Discover Venice and its Islands with our one day cruise on board a comfortable house boat!
A one-day cruise in Venice that will lead you to the discovery of this enchanting city and the most beautiful islands of the lagoon with a new exciting offer that leaves plenty of room for relaxing and swimming in the Venice lagoon. On board a comfortable house boat driven by one of our staff you will spend an unforgettable day around Venice, Murano, Torcello and the beaches of the Venice Lido.
Well suited for inland navigation and therefore ideal to navigate along the canals and lagoon of Venice, houseboats are perfect motorboats for tranquil boat tours in venice in touch with nature, as they are easy to maneuver and equipped to offer full comfort on board. During this lagoon tour in Venice, you will be able to bask in the sunshine on the external deck of the houseboat, or admire Venice and the enchanting scenery of the lagoon whilst comfortably sitting or lying down.
Schedule and itinerary of the excursion
Our houseboat cruise in Venice and its islands will leave at 10am with boarding at the Island of Sacca Fisola in Venice. Following a leisurely travel along the Giudecca Channel, from where you will be able to admire the Church of Redentore, the enchanting St Mark’s Square and the renowned Bridge of Sighs, our boat tour in Venice will continue into the lagoon, travelling past the St Elena Gardens and the historic Venice Arsenal.
At around 10.45am our day tour in Venice will stop at Murano, the home of glass making. You can then disembark the houseboat opposite the biggest glass making furnace in Murano, where expert masters have been making splendid objects for centuries using the procedures of artistic glass blowing. You will have the opportunity to purchase true and original art works and, on demand, it will be possible to book a room for a private and exclusive viewing of the objects for sale. If glass making does not take your fancy, then not far from the drop off point you will find the Glass Museum housing true masterpieces from the glass making art of Venice.
The cruise will carry on to the tranquil Island of Torcello, with arrival at around 12.15pm. On this green island of the Venice lagoon it will be possible to visit the ancient Torcello Cathedral. Built in 639 and extended in 1008, the Cathedral represents one of the most intimate sides of Venice, a symbol of faith located on an island where nature has a fundamental role. The Cathedral of St Mary Assunta will enchant you from the moment you enter it, when you will be greeted by the image of the Virgin in the central apse surrounded by golden mosaics from the 2nd century A.D.
After an on-board lunch, scheduled at 1.30pm, this daily tour in Venice will continue in an atmosphere of relaxation on the spacious deck and swims in the Venice lagoon or by the shores of the Venice Lido.
Our boat tour in the Venice lagoon will terminate around 5.30pm with the return to the Island of Sacca Fisola in Venice.
Due to the schedule of the tour, comfortable attire is advised along with all the necessities to sunbathe on the deck of the yacht and swim in the sea.
During cold months, or in case of weather conditions unsuitable for sea swimming, after lunch there will be a visit to another charming island of the Venice lagoon: Burano.
Prices of our house boat Venice tour are subject to change in peak season (New Year’s Eve, Carnival, Easter and Redentore).
The excursion will take place with a minimum of 6 people.
If the house boat in Venice is not available on the agreed day, the tour will take place on board type of vessel, such as a sailing boat, a catamaran or a motor yacht. Schedule, boarding and dropping-off times and route will not be changed.
How to reach the boarding point in Venice
The boarding point is located 80m to the left of the “Sacca Fisola” stop. The houseboat is moored opposite the “Hilton Molino Stucky”.
By car – those travelling to Venice with their own vehicle can park at the Tronchetto and take the ferry heading to Giudecca (line 2) and get off at the first stop “Sacca Fisola”. Parking is also available in Mestre from where you can take a bus to Venice.
By bus – from Piazzale Roma take the ferry heading to Giudecca (line 2) and get off at the second stop “Sacca Fisola”. Or take the line 61 or 41, heading to Lido Nord, and get off at the first stop “Sacca Fisola”.
By train – from Venice railway station walk to the “Ferrovia Scalzi” ferry stop, take the ferry heading to Giudecca (line 2) get off at the third stop “Sacca Fisola”. Or take the line 61 or 41 towards Lido North and get off at the second stop “Sacca Fisola”.
By plane – from Venice Marco Polo airport you can take one of ALILAGUNA motorboats (BLU or RED line) and get off at the “Hilton Molino Stucky” stop. On you right you will see the houseboat moored on the opposite side of the canal separating the Giudecca from Sacca Fisola.
From Venice airport you can also arrive in “Sacca Fisola” with the Venice Airport Shuttle shared taxi service or with a private water taxi. You can book both on our portal inside the “Taxi&Transfer” section.
Inclusions: Welcome drink, buffet lunch, drinking water, entry to glass furnace in Murano
Exclusions: •On board alcoholic beverages (available at the onboard bar).
• Excursions on land and personal extras.
• Trip insurance compulsory (health, luggage and cancellation:
Italian citizens: €6.00 per person; UE citizens: €7.50 per person; Non-EU citizens: €14.00
• Entry to Glass Museum in Murano.
• What not specified under “Tour includes”