The Islands of the Lagoon private guided tour combines different Venetian features: the natural beauty of the Lagoon, the unique glass craftsmanship, and the authentic ambience of a fishermen village.
Your guide will meet you at Venice cruise terminal and you will start a boat ride through the Venetian Lagoon on a private water taxi. You’ll visit the two major islands of the Venetian Lagoon.
Murano is world-famous for it’s fine artistic glass production. In 1291 Venice government offices decided to banish all glass factories from Venice centre with the aim of preventing the risk of fire and industrial espionage. Since then the glass masters of Murano produced glass masterpieces highly appreciate all the world over. To meet the demand for Venetian glass the kilns burned day and night, and the glassmasters were treated with kid gloves. The glass masters never stopped following the evolution of Art, and continued to update the style of their glass production. You will visit a non-tourist glass factory and will have the chance to see glass masters blowing glass, making chandeliers, goblets and other beautiful works of art.
The Islands of the Lagoon tour will continue, and you’ll reach Burano, a cheerful fishermen island, where every house is painted with bright colors. It’s like a miniature: small canals, small bridges and small shops, where lace is still made in the old traditional way. The most colorful house in Burano is the House of Giuseppe. In Burano you can browse around the several lace making ateliers, and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this traditional small community, with the sloping bell tower overlooking the island.
On request, with a small supplement you can spend more time in Burano, and enjoy one of the best fish meal, before returning to the ship.
DURATION: 4 hours
THE PRICE OF THE ISLANDS OF THE LAGOON PRIVATE TOUR INCLUDES:
- the service of a certified tour guide
- the service of a private luxury boat for the boat tour