Leaving the tourist crowds behind, you'll walk through narrow alleys and small tranquil squares, discovering curious and peculiar buildings and picturesque corners. Upon reaching the famous Rialto bridge, which links the two banks of the Grand Canal, you'll cross over to the other side of the city. Here, you'll explore the Rialto Market. This is the ideal place to stop at a couple of delicious eateries to taste genuine Venetian food and good wine.
By early afternoon you'll be ready to start the private boat excursion portion of your tour, which will take you to the Venetian Lagoon to visit the three important and famous islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. These islands feature excellent craftsmanship, the most picturesque fisherman villages, and the oldest sights in the Venetian Lagoon.
In Murano, famous for its glassmaking, you'll see how these treasures are made. In quaint Burano, you'll walk through the colorful alleys, admire the quayside porticoes, and browse the little lace- making workshops. Then, it's on to sparsely populated Torcello, where you can sit in the enchanted garden of the famous Cipriani restaurant and sip a coffee while admiring the oldest building preserved in the Venetian Lagoon. Lastly, you'll have the opportunity to gaze at the splendid byzantine mosaics of the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta before returning to Venice.
Departures: 10:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Entrance fees, food, beverages, and gratuities are not included in the price of this tour.
- This is a private tour.
- Please note: If you are staying in a hotel, there will be an extra surcharge of 16€ for hotels located in the most inner canals of the city and all hotels on the Lido Island. You will pay this surcharge directly to the operator at the time of the transfer.
- Please note that some hotels in Venice do not have a canal where a taxi can get to directly. If this is the case with your hotel, your water taxi will pick you up at the closest possible landing stage.