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Lido di Venezia

Lido di Venezia: Our most recommended tours and activities

Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

1. Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

Spend some time on the most famous Venetian islands, known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, craft traditions, and unique history. See a glass factory in Murano, visit a lace shop in Burano, and enjoy free time in Torcello. Depart from near Saint Mark’s Square or Santa Lucia Train Station, and take an enjoyable trip across Saint Mark’s Basin. On the boat, a live guide will illustrate the history of the lagoon and the three islands you will visit.  Your first stop will be the island of Murano, sometimes referred to as the “Island of the Glass.” Spend 30 minutes visiting one of its famous glass factories and see the glass being manufactured and blown.  Enjoy about 15 minutes of free time on Murano before heading to Torcello, the most ancient of the inhabited islands. Continue to Burano, admiring the natural environment and the minor islands spread all around you. Enjoy some free time in Burano, a typical fishing island with colorful contrasts and chocolate-box-painted houses. Look out, too, for much evidence of its renowned lace-making and embroidery industry, and try some of Burano’s notable homemade cakes. Please note that once on the ground, this is not a guided tour. The guide will escort you to the glass factory in Murano and the lace shop in Burano. Afterward, you will have time to explore each island on your own.

Venice: Waterbus and Mainland Bus Pass

2. Venice: Waterbus and Mainland Bus Pass

Enjoy your trip in Venice and use public transportation without queuing at the ticket offices. Just head to the yellow ticket machines that you can find at the vaporetto stops across the city: enter the PNR code that you'll find on your voucher and get the paper ticket with which you can catch your vaporetto. Your tickets must be validated each time before boarding a water bus. The validity of your ticket begins from the exact time it is first validated.

Venice: Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

3. Venice: Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

Enjoy a romantic adventure in Venice and climb aboard a beautiful Venetian boat to cruise around the city as the sun sets. Depart from central Venice and head for the islands of St. Andrea and Vignole. You will then cruise along the Lido, heading towards the quiet islands of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, San Servolo, San Clemente, Le Grazie, Giudecca, and San Giorgio Maggiore. Between Giudecca and San Giorgio you will be served a glass of sparkling Prosecco to sip as you take in breathtaking views of the Salute Church and St. Mark's Square. Watch as the sun descends in the sky and paints the beautiful architecture and waters of the lagoon shades of red, orange, and amber. Return through St. Elena and the Arsenale as your captain tells the history of Venice and its islands.

Venice: Bike Tour on Lido Island

4. Venice: Bike Tour on Lido Island

This easy tour will give you the possibility to enjoy a beautiful and unforgettable day on the island of Lido, famous all over the world for its amazing beaches and the Venice International Film Festival. Cycle along a breathtaking sea and lagoon, and soak in its wonderful landscapes. While riding your bikes, admire the most prestigious art nouveau buildings situated in the historical center of the island and (why not?) go for a swim. There are many different kinds of bikes available for your tour: men and women frames, child bike seats, bicycle for children, tandems, sport bikes and rickshaws.

Venice: Venetian Lagoon Catamaran Music Cruise with Drinks

5. Venice: Venetian Lagoon Catamaran Music Cruise with Drinks

Take a peaceful afternoon sail on the Venice Lagoon aboard a spacious catamaran. Enjoy a full bar service with two free drinks as you listen to soft music. Gaze out over the the island of Sant'Elena and the Giardini della Biennale, and take in the city’s skyline as you sip a glass of wine or prosecco. To begin the cruise, sail out past San Marco and down the Giudecca Canal, one of the major boating channels into Venice. Once you reach the turquoise lagoon that surrounds the city, cross over to the Lido, the barrier to the Adriatic sea that lies beyond.  The catamaran will then sail back past Sant’Elena, a residential island slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of central Venice. Finally, you’ll look out across the many pavilions that occupy the Giardini della Biennale as the cruise returns to the city.

Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon

6. Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon

You will begin by boarding a "topa" boat (motor boat) on which you will experience an authentic Venetian aperitivo. This drink will be enjoyed as you take in the stunning views of Venice from the outer lagoon and its magical islands. As soon as you begin cruising your host will begin serving you drinks and snacks. The experience will last about 1.5 hours, during which you will get to see the city's most iconic views. These city highlights include San Marco, Giudecca, Lido di Venezia, and much more. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide will drop you off back to your tour starting point. This is not a private tour, as you will share the experience with other guests.

From Mestre to Venice Lido Beach: Direct Speedboat Transfer

7. From Mestre to Venice Lido Beach: Direct Speedboat Transfer

Get straight to the beaches of Lido from the mainland with a direct speed boat service. Arrive at the beach ready to relax after boating in on a 45-50-minute journey. Skip the traffic from the historic center of Venice and avoid the long lines at the public jetties of Piazzale Roma and Tronchetto. Rest easy with guaranteed seating on the boat, unlike local public services where seating is first-come, first-served.

Venice Water Taxi

8. Venice Water Taxi

Take a private water taxi from Venice Airport directly to your hotel in Venice's Historic center (or the nearest accessible dock) and get your visit to this romantic city of to a stress-free start. Enjoy personalized service and avoid chaos and traffic at Venice's heavily transited airport. Board a comfortable and private vessel, and take in the view of this famous city as you make your way to the historic centre, or to your accommodation in Lido. Please note that in order to reach the boarding point you have to walk for about 350 meters from the airport exit. From there, hop aboard and make your way into one of Italy's most beloved destinations.

Venice: Lagoon Cruise on Catamaran with Lunch and Drinks

9. Venice: Lagoon Cruise on Catamaran with Lunch and Drinks

Enjoy a romantic catamaran cruise on the Venice Lagoon that will take you along the Bay of San Marco and the beautiful Giudecca canal to Lido, and back via Sant'Elena and Giardini Della Biennale. Climb aboard the catamaran and be welcomed by the crew as you get ready to sail. Grab a seat or lie down on the large front nets. Relax and enjoy the ride as you listen to soft chill-out music. Taste a delicious light lunch with gazpacho, vegetarian cous-cous, and fresh fruit with frozen yogurt that will have your taste buds wanting more. Experience a day out that you won't forget in one of the most romantic places in the world. Escape the crowds and take a break from your busy schedule. 

From Piran: Transfer to Venice by Catamaran

10. From Piran: Transfer to Venice by Catamaran

Start your day with check-in at the port of departure. Once you finish the check-in and passport control, begin your Italian experience.

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What people are saying about Lido di Venezia

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 14,400 reviews

To do absolutely. I chose the 4/5 hour tour as we had limited time to see all of Venice. Without this little tour we would not have seen Murano and Burano which personally fascinated me. At each stage we stopped for 50 minutes which unfortunately aren't many to be able to look at everything, a few quick photos, but it's an excellent compromise for those who have little time.

I took the tour with my boyfriend and we had a great time. Boating around the islands of Venice was wonderful and we loved watching the glass being made in Murano. The panorama of Burano and Torcello are also unmissable.

I recommend this site. Very well organized visit. Nice staff

Very enjoyable activity with enough free time to enjoy.

Trip was really nice and guide very helpful with info