Lagoon Islands Boat Tour
Visit both well-known sites and the lagoon’s best-kept secrets on this tailormade boat tour into the heart of the Venetian Lagoon. Before exploring the remote islands that make up the lesser-visited half of this enchanting city, cruise first to the island of Murano, the centre of Italy's artisanal glass blowing industry since 1291. Then head to La Certosa, first settled in 1199, and later towards idyllic Sant’Erasmo for a picnic lunch amid its vineyards. Continue your journey to peaceful San Francesco del Deserto with its monastery surrounded by large cypress trees, then on to San Lazzaro degli Armeni. Guided by a Mekhitarist monk, discover the cloisters, refectory, library, museum and glittering church, while learning more about life as a monk on the island.
Birdwatching, Burano and Torcello Boat Tour
Renowned for its variety of habitats and prolific birdlife, the Venetian Lagoon is the largest wetland along the Mediterranean coastline. Embark on this half-day adventure with an expert birdwatcher aboard a private boat. You’ll pass immaculate sandbars, remote fishing villages and entrancing islands where time appears to have stalled, and in each setting, you will identify the different bird species and learn more about the area’s flora, fauna and current environmental issues. The experience will be rounded off with stops on colourful Burano and bucolic Torcello (thought to be the first populated island in the lagoon).