Key Details

City: Venice

Duration: 8 hours

Start Time: 9:00 am


  • 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

Due to Covid-19, this tour has been amended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests.

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 led 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 glass-making demonstration inside an abandoned Medieval church once visited by Casanova and Venetian nobles, now home to a glass-maker and 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 late afternoon.

  • 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


5-stars from over 41 Customer Reviews


Sep 29, 2020

Barbara, our guide, was fantastic. She was knowledgeable and engaging and planned a visit to Murano, Burano and Torcello which we all enjoyed. We would seek her out again when We return.