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Venice: City Tour and Murano Glass Experience

4.7 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Top Venice

Venice: City Tour and Murano Glass Experience

Activity provider: Top Venice

From US$ 436.63 per group up to 6

Enjoy Venice's highlights with this 2-hour walking tour. You'll encounter plenty of the city's architectural highlights, with a tour of an authentic glass factory included.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You'll be picked up from your Venice accommodation.
Private group


  • Travel with an authorized local guide
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a private tour
  • Take a private boat to Murano to meet the famous glass master
  • Travel on a complimentary boat offered by the glass factory on the way back
Full description
After being collected from your Venice accommodation, you will begin your tour visiting the political and religious center of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, St. Mark's Square and its monuments. You'll begin with the Doge's Palace, the seat of government of the Republic and the Doge's private residence. Your palace visit includes the halls of government and justice, the private apartments of the Doge, the prisons, and the extremely famous Bridge of Sighs. You will then continue with the Basilica, where the body of St. Mark the Evangelist lies. You can admire the wonderful golden mosaics which depict stories from the Old and New Testaments, and the famous gold altarpiece decorated with enamels and precious stones. At the end of the walking tour you will be invited to visit Murano island to get a better insight into Venetian culture. The island is known around the world for its glass production, and you will see the mastery of blowing and shaping the glass whilst at the factory. Finally, you will encounter the highlight of your tour. On a complimentary boat offered by the glass factory, you will travel through some smal and secret channels to reach San Marco’s Square.
  • Hotel pickup
  • Local guide
  • Private boat to Murano
  • Shuttle boat offered by the glass factory to San Marco Square
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Entrance fees to Palazzo Ducale (33€ per person)
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  • Wheelchair users

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  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

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We met Gloria our guide at the Piazzetta di Roma and she had arranged a water taxi to Murano. There we visited Fornace Venier, to watch masters form a horse and a vase in glass. We then visited their showrooms to explore the variety of glass art pieces that have been created by Venier. We transferred back to St Marco by water taxi, then did a narrated walking tour of the heart of the city. Gloria was a terrific guide, and left us with suggestions for restaurants and photo spots for the rest of the day.

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October 17, 2022

Overall going experience, the Murano portion of the tour was interesting from the point of watching the glass making but the guide didn’t add anything much except a 10 minute introduction to glassmaking on the boat ride, she was very nice but only chaperoned us to the factory and waited for us to go through the products in showroom, more of a marketing session. However the next portion of your which was a private guide who led us through The Doge palace was amazing! ( I think her name was Eda or Edi?) She was so engaging and gave us so much information about Venice and it’s government and history, we thoroughly enjoyed it! She paid special attention to details and topics that my kids would find interesting and really tailored the tour, we really loved her!! She even stayed a few minutes longer to give us tips for the rest of our stay, would highly recommend her!

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September 28, 2022

Individual support, great guide, taxi boat included

September 18, 2021

Product ID: 227659