Private Grand Canal Boat Tour And Murano Glass Experience - Venice

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. from 7 to 10 pax 2/15/2020 - 3/10/2021Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM from 1 to 6 pax 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020Monday - S.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    contact your travel agent for a customized pick up
    Ports
    san Basilioterminal crociere venezia
  • Return Details :
    San Marco square
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

A private guided boat ride along the Grand canal followed by avisit to thefamous Murano island Glass factory that is known for its glass production all around the world.

Highlights

  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

The best way to know and experience Venice is by getting on a privateboatand travelling around the Grand canal, a waterway that is reasonably defined as 'the most beautiful avenue in the world.'The crew will lead you through the most picturesqueparts of the city while relating Venetian legends andhistory and pointing out passing monuments and architectural masterpieces. Learn about the lives of those who created or enjoyed these gems, from artists to noblemen, courtesans, and other inhabitants of the lagoon.

To gain even better insight into Venetian culture, you will then be invited to visit Murano Island, known around the world for its glass production. Watch demonstrations of master craftsmen blowing and shaping glass figures, andvisit the the gallery-like showroom of resplendent finished pieces.

Finally, traveling through smaller and secret channels while observing Venice'smost popular and lively neighborhoods, you will reach the pinnacle of the tour: St. Marks Square.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Hotel/port pickup

Private boat tour

Return by shuttle boat

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 11-Nov-2019

    Our guide Paula was the absolute greatest. Could' t ask for anyone better. Without her help, we would not have been ahle to complete tour

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had an amazing time with Monica. She took great care of us and was full of information along the Grand Canal Tour. Once we arrived at Murano we had the best demonstration of glass blowing and how to make different items out of glass. We toured the showroom and it was just incredible to see the beautiful art!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Had a fabulous time touring the glass factory in Murano! Our guide was terrific!! :) Would definitely recommend..bring your wallet b/c the items for sale are great quality but very expensive!!

  • 23-Jul-2018

    This was our 3rd tour with Viator this vacation trip and bar far the best! Giacomo was terrific. The tour was fun and informative and he even helped us with our evening plans. I would definitely recommend this tour and would suggest you ask for Giacomo!

  • 10-Jul-2018

    We enjoyed our boat tour on the Grand Canal very much! It was wonderful having perspective from the water with history included. The Murano experience was also a great experience and we're very happy we went and saw the factory

  • 24-Jun-2018

    The tour is a 5-star event, but the logistics of meeting up with our guide subtracted from an otherwise great experience. First the bad - I booked this tour because it had an option to pick us up at our hotel. I put the hotel and the address in the computer when I booked the tour. But the website did not have an option to pick a start time although several options were listed. So I called the local tour company to set up a start time. While I was talking to the agent she confirmed our hotel information and told us that our guide would meet us at the public toilets at 1pm. Not being familiar with the area around our hotel, I assumed there were public toilets nearby and they would be easy to find. After 30 minutes of looking for the pickup point I got a text from our guide asking if we were near the meeting place on the island of Venice! She said we were supposed to meet her near the Grand Canal on Venice. We were on the mainland at Mestre at this point. It took us another 40 minutes to get to the train station in Mestre and get to Venice. I feel like there were chances on either the website or when I talked to the tour company to clarify the pickup location or tell me they did not pick up on the mainland. I feel I paid for something I didn't get with the hotel pick up. The guide later told me they don't pick up on the mainland.


    But the tour was great. By far the best way to see Venice. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The views were spectacular and we now have a much greater appreciation for Venice than if we had tried to walk and see the sights on our own. The Murano glass tour was also fascinating its a family business since the mid 1300's.The only downside to the glass tour is that maybe too much time is spent in their gallery - the art work is beautiful but we spent too long in their many showrooms.

    I would give it 5 stars except for the confusion over the hotel pickup. Make sure you clarify that important detail and you'll have a great time!

  • 31-Dec-2017

    My family and I took this trip in December 2017, we were really lucky with the weather,with the day being cold and bright. The trip down the grand canal with the expert guide was excellent, we all learned so much about the history of varrious areas and buildings lining the grand canal. It is a great way to get to know Venice an the major attractions like st Marks. The trip to the Murano glass works was the second part of the tour, during the trip over to the island you get some excellent views of Venice and in the distance the Alps. At the glass works you get an up close and personal demonstration of glass blowing which is excellent. The only down side is the visit to the glass shop afterwards, there are some excelent glass art works, however the price of the items in most cases are well over 1,000. Some of the pieces are over 100,000. However there is no pressure to buy, but you are followed very closely during your visit which I did not appreciate.

  • 28-Feb-2017

    An excellent experience with a highly talented guide. The best way to see Venice is by boat and this tour did not disappoint. Our guide had an excellent grasp of the history and really brought the place to life. Murano glass experience was superb and watching a master glass maker at work was unforgettable.