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

EXCEPTIONALLY the tour will take place only in the afternoon  ALSO IN SUMMER. 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 November 8th 2020.  The afternoon of the Historical Regatta (September 6th) the tour could end at “Fondamenta Nuove” area instead of Saint Mark’s area - The afternoon of the Burano Regatta  (September 20th) 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 13 June until February 29th: 02:00 pm. please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before. From March 1st until November 8th 2020:  09:10 am or 02:10 pm  Inclusion: Shared guided tour on board with a tour guide - Glassblowing demonstration in a Murano furnace -  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 24 hours before 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 use of the mask is MANDATORY aboard and in the glass factory. So, please bring your own. 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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Murano Venice & glassblowing tour

Discover the island of Murano, renowned worldwide for its ancient glassblowing art. Take the panoramic boat from Piazza San Marco and reach Murano island to learn the endless history of glassblowing art. You’ll enter in one of the oldest glass Murano factory to see a local artisan makes superb glass artworks in front of your eyes! Throughout the 30-minutes exhibition you will listen to the history and techniques of the art of glassblowing. You can also visit the precious gallery rich of artworks and Murano glass vases made by popular local artists. At the end of the demonstration you have 1 hour free to enjoy the Murano Island with the audio guide that will narrate tales and histories of the Venice island. At the meeting point the staff will provide you a map of Murano with the main points of interest. From the glass factory you will take the boat to come back to Piazza San Marco. During the ride you can admire the spectacular view of the Lagoon and the San Marco’s Basin with Doge’s Palace overlooks the square. Meeting point: Palazzo Delle Prigioni, beside the Doge’s Palace in Piazza San Marco - Calle Seconda de la Fava, 4209, 30122. Please, wait for the assitance under the arches. He/she will have a sign. Ending point: same place Availability & operation: until 31st October 2022. Tour does not take on 25th December – 1st January. Departure and meeting: at 10:00 AM. From 6th December to 13th February on Saturday and Sunday. From 14th February until 25th February every day. From 1st March to 31th March: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From 1st April to 31th October: every day. Inclusion: Round-trip transfer from Piazza San Marco to Murano Island - Glass factory visit including a live glassblowing demonstration -  1-hour free time in Murano - Audio guide and map for discovering Murano - Earphones Duration: 2 hours Languages: English, French, Spanish and Italian Gross price public rate: Adult € 25 per person – Free under 6 years old Sale & Reservation: Free sale until 24 hours before the beginning of the tour. No minimum participants Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. The tour can be cancelled in case of exceptional high tide, in this case the tour can be rescheduled the day after otherwise the client will be refunded. Voucher: You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”. Commission: refer to contract Confirmation: Please ask clients to NOT to reconfirm In Piazza San Marco, with the Doge’s Palace in front of you and the S.Mark’s Basin at your back, go on the right, cross the Bridge (from where you see the Bridge of Sighs) and then look on the left, you will see the entrance of the Palazzo delle Prigioni.  

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Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello

NEW PRODUCT VENICE ISLANDS DAY TRIP Enjoy the Venice islands tour: day trip in the northern lagoon to admire Murano, Burano and Torcello. 6 hours to see the islands in all their beauty. Start from St. Mark’s Square you will cross the lagoon comfortably seated in a panoramic boat with a specialized guide that will explain history and culture of the islands. The first stop is Murano known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here there is a stop to visit one of the factories to admire a glass demonstration done by a local artist that will create an unique glass item in front of your eyes. Then you will have time to visit the lovely island. (You will stay on the island 1 hour and 15 minutes approx.) The second stop is on the picturesque island of Burano, famous not only for its laces manufacture  but also for its fishermen's houses painted in bright colors. Get lost through the colored streets and taste the delicious local cakes “Bussolai”. (You will stay on the island 1 hour and 30 minutes approx.) The last, but not the least is the quiet and sparsely populated island of Torcello, the first center of civilization in the estuary. On these island you can admire the oldest churches of the lagoon and discover how Venice was born! (You will stay on the island 1 hour approx.) You will come back from the islands crossing all the lagoon admiring the fascinating St. Mark’s Basin from the boat 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 or "Punta Sabbioni waterbus stop" Availability & operation: From 27th June to 31st December 2021.   The afternoon of the Historical Regatta (September 6th), the tour could end at “Fondamenta Nuove” area instead of Saint Mark’s area - The afternoon of the Burano Regatta  (September 20th) the tour does not stop in Torcello - The tour will not take place on 25th December, January 1st and 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 at 11:00 AM, please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before. Inclusion: Shared guided tour by panoramic boat with a skilled tour guide - Glassblowing demonstration in a Murano furnace -  Panoramic boat with toilet Duration: 6 hours approximately - (1 hour and 15 minutes on Murano - 1 hour and 30 minutes on Burano and 1 hour on Torcello) 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 24 hours before the beginning of the tour. No minimum participants required to do the tour. 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 use of the mask is MANDATORY aboard and in the glass factory, please bring your own. The entrance inside the churches in Torcello is not included Comfortable shoes suggested  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: VTISLA6HRS

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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: until 31st December 2022. The tour does not take place on 24th 25th and 31th December – 1st January Departure and meeting: Until 31 July only Saturday and Sunday - From 1st August: 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. After the glass-making demonstration, the guide will bring you around Murano narrating secrets and histories of the Island. You'll visit also the marvelous Church of San Donato (if it is opened): 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: until 31st December 2022.  Not available on December 25th, 26th and on January 1st and 2nd. Departure and meeting: Every day 9.30 AM - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Inclusion: Private guided Tour with commentary including water taxi to Murano and back to Venice historical center - Murano walking tour Duration: 3 hours approx. 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 ON FOOT When in Saint Mark’s Square, leave the Basilica behind you, proceed straight along the Square, walking on the right-hand side. After the “Gran Caffè Quadri” walk straight until last street on the right, pass under the arches and reach the Hard Rock Cafè. With Hard Rock Cafè on the left and the gondola station on the right, go straight on, pass Zara and arrive until the first bridge (DO NOT CROSS IT). With the bridge on the right, go on the left (Calle Tron) and stop at the first door on your left: ring the bell VENICE TOURS. We are at the second floor. REF. CODE FOR OPERATORS ONLY: VTMURANOIS

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