San Giorgio Maggiore Activities

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Murano, Burano, and Torcello Trip by Motorboat

1. Murano, Burano, and Torcello Trip by Motorboat

Discover the artistic heart of Venice on an unforgettable cruise by motorboat. Get stunning views of the lagoon from the panoramic boat as you cruise towards the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Enjoy an audio guide with a digital map to discover the history and legends of the 3 islands by your self, and take marvelous pictures of Venice and its lagoon. See the 16th-century Benedictine monastery on San Giorgio Maggiore and pass the famous Venice Lido before arriving at Murano. Visit one of the glass-blowing factories of its glass manufacturing industry, known throughout the world for its refined techniques and use of color.  Continue to the neighboring island of Burano and admire the brightly painted fishermen’s houses. See some of the lace products made on the island, and then sail to the sparsely populated island of Torcello, where the estuary was first settled in 452 AD. Admire the mosaics of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, and see the adjacent Church of Santa Fosca as the only reminders of the island glorious past.

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What people are saying about San Giorgio Maggiore

A fantastic experience would highly recommend! Our guide Lela was great, she asked if we would like to spend longer in Burano this is highly recommended we saw the most beautiful sunset and got longer to explore the colorful island!

Perfectly organized: meeting point easy to find, the boat is correct, punctuality respected and the explanations sufficient. I particularly enjoyed the glassblower demonstration in Murano (included in the excursion).

Visited all three islands and while Murano was certainly initially a selling exercise there was plenty of time to look around. Burano was great and we had a lovely lunch there. Overall a very enjoyable day.

Really fantastic trip from Venice. Just over an hour in every place and they drop you right back in the city! Couldn’t recommend more for the price

A well organized visit to the three islands. The only point that can be improved upon is that the tour guide's english commentary.