Venice and its islands

Boat Excursion to Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands

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From US$ 23 per person

Key Details

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

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What You'll Do

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


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.

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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From US$ 23 per person

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What Other People Are Saying(255 Reviews)

Visit to glass studio was slanted toward sales rather than informative

October 3, 2015
3.0/5 stars

Good experience to journey to islands and reasonable amount of time to explore though high emphasis on sales.

Nice your, you see a lot of things in a short time!

September 29, 2015
4.0/5 stars

Great way to visit these islands and the Venice Laguna in an afternoon!

Couldn't have been better.

September 25, 2015
5.0/5 stars

Fantastic at every stage and great value for money.

Opportunity to get a quick overview of the islands

September 23, 2015
5.0/5 stars

The tour was an excellent opportunity to get a quick overview of the islands. For those that want to spend more time on any of the islands you might want to book an alternative tour but this was perfect for us as we only had a couple of days in Venice!

Difficult to hear and understand guide!

September 18, 2015
3.0/5 stars

It was very hard to both hear and understand the guide due to the poor quality of the loudspeakers and the guide's heavy accent..

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