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Venice Islands
Venice is made up of over 100 small islands, but generally “the Venice islands” refers to the three most famous outlying islands in the Venetian lagoon: Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Murano, just north of Venice proper, has been the center of Venice’s famous glass-making industry since 1291, and the island’s expert glassblowers still handcraft stunning pieces of Murano glass today. Farther north, Burano has quiet canals lined with brightly painted fishermen’s houses and is home to Venice’s traditional lace artisans. Its neighboring island of Torcello, first settled in 452, is believed to be the first populated island in the Venetian lagoon.

The Basics
The only way to visit Venice’s islands is by boat. By far the best option for avoiding the hassle and delays of the vaporettos (ferries) is booking a private motorboat tour. Tours enable you to make the most of your time on each island—visiting the glass factories on Murano, lace-making demonstrations on Burano, and the historic sights on Torcello—without having to navigate the complicated and crowded interisland public transportation system. Choose a half-day sightseeing tour if you are pressed for time, or a more leisurely full-day Venice cruise to explore the Grand Canal and lagoon islands at a more relaxed pace.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Be sure to bring your camera to capture the picturesque glassblowing demonstrations on Murano and traditional lace-making on Burano.
  • Murano glass and Burano lace are famous for their impeccable quality—and prices reflect that. Be wary of glass or lace shops that advertise “bargain” prices, which often means low-quality goods imported from outside Italy.
  • Murano’s glass shops are known for their hard-sell techniques, so always book your Venice islands tour through a reputable company to avoid unpleasant strong-arming tactics.

How to Get There
From St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), take vaporetto 4.1 from the San Zaccaria stop, or a private water taxi from the Grand Canal boat launch near the Doge’s Palace, to Murano. From there, local water buses or taxis run to Burano and Torcello.

When to Get There
The Venice islands are most crowded in summer. The crowds thin considerably from November through February, though chilly temperatures can mean a less pleasant boat trip across the lagoon.

Torcello in Literature
Over the decades, a number of famous artists, musicians, and Hollywood stars have spent time on the quiet island of Torcello. Ernest Hemingway, for one, wrote parts of “Across the River and into the Trees” during his stay on the island in 1948.
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Tour Venice Islands-Burano, Murano and Torcello, Lunch on Board and Guide-min.50

Tour Venice Islands-Burano, Murano and Torcello, Lunch on Board and Guide-min.50

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An experience in the magical Venice by motorboat, an intertwining of visits between famous and hidden places, islands, churches and villages rich in history. Program 08.15 am: meeting of the participating gentlemen with our staff at the Terminal car park in Fusina (Ve) and boarding the motor ship. Navigation on the Venice Lagoon Arrival in BURANO and free visit of the small fishing village. Arrival in TORCELLO, where you will stop for an optional visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta with the ancient mosaics of the Venetian - Byzantine school dating back to the XII and XIII century. (admission € 5.00 p.p.). Lunch on board based on fish with drinks, included After lunch, the landing in MURANO, the island famous for the processing of blown glass, will follow. 5.30 pm approx .: arrival in Fusina, disembarkation of participants and end of services. Shares: From € 3,500.00 (1 to 50 people) Over 50 people € 70.00 p.p. inclusive: boat, guide, coffee, aperitif, lunch
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  • 9 hours
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Private Cruise: Venetian Sunset

Private Cruise: Venetian Sunset

Spend an unforgettable evening cruising across the Venetian Lagoon on a private sunset boat tour. Relax on deck while an expert skipper handles the navigation, and get a new perspective on the city’s iconic monuments bathed in the changing, golden light. Soak up the romantic atmosphere as day becomes twilight across one of Italy’s most magical cities.
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  • 1 hour
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Private Cruise: Venice Lagoon with Wine Tasting and Lunch

Private Cruise: Venice Lagoon with Wine Tasting and Lunch

Reach Lazzaretto Nuovo by private boat and visit the Benedictine Monastery. Get back on board to reach Sant’Erasmo for a wine tasting. Lunch in a typical restaurant in Torcello. Return in Venice.
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  • 6 hours
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Island hopping by bike around the Venice lagoon

Island hopping by bike around the Venice lagoon

We will hop from island to island by bike: we will start from the Lido island, with its groomed shellac beaches, bronzed lifeguards and old ladies sipping Prosecco at the market, experiencing the Belle Epoque glamour passing in front of the beautiful hotels designed in the 20s in Art Noveau style. We will bike along the canals of Malamocco, a colorful fishing village that’s like a miniature version of Venice, cycle through a forest reserve to a lighthouse and relax like the locals do by heading to quiet Alberoni beach for a drink or a swim. We will enjoy special views of Venice biking along the Pellestrina island and its fishing communities strung out the water's edge in jaunty pastel colours. The route will continue oto Chioggia, another miniuature of Venice. We will decide if we wish to return from the same route or take a train and reach venice from the mainland, returining to Lido after a spectacular view from the ferry to Lido in front of St. Marks.
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  • 9 hours
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Tour in the Lagoon: Panoramic cruise of the Venice Lagoon and visit of Murano

Tour in the Lagoon: Panoramic cruise of the Venice Lagoon and visit of Murano

A panoramic cruise of the Venice Lagoon and Islands with a stop and visit to the wonderful Murano. You will discover the hidden wonders in the Venetian Lagoon by sailing inside. You can admire views that are unique in the world, from Piazza San Marco to the coast of the Lido of Venice. A one-of-a-kind panoramic cruise in Venice. In Murano the cruise includes a stop of 1 hour and 30 minutes with a free guided tour of an artistic glass furnace. You will be able to closely observe a master glassmaker at work! You will also have plenty of time to visit the rest of the island. The total duration of the cruise is 3 hours. The Barracuda motor ship and the brand new Barracuda 58 'are double-decker boats with an open upper deck. Panoramic and silent motorboats that allow you to enjoy the maximum relaxation and safety of the spectacle offered by the Lagoon and the Islands of Venice. They are ideal for this type of cruise.
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  • 3 hours
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Tour in the Lagoon: Panoramic cruise of the Lagoon and the Islands of Venice

Tour in the Lagoon: Panoramic cruise of the Lagoon and the Islands of Venice

A panoramic cruise to discover the lagoon and islands of Venice. History, views and a lot of magic to be experienced firsthand by sailing on a motor ship inside the famous and unique Venice Lagoon. Splendid breathtaking views from the most unique and exceptional point of view there is, the boat! The panoramic cruise of the Venice Lagoon and Islands does not include stops and lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. We offer our thirty years of experience to make you experience Venice in an exclusive and fascinating way. The Barracuda motor ship and the brand new Barracuda 58 'are double-decker boats with an open upper deck. Panoramic and silent motorboats that allow you to enjoy the maximum relaxation and safety of the spectacle offered by the Lagoon and the Islands of Venice. They are ideal for this type of cruise.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Kayak Tour in the Venetian Lagoon

Private Kayak Tour in the Venetian Lagoon

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Thousands of tourists visit Venice and its islands every day. We will go where mass tourism has not yet managed to arrive, if you are looking for a slow tourism this tour is the one for you. You can enjoy the silence where nothing or no one passes. A tour inside the heart of the lagoon to discover its origins.
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Private Half-Day Boat Tour Venice's Islands with Hotel Pick Up

Private Half-Day Boat Tour Venice's Islands with Hotel Pick Up

This tour allows you to immerse in the art and history and landscapes. The guide will take you with a private boat to the three most famous islands of the Venetian lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello. Each of them stand out for their particular charm and for the characteristic artisan workshops that are located there: Murano is in fact known throughout the world as the capital of the art of glass, Burano for the production of precious lace and Torcello, an island that has only about twenty residents, is famous for the priceless archaeological heritage.
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  • 4 hours
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Luxury Murano & Burano Boat Tour

Luxury Murano & Burano Boat Tour

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The best experience to learn about the old arts of Venice lagoon islands: Murano and Burano. With a private boat from Venice, directly to the oldest original Murano Glass Factory, where a Master glassblower and his team are working daily, following the tradition of centuries ago. From Murano, crossing the lagoon, we’ll reach Burano island, famous for its lace work and the colourful atmosphere. Walking by picturesque houses, enjoying the typical “bussolai” (famous cookies of the island), feeling like a resident. Last but not least, an insightful guided visit into an historical hand-made lace workshop. Then back to Venice by private boat, for an outstanding view of the lagoon.
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  • 4 hours
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$338.28
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From Lake Garda: Venice Day long guided Tour

From Lake Garda: Venice Day long guided Tour

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Cover the highlights of Venice in a single day on this attraction-packed, VIP day trip from Lake Garda. Travel by bus into the heart of Italy’s fabled floating city, then hop a private motorboat. Disembark for guided visits—with convenient audio headphones—of St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Campanile. Upgrade to include an optional 25-minute gondola ride or one-hour lagoon ride.
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  • 10 to 13 hours
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Sunset boat tour with prosecco

Sunset boat tour with prosecco

A typical wood boat will sail along Venice and admire the city on the sunset Your captain Marco will show a unique Venice and with a glass of glass everything will be more fun Only 8 seats available on the boat
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Excursion îles de Murano et Burano

Excursion îles de Murano et Burano

Meet you local guide in Venice city center, then board a private boat and admire the lagoon of Venice. Stop in Murano island to see S. Maria and Donato Cathedral followed by an old glass factory visit. Afterwards stop in Burano island and explore the lace island
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  • 5 hours
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