PROJECT OVERVIEW

TOUR DESCRIPTION

A boat tour is the ideal way to get in touch with the Lagoon of Venice and with its most famous islands, Murano, Burano and Torcello.   

The history of Venice is strictly connected to this extraordinary morphological system called lagoon: a fascinating universe where time seems to have stop. In the week ends the locals still get out their typical boats and row in silence, enjoying their everlasting relationship with the lagoon waters.

THE ISLAND MURANO

This excursion normally starts with a stop in Murano, the island of the eternal miracle of the blowing glass. The Venetian glass master still pass down to the next generation the secret of this ancient art. If you wish, in some of the glass factories, it is still possible to watch a glass master at work: it almost sounds as magic! The island is packed with shops selling souvenirs but also real amazing works of art. But in case you are particularly interested  in going deeper into the history of glass making the Glass Museum displays an incredible collection ranging from the 14th to the 19th century. The ancient Church of Santa Maria and Donato is also really worthwhile.

THE ISLAND BURANO

The charming island of Burano, would be the second call: very well known for its multicolored houses and its elegant lace. But the locals often visit Burano to buy the delicious cookies called “bussolai”!

THE ISLAND TORCELLO

The final call would be the picturesque island of Torcello, nowadays almost desert, but once the cradle of the Venetian civilization. In Torcello there are a couple of excellent restaurants, an ideal place for a wedding party indeed, and the remains of some of the most ancient monuments of the lagoon plunged in the green native vegetation: the first cathedral in Venice, Santa Maria Assunta, and the church of Santa Fosca.

TRANSPORTATION

This tour can be organized by water taxi, a very comfortable and fast way to go around that can adapt to your needs, or by vaporetto, much slower but far less expensive. Water taxi must be paid cash on the spot around €120/hour up to 6 persons (price to be reconfirmed); Vaporetto (ACTV water bus):  € 20 per person (validity 24 hours) – PRICES 2019 – For more info please visit http://actv.avmspa.it/en/content/vaporetto

TOUR DETAILS

IDEAL AGE

Ideal for kids, teens and grown-ups

Duration

From 2 to 8 hours

Kind of tour

Boat tour

schedule

Available
AM or PM
on request

Dress code

None

Meeting point

Normally in St Mark's Square by the exit of the Doge’s Palace (Porta della Carta) or wherever it is more convenient

Addtional Fees

Transportation fees, ticket fees for museums (Glass) and churches (Torcello).

POSSIBLE COMBINATIONS

This tour can be combined with the visit of several churches and museums as well as with the Scavenger Hunt in Murano.

ITINERARY ON THE MAP

tour island lagoon venice
Posing like statues...
out of a church housing dreagon's bones!
tour islands lagoon
And before getting started...
let's learn to drive a boat!
Murano glass blowing
The miracle of blowing glass!
Let's try to grasp the master's secrets!
Torcello Venice
A super lunch...
In a smart restaurant!
Torcello Lagoon venice
Climbing the bell tower of Torcello
to enjoy an amazing view!
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Trying to find Bepi's House
in the colored labirynth in Burano!

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