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When in Venice a private boat really is the best way explore this enchanting city. Beyond the grand canal there is the so called lagoon which we want to take you to explore. The boat will meet you at your accomodation and take you on an adventure to beyond the city.
This is the perfect tour for kids as there is the time to relax and enjoy the nature of the lagoon. It is a treat for adults too as you will be able to reach medieval sites that only a private boat can take you to.
Our lagoon tour can be fully customized but for those happy to leave planning in our hands there are two itineraries we recommend. The classic itinerary will take you to Murano and the glass blowing factory and to Torcello Island, the old archeaological site in the laggon and to finish, Burano with its charming coloured houses and traditional lace aterliers.
Visit the glass-blowing island of Murano
The first must-visit stop on the Venetian lagoon is the glass-blowing island of Murano. Testament to the historical skill of its inhabitants is that they were making spectacles all the way back in the fourteenth century and, as a single island, almost completely monopolised Europe’s manufacturing of mirrors. Like the rest of Venice, Murano now rests on past laurels, as its glassware faces increasing, knock-off competition from parts of Asia and Eastern Europe.
You and your expert local guide will discover an authentic side of island life. From stopping off to enjoy glass-blowing demonstrations to sampling some of the fine food and wine the region has to offer, Burano is your oyster as you discover its wealth of treasures.
Explore the delightfully colourful island of Burano
Famous for its pastel-coloured houses, Burano is one of the most eye-catching islands in the Venetian lagoon. You and your guide will be exploring its historic lace-making tradition, meeting locals and getting an authentic taste of island life. The island also offers some sublime Alpine views. Looking out across the lagoon, beyond the superimposed island of Torcello, you can easily make out the snow-capped peaks of the Alps stretching on and on way out in the distance. They appear clear as day; undistorted by the heat haze that descends and obscures the lagoon every Venetian summer.
Optional extra: visit Torcello: the cradle of Venice (extra hour)
Transform this into a full-day tour
- Itinerary:MuranoLace Atelier VisitBuranoGlass Factory VisitTorcello (Optional)
- Included:Licensed Tour GuideBoat at disposal
- Wheelchair accessible:Yes. (Itinerary may differ).
- Meeting Point:Hotel (if centrally located)
Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!
Best tour ever. Martha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was... read moreMartha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was a very hot summer day and she always looks for ways to give us the information under the shade before we went into the sun. I highly recommend this company and Martha as well. It was very easy to make the reservation and pay. We took the private tour and was perfect. 3 hours that feel like Half hour . We didn’t do any limes to get into the places. Know that if you go by yourself or in other yours you could be up to 2 hours under the sun to get into the coliseum or forum. I highly recommend the private tour. read less - 8/05/2022
Great Food Stroll with Luca We did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour... read moreWe did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour and Luca!! read less - 7/30/2022
Amazon tour and guide! We toured the colosseum and underground with Gigi on Wednesday and had a great time. He was so knowledgeable and fun, he really made the tour a highlight for us.... read moreWe toured the colosseum and underground with Gigi on Wednesday and had a great time. He was so knowledgeable and fun, he really made the tour a highlight for us. I would recommend him to anyone wanting a great tour of Rome!!!-- read less - 7/07/2022
Delizioso! Our guide, Luca, was amazing! We enjoyed tastes of Rome that we would never have experienced on our own including the best cannoli I have ever tasted! Our 11 year... read moreOur guide, Luca, was amazing! We enjoyed tastes of Rome that we would never have experienced on our own including the best cannoli I have ever tasted! Our 11 year old was impressed with the pasta and the roasted pork. My husband and I enjoyed the very unique pizza. Luca was very informative and friendly and everything was so delicious. Go - and go hungry! read less - 7/06/2022
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Bike tour and cooking class, outstanding! We have done several tours with Walks Inside Rome over the years, and they are always incredible. This year we chose the Appian Way bike tour and the three pastas... read moreWe have done several tours with Walks Inside Rome over the years, and they are always incredible. This year we chose the Appian Way bike tour and the three pastas of Rome cooking class. Both of them were unforgettable!
First, the bike tour. I am a klutz, and the last time I was on a bike I had such a bad crash I never thought I’d do it again, but this was something my husband had wanted to do for a long time, so I nervously agreed. Our guid, Fabrizio, was amazing. He was patient with me and before long the beauty and aromas of the Via Appia Antica melted my fear. We got to experience the city I love so dearly I. A unique way, get some exercise, and learn so much about the city’s history. I absolutely recommend this experience, and we’re thankful we had Fabrizio as our guide. He was great!
That evening we got to celebrate my survival with the cooking class! Davide was our chef and he too was outstanding! Caccio e pepe, carbonara, and amatriciana are the three pastas. The class was wonderful. We were welcomed with Prosecco and a selection of cheeses, meats and olives. I’m a vegetarian but wanted to learn to make everything and was planning to just eat the caccio e pepe, but Davide grabbed some extra tomatoes and we made a pomodoro sauce that’s the best I’ve ever had just a wonderful experience! The location is beautiful, which adds to the ambience. Amazing as always, WIR! read less - 6/24/2022
Foodie walking tour of Trestaverde Luca was outstanding as our guide for our foodie walking tour of Trestaverde. Very knowledgeable, fun and easy going. Explained every stop and why each stop was selected. Also... read moreLuca was outstanding as our guide for our foodie walking tour of Trestaverde. Very knowledgeable, fun and easy going. Explained every stop and why each stop was selected. Also provided interesting history of the area. We would highly recommend Luca to anyone. read less - 6/23/2022