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Venice Speed & jet boat tours

Our most recommended Venice Speed & jet boat tours

Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

1. Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

Depart from the railway station on Piazzale Roma and journey to Murano, famous for its glass-blowing industry. Dating back to the Middle Ages, the still-thriving tradition has been passed down over generations and each glass blower has developed their own personal style. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration and learn to recognize the difference between the various artisans and brands during your stay on the island. Then, continue to the island of Burano, known for its crochet work and brightly colored houses. Get picture-perfect views of the landmarks of Burano, such as the leaning bell tower and the main square of Piazza Baldassarre Galuppi, named after a major 18th-century Venetian composer. Look in some of the lace shops during your visit to the island. Then, conclude your travels on Piazza San Marco and see sights such as the Doge's Palace and Campanile as you stroll around the famous colonnades.

From Rovinj: Venice Boat Trip with Day or One-Way Option

2. From Rovinj: Venice Boat Trip with Day or One-Way Option

Go from Rovinj to Venice or back on an unforgettable sailing trip across the Adriatic Sea. Explore Venice and its 118 islands connected by 400 bridges and 150 channels that flow under them. Take a gondola ride across the lagoon, or stroll the narrow streets at leisure. Experience the famous cuisine of Italy at enchanting restaurants, or encounter old squares, beautiful palaces, art-filled churches, and galleries that perfectly illustrate the romantic ambiance of the city. Arrive at the pier at least 15 minutes in advance so that boarding can proceed smoothly. Once each passenger has been confirmed and the information sent to the border police, relax aboard the catamaran with a cup of coffee and freshly baked croissants as you set sail. Glide in or out of the lagoon of Venice and look at the architecture of the city built on water from the catamaran’s open deck. During the Venice introduction, you will also be offered some optional products such as a gondola ride, taxi boat ride, lunch, etc.

From Pula: Venice Boat Trip with Day or One-Way Option

3. From Pula: Venice Boat Trip with Day or One-Way Option

Take an unforgettable sailing trip across the Adriatic Sea, and spend the day in Venice at your own pace on a full-day excursion from Pula. Choose between a one-way or roundtrip transfer between Pula and Venice. Upon arrival, experience the romantic and historic ambiance of a city, where 118 islands and 150 channels are connected by 400 bridges. During the Venice introduction, you will also be offered some optional products such as a gondola ride, taxi boat ride, lunch, and more. Board your boat in Pula and relax aboard the catamaran with a cup of coffee and freshly baked croissants as you set sail. Glide into the lagoon for an estimated arrival time in Venice. Then disappear down the back streets to encounter romantic bridges and hidden squares at your own pace. Marvel at the Byzantine monuments of the Piazza San Marco, or enjoy a truly authentic experience and explore the canals by gondola. Find a nice restaurant to sample the delicious food of Italy. Depart for Pula at the end of your day in Venice, and get a last look at the city built on the water as you head back towards Croatia. Arrive back in Pula, and continue with your evening at leisure.

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

4. 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.

2-Hour Boat Tour with Grand Canal & Tower Climb

5. 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: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

6. Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

Get picked up at your hotel by your English-speaking guide and visit two of Venice’s most popular islands, Murano and Burano. Get an insight into the daily life and pace that differ on each island in order to fully understand Venetian culture.  Your first stop is the island of Murano, which is renowned worldwide for its long tradition of glass making. Witness firsthand the skill of glassblowing and see the locals working on other traditional crafts. Pick up some unique souvenirs or presents for the family here.  Next, head to Burano, which you’ll be able to see from the shore thanks to its vividly colored buildings. Enjoy some free time to wander around, meet the locals, enjoy a cup of coffee and take some memorable pictures.  Finally, stroll through some smaller and secret pathways, crossing the island’s most popular and lively neighborhoods, before reaching the end point of the tour - San Marco’s Square.

Grande Canal Boat Tour + Murano

7. 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.

Venice: Murano, Torcello & Burano Guided Lagoon Tour

8. Venice: Murano, Torcello & Burano Guided Lagoon Tour

Enjoy this full-day guided lagoon tour in the islands of Murano, Torcello and Burano. A 6-hours-long trip in which you will see the hidden wonders of the Venetian Lagoon by moving from island to island from the comfort of our speedboat. Meet your tour guide to begin your 6-hour guided tour in the Venetian Islands. Visit one of the island's historic glassworks and then discover the beautiful mosaics inside of the Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato during the first stop in Murano. Then you will cruise to Torcello and visit the historical sites of the island and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cathedral entrance fee not included in the ticket price). Take a pic of the colorful houses in Burano, visit one of the historic lace artisanal shops of the island and follow our guide for a tour of the island to taste the typical biscuits. At the end of the tour, get back to Venice and get off the boat at Approdi Cornoldi, near St Mark's Square.

From Umag: Venice Boat Trip with Day or One-Way Option

9. From Umag: Venice Boat Trip with Day or One-Way Option

Venice is, without a doubt, one of the most glorified and romantic cities in the world and thus one of the most desired destinations. A pleasant boat ride of around two and a half hours will take us to magnificent Venice and make your vacation a spectacular experience. Founded in the 5th century and gradually spread over 118 islets, which make an impression of a floating city, Venice became the world's most powerful maritime force in the 10th century. The entire city is an incredible architectural masterpiece; the works of some of the world's most prominent artists like Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, etc., can be found even in its smallest buildings. During the afternoon you can enjoy your free time in individual activities, have lunch, and take a gondola or water taxi ride.

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What people are saying about Venice

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 132 reviews

Overall, it was a very nice trip - the three guides really went to great lengths and explained a lot, and were always approachable. You could feel that they enjoy their work and do it with dedication. The organization was very good and everything went well. We opted for a transfer to the old town and the return journey by taxi boat (we skipped the gondola ride and lunch). However, we wouldn't do the return trip by taxi boat (30€/person) - you sit in a closed boat with small windows that aren't exactly suitable for looking out due to the salt water. But otherwise everything was fine.

This was the best experience we had in Venice. Jennifer was so caring and knowledgeable. My mom is 90 and Jennifer gave her extra help and with getting in and out of the boat with a walker. Also, the tour was wonderful, getting to ser places we never would have if we were on our own. If you have a chance please take this tour.

Wery nice and kind staff, the whole jurney was very nicely planed. Please be informed that in the ship you can only pay by kunas in cash, euro are not accepted and the payments by card also, but everything was more than great. Higly reccomend if You are planing something like this.

Monica was the most incredible tour guide I've ever had!! So knowledge, personable, fun, and funny -- she really made our time in Venice incredible and memorable. Could not recommend her and this tour more highly!

Great experience! We had a group of 6 people so this tour was a perfect fit for us. Our guide, Kristina, was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Having a hotel pickup and drop off was especially nice.