Explore the Venetian islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello on a tour of the Venice Lagoon by a Grand Tourism motorboat. Watch a master glass blowers at work on the island of Murano, and enjoy a relaxing walk on the island of Torcello.
A new and different way to see Venice off the most beaten track of mass tourism! A cruise in the Lagoon is a suggestive as well as an enjoyable experience. We offer you the possibility to enjoy a unique experience which will lead you to the historic, artistic and popular heart of the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon, comfortably seated in a Grand Tourism motor-boat driven by a highly quali...
A new and different way to see Venice off the most beaten track of mass tourism! A cruise in the Lagoon is a suggestive as well as an enjoyable experience. We offer you the possibility to enjoy a unique experience which will lead you to the historic, artistic and popular heart of the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon, comfortably seated in a Grand Tourism motor-boat driven by a highly qualified crew and commentated in different languages by a specialized tour guide. From the second floor of the boat you can take some breathtaking pictures of the Lagoon and its several islands.
You will visit MURANO, BURANO and TORCELLO which are the traditional destinations among the islands, after sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, a 16th century Benedectine church designed by Andrea Palladio, the public Gardens, the tip of Sant'Elena and the Lido (the famous beach resort), the boat arrives at MURANO known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. You will visit a Furnace to see glass products being made. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to buy a piece of the local production on site.
The tour will then continue towards Burano the island famous for its lace-making and for the brightly-colored fishermens’ houses. An ancient legend narrates that fishermen painted their houses in order to see them from long distance. Getting off the boat you will be in a green lane and after a short walk you will arrive at the Island’s Main Square. On the right of the Square is San Martino’s Church which houses the “Crucifixion” painting by Tiepolo, and the famous leaning tower. You can walk along the tiny streets and picturesque canals where you can buy lace products or opt to go into a pastry store to try the local sweet production – the “Bussolà” and the “Esse” biscuits.
Then, after a short sail, you will reach the quiet and sparsely populated island of TORCELLO, the first centre of civilization in the estuary. Only the Cathedral of “Santa Maria Assunta” with its magnificent mosaics and the church of “Santa Fosca” remain as testimony of its former glory.
Meeting Point: Yellow box in front of the Prisons’ Palace, close to Ponte della Paglia (between Doge’s Palace and Hotel Danieli)
Departure time: Every day at at 9:30AM and 2:30PM
Duration: 4 hrs. and 30 minutes approx.(roughly 30 minutes each island)
Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian - The visit could be multilingual
You are kindly requested to be at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the departure, upon arrival at the redemption location you should present your printed voucher to the representative, once verified you obtain the ticket and can join the tour.
The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same part
The visit could be multilingual.
The tour will not take place in case of exceptionally bad weather, boats are completely covered, the tour operates regularly in case of rain (in these cases it can be postponed the days after).
Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
The afternoon of the Historical Regatta (September 2nd) the tour could end at “Fondamente Nuove” area instead of Saint Mark’s area
The afternoon of the Burano Regatta (September 16th) the tour does not stop in Torcello.
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Guided tour on board with a qualified and experienced tour guide
Return Grand Tourism motor-boat
Entrance fees to churches in Torcello
Food and drinks