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Venice: Panoramic Boat Tour to Murano, Burano, & Torcello

1. Venice: Panoramic Boat Tour to Murano, Burano, & Torcello

Discover some of the most famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon on this full-day boat tour. Travel with your guide through the canals of Venice on a panoramic vessel and witness the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Start your day of adventure boarding your comfortable panoramic boat as you set-off from St. Mark's. Take in the sights of this ancient city for around 30 minutes until you reach your first destination, Murano. Enjoy a glass-blowing demonstration with a glass master accompanied by a historical explanation of the craft. Be sure to stop by the souvenir store at the glass factory and enjoy a 20% discount on your purchases. Your scheduled time in Murano also includes free time to explore on your own. Leave Murano behind as you travel to the nearby island of Burano. Witness the quaint and colorful houses that dot the island and observe the lace makers at work. Become acquainted with their rare skill which is considered some of the finest worldwide. Stop for a bite to eat during your time in Burano and be sure to try some of the local biscotti that is native to the island. Travel to your final stop, Torcello. Enjoy a 1 hour visit to the island and visit historical landmarks such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Attila's Throne, the Devil's Bridge, and the Bell Tower. Finish your adventure with a 1 hour trip back to Venice taking in the breathtaking ambience of the Venetian lagoon.

Padua to Venice Boat Cruise of the Brenta Riviera

2. Padua to Venice Boat Cruise of the Brenta Riviera

In ancient times, Padua and Venice were connected by typical river boats called Burchiello®. The wooden boats featured elegant cabins and 3 or 4 balconies and were driven by the wind or oars, before being drawn by horses from Fusina to Padua. Recreate this journey on a full-day mini cruise from the heart of Padua to Venice San Marco. Departing from the historical Burchiello® Stairway at Portello, you will cruise along the original course of the 18th-century Venetian Burchielli, passing the gorgeous Villa Giovanelli at Noventa Padovana. Relax on board the luxury boat, with open-air deck to soak up the views. Disembark at Stra for a guided tour of Villa Pisani's gardens, the greatest gardens of the Brenta Riviera. Marvel at its impressive swimming pool, the grandiose stables and the elegant eighteenth-century Coffee House. Continue towards Dolo, enjoying historic illustrations of the different villas seen from the river. Pass through Dolo Lock and on towards Mira. Just past Mira Lock you will stop at Villa Widmann for a guided tour of the 18th-century mansion that belonged to a noble family of Persian origin. Cruise to Oriago, where you will stop for lunch in the historic Il Burchiello Restaurant. Next, navigate to Malcontenta, cruising past villas, villages and swing bridges. Upon arrival in Malcontenta, stop to explore one last villa; the regal Villa Foscari. Located on the edge of the lagoon, it was within easy access of Venice for its powerful Venetian owner. Finally, cruise through the Moranzani Lock to journey across the lagoon, and dock at San Marco Riva degli Schiavoni at the “Pontile della Pietà” landing stage.

Venice & Lagoon Islands: Hop-on Hop-off Boat Trip

3. Venice & Lagoon Islands: Hop-on Hop-off Boat Trip

Relax on a boat with large windows and open spaces, for your hop-on hop-off tours of Venice. Take the tour all in one go to get a good first overview of Venice, or stop off on the way where and for how long it suits you best From Santa Lucia Central Station, the boat will lead you to the very heart of Venice: the treasures of St. Mark's Square, and the island of Murano, where you will witness the art of glass-making. From Murano, head towards the islands of Burano, famous for its bright coloured houses and lace production, and Torcello, a little oasis of quiet in the middle of the lagoon. You can also go to Punta Sabbioni, or simply return to Santa Lucia Station, with one stop only at Zattere by the Canale della Giudecca, where you can learn the art of gondola-making. Download the 5 audio-guides with 7 different itineraries on/off board, to make the most of your visit. You can download audio-guides for free through our app. Off-line mode is also available.

Venice: Sunset Boat Tour with Aperitif

4. Venice: Sunset Boat Tour with Aperitif

Once onboard, you will navigate through St. Mark’s Bay and the Venetian lagoon. While the sun begins to set on the water and the sky turns bright orange, you can admire these breath-taking views while sipping on a refreshing glass of prosecco, the famous Italian sparkling wine, and munching on some light snacks. if you are not a prosecco lover or you are planning to join this tour with children, you’re covered: soft drinks are also available onboard. Learn about the history of Venice from your guide and admire its islands and monuments at sunset comfortably seated on the boat. This panoramic tour will take you from St. Mark’s Square and Punta della Dogana, all the way to Lido of Venice, Murano island, and back to the starting point. Take memorable pictures of the lagoon at sunset and see Venice from a different perspective on this unique panoramic tour while enjoying an aperitif aboard a two-story boat.

Venice: Venetian Lagoon Evening Sunset Cruise & Aperitifs

5. Venice: Venetian Lagoon Evening Sunset Cruise & Aperitifs

Every day, from San Marco, in front of the Cornoldi barracks, there is an aperitif aboard elegant boats to show you the beautiful colors in the Venice lagoon. Discover an unknown side of the most romantic city in the world. Learn about the history of this land and admire the sunlight reflected in the water. It takes about an hour and 15 minutes, which is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of your friends or partners. Without thinking about it, we are here to offer you an unforgettable evening away from the noise of the city, intoxicated by the Venetian stories that remind you of the romantic novels of the era of Casanova, the Doge and the festivals in this eternal city. Her journey begins with the beautiful view of Piazza del Marco, the Doge’s Palace and the moans, and she looks at St. George’s Island, which is opposite Piazza Marco, and you can see the church, designed by Andrea Palladio, which also built the refectory towards the basin of San Marco. The island of San Servolo, which is one of the closest islands to the historic center of Venice and 700. Hospital of the century and museum of the 800. The view continues with the famous St Armenian for wine and artichoke. Lazarus leads through the Lido of Venice, famous for the film exhibition that every year attracts millions of tourists, the tour ends with the view of the arsenal of Venice, with the ships built here went to Venice, face the Ottomans in the Aegean Sea and conquer the routes of northern Europe.

Murano and Burano: Venetian Lagoon Full-Day City Cruise

6. Murano and Burano: Venetian Lagoon Full-Day City Cruise

See the natural and historic attractions of the islands of Venice aboard a full-day cruise on the Venetian Lagoon. This city cruise features stops in Murano and Burano, where you'll taste local dishes and admire world-renowned artisanry. Murano is the first stop — there you'll visit a glass factory and see the famed Murano glassmakers at work. You can also discover the island on your own, just inform the tour guide and return in time to continue your journey towards Burano. In Burano, colorful houses line the shores of the canal, giving this city the nickname 'Rainbow Island.' Take some time to stroll and admire typical lace embroidery and taste local seafood dishes. On the return trip, you'll cruise to Venice Riva Degli Schiavoni where you'll have time to visit St. Mark's Square, after which a shuttle boat will take you back to the Venice Train Station.

Venice: St. Mark's, Walking Tour and Gondola Combo

7. Venice: St. Mark's, Walking Tour and Gondola Combo

Discover Venice from land and water on a combined half-day tour of 3 distinct itineraries; a walking tour from St. Mark’s Square to the Rialto Bridge and market, a 30-minute gondola ride on some of the smaller canals and a guided visit to St. Mark’s Basilica. First, meet your guide near St. Mark’s Square for a walking tour from St. Mark’s to the Rialto Bridge. Your guide will reveal the magic and history of Venice outside some its most famous buildings. Admire the Byzantine façade of St. Mark’s Basilica and the imposing Doge’s Palace before you depart. Head towards Campo Santa Maria Formosa to learn the story of one of the most beautiful churches in Venice. See the former home of the explorer Marco Polo, and pass the Malibran Theatre, known for having the most extravagant stage in the city. Finally, walk to the Mercerie to discover a fascinating array of narrow streets where the valuable goods brought to the city from distant markets were sold. The second part of the tour includes a gondola ride to discover some new and not very well-known areas of one of the most beautiful cities in the world! The gondola tour will let you discover the Basilica della Salute, one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture, which offers a different perspective view according to the point from which it is observed. Re-group outside St. Mark's Basilica to skip-the-line to see its gilded interior around 30 minutes after the conclusion of the gondola ride. Learn the history of one of the world’s most iconic cathedrals, getting up-close to its gilded mosaics and the rarely seen Pala d’Oro (Golden Pall), one of the most accomplished works of Byzantine art. Get advantage of this combined tour, which covers three fascinating itineraries at a lower price than purchasing the individual ones!

Venice: St. Mark's Basilica and Walking Tour Combo

8. Venice: St. Mark's Basilica and Walking Tour Combo

Meet your guide near St. Mark’s Basilica for a walking tour of some of the most Eastern-influenced areas of Venice, starting from St. Mark’s Square and heading to the Rialto Bridge. Your guide will reveal the magic of Venice outside some its most famous buildings. Admire the Byzantine façade of St. Mark’s Basilica and the imposing edifice of the Doge’s Palace. Head towards Campo Santa Maria Formosa to learn the story of one of the most beautiful churches in Venice. See the former home of the explorer Marco Polo, and pass the Malibran Theatre, known for having the most extravagant stage in the city. Then, head back to St. Mark's for an approximate 1.5 hours of free time before your skip-the-line tour of St. Mark’s Basilica. Re-group outside St. Mark's, and learn the history of one of the world’s most iconic cathedrals. Once inside, get up-close to its gilded mosaics and the rarely seen Pala d’Oro (Golden Pall), one of the most accomplished works of Byzantine art.

Venice: Castello District Private Walking Tour

9. Venice: Castello District Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided tour to one of the most popular areas of Venice: Via Garibaldi and San Pietro di Castello. Walk along the large Riva degli Schiavoni to reach the Arsenale and Via Garibaldi, a large street with many bars, osterias, restaurants and shops. At the end of this street you will cross a long wooden bridge to reach the site of San Pietro di Castello. This was the former Basilica of Venice, while San Marco was still the Doge’s chapel. Discover this interesting area and learn about the history of the city and its inhabitants. This area is very popular, where all workers of Arsenale used to live in the past. Still now local people gather in these little squares to enjoy life chatting and drinking a glass of wine. If you want to get a taste of life in Venice this tour is for you!

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What people are saying about Riva Degli Schiavoni

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 238 reviews

Very well organized excursion, very good value for money. Looking back, the times on Murano and especially Burano were too short for us, but the organizers can't do anything about that. If you want to see a lot in a short time, this is the place for you.

The tour to the islands was fabulous, efficient and on time. The guide kept us informed of the time we had at each place. It was easy to book and great value. The best way to see Venice lagoon and its unique features.

Very well managed service! Both the guide and the crew on the boat were professional and friendly! The tour was very nice, which touched some really beautiful and suggestive locations!

Excellent experience, all in a hurry, but for those like us who had never been to Murano, Burano and Torcello .... it's perfect.

Very nice ride with good explanations and delicious drink!