Venice highlights & Murano


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Shopping, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

Venice's main features in one single tour

Most visitors with just 1 or 2 days to spend in Venice would like to embrace most of the city's main features and this tour is intended for that.

Start first navigating the water network of the city admiring the magnificent palaces facing the canals on your way to Murano. Once there be ready for the ultimate show, local masters creating glass pieces in endless shape and colors.

Later on your boat get back to town and start the walking part of this tour. We'll walk first through a less crowded and touristy part of town to grasp the real ambiance of this amazing city and get acquainted with its particular urban fabric.

Finally we'll reach St. Mark's square. Let your guide describe first the magnificent buildings encompassing the largest open space in town before entering and visiting the most important building in Venice, the glorious basilica entitled to Mark the evangelist. Once inside let your eye sight wander all around the huge mosaic decoration and learn about the main stories depicted.


The tour starts with a waterborne ride through Venetian canals including parts of the Gran Canal on your way to the island of Murano.

In Murano we'll visit a glass making workshop and see glass being produced.

Later on we'll get back to Venice on a boat and get off in a less touristic part of town and stroll around.

And finally we'll arrive in St. Mark's square where we'll enter and visit St. Mark's church indoors.

St. Mark's Church is open:
Nov>June: Mon>Sat 9:45am>5:00pm - Sun + holydays 02:00pm>4:30pm
June>Nov: Mon>Sat 9:45am>5:00pm - Sun + holydays 02:00pm>5:00pm

To enter the St. Mark's church:
NO to: short pants, miniskirts, sleeveless shirts, bare shoulders.
YES to: bermuda pants, knee long skirts, T or Polo shirts, a scarf to cover shoulders
BACKPACKS: are not permitted inside the church, they must left in deposit before entering the building.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: San Marco square by the exit of the Ducal Palace. When booking the guide will send you accurate information about the meeting point. You can also contact me and decide together if there is another convenient meeting point.

End location: Not to far from Venice central area.

Duration: 4 hours

On weekends all year round and from mid July to the end of August you'll see a glass demonstration in Murano as the main production is off.
If you wish to do this tour on a Sunday morning or in holiday remember the St. Mark's church is closed to visitors until 2:00pm


The tour will be run on foot and on a boat

What’s Included

Other: - my service as a licensed guide for 4 hours.
- return private boat transfer to and from Murano and canals ride.
- priority admissions in St. Mark's church (from April 1 to October 31)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 euro - It is entirely up to you about how much money you want to bring.
Consider personal expenses like food, drinks, souvenirs or any other personal expense

What’s Extra

Other: - 2,00 euros p.p. to cross the Gran Canal on a ferry if needed
- All personal expenses (food, drinks, souvenirs etc.)


Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions at all.

A Recent Review of this tour

Absolutely amazing !! The breath of Ferando's knowledge of the history of Venice was incredibly impressive!!! Loved our ability to tailor the tour.
Mary Beth Edwards

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