Venice Grand Canal and Islands
Set off for an unforgettable day discovering the grander face of Venice. You will begin at the Rialto Bridge, one of the earliest passages between two of the main six quarters. Sailing on the Grand Canal by private tour boat, you will discover the different palaces facing the channel and their respective unique subtle details such as huge crystal lamps, carved porticoes, castle-like rooftops and front sides painted in rich, velvet-like shades. Your private boat will reach the islands of Torcello, whose village doors are all painted in a variety of flashy colours; then you will sail to Burano, famous island in Venice sea where the local women were fond of lace-making of the most difficult technique such as silk and cotton "al tombolo" (hundreds cotton-silk spuns are quickly woven along pins until a pattern of artistic knots is made), and finally to Murano, where you will have a chance to visit a real glass-making workshop; there, the glass blowers will demonstrate their art, creating colorful glass masterpieces from hot balls of liquid glass right in front of your eyes.
Running days: available everyday.(*) Notice: (*) Many historical churches in Venice charge an entrance ticket and may not be available in case of religious celebrations.
Booking: It is essential when you book this tour, to let us know how many people will be in your party, whether or not they can walk, and and the day you want the tour to be scheduled. Please use the following format, writing the month IN LETTERS to avoid confusion (example: June 24, two adults, two seniors, three children). Please wait for our answer and confirmation.
Dress code: see FAQ and WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW sections about sleeveless shirts, shorts and skirts.
Duration: about 5 hours