VENICE ISLANDS TOURS

DISCOVER MURANO, BURANO AND TORCELLO: THE GEMS OF THE LAGOON

A wide selection of boat tours in Venice Lagoon

Visit Murano and its worldwide famous glass factories, you will have the chance to see experienced glass blower at work, creating masterpieces under your eyes.

Take a walk around Burano and its stunning coloured houses and learn everything about the ancient art of lace, passed on from mother to daughter.

Discover Torcello, the oldest part of Venice, with its amazing legends and monuments where the time seems to have stood still.

 

Excursion to the Islands - Murano, Burano and Torcello

ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE A cruise in the Lagoon is a suggestive as well as enjoyable experience, a new and different way to see Venice off the most beaten tracks by the mass tourism. You can have the possibility to enjoy a unique experience which will lead you to the historic, artistic and popular heart of the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon, comfortably seated in a Grand Tourism motor-boats driven by an highly qualified crew and guided in 5 languages by a specialized Tour leader. You will visit MURANO, BURANO and TORCELLO which are the traditional destination among the islands located in the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon. After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the public Gardens, the tip of Sant'Elena and the Lido (the famous beach resort), the boat arrives at MURANO known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here there is a stop to visit one of the factories. The second stop is on the picturesque island of BURANO, famous not only for its lace but also for its fishermen's houses painted in bright colors. Then, after a short sail, you will reach the quiet and sparsely populated island of TORCELLO, the first centre of civilization in the estuary. Only the Cathedral of “Santa Maria Assunta” with its magnificent mosaics and the church of “Santa Fosca” remain the testimony of its former glory. The tour includes the service of a specialized official tourleader which provides  information on board and assistance on the islands. KEY DETAILS Meeting Point: Yellow box in front of the Prisons’ Palace, close to Ponte della Paglia (between Doge’s Palace and Hotel Danieli) - Please be at meeting point 20 minutes before the departure Departure time: Every day at at 9:30AM and 2:30PM (from 1st March until 12th november 2018) - only at  2:00 PM from 13th november to 28th February) Duration: 4 hrs. and 30 minutes approx.(roughly 30 minutes each island) Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian - The visit could be multilingual PRICES & HOT DEALS Make the most out of your holiday in Venice. Book this experience and you will receive a Gift Code for a 10% off your next booking!  Adult: 20€ From 3 years to 6 years: € 10 Child: FREE under 3 years TERMS & CONDITIONS This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. The entrance inside the churches in Torcello is not included Comfortable shoes suggested  The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party Tour does not operate on 25 of december and in case of exceptionally bad weather, boats are completely covered, the tour operates regularly in case of rain. Mobile vouchers accepted. For general conditions refers to our broucher "Discover Venice"  

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Discover Murano Island the glass island and create your necklace and parfume

ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE A guided tour to discover the island of Murano and its traditions, and unveil the secret of the glass which has made the island famous worldwide Choose between two experiences: Create "Your Necklace" of Venetian beads - under the watchful eye of an expert and following their suggestions, you can create your own necklace in the colours and size you choose.  (The setting is included in the cost, while the beads are not, and are payable directly to the craftsman.) Create "Your Perfume" - choose and test fragrances under the guidance of an expert, who will give you a sample of the perfume selected and created exclusively by you. (On request it is possible to create a personalised glass flask or vial with names or a dedication engraved; the cost of this is not included and is payable directly to the craftsman.) Walking tour The guided tour starts from the Basilica of San Donato, founded in the 10th century and home since 1125 to the body of San Donato, brought from Kefalonia after its conquest by Doge Michiel. The church's singular form makes it a rare example of Romanesque style in the lagoon, and its interior contains some particularly splendid mosaics. You will also discover the treasures housed in the church of San Pietro, built in 1511, which include masterpieces by Tintoretto and Bellini, evidence of the island's wealth. Murano's last church, but equally important, is the former church of Santa Chiara, founded as an Augustinian monastery in 1231, subsequently a convent for the Franciscan order of Santa Chiara, and restored in 1519. Napoleon put an end to the church's religious role, and it became one of the island's principal sites of glassmaking activity. In the church of Santa Chiara you will learn about man's ancient links with glass, a relationship made special by the nature of the only lightweight, ductile material that can be shaped to create items of everyday use. At the end of this memorable journey, each couple will be given a glass souvenir to remind them of their visit to Santa Chiara and Murano. And on top of that a tour of Murano Island that will take you through different stages: Making glass - you will witness an object coming into being before your very eyes, thanks to the secrets of master glassmakers and using the techniques of blowing and lampworking. Glass and people - Venetian glass beads are celebrated all over the world for their colours and lustre, and have been used to make every kind of necklace. Glass and the home - discover the importance of glass in past and present in its many uses around the home, in mirrors, chandeliers, windows and hourglasses. Above all, thanks to Murano glass, by the year 1500 Venice was the only city to have glass windows in every house and lamps in every room. Glass and the table - the story of glass used to preserve foodstuffs, with bottles, vials and carafes. Glass is always with us, now as in the past, as we drink from glasses and eat from glass plates, or take tea in special cups reminiscent of porcelain. KEY DETAILS Meeting Point:Ex- church of Santa Chiara. Please be there 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Departure time: From Thursday to Sunday at at 11:00AM and 2:30PM Duration: 1.30 hrs. approx. for walking tour; 30 minutes approx. for Create Your Necklace activity; 20 minutes approx. for Create Your Perfume activity  Languages:  English & French at 11:00 AM and English & Italian at 2:30 PM - The visit could be multilingual PRICES & HOT DEALS Make the most out of your holiday in Venice. Book this experience and you will receive a Gift Code for a 10% off your next booking!  Walking tour of Murano € 15,00 per person - Only here free under 14 years old Create Your Necklace € 20,00 for 1 or 2 persons Create Your Perfume € 10,00 per person  TRAVEL TIPS This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. Comfortable shoes suggested. The tour does not operate on 24th and 31th December 2017 and 6th January 2018 The tour will finish at Santa Chiara Church. The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party Activities "CREATE YOUR NECKLACE" or "CREATE YOUR PERFUME"coul be sell only as add on to guided tour of Murano. Mobile voucher accepted. For general conditions refers to our brochure "Discover Venice"

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Excursion to Murano Island - private

Go to Murano and discover the island by boat with your tour guide! Excursion to the island of Murano by private boat with a personal tour guide. Murano is famous worldwide for its glass making since 10th century. Enjoy your visit admiring some of Venice's best glass craftsmen at work! Your guide will accompany you through the discovery of the techniques of this ancient art, in a tour which includes a demostration by real glass craftsmen! The glassblowing art is recognized in all the world such as synonym of beauty. You can also decide to visit the wonderful and unique Church of San Donato: a masterpiece of Venetian architecture. Optional  lunch in Murano (menu starting from € 30,00 p.p.). Key details Meeting point: Venice Tours office in San Marco, 1130 or at your hotel lobby if located in Venice Island. Please be there 5 minutes before the departure time. Duration: 2 horas approx. Languages: English or French or Italian or Spanish or German Timetable: every day at 9:30 am - 11:30 am - 2:00 am Price: Minimum charge of € 147 is required (up to num. 5 partecipants). Return transfer to Murano IS NOT included and shall be paid on the spot. (Public boat tickets cost € 7, 50 for journey) This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. Comfortable shoes suggested. The tour does not operate on 24th and 25 December and 1st January. A minimum of two people is required. The tour is private. Mobile vouchers are accepted. For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”.    

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Fisherman for a day

Relax, have fun and experience Venice from the open lagoon on a fishing excursion between the islands. From a traditional Venetian fishing boat, you will see breathtaking views of the islands and most famous sights of Venice while also living Venice as only real Venetians do. You will feel the tides and currents of the lagoon. Your captain, an expert Venetian fisherman, will teach about our native fish and Venetian fishing techniques and, of course, bring in the catch! Meanwhile, you will pass some of the most important monuments in Venice, maybe even cast your net just beside one. Altogether, there is no closer experience of the culture of the Venetian lagoon than this. This tour is not accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities - Comfortable shoes and sport clothes are suggested – A minimum of two people is required – The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party – It is not possible to take away the fish! – For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”

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