Venice: Boat Tour of Murano, Burano, & Torcello Islands
- Duration: 6 hours
Sail to Murano, visit one of the island’s glassworks, and attend a demonstration of a master glassmaker. Alternatively (or additionally), you can walk to the lighthouse or opt for a visit to the iconic sights of Murano, such as the Basilica of Santi Maria and Donato, the Glass Museum, and Palazzo da Mula. Next, visit Burano, highlighted by its colorful houses. Enjoy some free time to visit the leaning bell tower, the house of Bepi Suà, or the Lace Museum. Your last stop will be Torcello, where Venetian civilization was born. The first settlements date back to the 7th century when local folks sought refuge on the island to escape the Barbarian invasions. Today Torcello has just over 10 inhabitants, but its historical and artistic testimonies make it a very popular destination for visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a splendid panoramic view of a Venetian lagoon before returning.
Eat and drink your way around Venice on a food and wine tasting tour with a local guide. Visit some of the city's favorite eateries and wine bars, sample tapas-like "Cicchetti", and learn about Venetian culinary culture. Taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits to traditional cakes. Pair your food samples with traditional drinks and Italian wines. Sample tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of “Cicchetti”, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in cozy and charming “bàcari” (bars). Discover old taverns and quaint locales where locals gather and eat. Explore quaint alleys, historic streets, and colorful markets and view historical monuments and attractions along the way.
Enjoy a gondola tour on Venice’s small and narrow canals just when the sun begins to go down. At this less-busy time, and with the sky is changing colors, take a seat and enjoy the comfort of a less crowded gondola. On a 4-seater gondola instead of the normal 6, you’ll be able to take pictures easily and enjoy the relaxing calm of Venice’s canals. Experience the sights, charm, and beauty of Venice as you admire elegant canal-side palaces, unique bridges, and the magical atmosphere that you’ll only find in Venice.
Experience the beauty of Venice at sunset on this guided boat tour on the Grand Canal. See famous monuments and traditional neighborhoods and take in stunning views of one of the world's most famous squares. Admire the old treasures of the city from the water as the sun goes down. See the picturesque Fish Market, the iconic Rialto Bridge, and other Gothic architectural wonders. Be treated to amazing views of Saint Mark's Square from your boat to top off your experience. Have an unforgettable Venice experience and learn more about this fascinating city from your guide.
It was a lovely boat ride with a lot of information as we were going through some lesser known areas of Venice. One could not hear the guide if not listening very carefully. It was a lovely experience.
Join this panoramic cruise and enjoy a typical Venetian aperitif in St. Mark's Basin. Take in a stunning sunset on board as you pass in front of Saint Mark's Square. The local partner will show you the most beautiful and romantic spots in Venice and its islands. It's a great way to relax after a long day of sightseeing and is the perfect tour to take with friends, family, or your partner, admiring dreamy places and listening to music. Schedule 6:50 PM: Pick up from Caserma Cornoldi Pier 2 7:10 PM: Boarding and departure of the panoramic tour 8:10 PM: End of the tour (at the place of the departure)
Gorgeous evening. The tour from the boat is just long enough to see the sights and enjoy the ride during the sunset. The ‘Spritz’ drink was pretty bad though. If you want more than the one complimentary drink (you probably won’t) additional beverages are available for 5 Euro/each per the event description.
From aperitivo with cicchetti (small plates) and locally-made prosecco to fried fish and seafood risotto, your expert foodie guide will show where to eat, how to eat, and what to eat when visiting La Serenissima. After you’ve filled your belly, you’ll end the night with a 30-minute gondola ride under the stars. Your evening begins at 5:00 PM when you step off the tourist track and into the neighborhood of San Polo to meet your local, expert guide and small group of no more than 12 people. Your guide will give you a brief introduction to the traditional foods and flavors of Venice then take you to one of their favorite bars for an aperitivo including 2 small plates (cicchetti) and a Spritz, Venice’s unofficial cocktail. After a brief stroll past the Campo dei Frari and Scuola Grande di San Rocco, your next stop is a local osteria that specializes in baskets of fried seafood that are one...
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Everything worked. Unfortunately, with such large groups there are always some who do not adhere to the orientation times - and then the stays on the next island stops are shorter. Burano we would have liked to have had more time. But the excursion was nice and well organized. Tour guide didn't say much / just what the islands are called left and right and when the departure time is
A visit to the canals of Venice…. Outside the traditional tourist trails… thus discover the problematic of the life of the Venetians in their daily life…. But that the incredible charm of Venice is quickly forgotten… .. Our Venetian and charming guide gave us all the necessary explanations throughout our journey… .. and the little extra we were only two that day…. Very romantic
Great guided tour, great price / performance ratio for Venice. Guide was informative and in a good mood. Ship was modern only criticism. Stay in Murano was rather tight at just over 1 hour (glassblower demonstration, sightseeing in the city and shopping)
Very well organized. The tour allows you to visit beautiful islands. Tortello has an amazing church
The easiest way to see the islands at a minimum cost.A worth-having experience!