Private Tour

Venice in a Day Private Tour

Art & History
Duration: 8 Hours
Languages: EN, ES

Venice in a day is a private tour that wraps the city’s top attractions and hidden gems with the Island of Murano guided by a local expert. For an unparalleled total experience, you will also visit a Carnival mask workshop, sample cicchetti and sail to the island of Murano for a glassblowing demonstration. Top the day cruising the Grand Canal, the perfect ending to the perfect day!

Perfect for:
  • First Timers
  • Families with Kids
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What to Expect

This Venice in a day private tour uncovers the beauty of Venice and Murano Island including the most interesting sites and experiences in just one day.  Today we take you on a carefully sketched trip through the highlights and architectural gems hidden in this unique city. Sure, you will see the iconic sites but we will make you discover also the most authentic sides of Venice.


Walk the waterfront streets of Venice and discover the history and mysteries forever captured within St. Mark’s Square surrounded by the Basilica, the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. A short walk takes you to the lively neighborhood around the Rialto Bridge whose stunning views, outdoor market, and rows of shops have been captivating visitors for centuries.


Our mainland tour continues through the back streets of the Cannaregio district, Europe's first Jewish Ghetto where the merchants had developed their trades. Here you will soak up an authentic atmosphere and visit an original Carnival masks atelier. You will also enjoy a typical Venetian light lunch with delicious cicchetti, traditional Venetian style canapés similar to Spanish tapas accompanied by the famous ombra (glass of local white wine).


Then board a private, luxury boat and take a relaxing ride over the Venetian lagoon to the captivating island of Murano. Your knowledgeable guide will continue to entertain you with stories of the sites you’ll be passing and before you know it you’ll be disembarking on the glass capital of Italy. Visit a selected glass factory and enjoy a live demonstration led by master craftspeople using age-old methods unchanged for centuries.


There is no better way than ending the day with a fascinating boat ride through the Grand Canal. Bask in its beauty while admiring the nobles' palaces and beautiful bridges of the city from the water while your guide shares the side-stories behind them.


  • St. Mark's Square
  • External visit of St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace & Bridge of Sighs
  • Rialto area and its iconic bridge
  • Cannaregio Jewish district
  • Carnival masks' workshop visit
  • Traditional Venetian light lunch
  • Private luxury boat across to the island of Murano
  • Glass factory visit with a Master glassblower demonstration
  • Grand Canal by private boat

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local guide
  • Traditional Venetian lunch with 6 different cicchetti and 3 glasses of local wine per person
  • Private luxury water taxi to Murano Island & Grand Canal tour
  • Murano glassmaking demonstration

What Is Not Included

  • Interior visits to St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs
  • Transportation during the mainland tour portion
  • Tips (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

In your hotel lobby (only for centrally located hotels) or at an easy to find location. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This private tour is available on request any day except Christmas Day New Year’s Day, and Labour Day.

Good to Know

  • Each water taxi can accommodate up to a maximum of 10 people (guide and captain included) so with bookings of more than 8 people, your party will be divided into two or more water taxis.
  • This  Venice in a day private tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Note to parents with young children: Venice is not a great city to get around with strollers as everything is cobblestone. Consider putting young children in a backpack carrier whenever possible.
  • Regrettably, this Venice in a day private tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.

How to Book Your Private Tour

  • Send Us Your Inquiry
    Fill out the tour inquiry form and we will respond with availability and price quote.
  • Payment Policy
    Full payment by credit card is required to make a reservation. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

Is this Venice in a day private tour good for kids and teens?

Yes! We have specifically designed this experience to work for families with kids and teens.

I have dietary restrictions. Can I take this tour?

We can happily adapt the tour to account for dietary restrictions. Please let us know in advance so we can tailor the tour to your needs.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.

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