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Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Full-Day Trip

Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Full-Day Trip

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Explore the beautiful Venetian islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello in a full day trip, with the comfort of a motorboat transfer.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Venetian lagoon by motorboat
  • Discover three of the most beautiful and famous Venetian islands
  • Admire the colorful houses of Burano
  • Visit a glass factory in Murano
Full description

Discover the most charming and famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon on this full-day excursion. Marvel at the beautiful surroundings of Venice and learn more about Venetian life and traditions.

Start your journey in a comfortable motorboat leaving from the St. Mark's area, and move toward your first stop, the island of Murano. Stay for approximately 1.5 hours on the island and take your time to explore it on your own.

Visit a glass factory and learn how glass masters create their masterpieces with a glass-blowing demonstration. Don't miss the massive Basilica of Santi Maria e Donato, one of the oldest Churches in the Venetian lagoon originally built in the 7th Century.

Return to the motorboat and head to Burano Island. Immerse yourself in its quaint and colorful houses for around 1.5 hours. According to a local legend, Burano gets its rainbow appearance from the fishermen who painted their houses in bright colors to find their way home when returning from sea.

The island is also known internationally for its rare artisan lace. Hop back on the motorboat, and ride to the last stop, Torcello, the first settlement in the Venetian Lagoon. During your 1-hour unguided stop, be sure to visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in 639.

Take a selfie with Attila's Throne in the background, an ancient stone chair where chief magistrates were inaugurated, or go up the Bell Tower and take a beautiful picture of the surrounding area. At the end of the tour, ride back to the point of departure.

Includes
  • Motorboat from/to Venice
  • Stop at Murano Island
  • Visit to a glass factory in Murano
  • Stop at Burano Island
  • Stop at Torcello
  • Multilingual assistance and explanations in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German (onboard only)
  • Guided tours on the islands
  • Food or beverages onboard
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Riva degli Schiavoni in front of the Hotel Danieli Excelsior. Please check in at the yellow desk at the corner with Calle degli Albanesi. Do not look for the desk on the water side.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour does not include a guided visit to each island. The assistant will give you tips and information through a speaker onboard the boat only
  • This is a shared tour
  • No refund is available for no-shows or late arrivals
  • This tour also operates in the rain
  • This tour can be attended by a large number of people
  • The order of the islands visited is subject to change
  • Please bring a packed lunch if you prefer to enjoy more time exploring the island
  • Dogs on leashes are welcome (please bring with you also a muzzle)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 2148 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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well ordered trip. however we were told to bring a packed lunch - which we did, however we were so disappointed to find that there were fabulous cafes and restaurants on the islands of Burano and Murano. we felt that it was so important for these trips to support the communities by eating and drinking and as we had a packed lunch we were limited

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May 10, 2022

Very nice tour to see the islands - the glass maker demonstration in Murano was fascinating . We particularly loved Burano - take note of where the boat drops you off at Burano as we were sure we were in the right meeting place until we realised we weren’t and we missed the boat ! No fault of the tour just us not taking enough notice

May 8, 2022

Lots of exploring to do on the islands and plenty of opportunities to take fabulous pictures!! If you get lost and nearly missed the time slot for departing an island (like we did) just ring the number on the receipt and they will ring your guide to communicate with you via WhatsApp!!! Would recommend the trip to others 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

May 3, 2022

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