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Speed & Jet Boat Tours

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Our most recommended Grand Canal Speed & Jet Boat Tours

2-Hour Boat Tour with Grand Canal & Tower Climb

1. 2-Hour Boat Tour with Grand Canal & Tower Climb

Cruise past all of Venice’s most spectacular basilicas and palaces and under its historic bridges on this 2-hour tour package. Take in sights such as St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, the Cemetery of San Michele, the Rialto Bridge, the Rialto Fish Market, the Accademia Bridge, the Cà d’Oro and Cà Pesaro palaces, the Madonna dell’Orto Church, and the Salute Church. As you pass by these iconic sites your guide will provide commentary about the unique maritime history of this amazing city. Next you’ll head off the traditional route and stop at one of Venice’s rarely-visited gems, the island and Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, where you’ll have postcard-picture views of St. Mark’s Square. After visiting the interior of the stunning Basilica you’ll have the option of climbing the Bell Tower (or taking the elevator). From the top of the Tower you can admire the dome of St. Mark’s Basilica and soak up an incredible vista of the city that stretches away from you. This tour is all about seeing Venice the from water level, and in stylish luxury. With a small group of no more than 9 people and headsets to hear your guide no matter where you are on the boat, discovering the wonders of the world’s most unique city has never been easier or more relaxing.

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

2. 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.

Grande Canal Boat Tour + Murano

3. Grande Canal Boat Tour + Murano

The best way to know and experience Venice is certainly by getting on a private boat and travelling around the Grand Canal defined as “the most beautiful avenue in the world." The crew lead you through the most beautiful parts of the city and recall the legends, history, monuments, architectural masterpieces, art and who created or enjoyed it: the artists, noblemen, courtesans and other inhabitants of the lagoon. To get a better insight into Venetian culture, you'll be invited to visit Murano island  known for its glass production.  It's well worth-seeing the mastery of blowing and shaping the glass that has a long history, like the city itself. Finally, through some smaller and secret channel pathways, you'll see the most popular and lively neighborhoods and reach the pinnacle of the tour - San Marco’s Square.

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What people are saying about Grand Canal

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Great tour - our guide Wilma picked us up at our Airbnb and had arranged a one hour private tour of the Grand Canal via speedboat , followed by a stop on Murano where we visited a glass factory. Then she had the glass factory provide us with their speed boat (very posh) to take us over to Burano. On Burano we walked around, looked at the lace, got some gelato, and enjoyed the quaint island. Everything felt very organized and our guide was very knowledgeable. She even helped us to arrange lunch and dinner reservations for later in our trip.

Sara was amazing and was so knowledgeable. I would definitely book this tour again because it got us to Murano and Burano to see all of the places on our bucket list. The tour at the factory in Murano was fantastic and seeing the lace and painted houses in Burano was so special. Sara snuck in one last surprise for us at the end that was so cool - you have to book to find out! You won’t regret going on this tour.

We were a group of 6 and we all loved Murano and especially Burano Also thanks to Monica our guide who was awesome

Everything was absolutely perfect! Thanks to our guide Paola for her culture and kindness! What a beautiful memory

Great guide. Everything is very personal and authentic.