We leave Jesolo between 7.50 – 8.20. At approx. 10 miles from Jesolo we arrive by coach at the end of the short peninsula of Cavallino where we leave the coach for scenic cruise across the lagoon of Venice. This cruise to Venice takes about 30 minutes. We arrive in Venice at 09:30 and we can enjoy the views of some of the most important island of the lagoon such as Lido, the beach of Venice and the place where the Film Festival is held. It has a Casino during the summer months which moves to a palazzo on the Gran Canal in winter. Then there can be seen also the island of St. Andrea with its barraks and St. George right in front of St.Mark’s square.

Once in Venice we begin our programme which consists of a walking tour with our tour guide (about 30 / 45 mins) after which you will have free time. Meet the boat at 14:45 PM at the same harbor where we arrived and head for Murano. Famed as the home of Venice’s glass-blowing industry, Murano’s banks are full of urnaces and shops selling their products, and right in one of these furnaces we watch a performance of these manufactures observing a real glass master at work. After seeing how they make a couple of items we have the time to visit the show room for those who want to buya souvenir. There is also the possibility to have a look at the second oldest church bulit in the lagoon, whisch is very close to the glass factory. After this stop, that normally lasts about 45/50 minutes, we go on to Burano. This second jurney takes about 30 minutes and when we get out of the boat we walk to the mainstreet straightaway. It is a narrow street full of lace shops, which soon opens out to reveal the brightly painted houses of the village. The clients can enter any shop to see how the women of Burano make their lace, each of them specialising in one particular stitch, and buy the typical cake, a kind of hard biscuit eaten as dessert once dipped into white sparkling wine. Free time in Burano until 18:00, when we go back onto our boat and return to Punta Sabbioni. The arrival to Jesolo is at 19.00.

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