• 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.  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 1st March 2021 until 31st October 2022.   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: at 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM: Every day Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before. 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

FromEUR 20
Book Now

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: until December 2022 - 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). 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 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 

FromEUR 5
Book Now

Excursion to Murano Island - private guided tour

Excursion to the island of Murano with a personal tour guide by private boat. 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 Assistance Point - St. Mark's Square - Calle Larga Ascensione, 1257, 30124 - The Assistance Point is the big grey newsstand between Fendi boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT". The guide will wait for you there. Otherwise, if the hotel is in San Marco or Rialto area, the pick up is at your hotel (you must communicate the address at least 24 hours before the service). (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, 2nd. Departure and meeting: Every day 9.30 AM - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Inclusion: Private guided tour of Murano island  including private water taxi to the island  and back to Venice historical center -  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 address and name of the hotel at least 24 hours before tour departure Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users and people with walking disabilities. Comfortable shoes suggested. For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”. HOW TO REACH THE MEETING POINT: With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane (Post Office) in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand (with many souvenir and newspapers): that one is the Venice Tours Assistance Point.  The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT". REF. CODE FOR OPERATORS ONLY: VTMURANOIS

FromEUR 149
Book Now

Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello

  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 1st March 2021 until 31st December 2022  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

FromEUR 20
Book Now

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 March 1st 2021 to March 31st 2022.  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

FromEUR 20
Book Now

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 1st april 2021 until 31st December 2022. 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  - Shared lLive 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 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.  

FromEUR 7
Book Now