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. We offer you 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 a highly qualified crew and guided in 5 languages by specialized Tour leaders. 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, a 16th-century Benedectine church designed by Andrea Palladio and built between 1566 and 1610, 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 center of civilization in the estuary. Only the Cathedral of “Santa Maria Assunta” with its magnificent mosaics and the church of “Santa Fosca” remains the testimony of its former glory. The tour includes the service of a specialized official tour leader which provides some information on board and assistance on the islands.
*** The entrance inside the churches in Torcello is not included – The morning of the Vogalonga Regatta (May 24th 2015) tour does NOT operate – The afternoon of the Historical Regatta (September 6th 2015) tour ends at “Fondamente Nuove” area instead of Saint Mark’s area – The afternoon of the Burano Regatta (September 20th 2015) tour does not stop in Torcello. Comfortable shoes suggested – The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party – For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”