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Grand Canal Shared Gondola Ride with Commentary
Grand Canal Shared Gondola Ride with Commentary
Explore the hidden and scenic waterways of Venice as you take a gondola ride on the Grand Canal. Get free access to an app with commentary on your gondola itinerary.
from €38
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1023 reviews
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Waterbus and Mainland Bus Pass (Non-refundable)
Waterbus and Mainland Bus Pass (Non-refundable)
Book a ticket of public transportation services in the city of Venice.
from €10
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Burano and Murano: Shared Guided Tour & Glass Factory Visit
Burano and Murano: Shared Guided Tour & Glass Factory Visit
Exploring the colorful houses of Burano and learn about the tradition of glass-making in Murano.
from €25
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1891 reviews
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Grand Canal Shared Gondola Ride with Live Commentary of Local Guide
Grand Canal Shared Gondola Ride with Live Commentary of Local Guide
A gondola ride through the canals is one of the best ways to become acquainted with Venice.During the trip, admire the majesty and splendor of Venice.
€40
per person
3473 reviews
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Traditional Shared Gondola Ride across small canals to Grand Canal
Traditional Shared Gondola Ride across small canals to Grand Canal
The gondola is a symbol of Venice, as emblematic of the famous city of canals as it is mysterious in its origins. Experience a half-hour gondola ride that takes you to the heart of Venice as you admire its historic sites as they were meant to be seen.
€38
per person
3252 reviews
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Exploring Grand Canal by Private Gondola Ride
Exploring Grand Canal by Private Gondola Ride
Journey down the Grand Canal and some of the smaller waterways of the city to see historic palaces and bridges from the water.
from €139
per group
2412 reviews
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Personalize Your Experience: Gondola Tours with Live and Audio Guide
Personalize Your Experience: Gondola Tours with Live and Audio Guide
Discover the charming canals of Venice on a peaceful 30-minute gondola ride with a skilled master gondolier.
from €36
per person
611 reviews
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Burano, Murano & Torcello Islands - Glass Factory Trip
Burano, Murano & Torcello Islands - Glass Factory Trip
Discover islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello on a full-day excursion.
from €30
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1206 reviews
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Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Grand Canal
Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Grand Canal
Take a private gondola ride from the St. Mark's Area in Venice and marvel at the most beautiful places in the historic center of the city.
from €163
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449 reviews
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Murano Island: 3-Hour Private Boat Tour & Walking tour
Murano Island: 3-Hour Private Boat Tour & Walking tour
Visit the island of Murano, known worldwide for its glassmaking traditions that date back to the 13th century.
€169
per group
1106 reviews
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Shared Guided Tour: Discovering the Beauty of Murano, Burano, and Torcello
Shared Guided Tour: Discovering the Beauty of Murano, Burano, and Torcello
Enjoy a pleasant boat tour to the charming islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello: an excursion in the heart of Venice lagoon admiring their beauty and history.
from €30
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858 reviews
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From Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Island Tour by Boat
From Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Island Tour by Boat
Set off from Venice and discover the islands of Murano and Burano on a small group day trip. Learn about traditional glassblowing and lacemaking and find out more about the history of the area.
€49
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Waterbus and Mainland Bus Pass
Waterbus and Mainland Bus Pass
Enjoy the convenience of traveling by land and by sea with a public transportation pass in the city of Venice. Venture to nearby destinations, including Lido, Murano, Burano, and Torcello Island.
from €10
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Murano and Burano: Guided Tour by speed boat and Aperitif
Murano and Burano: Guided Tour by speed boat and Aperitif
Experience the centuries old Murano Glass Art while enjoying a glass of prosecco wine and discover the beauty of the colorful island of Burano. A small group tour (maximum 8 guests) by speed boat
€130
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Murano and Burano half-day trip from Punta Sabbioni Jesolo
Murano and Burano half-day trip from Punta Sabbioni Jesolo
Looking for a nice alternative to a beach day in Jesolo-Punta Sabbioni? Explore the charmest islands of the Venetian lagoon, Murano and Burano in the afternoon and bring home new memories.
€25
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Hidden Venice: Unusual Walking Tour
Hidden Venice: Unusual Walking Tour
An unusual walking tour through most the unusual places of Venice. The specialized guide will escort you through the heart of Venice narrating its secrets and history.
from €34
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513 reviews
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Murano & Burano Private Boat Tour with Hotel Pickup
Murano & Burano Private Boat Tour with Hotel Pickup
Explore the Venetian islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello on a private 4-hour tour of the Venice Lagoon by typical motorboat.
€420
per group
657 reviews
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8 Hour Boat Rental to Discover the Lagoon in Freedom in Venice
8 Hour Boat Rental to Discover the Lagoon in Freedom in Venice
Unleash your thirst for adventure and rent one of our boats for a completely new and fun experience.
€350
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Private Boat Rental with Driver
Private Boat Rental with Driver
Visit the islands on board our comfortable motorboat. Personalized route. Choose the best duration and starting point for you.
from €1 050
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The gems of the lagoon. Torcello Burano Murano
The gems of the lagoon. Torcello Burano Murano
Discover the communities and cultures of Venice's 3 islands. Learn about Murano's famous glass, explore Torcello, the first community in Venice, and visit the colorful fishing island of Burano.
€50
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Venice: Gondola Cruise in the Grand Canal
Venice: Gondola Cruise in the Grand Canal
Indulge in the ultimate romantic experience in Venice, and journey along the waterways on a gondola ride. Sit back and dream your way along the Grand Canal, looking at the stunning architecture and soaking up the unique atmosphere of the beautiful city.
from €140
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821 reviews
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From Jesolo: Day Trip to Murano, Burano, and Torcello
From Jesolo: Day Trip to Murano, Burano, and Torcello
Cross the lagoon from Punta Sabbioni with an expert guide to visit Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Enjoy time to explore, eat, and shop on these peaceful island getaways.
€30
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St Mark's, Doge's Palace, Murano & Burano Day Tour
St Mark's, Doge's Palace, Murano & Burano Day Tour
Prepare for a day of sightseeing in Venice on a comprehensive day tour. Visit St. Mark's, and Doge's Palace, see glass-blowing on Murano, lace-making on Burano, and take a gondola ride on the canals.
€178
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Grand Canal Boat Cruise: Discovering the Palazzos and Bridges of Venice
Grand Canal Boat Cruise: Discovering the Palazzos and Bridges of Venice
With Our Expert Guides Onboard, You'll Discover Hidden Gems and Learn Fascinating Facts Along the Way!
€35
per person
2796 reviews
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From Venice: Murano and Burano Private Tour with Transfer
From Venice: Murano and Burano Private Tour with Transfer
Take a boat trip to Murano and Burano, the two most famous islands of Venice, and explore each place on private walking tours. Witness a glass-blower in action and see the colorful houses of Burano.
from €210
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The islands of Venice. Torcello Burano Murano
The islands of Venice. Torcello Burano Murano
Discover Venice's lagoon islands on this guided vaporetto half-day tour. See Murano's famous glass factory, explore the fishing island of Burano, and visit the Lace Factory on Torcello.
€50
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Venetian Lagoon Tour: Visit Murano, Burano and Torcello
Venetian Lagoon Tour: Visit Murano, Burano and Torcello
Visit the most popular Venetian islands: Murano, Burano and Torcello. Enjoy multilingual live commentary on the boat and take time to explore each of the islands.
from €25
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Andrea
Selina was a very special guide. She was informative, patient, very good English and so attentive to us. The boat was great. We loved every minute. This trip helped us to understand and appreciate these islands and their importance to Venice.
6 days ago
Evan H.
The demonstration at the glass factory in Murano is very interesting, but very short. It is necessary to control your time carefully during stops, especially if you need to eat something. The audio from the guide's microphone was very bad and I couldn't understand it very well. Overall, the trip is worth it.
7 days ago
Heather B.
We went as a group of 11 and had three different gondoliers. While ours did not offer many details he was friendly and whistled some throughout. The other two gondoliers offered plentiful information about the buildings the occupants were seeing.
7 days ago
Lisa A.
Excellent experience. Very very well organized. We walk along the emblematic monuments of the Grand Canal as well as the small arteries, very good value for money. Meeting point very easy to find. Do not hesitate, you really will not regret.
7 days ago
Miguel
Best trip in Venice, if not the Gondola ride. I was looking for Lagoon tour, but then I found this hop on and hop off. And I must say it is the best way you can visit the Laguna Islands. The boats are scheduled every hour from every Island and you can hop on any boat anytime you want, also it is always on time. This is the best option you can get in this amount for visiting lagoon tours.
7 days ago
Palmira R.
Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable. We saw parts of Venice and the islands we had never seen before. Very informative and enjoyable. The boat was great plus proseco and soft drinks. Don't miss this. It is well worth it.
7 days ago
Klaus
The tour was bilingual (German/French). But our guide solved that well. We saw corners that we would never have found otherwise. Time was a bit short because some participants had booked a gondola ride afterwards. Overall recommended.
7 days ago
Clément
The view is incredible. Th gondola itself was nice. The gentleman maneuvering the gondola was nice but did not speak much besides telling us his name. Next time I would opt for a gondola ride that specifically states conversation or music or at least pointing things out is included.
7 days ago

Venice Boat Rides: A Unique Way to Explore the Floating City

Venice is a city built on water, renowned for its stunning canals and bridges, as well as its romantic gondolas. If you're visiting Venice, one of the best ways to experience the city's waterways is through a Venice boat tour. Whether you're interested in a short 30-minute ride or a full-day tour, there are plenty of options to choose from. In this article, we'll cover some of the popular Venice boat rides, as well as tips for planning your own adventure on the water.

Gondola Rides

A traditional gondola ride is a must-see for anyone visiting Venice. Gondolas are the most romantic and intimate way to experience the canals, and expert gondoliers will take you on a journey passed some of the city's most famous landmarks, such as the Rialto Bridge and the beautiful villas along the Grand Canal. While gondola rides can be expensive, it's worth it for the experience. For a more budget-friendly option, consider sharing a gondola ride with a small group of travelers.

Water Taxi Rides

If you're looking for a faster way to navigate Venice's waterways, a water taxi may be the best boat for you. Water taxis are similar to traditional gondolas but can accommodate more people and travel at a faster speed. They can be especially convenient if you need to get to or from Marco Polo Airport, the train station or any other location in Venice.

Vaporetto Rides

Another popular way to experience Venice's waterways is through a vaporetto ride. Vaporettos are water buses that take visitors on a tour of the city's canals. They are an affordable and convenient way to explore Venice, as they have numerous stops throughout the city. The vaporetto is also a great way to reach nearby islands such as Burano and the Venetian Lagoon.

Popular Routes for Venice Boat Rides

The most famous route for Venice boat rides is the Grand Canal. The Grand Canal is the city's main waterway and is lined with some of the city's most beautiful architecture. It's a great way to see the city from a different perspective and soak up the atmosphere of Venice. Another popular route is through the smaller canals, which allows for a more intimate experience and the chance to witness some of the city's hidden gems.

Tips

  • Take walking tours to explore Venice's city rich in attractions and learn fun facts and stories from expert guides.
  • Visit Venice's popular tours like Burano Island, Riva degli Schiavoni, and Brenta Riviera for panoramic views and traditional Venetian boat experiences.
  • Choose full day tours or day trips that combine several Venice experiences in one package with free cancellation and audio guides.
  • Skip the crowds and opt for quiet, nature-filled areas accessible by foot or sailing on a speedboat.
  • If you have only 2-6 hours to spare, select from a variety of 1 to 4-hour tours that cover the best places and sights.
  • Take a gondola making tour and talk to the expert gondolier to learn about the Italian world of sailing and the art of gondola making.
  • Get the best prices for admission to museums, galleries, and other attractions by purchasing passes directly from the provider or Viator.
  • Start your day with a morning stroll and a cup of coffee at one of Venice's excellent restaurants or board an authentic Venetian boat to enjoy the view.
  • For kids, there are tons of enjoyable Venetian experiences that combine sightseeing with learning about Venetian legends and artwork appreciation.
  • Follow us for updated information on Covid-19 measures, published schedules, and the best time to plan your visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best private boat tours in Venice?

The best private boat tours in Venice include a private gondola ride along the Grand Canal, a 3-hour private boat tour and walking tour of Murano Island, and a half-day lagoon trip to both Murano and Burano islands. These tours offer unique experiences and allow you to explore Venice's canals and nearby islands in a personalized and exclusive manner.

What is a Venetian Lagoon Tour and Galleon Dinner?

A Venetian Lagoon Tour and Galleon Dinner is a unique experience in Venice that combines a boat tour of the Venetian Lagoon with a dinner cruise on a historic galleon. This dinner cruise is an excellent way to experience the beauty of Venice from the water while enjoying a delicious meal. You will sail around the lagoon and see stunning views of the city, including St. Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace, while enjoying a gourmet dinner on board the galleon. It's an unforgettable experience that you won't want to miss during your visit to Venice.

What is a private excursion by motorboat to the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello?

A private excursion by motorboat to the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello is a popular tour in Venice that allows you to explore three of the city's most famous islands. The tour typically starts with a visit to Murano, which is famous for its glass-making tradition. Here, you'll have a chance to watch master glassblowers at work and visit shops selling beautiful glassware. Next, the tour will take you to Burano, a picturesque island known for its colorful houses and lace-making tradition. You'll have time to explore the island's charming streets and canals and perhaps even visit a lace-making workshop. Finally, the tour will take you to Torcello, the oldest of the three islands, which is home to a stunning Byzantine cathedral and other historic landmarks. A private excursion by motorboat allows you to see these islands at your own pace and enjoy a personalized experience with a knowledgeable guide.

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