Escape Venice’s crowds with a trip to the islands.
Travel by private boat with your guide and small group.
See a private glassmaking demonstration on Murano.
Explore the colorful island of Burano.
Take part in a VIP wine tasting in a secret vineyard.
Meet your local guide and small group of just 20 guests maximum in central Venice to board your private boat. As you’re motoring out through the lagoon, your guide will point out places of interest and give you a brief introduction to the history of island settlement in Venice.
Your first stop is the island of Burano, whose brightly colored houses you may recognize from photos. What you might not know is that they’ve been the home of Venice’s legendary lacemakers since the 16th century. After a guided tour around the island’s picture-perfect canals and squares, you’ll have the option to visit a lacemaking workshop with your guide or explore on your own.
After reconvening with the group, you’ll cross a bridge to Mazzorbo Island and discover the vineyard producing one of Venice’s best-kept secrets: Venissa wine. Learn about how the Dorona grape was saved from extinction and replanted to produce one of the world’s rarest and most unique wines. Of course, a private tasting is included—in the Michelin Star restaurant’s gorgeous tasting space, no less.
Finally, you’ll head to Murano, home of Europe’s most respected glassmakers since the 13th century. See this cherished tradition come to life at an exclusive glassmaking demonstration inside an abandoned medieval church once visited by Casanova and Venetian nobles. You’ll have some free time to explore Murano at your own pace following the demonstration. Head back to Venice with your guide aboard the private boat, or stay a little longer and go back to the city on your own via public transport (your guide will tell you everything you need to know).
Local English-speaking guide
Expertly guided walking tour
Small group of 20 guests maximum
Private round-trip transfer by boat
Guided visit of Burano Island
Optional visit to lace making shop
Free time on Burano Island
Exclusive wine tasting (2 glasses of wine with snacks) at Venissa
Private glass blowing demonstration
Free time on Murano Island
• Tour is not wheelchair accessible
• The boat we use for the tour has a maximum capacity of 25 people, though the group size is 20. Small children 3 years of age and under do not count in the 25 person maximum.
Please bring comfortable shoes. During the hot months, ensure to bring a hat, sunscreen lotion and a bottle of water with you.
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund