Venice and its islands
3.5 Good 222 Reviews

Boat Excursion to Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands

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Key Details

Tour Duration
4 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Instant Confirmation
Live Guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
Starting Times
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Highlights

  • Visit a glass factory in Murano
  • See the chocolate-box painted houses on Burano
  • Go to the Byzantine Cathedral in Torcello

Overview

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.

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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.
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What's Included

  • Boat transportation throughout

What's Not Included

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Ticket and visit to Torcello Cathedral

Meeting Point

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.
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Customer Reviews

(222 Reviews)
4.0
nice trip, very good explanations from the guide

nice trip, very good explanations from the guide

5.0
Very Interesting and Organised!

The tour is in many languages not only the one you choose! Got to see demonstrations which were fun and loved the free time around the islands. Staff where helpful and informative. If you have little time in Venice good tour to choose.

5.0
Very nice

Worth the trip....

4.0
Loved this trip!

Fantastic trip! Loved the different islands and they were all so unique! I know that this isn't a tour but one thing that would make it better is if when the guide was telling us about the different islands, that she was infront of us talking about them rather than up in a seperate booth with the rest of the staff. It seemed a little impersonal. But otherwise, I loved that we were given 45 minutes on each to explore and take loads of photos.

4.0
Nice trip when you dont have much time

We had only two days in Venice and wanted to be sure we saw the Islands during our visit. This was a good trip to see things fast, about four hours. We were able to get a taste of the culture and trades at each of three --Murano, Burano, and Torcello. The only negative was that the guide said the same thing in like five different languages, very fast, and of course she couldn't say much then. It would have better to plug in and listen to a detailed narrative in one's own language as many of the boats do on the Seine in Paris.

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4.0
Good Bucintoro Viaggi

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