Discovering the Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello
Our Venice would not even exist without its lagoon: chosen , this extraordinary morphological system conditioned since the beginning by choice of the Venetian State, has always tried to preserve its main characteristics and to rescue it from its own destiny.
The first stop on our tour includes visiting the island of Murano, known especially for its incredible art of glass blowing, still today the largest source of income for its inhabitants. A walk along the Fondamenta dei Vetrai, packed with shops and factories for the production of glass, then a step across the Canal Grande of Murano, we’ll pass through the Glass Museum to finally visit the ancient Church of Santa Maria and Donato. If so desired, one can visit for free a Glass factory which produces true works of art and also attend a demonstration by a master glassmaker, whose glassblowing becomes an artistic creation of glass.
The second call is to the charming multicolored island of Burano, the lace making center and where delicious biscuits called “bussolai” are baked daily.
Finally onto the picturesque island of Torcello that has the charm of isolated places and is an island that houses the remains of some of the most ancient monuments of the Venetian civilization – the first cathedral in Venice, Santa Maria Assunta, and the church of Santa Fosca.
Tour duration: approx. 4 hours by private boat or 6/8 hours by public means of transportation (waterbus/ferryboat)
Notes: For an all day tour, lunch can be booked in a typical local restaurant.
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Morning tours start at 9 am or 11 am and last 2 or 4 hours. Afternoon tours can be scheduled at your convenience.
- AT YOUR HOTEL/APARTMENT: We are glad to come and pick you up at your hotel lobby if you stay downtown. Otherwise see the other pmeeting points in google maps:
- IN SAINT MARK’S SQUARE:
At the exit door of the Doge’s Palace (Porta della Carta).
- IN RIALTO:
Campo San Bartolomeo, just at Carlo Goldoni’s statue.
- AT THE RAILWAY STATION:
Outside the railway station, on the stairs under the clock on the left hand side.
€ 80,00 € per hour up to 9 persons. If you want to book more than one tour, for larger groups, or for special tour, rates upon request. Fares do not include admission tickets for Museums/Churches or transportation fees.
Suppelent pick up far from St Mark’s Square or at the railway/cruise terminal €25/30.
Within 3 days before the tour no penalty.
From 3 to 2 days before the tour, 50% penalty
Less than 2 days before the tour and no show, 100% penalty.
The tour can be considered confirmed after you receive the Confirmation Form with all practical information.
We are not legally responsible for services provided by other business partners. In case of circumstances beyond our control or unforeseen events, we might not be able to lead the tour. Pre-paid tours will be fully refunded.
Remember that even during the tour parents are responsible for their children’s actions: don’t relax too much!
Since we are not a tour operator, according to the Italian Law we are responsible only for the quality of our service: we strongly recommend to arrange a travel insurance covering any kind of accidents that might occur during your trip (including a medical and personal insurance).