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From Jesolo: Day Trip to Murano, Burano, and Torcello

1. From Jesolo: Day Trip to Murano, Burano, and Torcello

Escape the crowds in Venice and hop on a boat bound for the three most famous Venetian islands: Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Set sail from Punta Sabbioni and make a quick stop in Venice to pickup other tour participants before heading to Murano. Enjoy the beautiful views of the lagoon and its scattered islands while learning about the history of Venice and the islands you will visit from your expert guide. Once in Murano, you'll have an hour to explore the island, world-famous for its long tradition of glass-making. Choose to attend a 15-minute demonstration by a master glassmaker and pick up some local glass handicrafts or visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria and Donato and wander the town's quaint streets. Move on to Burano where you will have about two hours to take in views of the island's famous colored houses. Peruse the shops selling renowned Burano lace and visit workshops where it is common to see women intent on embroidering various lace products. Enjoy the mesmerizing backdrop of vividly colored houses, flowered balconies, fishermen coming and going in their boats, and the leaning bell tower. Eat lunch wherever you choose or get tips from your local guide on the best spots for different budgets. Finally, make an hour-long stop at Torcello. Once the most populated island in the Republic of Venice and the trading center of the city, Torcello was gradually abandoned over the centuries and today has just over 10 inhabitants. Enjoy the sleepy, bucolic setting of this ideal island getaway from the hustle and bustle of Venice. Check out the Cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Assunta, the Devil's Bridge, the Church of Santa Fosca, and the ancient stone chair called Attila's Throne.

Verona & Lake Garda: Full-Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

2. Verona & Lake Garda: Full-Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

As this full-day (11-hour) excursion begins, you’ll relax on a bus transfer to Verona and listen to your guide’s comments about the trip highlights and the history of Verona and Sirmione. Take in views of the Veneto countryside and the scenic beauty of Lake Garda and its Mediterranean vegetation of olive trees, cypresses, magnolias, oleanders, and lemon trees. You'll arrive in Verona at about 11:00 and then embark on a guided walking tour of the center. Visit the colorful and lively Piazza delle Erbe that was the site of the Roman Forum. See the house of Juliet with the famous balcony, the Piazza dei Signori, where you’ll find the old City Hall, and the nearby Scaligere Tomb and Piazza Bra, which is the center of modern Verona. From Piazza Bra you’ll see the second-largest amphitheater in Italy (after the Colosseum), built in the first century for Roman performances and gladiator battles. It is now a venue for opera performances. After the guided tour you’ll have some free time on your own. Next you’ll depart on the 30-minute drive to Sirmione, a tiny town on the banks of Lake Garda. In Sirmione you can enjoy an optional boat trip (of around 20 minutes) to the far side of the lake. You’ll have free time to explore the romantic peninsula of Sirmione and take in the town’s narrow streets and its medieval walls and castle. Depart Sirmione at around 16:30, arriving in Jesolo at 19:00.

Venice, Murano & Burano Tour from Lido di Jesolo

3. Venice, Murano & Burano Tour from Lido di Jesolo

On this 11-hour tour you’ll depart Jesolo for the drive to the tip of the Cavallino peninsula, where you’ll board a boat for a scenic cruise across the Venice lagoon. In Venice, enjoy a guided walking tour that takes in the main sights. Spend some free time before boarding the boat for Murano. Murano is home to Venice's glass-blowing industry. See a real glass master at work and visit some of the many shops if you’d like to buy a souvenir. Board the boat again and head to Burano. Admire the brightly painted houses. Enjoy a walk along the narrow main street, lined with lace shops, where you can see how the women of Burano at work making lace.

Bus Transfer between Lido di Jesolo and Venice

4. Bus Transfer between Lido di Jesolo and Venice

Ride in an air-conditioned bus from Lido di Jesolo to Venice. Take a quick trip to Venice while on your beach vacation. Or if your visiting Venice, add a splash of sun with a visit to Lido di Jesolo. The bus runs between the Lido Jesolo bus station and the Venice city center every half-hour, from early morning to late at night.  Book your tickets in advance and you can catch the bus at any point during the day. The ride takes about one hour. Enjoy comfortable and hassle-free travel.

Venice, Murano, and Burano Excursion from Jesolo

5. Venice, Murano, and Burano Excursion from Jesolo

Thanks to this guided excursion to Venice, Murano and Burano from Punta Sabbioni, you can discover the wonders of the Venetian lagoon by travelling on board a comfortable motorboat. Starting from Punta Sabbioni, the boat will stop in San Marco for a few minutes before proceeding to Murano, an island renowned worldwide for its centuries-old tradition of blown glass. Accompanied by your expert guide, you will visit one of the still active kilns where you can attend a demonstration on glass working and where there will be the opportunity to buy handmade products. Afterward, you will have about an hour of free time during which you could taste some 'cicheto' or stroll through the craft shops and bridges on the canals. Next, you will be heading to Burano, the island of lace and colored houses. Here you could visit the Lace Museum, have lunch in a classic buranella trattoria and sample some typical dishes like 'risotto di gò', or go to a pastry shop and taste a 'Bussolà' and an 'Esse', the two typical cakes from Burano. Alternatively, you can visit one of the most prestigious lace exhibitions, or discover the beauty of the area, such as the leaning bell tower or the house of Bepi Suà, the most colorful and particular of the whole island. At this point, the tour will proceed to Venice, making a brief stop at Punta Sabbioni to disembark those wanting to end the tour here. Once you reach Venice, you will have free time to explore the city. You can visit St Mark's Square and its monuments, opt for a walk and an ice cream in Riva degli Schiavoni, or move to the Rialto area for a picture of the famous bridge or to do some shopping.

Marco Polo Airport: Express Bus to or from Jesolo Lido

6. Marco Polo Airport: Express Bus to or from Jesolo Lido

Pick up your luggage and head to the main arrivals hall at Marco Polo Airport, exiting on the right and heading straight to the bus stop. Dedicated staff will be ready to provide assistance and information. Once you have loaded your luggage underneath, you can board the coach and enjoy a comfortable, air-conditioned trip. In just 40 minutes you’ll arrive at the Lido di Jesolo bus terminal. From there, you can catch the urban bus to your hotel with the same voucher. This is the easiest and cheapest way to reach Lido di Jesolo from the airport without sacrificing comfort. Transfers to the airport from Lido di Jesolo are also available. This voucher includes 9 daily express connections in both directions (see schedule in the photo section), and you can also use your voucher for the normal line connections too, which are available every 30 minutes from early in the morning till late in the evening (these take about 10 minutes longer than the express service).

Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Resort Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

7. Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Resort Day Tour from Lido di Jesolo

Enjoy an incredible journey to Cortina d'Ampezzo, a very popular ski resort, located within the Dolomites mountain range. Depart from Jesolo at 8:00 am and drive through beautiful countryside. Watch how quickly the flat, cultivated fields are replaced by tall, imposing mountain peaks.  Stop at Lago di Santa Croce and take the chance to snap some photos of the surrounding natural landscape. Pass by Longarone and enter into the luscious green Cadore, famous for being the favorite holiday location of Italian presidents. Observe the breathtaking peaks of Sorapiss, Monte Pelmo, and Antelao, the tallest mountain in the eastern Dolomites, as you approach Cortina d'Ampezzo.  Arrive just in time for lunch. Ride the cable car to the top of the mountain and experience stunning views of the surrounding area. Explore the picturesque ski resort, once home to the Winter Olympic Games in 1956. Visit the crystal, blue alpine waters of Lake Misurina, hidden in the shadow of one of the most impressive mountain peaks in the region.

Portogruaro: Walking Tour With Local Guide

8. Portogruaro: Walking Tour With Local Guide

Get an insider’s view of Portogruaro’s Venetian-style architecture and canals on a walking tour alongside a local guide. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the Portogruaro bus station. Make your way to the greenery of the beautiful town park and head towards the Villa Comunale, a breathtaking example of Renaissance architecture. Turn the corner towards the ancient St. Andrea mills, which were the center of Portogruaro's ancient economy and now provide the best views of the town. Marvel at the leaning bell tower and the Cathedral of Sant'Andrea with its beautiful frescoes. As you stroll, your friendly local guide will tell you interesting facts and anecdotes about the city’s past and the people who have lived here.

Concordia Sagittaria: Roman City & Market

9. Concordia Sagittaria: Roman City & Market

Discover the charming Roman colony of Iulia Concordia, about 20 km from the well-known sea resort of Caorle, on the North-Adriatic Coast. Plunge into the fascinating Roman era accompanied by a local expert guide, who will tell you the ancient secrets of Concordia while having a relaxing walking tour. Visit the Cathedral of Santo Stefano Protomartyr and its Baptistery, archaeological excavations which brought to light important Roman commercial routes, the Loggia Comunale with its funerary monuments, and other relevant pieces of this invaluable heritage. Enjoy the typical flair of the local modern but the very traditional market. Take the time to do some shopping and find typical handicraft and gastronomic products. A worthy conclusion of this amazing tour is a delicious typical Venetian aperitif.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 459 reviews

The bus is comfortable, good value friendly service, if you can speak a few words of Italian will be better. It takes a round 1 hours 15 mins form Jesolo to Venice depending on the traffic, highly recommend A+.

One of the most beautiful experiences I've ever had, very interesting trip the places visited are fantastic including the island of Burano which deserves a 10 and praise to be redone absolutely

An uncomplicated thing: you book your ticket online and get your voucher on your mobile phone. Then simply show it to the bus driver and get on.

Everything worked great, nice bus drivers, very helpful. I didn't have to pay any additional fee for the children's scales.

Fast travel, the bus runs frequently, easy to get from the stop in Piazza Roma to the most important sites in Venice. I recommend!