Enjoy a half-day cruise to the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello in the Venetian Lagoon. The most famous of the Venetian islands, they are known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, handicrafts, and history.
What to Expect
Take a half-day cruise to the most famous Venetian islands, known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, craft traditions, and unique history. Departing from near Saint Mark’s Square, you will take an enjoyable trip across Saint Mark’s Basin, towards the Lido, and then back along the north coastline of the city.
Your first stop will be the island of Murano. Sometimes referred to as the “Island of the Glass,” you will visit one of its famous glass factories and see the glass being manufactured and blown.
Continue to Burano, admiring the natural environment and the minor islands spread all around you. Your tour leader will point out sights and explain the history and significance of the islands. Enjoy some free time in Burano, a typical fishing island with colorful contrasts and chocolate-box painted houses. Look out, too, for much evidence of its renowned lace making and embroidery industry.
Try some of Burano’s notable homemade cakes before heading to Torcello, the most ancient of the inhabited islands. Visit the Byzantine Cathedral, and see the magnificent mosaics that represent The Last Judgment.
- Boat transportation throughout
What's Not Included
- Ticket and visit to Torcello Cathedral
Meet at the Alilaguna ticket office in front of the Royal Gardens, near St. Mark's Square. Look for the booth in front of the entrance to the gardens.
What to Remember
• The minimum number of participants for the tour is 4 people. As a result, you might have to share the tour with other people - this is not a private tour.
• The tour is led in English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German.
• You need to exchange your voucher for a ticket before boarding.