Venice’s islands tour: the beauty and secrets of the Venetian lagoon
Venice is a city that was built on the water. The laguna is a place of outstanding natural beauty and often underexplored by visitors. In these private water tours, we want to open up the treasures to be found beyond Venice’s main island and show you the unique features of the other islands of the lagoon.
This Venice’s islands tour will be tailored to your desires. You can choose to visit artisans at work, historical fortresses or just soak up the natural beauty. Or, you can just leave it to us, and we’ll show you our favorite, local spots! We will ensure that you have plenty of time to absorb your surroundings. You can choose the mode of transport – either public or private boats, depending on your taste of mixing with the locals and the tourists or the prestige of ‘just you’. Some of these lagoon islands are close to Venice, like the Lazzareto Vecchio and the Armenian Monastery, while others are more distant, and require at least three to six hours in order to explore them fully. Get in touch for more suggestions. We offer tours of this nature anywhere between two and six hours.
Let us help you immerse yourself in in how Venice was formed and better understand the incredible landscape and its relationship with the vast, surrounding laguna.
MURANO, BURANO, SANT’ERASMO, TORCELLO AND ITS REMOTE SECRETS ISLANDS
A 3 to 6 hour private boat tour, fully bespoke even in the choice of the type of boat, to explore the most traditional but also the less known islands of the northern lagoon.
THE QUARANTINE STATIONS: THE ISLANDS OF THE PLAGUE AND ISLE OF THE ARMENIAN MONASTERY
A 2 to 3 hour tour, accordingly to the number of islands you wish to visit to immerse yourself in the first city health control stations dating back to the 1400s. Close to one of the two islands you can visit one of the most prestigious Armenian religious and cultural hubs.
PEDALLING THE LIDO
A 3 hour exciting, bicycle ride enjoying the beautiful beach island of Venice, its early 20th century villas and the amazing Murazzi – the 18th century sea wall between the Lagoona and the open Adriatic sea. The Lido island is only few minutes by water bus away from Venice city center.
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WHICH VENICE WILL YOU DISCOVER?
These tours are intended for first time visitors who wish to become acquainted with Venice’s main sights and landmarks, gaining an overall picture of its history and modern-day life.
Art, in all forms has been a unique ingredient of Venice’s success. Discover the magnificence of the grand Venetian architects and painters. For the ones that live in the now the contemporary art, contemporary architecture and the truly authentic glass studios where masters are at work.
These tours are intended for visitors who wish to experience areas and sites rarely seen by tourists, in both urban locations and beyond. Take this opportunity to discover truly authentic art studios, furnaces and lagoon islands with us.