Family Boat Tour & Scavenger Hunt in the Venice Islands

This family-friendly excursion to the islands of Burano, Torcello, and Murano is the perfect way to experience the idyllic scenes beyond bustling Venice. With a scavenger hunt leading the way, you’ll explore the Venice Lagoon, solve mysteries, and listen to spy stories. Enjoy gliding through the water, learning about the islands, and savoring the views.

Your first stop is Murano, an island known for its glass blowing. You’ll discover this historic Venetian art, passed down from generation, by following an exciting themed scavenger hunt!
  • Meet your character, Archimede, a glass master from the famous Seguso family. The terrible Council of X, tasked with national security, put him in jail. He’s suspected of espionage and needs your help! By solving the riddles, you’ll reveal an important address where you, a spy, will meet a buyer of a secret glass formula. Can you solve the puzzle?
When you succeed, you’ll meet a traditional glassblower and watch the craft at work. Then visit the Glass Museum, which displays an incredible collection ranging from the 14th to the 19th centuries. End your visit in Murano at the ancient Church of Santa Maria and Donato, then continue to the charming island of Burano. Although famous globally for its multicolored houses and elegant lace, Burano is a locals’ favorite, too. Most come to the island in search of its delicious cookies called bussolai.

Finish your boat tour on the picturesque island of Torcello. Although mostly deserted today, it was once the cradle of the Venetian civilization. Grab a bite to eat at one of Torcello’s excellent restaurants, then stroll around the remnants of ancient monuments. Admire the lagoon covered in green native vegetation or visit the first cathedral in Venice, Santa Maria Assunta, and the Church of Santa Fosca.

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