SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS LAGOON TOUR
SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS LAGOON TOUR
If you happen to be in Venice for a birthday, or on your wedding anniversary, or on a honeymoon, or any other special occasion you wish to make memorable and unique, a grand tour of the Venice Lagoon will make your day! There will be time for touring the islands, as well as for celebrating in style with your family and friends.
Our guide will pick you up at the hotel around 10.00 a.m. and head you directly to a private all-wood water taxi for a leisurely visit to the three most renown islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano, and Torcello.
Murano, internationally renowned for its artistic blown glass will be our first stop, at a short distance from Venice. On working days, we’ll be able to see the actual glassworks production. On weekends or in the heat of August (the only month in which the ovens are switched off) we will assist to an interesting demonstration provided by the glass masters. You’ll learn the basic facts about the art of glass blowing and then it will be time to have a look at thousands of finished pieces, elegantly displayed in the showrooms. The variety is impressive.
Burano will appear rising from the waters in all its colors after a 30-minute Lagoon navigation. The island, like other traditional European fishing villages, has picturesque, vibrantly colored houses – a joy for the eye and a paradise for photographers. On this island, men are mostly fishermen, while women are skillful lace makers. We’ll take a stroll, marvel at the incredible colors, interact with some of the ladies still patiently working at elaborate tablecloths or bedlinen. And we’ll taste the delicious ‘essi’, or ‘bussolai’, as to say, local ‘biscotti’.
It will take just a few minutes to reach Torcello, once an important commercial city, today an oasis of green dotted with some attractive medieval buildings and perfect for a lovely garden lunch at the ‘Locanda Cipriani’ or at ‘Il Ponte del Diavolo’, the two top restaurants of the island. Tasting local seafood and vegetables and sipping some prosecco wine or the like. After this relaxing stop we might like to visit the brightest gem of Torcello, its millenary Cathedral, starring one of the most visually overwhelming glass mosaic representations of Doomsday.
Heading back to Venice we will still have time to navigate the Grand Canal, meandering through the centuries old palaces, enjoying the architectures, the reflections, for a final memorable moment of our very special day.
During our SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS LAGOON TOUR, we can provide the assistance of a professional English-speaking photographer and the chance of drinking some iced champagne (or prosecco…) while cruising.
If you wish to envision all our recommended Lagoon tours: please check our LAGOON & ISLANDS section.
- 7-hour all-wood private watertaxi tour with professional guide
- Murano, Burano, Torcello islands at leisure
- Grand Canal cruise
- Lunch at Torcello (Cipriano or Ponte del Diavolo restaurants)
- Champagne or prosecco while cruising the Lagoon
- Chance of having a personal photographer during the whole journey
DRESS CODE AND ADVICE
- No sleeveless, no shorts.
- Short sleeves and knee high garments are ok !
- This tour lasts seven hours and costs 2750 euros up to six people (not per person), transportation included only private parties. For larger parties send us an email!
- Entrance fees per person: Torcello Cathedral 5 euros per person
- Prosecco or Champagne on request: from 40 euros
- Personal Photographer on request: 900 euros