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Burano

Venice Food Tour

From Fisherfolk to Fine Dining: A Venetian Lagoon Adventure

Length

6 Days

Group size

4-12 travelers

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Venice Lagoon: Lagoon Delights - 6 Days

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Trip highlights

Excursion with the lagoon fishermen

Venetian fish cuisine cooking course

Excursions to Sant'Erasmo, Lio Piccolo, Mazorbetto, und Torcello

Colourful fishing village of Burano

The Feast experience

Meals and beverages included

Dinner with the fishermen in the lagoon

Visit to Armenian monks

Experience Valliculture

Experience Venice where Venice was born! You will stay in Venissa in the colourful houses of Burano, visit the traditional gardens, bake bussolà, and go with the fishermen into the lagoon. You will come into contact with many people on the small islands and get to know and understand Venice, far away from the tourist masses. There will be lots of vegetables and fish, of course, and the lively cook Barbara will show you a few tricks of the "Venetian fish kitchen" during a cooking class.

Arrival information: By plane: Marco Polo. By train: Venice Santa Lucia Central Station. We recommend our transfer service, which can be booked depending on the place of arrival (airport or main railway station).

Nutritional information: gluten-free and/or vegetarian options available. Please reach out to us and let us know any dietary restrictions when you book

Why book with Feast?

✔ Experts for culinary discoveries in the Mediterranean
✔ Book with confidence: 20 years of experience VTT
✔ Small groups of 4-12 travellers
✔ All experiences, meals, guides and daily transfers included
✔ Sustainable travel, avoiding mass tourism sights
✔ Complete and flexible rescheduling without inconvenience, complexity, and stress with our Flexi option.

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Map

Itinerary

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Ferry airport Venice - Venice

From

EUR 19

Transport venice

0 Days

Transfer water taxi Venice Station S. Lucia - Burano

Transportation by taxi boat from the Venice S.Lucia station to the island of Burano. The service can accommodate a maximum of 4 passengers with 4 suitcases.

From

EUR 135

Transport venice

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Transfer water taxi Venice airport - Burano

Transportation by taxi boat from the airport to the island of Burano. The service can accommodate a maximum of 4 passengers with 4 suitcases.

From

EUR 150

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Welcome Dinner

Colorful fisher island Burano

Meals Included: Dinner

The original Venice

You have arrived in the tranquility of the lagoon. We hope you had a pleasant journey.

The lagoon of Venice is a special place—this is where it all began and where there are still real people, culinary traditions, and space. We would like to discover this side of Venice with you on a culinary discovery tour far away from mass tourism.

Your tour guide will be happy to take you on a first excursion to the gardens of Venissa at 6.00 pm. These gardens are tended by nine elderly residents of the island of Mazzorbo, and serve to provide for the local inhabitants.

Afterward, you can get to know your fellow travelers a little better at the welcome dinner and enjoy the tranquility of original Venice.

Relax and enjoy every experience, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

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FEAST Burano fishermen
FEAST Burano bussolà

Lunch on board with the fishermen

Cicchetti Veneziani

Worshop with Biscotti "bussolà"

Excursion with lagoon fishermen

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Making bussolà for the fishermen

After a leisurely breakfast, you will meet the experienced fishermen, with whom you will go out into the lagoon. On the way, you will learn about their special catching and breeding methods and learn more about the breeding of the moeche, a special type of crab that can only be found here in Venice's lagoon and is at its best in May and September.

Today's lunch is served directly on board, prepared by Damiano and Stefano's colleagues from the fishermen's cooperative. Enjoy the fresh fish and the relaxed atmosphere with the fishermen up close.

In the afternoon, visit the workshop of a small pastry shop and learn from Carmelina how the tradition of bussolà biscuits came about on Burano (simple sweet and fragrant donuts, made from a rich and substantial dough, based on egg yolks, butter, sugar, and flour). Afterward, you'll also put on an apron and bake some bussolà for the island's fishermen.

For dinner, a night with local products awaits you in one of the best restaurants in Burano!

Relax and enjoy every experience, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

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Vines in the lagoon

Lunch with a view of the Dolomites

Visit to an organic vegetable farmer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Rose petal jam

Today, you will be taken by water taxi to the island of Sant'Erasmo, known as the "garden of the lagoon" because of its vegetable production. There, you will meet an organic vegetable farmer who will not only show you his fields but also introduce you to the typical and special local artichoke Carciofo violetto di Sant'Erasmo. This delicacy is so special that it has even been recognised as a presidio by Slow Food. Enjoy tastings of the fresh vegetables on site before the water taxi takes you further to Michele. Michele is one of the few wine growers in the lagoon and will surely surprise you with his wines.

For lunch, you will head to the fishermen of Sant'Erasmo Island on Punta Sabbioni, where you will have a breathtaking view of the Dolomites, Venice, and the lagoon.

In the afternoon, you will be picked up again by the water taxi, as a surprise awaits you, both cultural and culinary.

Towards the evening, you'll return to your accommodation in Burano, where you'll have some time to relax before dinner.

Tonight, feel free to explore and dine wherever you'd like.

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FEAST valli di pesca
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Burano lace

Valliculture

Excursion with lagoon fishermen

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover the private collections in Burano!

Today, you will visit a valle della pesca, an area separated from the open lagoon by a solid fence, where valliculture, or extensive fish farming, is practised. The name derives from the Latin vallum, meaning dam or shelter.

Afterwards, you will go to a farm on the island of Lio Piccolo, where you can taste many interesting products and also have lunch.

Back on your home island in the afternoon, you will go on an exciting discovery tour of Burano lace, one of the most famous laces in the world, with a centuries-old tradition. There are various theories on the origin of this tradition, the most likely being that it is related to the seafaring of the inhabitants of the small island and the need to repair of nets locally.

You will end the day in typical Venetian style with ombra and cicchetti (wine and small appetisers) at the fishermen's cooperative.

FEAST Mazorbetto
FEAST Torcello
SAPIO Barbara Grande cooking class

wild flora in Mazorbetto

Farewell dinner

Cooking course with energy bundle Barbara

Torcello the origin of Venice

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a unique view from the Torcello Bell Tower

Today, you will go to the neighbouring island of Mazzorbetto, in the middle of the surreal silence of the lagoon, with lush and wild vegetation. Here, some volunteers have set up a fattoria didattica (educational farm) in an effort to protect the original flora of the lagoon and show it to interested guests before it disappears.

Only a few minutes away by boat is the neighbouring island of Torcello. The former "capital" of the northern lagoon, and the heart of the economic and social life of Venetian civilisation, its inhabitants can now be counted on one hand. The contrast between the refined splendour of the Byzantine architecture and the slow and steady progress of nature enhances the feeling of being on a museum island. Take the chance to climb the bell tower of the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta with our local tour guide—an ideal vantage point to catch a glimpse of the lagoon landscape in all its complexity.

In Torcello, lunch is served in a typical Venetian taverna before heading back to Burano.

In the afternoon, you will be warmly welcomed by Barbara in her kitchen. This charming hostess will teach you how to prepare traditional Venetian fish dishes, such as sarde in saor, risotto al nero di seppia (a seasonal fish dish), and, of course, tiramisu. Together with Barbara, you will prepare the delicious creations and then enjoy them in convivial company during your farewell evening.

A truly enjoyable end to your trip, where you will experience the flavors of Venetian cuisine to the fullest.

Grand Canal, Venice
Venezia 03.05.23
Venice, Sapio

Meals Included: Breakfast

You have experienced the original Venice this week, yet it is natural to also want to discover the atmosphere and architecture of the city of Venice. We recommend you do this individually with a self-guided tour, as it is less stressful and less complicated than in a group.

Or would you like to do something sporty after all that feasting? There are wonderful canoe tours through Venice as well as in the lagoon, which you can book directly with us. Cosy or sporty, we are at your disposal for any suggestions for extensions.

Transport venice

0 Days

Transfer water taxi Burano - Venice Station S. Lucia

Transportation by taxi boat from the island of Burano to the Venice S.Lucia station. The service can accommodate a maximum of 4 passengers with 4 suitcases.

From

EUR 135

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Ferry Venice - airport Venice

From

EUR 19

Transport venice

0 Days

Transfer water taxi Venice Burano - airport

Transportation by taxi boat from the island of Burano to the airport. The service can accommodate a maximum of 4 passengers with 4 suitcases.

From

EUR 150

Dates & Prices

Start date

End date

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Price

30

Sep

2024

5

Oct

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,399

Info

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in German.

Almost guaranteed! : Only a few participants are still missing for the trip to be guaranteed!

Guide

Monika Cortese

Monika

Your guide for this tour

Monika Cortese comes from the Lower Franconian wine region. After spending several years in Italy and Australia, the qualified foreign language correspondent now works as an Italian language lecturer and tour guide. She is particularly fond of Venice, which was daringly built on the water, beautiful Sicily and the incredible landscapes of Tuscany. Her warm manner enables her to impart her knowledge in an interesting way and pass on her enthusiasm for the cuisine, the people and the enchanting little places to her travel guests.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.


or


30

Sep

2024

5

Oct

2024

-

German speaking tour

-

Almost guaranteed!

Monika Cortese
Available

From

EUR 2,399


or


21

Oct

2024

26

Oct

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,399

Info

English speaking tour: This trip is being conducted in English.

Guide

Monika Cortese

Monika

Your guide for this tour

Monika Cortese comes from the Lower Franconian wine region. After spending several years in Italy and Australia, the qualified foreign language correspondent now works as an Italian language lecturer and tour guide. She is particularly fond of Venice, which was daringly built on the water, beautiful Sicily and the incredible landscapes of Tuscany. Her warm manner enables her to impart her knowledge in an interesting way and pass on her enthusiasm for the cuisine, the people and the enchanting little places to her travel guests.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.


or


21

Oct

2024

26

Oct

2024

English speaking tour

Monika Cortese
Available

From

EUR 2,399


or


10

Jun

2025

15

Jun

2025

Available

From

EUR 2,399

Info

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in German.

Guide

Monika Cortese

Monika

Your guide for this tour

Monika Cortese comes from the Lower Franconian wine region. After spending several years in Italy and Australia, the qualified foreign language correspondent now works as an Italian language lecturer and tour guide. She is particularly fond of Venice, which was daringly built on the water, beautiful Sicily and the incredible landscapes of Tuscany. Her warm manner enables her to impart her knowledge in an interesting way and pass on her enthusiasm for the cuisine, the people and the enchanting little places to her travel guests.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.


or


10

Jun

2025

15

Jun

2025

German speaking tour

Monika Cortese
Available

From

EUR 2,399


or


Preferred date unavailable? You'd like to book further ahead in the future? Contact us

Info

Single Room Supplement

When booking online, you can choose the option "share room (if possible)". If no other participant chooses this option, you will be accommodated in a single room. The cost of the single room is EUR 350 and Feast will in that case pay 50% of the single room supplement, the rest will need to be covered by you. We will notify you approximately one month before the start of the tour.

What's included

5 Nights in a boutique hotel on Burano

Daily Breakfast

No hotel change

3 Dinners (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included): 2 in Typical Osteria, 1 after the cooking class experience

1 Gourmet dinner (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included): at the Osteria Contemporanea by the hotel

4 lunches (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included): 1 on the Boat, 3 in Typical Osteria

2 Excursions with fishermen in the lagoon on a fishing boat

1 Bussolà baking course

1 Visit and tasting at an organic farm

1 Visit and tasting at a winery

1 Visit to 3 private Burano lace collections

Visit to various islands of the lagoon

1 Venetian cooking course with Barbara

Qualified, multilingual Feast tour guide on site

Local guide for visit to the basilica and bell tower of Torcello

Entrance tickets for all services included in the tour program

All transfers during the trip with a private water taxi

Daily small extras: the Feast+

Travel documents, detailed information, and packing tips

Your trip supports the Ventura TRAVEL project for holistic environmental protection

10 EUR donation to the VSocial Foundation to support community projects https://www.vsocialfoundation.org/

What's not included

Transportation to and from the destination

Additional drinks

Tips

Reviews

FEAST Burano bussolà

Johannes S aus Kassel

Venice Lagoon: Lagoon Delights - 6 Days

Insider

June 2024

Durch die Reise mit Feast haben wir ganz neue Eindrücke über das Leben in der Lagune erhalten. Wir erlebten sehr interessante Ausflüge und Führungen und einen interessanten Kochkurs. Ganz besonders positiv ist unsere liebenswerte und super engagierte Reiseleiterin Monika zu erwähnen.

Venezia 03.05.23

Holger H

Venice Lagoon: Lagoon Delights - 6 Days

Insider

Die Ausflüge waren sehr gut ausgewählt und organisiert. Wir haben einen guten Einblick von Venedig außerhalb der Touristenströme unterhalten.

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You can start organising and booking your journey as soon as we have confirmed that the trip is guaranteed to take place. This happens at the latest approx. 30 days before the start of the trip. If the minimum number of participants has already been reached, you will of course be informed immediately.

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