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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Location: Venice, Italy

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Explore three famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon – Murano, Torcello and Burano – on a half-day sightseeing excursion by motorboat. Accompanied by a local guide, you'll stop at a glass-blowing factory on Murano, visit Venice's first cathedral on the tranquil island of Torcello and shop for handcrafted lace on Burano ... More info ›

Explore three famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon – Murano, Torcello and Burano – on a half-day sightseeing excursion by motorboat. Accompanied by a local guide, you'll stop at a glass-blowing factory on Murano, visit Venice's first cathedral on the tranquil island of Torcello and shop for handcrafted lace on Burano. This morning or afternoon tour is a great introduction to the magical islands around the medieval city of Venice and its enclosed bay in the Adriatic Sea.

Board a comfortable motorboat, departing from the Alilaguna pier in front of the Royal Gardens, and speed along the Venetian Lagoon to three islands famous for their handicrafts and architecture. You’ll cruise past the islands of San Giorgio Maggiore, San Servolo, San Lazzaro degli Armeni and Sant’Elena Gardens to Murano, divided into nine islets crossed by a wide canal. Known for its glassware shops and factories, Murano boasts a long and still-thriving tradition dating back to 1291, when glass artisans moved their kilns from the old city center.

Explore the island on foot and stop at a glass factory to watch a skilled glass blower create works of art. Learn from your guide about Murano’s wealth in the 15th and 16th centuries when the island was central to Europe’s glass making. View the magnificent splendor of Murano’s palaces and Veneto-Byzantine style churches, some with mosaics and ornamental motifs designed in the 12th century, and catch a glimpse of San Michele – Venice’s 19th-century cemetery – across the water. Before re-boarding the boat, you'll have time to visit a museum showcasing the world-famous Murano glass.

When you reach the island of Torcello – established between the 5th and 6th centuries and the earliest center of civilization in the Venetian Lagoon – you’ll see evidence of the island’s glorious past as it once flourished with ornate palaces and churches. First, view the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century. Your guide will also show you the excavated remains of the circular baptistery in the Church of Santa Fosca, which showcases a delightful portico and striking Byzantine interior.

Afterward, journey to the island of Burano and admire the picturesque fishermen's houses painted in bright pastel colors. In this miniature Venice, you’ll find the famous lace – abundant since the 16th century and once considered the most refined in Europe. Browse local shops and find lace on display at a museum dedicated to the craft of lace making before your guide returns you to Venice.

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Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Small-Group Day Trip from Venice

Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Small-Group Day Trip from Venice - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Location: Venice, Italy

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Escape the city and spend a day in the Dolomite Mountains on a full-day trip from Venice! With an expert driver-guide to tell you all about the region, you’ll see two of the area’s finest lakes, Lake Santa Caterina and Lake Misurina, headed up by the heart-stopping Tre Cime di Lavaredo peaks. Enjoy lunch in a traditional ‘trattoria’ (own expense), soak up the scenery on a bracing mountain walk, and then enjoy free time to explore the chic ski resort town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Numbers are limited to 8 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll see the best of the Dolomites with personalized attention from your driver-guide.

Meet your driver-guide in central Venice and then leave the city by luxury minivan, traveling north through the Veneto countryside and into the Sesto region in the Dolomite Mountains ... More info ›

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Escape the city and spend a day in the Dolomite Mountains on a full-day trip from Venice! With an expert driver-guide to tell you all about the region, you’ll see two of the area’s finest lakes, Lake Santa Caterina and Lake Misurina, headed up by the heart-stopping Tre Cime di Lavaredo peaks. Enjoy lunch in a traditional ‘trattoria’ (own expense), soak up the scenery on a bracing mountain walk, and then enjoy free time to explore the chic ski resort town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Numbers are limited to 8 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll see the best of the Dolomites with personalized attention from your driver-guide.

Meet your driver-guide in central Venice and then leave the city by luxury minivan, traveling north through the Veneto countryside and into the Sesto region in the Dolomite Mountains. Stop for a coffee (own expense) in Pieve di Cadore, a gorgeous little village known for being the birthplace of the Renaissance painter Titian, and then continue to Lake Santa Caterina.

Stretch your legs on a quick stroll, admiring the lakeside scenery, and then continue by coach to Lake Misurina -- known as the ‘Pearl of the Dolomites.’ Have your camera poised, ready to capture breathtaking shots of the lake against the backdrop of Tre Cime di Lavaredo – the Dolomite’s three distinctive peaks. Travel toward the peaks by coach, stopping at a vantage point to soak up the serene mountain views.

Rest at a local trattoria for lunch (own expense), and then choose to either take a walk or stay at the restaurant and relax. If you opt to do the walk, follow your driver-guide's explanations and walk along one of the gentler mountain trails to see more of the area’s sublime scenery, as well as its mountain flora and fauna.

Leave the foothills of Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the afternoon and travel by minivan  to the swanky ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, where affluent Italians go not just to ski, but to see and be seen. Stop for photos at a panoramic viewpoint and drink in views of the bustling town encircled by towering mountains.

Enjoy free time in Cortina to do as little or as much as you want. Perhaps browse its elegant boutiques, or visit one of the street-side cafés for a coffee (own expense). Meet your driver-guide back at the pre-arranged time, and return to Venice, passing the peaks of the Dolomite bathed in the late-afternoon sun. Your tour finishes at the start point in the early evening.

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Bassano del Grappa and Asolo Small Group Day Tour from Venice: Medieval Hill-towns, Wine and Palladian Villa

Bassano del Grappa and Asolo Small Group Day Tour from Venice: Medieval Hill-towns, Wine and Palladian Villa   - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Location: Venice, Italy

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Enjoy a relaxing day in the beautiful hills of the Veneto, visiting the towns of Asolo and Bassano del Grappa, and a prosecco vineyard. You'll stroll around enchanting hill towns, and savor the cuisine and wines of the Veneto region ... More info ›

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Enjoy a relaxing day in the beautiful hills of the Veneto, visiting the towns of Asolo and Bassano del Grappa, and a prosecco vineyard. You'll stroll around enchanting hill towns, and savor the cuisine and wines of the Veneto region. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 people on this small group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable driver/guide.

Fist stop is the medieval village Marostica, where the famous living game of chess is played every September in even-numbered years. Your tour includes a walk through the backstreets of this charming town.

Next stop is the enchanting Asolo, known as 'the pearl of the Veneto' with its delightful gardens and palatial villas, you'll then visit picturesque Bassano del Grappa. Here, you'll take a guided tour of the town and have free time to shop for grappa (the local firewater), ceramics and porcini mushrooms.

A tour of the Veneto would be incomplete without visiting a Palladian villa. The Villa Barbaro is one of the most celebrated works by the famous Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, with fine frescoes by Veronese. The price of the tour includes entrance fees to the Villa Barbaro .

Veneto is a land of good food and wine, and for lunch (optional) a local restaurant has been selected where you can taste the regional cuisine accompanied by local wines. Saving the best till last, the tour concludes on the prosecco wine road and a visit to a local vineyard. Your day in the Veneto will come to a close with a refreshing glass of local prosecco (sparkling wine) or two.

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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 5 hours
Location: Venice, Italy

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Discover the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano on a half-day trip from Venice! With your expert guide, you'll learn about the age-old handcrafts that brought these little islands fame, and you’ll see quality Murano glass and Burano lace being made first-hand. It’s the perfect afternoon trip from Venice for those seeking a combination of history and behind-the-scenes action!

After meeting in central Venice, your half-day tour starts with a short ride to Murano by boat ... More info ›

Discover the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano on a half-day trip from Venice! With your expert guide, you'll learn about the age-old handcrafts that brought these little islands fame, and you’ll see quality Murano glass and Burano lace being made first-hand. It’s the perfect afternoon trip from Venice for those seeking a combination of history and behind-the-scenes action!

After meeting in central Venice, your half-day tour starts with a short ride to Murano by boat. Famed for its stunning Murano glass products, the cluster of little islands that comprise Murano are as popular for their glassmaking heritage as they are for their attractiveness.

With your friendly guide, head straight to a glassblower's workshop for an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at a Murano glassmaker in action. As the craftsman goes about his daily business, you'll learn how finished glass is carefully prepared and made. Watch the silica sand turn to glass, discover how the bright colors (typical of Murano glass) are achieved and hear all the highs and lows of working as a glassblower in Murano!

You'll have time to spend at leisure on Murano – a great opportunity to browse the workshop's impressive glass art collection or simply explore on your own.

Next, head to the neighboring island of Burano, where you'll be greeted by its vibrantly colored fishermen's houses that line the streets. Just as Murano is famous for its glassmaking, Burano is famous for its lacemaking. Visit a local workplace to see the island's craftswomen at work. Almost exclusively made by women, Burano lace is the finished product of a painstakingly precise textile craft. As you watch, your guide will talk about the history of this exquisite Venetian lace and explain how the handcrafted finery is sadly becoming a dying art.

Before your half-day trip comes to an end, you can independently visit the fascinating Burano Lace Museum (Museo del Muretto), a modern museum that showcases this age-old craft, or spend time exploring the island. Stroll through the colorful little streets, take photos or browse the shops for a lace keepsake to take home!

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Venice: Boat Tour to Murano and Burano with Fish Lunch

Venice: Boat Tour to Murano and Burano with Fish Lunch - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Location: Venice, Italy

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$69.66

If you want to discover the wonderful Venice lagoon main islands and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch in a typical osteria this is clearly the tour for you. Visit Murano, the islands of glass, and Burano, the island of lace, in a picturesque boat trip including a fish-based lunch in Burano.

Take a half-day cruise to the most famous Venetian islands, known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, craft traditions and unique history ... More info ›

If you want to discover the wonderful Venice lagoon main islands and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch in a typical osteria this is clearly the tour for you. Visit Murano, the islands of glass, and Burano, the island of lace, in a picturesque boat trip including a fish-based lunch in Burano.

Take a half-day cruise to the most famous Venetian islands, known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, craft traditions and unique history. Reach the embarkation point at a few minutes’ walk from St Mark’s Square and experience an enjoyable trip across Saint Mark’s Basin.

During the boat trip your guide will give you some explanations about the lagoon and the islands. Your first stop will be the island of Murano. Sometimes referred to as the “Island of Glass,” you will visit one of its famous glass factories and see the glass being manufactured and blown. But if you don’t want to, you will be able to walk around the island in total autonomy for about one hour. The next stop will be the island of Burano, in which you will have lunch in the typical restaurant 'Al Raspo de Ua'. You can enjoy a four-course menu: pasta with seafood or fish pie, mixed fried fish or sea bass fillet, mixed salad, typical sweets from Burano and coffee. The stop in Burano will last an hour and a half in total and, time permitting, you will be able walk around and do a bit of shopping in the typical shops of the islands. Visit a typical Emilia Burano lace museum on Burano island, here you will have the chance to admire precious laces from the XVI and XVII centuries.  You can even buy home made products at special rates.

This involving Murano and Burano tour allows you to discover the two most important Venice lagoon islands in less than five hours while enjoying the fascinating Venetian lagoon. In addition you will be able to taste local Venetian dishes in a typical osteria.

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Romeo and Juliets Verona Day Trip from Venice

Romeo and Juliets Verona Day Trip from Venice - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 9 hours
Location: Venice, Italy

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$175.92

Verona is one of the most romantic cities in Italy, and not only because Shakespeare drew on its history, culture, and architecture to write his immortal romance, Romeo and Juliet. From its world famous amphitheatre, medieval castles, and glorious churches, to its frescoed houses, Gothic tombs, charming piazzas, and stunning vistas, it’s bursting with sites that will charm and delight travelers of any age ... More info ›

Verona is one of the most romantic cities in Italy, and not only because Shakespeare drew on its history, culture, and architecture to write his immortal romance, Romeo and Juliet. From its world famous amphitheatre, medieval castles, and glorious churches, to its frescoed houses, Gothic tombs, charming piazzas, and stunning vistas, it’s bursting with sites that will charm and delight travelers of any age. This day trip from Venice will whisk you out of the lagoon and into this fairytale city with a local Verona tour guide on hand to bring its turbulent history and beguiling charms to life.

Your day starts early in Venice, from where you’ll be spirited away to Verona in an air-conditioned mini bus, straight to a photo stop at Colle di San Pietro. Enjoy the panoramic views of Verona from above and learn to understand why it was the perfect setting for the world’s greatest romance. Starting our tour from the foot of a castle overlooking the town, you’ll take it all in at once. The towering spires, the castle walls, the river that hugs its curves: Verona is as romantic as it gets.

After some stunning photos from the viewpoint (sure to be the envy of your friends) you’ll take a lovely walk down into the city. Along the way you’ll stop off for a skip the line visit to the ancient Roman amphitheatre, a 1st century marvel that is one of the greatest amphitheatres in Italy and also among the top opera venues in the world. You’ll also see the Verona Duomo from the outside, and pop into the beautiful Basilica of Saint Anastasia.

Then it’s on to Verona’s top attraction: The home of Shakespeare’s Juliet, where, from the outside, you gaze up at the famed balcony where Romeo is said to have done his wooing. There is also a statue of Juliet herself whose breast you can rub for good luck - just make sure Romeo’s not around.

With that box ticked, we’ll take you into the historic center to uncover the real story of the city that served as the colorful backdrop for Shakespeare’s classic. You’ll visit the gorgeous plazas, Piazza Bra and Piazza delle Erbe to see the Palazzo Maffei, the Palazzo Barbieri (Town Hall) and the famous Mazzanti Houses whose facades are decorated with beautiful 16th-century frescoes. You’ll also stop by the Piazza Dante to pay your respects at the statue of Italy’s most famous writer.

Lunch is not included, so you can choose where you want to eat or ask your guide for recommendations. Local specialties include risotto, polenta and even donkey meat!

With your belly full the afternoon will included a walk along the river past the Casa di Romeo - yes, that Romeo - and two very famous arches, the ancient Roman gates of Porta Borsari and the Arco della Costa, where you’ll learn about one of most bizarre local legends ever (it involves a pure-hearted person and a dangling whale bone).

You’ll also get a chance to pay your respects at the Scaligeri family tombs - incredible examples of gothic architecture that hold the remains of one of Verona’s most important families - gape up at Lamberti tower, and saunter over the iconic Castelvecchio bridge, all before your guide puts you back on the train to Venice.

Our small group tours offer unparalleled access to your expert, English-speaking guide. In their capable company you won’t just see Verona, you’ll walk through the heart of its history and culture to get a deep, personal understanding of what makes it such a special place.

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