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.  The tour includes the service of a specialized official tourleader which provides  information on board and assistance on the islands. Enjoy the panoramic boat, from where you can take marvelous pictures to Venice and its lagoon.   KEY DETAILS Meeting point: Murano, Burano and Torcello indication on yellow box in front of the Prisons’ Palace, close to Ponte della Paglia (between Doge’s Palace and Hotel Danieli) Ending point: St. Mark’s Square area Availability & operation: From November 12th 2018 to February 29th 2020.  The afternoon of the Historical Regatta 2019 (September 1st) the tour could end at “Fondamenta Nuove” area instead of Saint Mark’s area - The afternoon of the Burano Regatta 2019 (September 15th) the tour does not stop in Torcello - The tour will not take place on 25th December, January 1st in case of exceptionally bad weather, boats are completely covered; the tour operates regularly in case of rain or snow. Departure and meeting: Every day: from March 1st until November 3rd:  09:10 am or 02:10 pm  From November 4h until February 29th: 01:40 pm. Inclusion: Shared guided tour on board with a qualified and experienced tour guide - Panoramic boat with toilet Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes approximately - (roughly 30 minutes each island) Languages: every day in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian (the tour could be multilingual) Gross price public rate: Adult + 6 years:  € 20,00 p.p. – Children from 3 – 5,99 years: € 10,00 – Infant: 0 – 2,99 years: free Sale & Reservation: Free sale until the beginning of the tour. No minimum participants Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. Voucher: You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”. Upon arrival at the location clients should present their printed or mobile voucher to the representative, once verified they obtain the ticket and can join the tour Commission: refer to contract Confirmation: Please ask clients to NOT to reconfirm   TERMS & CONDITIONS Unfortunately, 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 could be shared with guests not belonging to the same party For general conditions refers to our broucher "Discover Venice" ARRIVING BY PUBLIC VAPORETTO Take line #1 and get off at “S. MARCO-S. ZACCARIA (Danieli)" stop. Once you get off turn left and you find a yellow desk by the Prisons’ Palace on your right just before the bridge called Ponte della Paglia. ARRIVING ON FOOT The yellow desk is located by the Prisons’ Palace in Riva degli Schiavoni near St. Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, leaving the Basilica on your left, proceed straight on to the two columns, then turn left. Cross one bridge, called Ponte della Paglia, and you will find the yellow desk by the Prisons’ Palace on your left. REF. CODE FOR OPERATORS ONLY: VTISLANDS

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Discovering the Gems of the Lagoon - The Islands of MURANO & BURANO

ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE 4 hours and 30 min. to exploring the Lagoon and its islands in an enjoyable and very instructive experience. First Stop: Murano, famous in the world for its glassmaking art Second Stop: Burano, the island famous for its lace-making and for the brightly-coloured fishermens’ houses. THE TOUR Murano and Burano are the most famous and traditional tourist destinations among the small islands in the Lagoon: this excursion will give you the opportunity to enjoy a very relaxed trip. First stop, after a fascinating boat ride in the Lagoon dominated by Nature, will be Murano known throughout the world for its glassmaking Art. You will visit a Furnace to see glass products being made. During the visit you will have the opportunity to buy a piece of the local production on site. The tour will then continue towards Burano the island famous for its lace-making and for the brightly-coloured fishermens’ houses. Getting off the boat you will be in a green lane and after a short walk you will arrive to the Island main Square. The tour includes the service of a specialized official tourleader which provides some information on board and assistance on the islands. With this special excursion you will have more time to stay in Burano which is probably the most charming island in the lagoon, arriving in this Island for lunch time you will also have the opportunity to choose one of the picturesque locations for a quick lunch (not included in the price of the ticket) living the relaxed atmosphere of this venue. The departure and arrival time is perfect for those who’s accommodation is outside from city center. Panoramic boat, from where you can take marvelous pictures to Venice and its lagoon. KEY DETAILS Meeting point: from Murano and Burano indication on yellow box in front of the Prisons’ Palace, close to Ponte della Paglia (between Doge’s Palace and Hotel Danieli) or from Venice Santa Lucia Railway Station – Pier KFC close to Restaurant KFC (near Ponte della Costituzione also known as Calatrava Bridge ).  Our assistant will wait for you with a signboard in which is written” MURANO & BURANO . Ending point: St. Mark’s Square area Availability & operation: From November 1st, 2018 to December 31st 2020. The morning of the Vogalonga Regatta 31th May the tour will not take place. The tour will not take place on December 25th, Jan 1st and in case of exceptionally bad weather, boats are completely covered, the tour operates regularly in case of rain. Departure and meeting: at 10.10 AM at KFC landing stage close to Venice railway station or at 10:30 AM at yellow box in front of the prisons’ palace. Inclusion: Shared guided tour on board with a qualified and experienced tour guide - Panoramic boat with toilet Duration: From St. Mark’s Area 4 hours and 30 minutes approximately.  From Railway Station 5 hours approximately.   (stops: 1 hour in Murano and 1hour and a half in Burano) Languages: every day in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian (the tour could be multilingual) Gross price public rate: Adult + 6 years:  € 20,00 p.p. – Children from 3 to 5,99 years: € 10,00 – Infant: 0 – 2,99 years: free Sale & Reservation: Free sale until the beginning of the tour. No minimum participants Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. Voucher: You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”. Upon arrival at the location clients should present their printed or mobile voucher to the representative, once verified they obtain the ticket and can join the tour Commission: refer to contract Confirmation: Please ask clients to NOT to reconfirm TRAVEL TIPS Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair user or people with walking disabilities. Comfortable shoes suggested The tour could be shared with guests not belonging to the same party HOW TO REACH THE MEETING POINT: Prisons Palace. ARRIVING BY PUBLIC VAPORETTO Take line #1 and get off at “S. MARCO-S. ZACCARIA (Danieli)" stop. Once you get off turn left and you find a yellow desk by the Prisons’ Palace on your right just before the bridge called Ponte della Paglia. ARRIVING ON FOOT The yellow desk is located by the Prisons’ Palace in Riva degli Schiavoni near St. Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, leaving the Basilica on your left, proceed straight on to the two columns, then turn left. Cross one bridge, called Ponte della Paglia, and you will find the yellow desk by the Prisons’ Palace on your left. KFC fast food meeting point: ARRIVING BY PUBLIC VAPORETTO Take line #1 and get off at “FERROVIA" stop.  Once you get off, turn left and proceed straight to Ponte della Costituzione. Do not cross the bridge and turn right under the arches to reach the KFC fast food. Facing the entrance of the restaurant turn left and you will find the pier in front. ARRIVING ON FOOT The Pier F30  is located near Ponte della Costituzione Bridge near the Railway Station. Once by Piazzale Roma, cross the Ponte della Costituzione Bridge, then turn left under the arches to reach the KFC fast food. Facing the entrance of the restaurant turn left and you will find the pier in front. REF. CODE FOR OPERATORS ONLY: VTGEMS

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The glassblowing art on Murano's island

Enter in the marvelous Santa Chiara Church and admire an amazing glassblowing demonstration by a local craftsman. In this breathtaking location you will learn the glassblowing history and techniques that made Murano worldwide famous. 30-minutes demonstration where master glassblower creates unique glass item using the traditional techniques. The demonstration takes place in the ancient and beautiful Monastero di Santa Chiara. Learn the history of the Murano island and the gentle art of glass blowing. Murano’s glass blowers are some of the most important citizens of Venice, and throughout the ages they have refined their techniques, thanks to expanding trade routes between the Venetian Republic and the Middle and Far East. Meeting point: The Glass Cathedral – Santa Chiara, Fondamenta Manin 1, 30141 Venezia Ending point: same place Availability & operation: From 10th July 2019 to 31st December 2020. The tour does not take place on 24th 25th and 31th December – 1st January Departure and meeting: Every day: at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm Inclusion: Live commentary  - Live demonstration by a master glassblower Duration: 30 minutes Languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian (the tour could be multilingual) Gross price public rate: Adult € 7 per person Sale & Reservation: Free sale until the beginning of the tour. No minimum participants Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. Voucher: You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”. Upon arrival at the location clients should present their printed or mobile voucher to the representative, once verified they obtain the ticket and can join the tour Commission: refer to contract Confirmation: Please ask clients to NOT to reconfirm Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair user or people with walking disabilities. Comfortable shoes suggested The tour could be shared with guests not belonging to the same party How to reach the meeting point: Getting off on Colonna water bus stop, go right and follow the street until a bridge on yout right. Cross it and enter in Santa Chiara Glass Cathedral.  

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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. Key details Meeting point: VENICE TOURS OFFICE – San Marco 1130, please ring the bell VENICE TOURS or at the hotel lobby if located in San Marco or Rialto area and in this case, we need to know HOTEL ADDRESS at least 24 hours before tour departure. (See the map and indications below). Ending point: Venice historical center Availability & operation: from March 1st, 2018 to 31st December 2020.  Not available on December 25th, 26th and on January 1st and 2nd. Departure and meeting: Every day 9.30 AM + 11.30 AM + 1:45 PM Inclusion: Private guided Tour with commentary including water taxi to Murano and back to Venice historical center Duration: 2 hours Languages: English or French or Italian or German or Spanish Gross price public rate: € 149,00 for a minimum of 1 person to a maximum of 5 people Sale & Reservation: On request till 24 hrs. in advance Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 72 hours before the service. Voucher: You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”. Mobile vouchers are accepted   Commission: refer to contract Confirmation: Please ask clients to reconfirm Notes:  For hotel pick up you must comunicate to VENICE TOURS the andress and name of the hotel at least 24 hours before tour departure Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. Comfortable shoes suggested. The tour is private. For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”. HOW TO REACH THE MEETING POINT ARRIVING BY PUBLIC VAPORETTO Take line #1 and get off at the “San Marco Vallaresso” stop or line #2 and get off at the “San Marco Giardinetti” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto, turn right and go straight on to the two columns, then turn left and reach Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, turn left leaving the Basilica behind you. Proceed straight along the Square, walking on the right-hand side. After the “Gran Caffè Quadri” walk until you reach the glass shop “Modolo” and then turn right passing under the arches. You reach the Hard Rock Café and proceed straight on to the bridge and then on your left side you will find VENICE TOURS. ARRIVING ON FOOT Once by the Bell Tower, turn left leaving the Basilica behind you. Proceed straight along the Square, walking on the right-hand side. After the “Gran Caffè Quadri” walk until you reach the glass shop “Modolo” and then turn right passing under the arches. You reach the Hard Rock Café and proceed straight on to the bridge and then on your left side you will find VENICE TOURS. REF. CODE FOR OPERATORS ONLY: VTMURANOIS

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The marvelous islands of the lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello self-guided tour!

Discover independently the three gems of the lagoon: Murano, the glass island Burano, the fishermen and laces island Torcello, where everything began An unforgettable experience who brings you through the venetian lagoon with its rich history and traditions! Thanks to this mobile app you will learn autonomously a lot of curiosities about the Burano laces and its multicolor houses; the worldwide famous glass-art of Murano and you will wonder to know that Torcello (with only 6 residents) was the origin of the Venice Republic. Thanks to this app you won't get lost anymore! To reach the island you should take the public boat that is the easiest way. The whole experience should take approximately 8 hours. The mobile app has a map which guides you anytime, letting you decide the pace of your visit as you listen to the automatic audio-narration on the city’s panoramic highlights. On the device will appear also the text of description under the picture of the attraction. Starting point: Embarkation point of Fondamenta Nove - It is suggested to take the public boat lines number 3 - 4.1 - 4.2 or 12 – The audio descriptions start from Fondamenta Nove – You can reach Fondamenta Nove by public boat from Piazzale Roma. (See the map below). Public boat timetable: every 15 minutes until 23. By night less often. Ending point: At your leisure Availability & operation: From Jun 2018 to March 2020 - Not available on December 25th and January 1st Departure and meeting: At your leisure, by day or by night Inclusion: Self-guided tour by mobile app with pictures, audio and written commentary of the exterior of 30 attractions and points of interest (to download on your mobile). Daily public boat ticket (24 hours). Duration: About 5 hours. The duration includes the time for each description (about 1 or 2 minutes) and the time to move from one place to another. Languages: English or Italian or German or Spanish or French Gross price public rate: € 5 per person Sale & Reservation: Free sale until 15 hours before the departure time Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. Voucher: no voucher needed Commission: refer to contract Confirmation: Please ask clients to NOT to reconfirm On the gallery you can find the pictures with the itinerary of the Self-guided tour - It is suggested to take the public boat lines number 4.1 – 4.2 or 3. - You will receive an e-mail with the QR code, public boat ticket and instructions to activate the mobile app - You can use it anytime by night and by day how many times you want – This app won’t use up any data connection as it runs on GPS only - You have to download the app on your mobile phone - Please download the app before to start the tour -  Please pay attention, our App is totally independent from your operator’s App. On your device will appear Pop Guide icon - For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice” HOW TO REACH THE STARTING POINT: ARRIVING ON FOOT You can reach Fondamena Nove by boat from Piazzale Roma (pictures1) with the lines number 4.1 -4.2 and 5.2 TREF. CODE FOR OPERATORS ONLY: QPSELFISOL 

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Private half day excursion to Murano and Burano island

Visit the homeland of Murano glass and the famous colored houses of Burano island. Feel free to choose departure location and time with your expert tour guide. Half day guided tour of the island of the lagoon by boat.   Sail off to a tailor-made tour of the islands of Murano and Burano, the most famous and picturesque islands of the northern lagoon. During this fascinating tour you will discover the best of Murano and Burano, what to visit, their traditions and handicrafts, on a relaxing boat cruise. The first stop will be Murano, which has been inhabited since Roman times. Refugees from Altino and the mainland found shelter here during the Barbarian invasions. In the Middle Ages, the development of this island is strictly connected with glass and, nowadays, Murano is famous worldwide for glass factories. The glassblowing tradition has been handed down from one generation to another in order to maintain the ancient secret technique. Definitely the perfect place for an authentic glass souvenir. On request you can visit a glass factory and watch a demonstration of the art of glass blowing or you can freely manage the time at your disposal on the island. The following stop will be Burano, the island of fishermen, laces and brightly painted houses. It is the most picturesque island of the lagoon, visible from the distance because of its high bell tower. Here, lace handcraft has become an art and a tradition that has led to the foundation of a professional school called "Scuola dei Merletti". Additional information: Available all year Languages: in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish Duration: 4 hours. Prices: Please note that the price indicated per person is valid for groups of at least 35 people. For groups of less than 35 the price per person is higher and varies depending on the number of participants. €877.00 per group up to 35 people, tour leader included. More than 35 people: €19.00 per additional partecipant €212.00 certified tour guide for 4 hours Children up to 2 years: free Inclusions: Boat transport to and from the islands Tour leader Duration: 4 hours. Departure time to be agreed (both morning and afternoon) Cancellation Policy: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 72 hours before the service. Meeting point of your choice: Venice Saint Lucia train station or Fondamenta Nove or Riva degli Schiavoni On request additional stop in Torcello Island Additional information: Mobile voucher accepted On each island you will spend approx. 1 hour/1 hour and 30 minutes, it varies depending on navigation timing: the duration of each stop is agreed at the time of reservation and must be respected by all participants. Please note that the departure from Venice Saint Lucia Railway Station means longer sailing times: the time available on each island is therefore reduced to approximately 40 minutes. The arrival point at the end of the excursion might not coincide with the point of departure. Visit Murano and Burano on a covered deck boat. he trip to Murano and Burano will also take place in case of rain, unless extraordinary weather conditions that could compromise a safe navigation. At the moment of booking please indicate the chosen departure time, the meeting point and that of arrival in Venice (Venice Saint Lucia Train Station, Fondamenta Nove or Riva degli Schiavoni) and if you would like to stop in Torcello as well. No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW. Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events), the tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified as soon as possible, and the tour could be either postponed or cancelled. REFERENCE CODE: VTPRIVATEISLANDS

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