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Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Full-Day Tour

Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Full-Day Tour

From $23.46 per person

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

About this activity

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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
Spend 6.5 hours discovering the most charming and famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon. During this full day excursion you will be amazed by the beautiful surroundings of Venice, and learn more about Venetian life and traditions. Start your journey in a comfortable motorboat leaving from St. Mark's area, and move towards your first stop, the island of Murano (approximately 1.5 hours). Have the chance to visit a glass factory and learn how glass masters create their masterpieces with a glass-bowing demonstration. Take your time to explore the island: 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 your second stop (approximately 2 hours), Burano island. Immerse yourself in its quaint and colorful houses. According to a local legend, Burano has its rainbow appearance thanks to the fishermen that lived there, who used to paint their houses in bright colors so that they could 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 (approximately 1 hour). Torcello was the fist settlement in the Venetian Lagoon, its history dating back to the year 452. Don't miss the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in 639. Take a selfie with the 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
  • Visit to a glass factory in Murano
  • Multilingual assistance on board
  • Food or beverages on board
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Riva degli Schiavoni at the corner with Calle degli Albanesi, near Hotel Danieli. There will be a yellow stall with an assistant

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This is a shared tour
  • No refund is available for no-shows or late arrivals
  •  This tour also operates in the rain
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended
  • Please note that this tour can be attended by a large number of people
  • The order of the islands visited is subject to change
  • Please note, on 5 September 2021, the tour may end at F.ta Nove or Sant'Elena due to the Historical Regatta. On 19 September 2021, Torcello will not be visited due to the Burano Regatta
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 956 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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I think it's a good option if you want to take on the three islands in one day. There is not much information given by the tour guide so you're basically just paying to get transported between the islands. You do get to see a blown glass demonstration in Murano.

September 25, 2021

The tour is really recommendable. Great value for money and well organized. Since you can explore the islands yourself, it is important to always be back on board at the agreed time. The ship is not waiting! On the ship itself, announcements are made again and again in different languages (I, Span, E, F, D) and some things are explained about the islands, sights, etc. The only point of criticism is that you only have 1.5 hours for Murano, including the glassblowing demonstration. That is definitely not enough to get to know Murano even remotely or to have time for shopping. Here, 2 - 2.5 hours would be desirable. You have 1.5 hours on Burano and 1 hour on Torcello. That fits. Despite the criticism about Murano, I can definitely recommend the tour!

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September 4, 2021

A very nice trip well worth the money. Arriving at the point I asked where we should go and I was able to find it quickly. Lots of people who booked this tour so 2 boats. We had to be in the front every time to get a nice spot, but we managed. I'm very seasick myself but it didn't bother me at all after taking my usual Primatour. On the boat a woman who gave some information on the way to the islands. I personally did not find the sound very intelligible. On the islands I also thought that we had a short time, I would have liked an extra hour per island. For the rest it is worth the money because the line for the water taxi to the islands was incredibly busy and that didn't bother us!

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August 31, 2021

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