included the Grand Canal and many smaller canals where we saw a little bit of ordinary Venician life. We then visited one of the glass workshops on Murano where we watched a fantastically skilled artist at work and visited the incredible showroom. Then on to Burano which is completely different a very pretty island with colourful houses and lots of restaurants and cafes. It was a beautiful sunny day which made it all the more pleasant.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Alessandra was a fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable guide. We got to see parts of Venice that we would have never seen otherwise. I would highly recommend this tour. Ot got us out of the crowds and onto the water....beautiful.

Alexander P

4 star rating: Recommended October 2017

Alessandra was our brilliant tour guide for our visit to Murano and Burano. She was very interesting to listen to as she told us about many of the important buildings along the Grand Canal as we made our way out of Venice.

The Murano factory is fascinating, with an amazing demonstration from the artisans creating those wonderful sculptures. After the demonstration we got a chance to wander through the amazing gallery of works that have accumulated, incredible.

Burano was a beautiful island with a very cute town, we saw a very brief demonstration of the lace work that makes the island famous and then enjoyed a traditional Burano biscuit as we strolled through the streets learning about the leaning tower and the town square.


4 star rating: Recommended May 2017

We were well looked after by Catty our guide on this tour and one of us ended up blowing a glass bowl, well nearly. Towards the end of the tour we told Catty we would like to spend some of the afternoon at a sensible eating place near our cruise ship and she took us to exactly the right thing. A good 5 hours on this tour.

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