Venice City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Boat
Even though there are about 97 other cities or towns named Venice in the world, our Venezia is and will always be a unique city! There are two routes to choose from when on your tour, Line A which is a Panoramic Tour and Line B which is the Island Tour. Venezia is built on an archipelago of 118 small islands in 800 AC, Venice today is an extraordinary mixture of artistic and cultural influences which reached the city by land and but most of all by sea. This city is crossed by 150 canals and connected by over 400 bridges, for this reason it can only be visited on foot or by boat. Without any doubt, admiring the beautiful city of Venezia from the sea is a unique emotion and you will experience this as you motor through some of the canals in and around the Laguna of Venice.
The typical Hop On Hop Off service will allow you to embark or debark from the boat at any stop allowing you the maximum liberty to visit the major sights and attractions at your leisure.
On Line A you'll enjoy 7 stops starting with your departure from Piazza San Marco to the "Ponte dei Sospiri". From the beaches of Lido to the Island of Murano, your sightseeing will take you on a trip through history, culture and tradition in the most romantic city in the world, so, all you have to do is take a seat and admire your surroundings.
On Line B, Your tour from Venice to Murano, Torcello and Burano begins as you board your motorboat and set off across the Venetian Lagoon to your first stop, the island of Murano, which is in reality several small isles dissected by a wide canal.
Disembark the boat to walk around Murano with your guide. Visit a glass factory, where you'll watch a glass blower creating beautiful pieces of glassware, a Murano tradition that dates to 1291. Hear a bit about the island's history from your local, knowledgeable guide who will explain about Murano's prosperity in the 1400s and 1500s, when it was the center of glassmaking in Europe. You will also have the opportunity to admire other sights such as churches decorated with mosaics and other ornamental details.
Next, visit Torcello, an island established between the 5th and 6th centuries, to see its ornate palaces and churches. Highlights include the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century, and the excavated remnants of the baptistery in the Church of Santa Fosca.
Last but not least is your third stop, Burano, an island known for its lace production, which dates to the 16th century and was once the best in Europe. While you visit local shops and a museum to admire high-end lace on display, you can also stop to photograph the island's brightly colored fishermen's houses.
This is a great way to see more than just the central sights of Venice and enjoy a cruise on the water. Book your tour today and make memories you will cherish for a lifetime.
Please Note: Line A takes approximately an hour and a half to complete each stop without debarking from the boat. Line B takes approximately 2 hours to complete each stop without debarking from the boat. The boat runs every hour from each stop. Line B does not operate during the winter months and resumes operation in April.
Line A route includes the following stops:
- Ferrovia Compartimentale S.Lucia - side F30
- Stazione Marittima Terminal Crociere
- San Marco Giardinetti Reali
- Lido S.M. Elisabetta Pontile ACTV
- Yalos Murano Pontile Fornace Ferro
- Zattere Incurabili
- Pontile Vetreria ElleGi - Murano
- Burano - Fondamenta del Pizzo
To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.