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PRICE

$174.04

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Key Details

City: Venice


Duration: 8 hrs


Start Time: 9:00am

Highlights

  • Explore five ancient islands only accessible by boat, including a Murano tour and Burano tour, where the authentic local culture of Venice is still vibrantly on display
  • Walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi with a tour of the island monastery on San Francesco del Deserto guided by a friar
  • Visit a secret island vineyard that has been in operation since the 14th century, and taste a glass of their famous wine

Tour Description

This full-day trip to Venice's outer islands takes you away from the crowds and into areas bursting with authentic local history and culture. It includes a full Murano Tour, Burano Tour, wine tasting, monastery tour and much more.

Your day starts when you catch a private boat from Central Venice and head out to the monastery on San Francesco del Deserto for a full tour of the gardens lead by one of the friars. Zipping over to Burano, your local Venetian guide will show you the island's famous, brightly colored houses, which have been the home of Venice’s legendary lace makers since the 16th century. Next, you'll pop into a secret vineyard on the tiny island of Mazzorbo to taste a wine they have been making since the 14th century.

After your Burano tour, your guide will giv...

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This full-day trip to Venice's outer islands takes you away from the crowds and into areas bursting with authentic local history and culture. It includes a full Murano Tour, Burano Tour, wine tasting, monastery tour and much more.

Your day starts when you catch a private boat from Central Venice and head out to the monastery on San Francesco del Deserto for a full tour of the gardens lead by one of the friars. Zipping over to Burano, your local Venetian guide will show you the island's famous, brightly colored houses, which have been the home of Venice’s legendary lace makers since the 16th century. Next, you'll pop into a secret vineyard on the tiny island of Mazzorbo to taste a wine they have been making since the 14th century.

After your Burano tour, your guide will give you some free time along with recommendations on their favorite local spots for lunch.

Your next stop is the island of Torcello home to Venice's oldest church where you'll have free time to climb to the top of the spectacular dome. Then head to your final stop, a full Murano tour, home of Europe’s most respected glassmakers since the 13th century. You’ll marvel at a glassmaking demonstration inside an abandoned medieval church once visited by Casanova and Venetian nobles, now home to a glass maker and even used for Masquerade Balls. If you want to purchase a piece, your guide can recommend some shops but there will never be any pressure to buy.

After your Murano tour, you'll hop back into your private boat and be back among the crowds in Central Venice by 5:00pm.

  • Sites Visited
  • Murano
  • Burano
  • San Francesco del Deserto
  • Mazzorbo
  • Torcello
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Secret Vineyard
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (from the outside)
  • Murano’s ‘Glass Cathedral’ with demonstration
  • Included
  • Murano Tour
  • Burano Tour
  • Monastery tour guided by friar
  • Wine tasting
  • Entrance ticket to Torcello Cathedral

Reviews

5-stars from over 23 Customer Reviews

I loved the tour and Emanuela was fantastic. Really knowledgeable and a great sense of humour. It was my third trip to Venice, so I was looking forward to doing something different, and Walks delivered! The visit to the monastery at San Francesco and the wine tasting at Venissa were particular highlights.

simone

Jun 19, 2019

Simone

Jul 13, 2019

The last Island should be skipped...work being done on Site and nothing but Tower and Mosaic to see after a long walk back and forth on the Hottest day of the year! Other items of interest should be ready to alter if needed.

Nancy

Jul 07, 2019

Jennifer is wonderful! She’s so knowledgeable and took good care of us on a scalding hot day. I was very happy to find a tour that went to more than Murano and Burano. It was a great experience—the day flew by.

Julie

Jul 05, 2019

We are not normally tour type people, but this was so well organized and executed that we have changed our minds on that. Even, with the problem of a too small boat, our guide managed to make everyone happy. She was knowledgeable, personable and made the whole tour fun. There were stops on the tour and experiences we never could have done on our own and we loved it all! Brava! Well done Walks!

Barbara

Jun 24, 2019

Maia was funny, informative,and kind, what more could you ask for in a guide. She made my tour very enjoyable! Thank you, Maia!

Deanna

Jun 20, 2019

I loved the tour and Emanuela was fantastic. Really knowledgeable and a great sense of humour. It was my third trip to Venice, so I was looking forward to doing something different, and Walks delivered! The visit to the monastery at San Francesco and the wine tasting at Venissa were particular highlights.

simone

Jun 19, 2019

Simone

Jul 13, 2019

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