Get the best of Venice and Murano in a single Tour
Get introduced to Venice and its lagoon in a single tour.
The tour starts with a ride on a private boat along the canals of Venice and into its lagoon with destination Murano, the island internationally renowned for the glass blowing.
We visit a glass factory and observe a glass master at work. Precise movements and tools tell us about the past, about a century-old tradition that is being perpetuated in the workers' skills and in the beauty of the blown objects. We spend a little time on the island before taking a 'vaporetto' (waterbus) back to Venice.
In Venice we take a walk throughout the many alleyways and bridges featuring wonderful buildings and we melt with the daily life of the city.
We end up in the square of St. Mark, where your guide will illustrate the main monuments and lead you inside the breathtaking basilica.
- Ride on a private motor boat from St. Mark to Murano (pick-up from Hotel, if nearby, on request)
- Visit of a glass factory
- Stroll around the island of Murano
- 'Vaporetto' (public water-bus) back to Venice
- Walk through the back streets while heading to St. Mark's square
- Visit of the square and of the Basilica (Cathedral of Venice) - skip the line entrance
St. Mark's Church is open:
Nov>June: Mon>Sat 9:45am>4:45pm - Sun + holydays 02:00pm>4:30pm
June>Nov: Mon>Sat 9:45am>4:45pm - Sun + holydays 02:00pm>4:45pm
To enter 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.
The church can be closed without notice.
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.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: St. Mark's square at the big column topped with a winged lion, near the water front
Pick-up at your hotel (if nearby the area of St. Mark) on request
End location: The tour ends in the square of St. Mark
Duration: 4 hours
Water taxi, vaporetto and walking
My service as your private guide for 4 hours
A private motor boat ride of 50 minutes
A visit of a glass factory
Estimated Local Cash Needed
11 euros - 7,50 euros per person for the waterbus
3,00 euros per person to skip the long line of the basilica of St. Mark (from April to October)
Public transportation (waterbus) from Murano to Venice
Skip the line entrance to visit the Basilica
Private expenses like food, beverages, souvenirs
Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions at all.