Day trip

Venice: 4 Islands Full-Day Tour by Two-Decker Motorboat

4.8 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Naval Lagunare s.a.s.

Venice: 4 Islands Full-Day Tour by Two-Decker Motorboat

Activity provider: Naval Lagunare s.a.s.
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From US$ 31.27 per person

Enjoy a day trip from Venice on a two-decker motorboat. Visit four surrounding islands including Murano, Burano, Torcello, and San Francesco del Deserto, with a glass of Prosecco in hand.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Italian, English, German


  • Discover the Venetian Lagoon and its islands on a comfortable double-decker boat
  • Take in panoramic views of Venice as you glide along the water
  • Admire and learn about a glass factory on Murano Island
  • Meet a Franciscan friar and learn about the history of San Francesco del Deserto Island's convent
Full description

Cruise on a two-decker motorboat with a panoramic terrace to four famous islands around Venice. Toast with a glass of Prosecco to a fun-filled day in the sun on this unforgettable island adventure. Meet your tour in Venice, whereupon arrival you'll board the boat and get ready for your day of adventure. Along with your visit to the four islands, you'll also sail down the Giudecca Canal, the San Marco basin and the Venetian Lagoon, offering panoramic views of San Marco Square and the islands of San Servolo, San Lazzaro of the Armenians, Lido of Venice, and of the Venetian Arsenal. Glide on the boat to Murano Island to explore a glass factory and its showroom where you will see a glass-maker at work during a 1-hour stop with a guided tour. Next, hop back onto the boat and head to Torcello Island. Here, you have an hour to discover the island, the first settlement of the lagoon, at your own pace. Continue to Burano Island, a fishing village with colorful houses, where you will enjoy a 2-hour stop for a self-guided visit of the island, and a tasty lunch of your choosing. End at the exclusive San Francesco del Deserto Island. Stop here for 45 minutes for a guided tour in Italian of the convent and the island by a Franciscan Friar. Finally, hop back onto the boat and sip on a glass of Prosecco as you bask in the sunshine and warm breeze on your return journey.

  • Guide onboard the boat
  • Boat tour
  • Guided glass factory visit
  • Visit of San Francesco del Deserto monastery
  • Glass of Prosecco
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. Look for "Approdo Cornoldi", and the Barracuda motorboat.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

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This is by far the best value for money tour I've ever attended. Each island had its individual charm, our guide was fantastic and at the end some prosecco on our final leg of the journey home. We where the only English speakers on our tour but our guide still gave us equal English time as the rest of the group.

June 11, 2022

Opted for a longer tour as most reviews said that an hour on each island wasn’t long enough, but I found it to be more than enough time, especially for Torcello and San Francesco del deserto. It was a great tour and excellent value for the price. Adding full details of the day to help others :) We arrived early (9:45am for 10:15am departure) but boat didn’t arrive till 10:10am. Tickets first checked on arrival then not required rest of day as we were all in a group. Arrived in Murano at 10:45am, watched the glass blowing show, lasted about 10 mins then free time until 12pm when boat was leaving. Next stop Burano around 12:30pm, free time to explore the island until departure at 2:50pm. Plenty of time to sit down and have lunch, lots of restaurants, small cafes and shops. Next stop Torcello, got there around 3pm with departure at 4pm, wasn’t much to see here. Then San Francesco del deserto at 4:15 with departure at 5:15, we had a talk from a monk. Got the free drink on way back :)

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June 2, 2022

I can only recommend the trip. You get to see all the islands and don't have to constantly worry about a water taxi. Each island has its own highlight. The only drawback I found was the language. We chose the tour in German - but the guide only spoke the language poorly. So we only got a fraction of the information.

April 16, 2022

Product ID: 403864