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Venice: Murano, Torcello & Burano Boat Trip with Guide

Venice: Murano, Torcello & Burano Boat Trip with Guide

From US$ 41.80 per person

Explore 3 of Venice’s islands on a boat trip with your very own guide. See some artisanal glassblowing up-close and discover Burano’s colorful neighborhood.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5.5 - 6 hours
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Wheelchair accessible

The Original experience

The experience
  • See the highlights of 3 islands on 1 handy boat trip
  • Enjoy generous amounts of time on each island for your walking tour, plus free time
  • Observe a glassblowing demonstration at an authentic artisanal workshop on Murano
  • Get snap happy on Burano with its delightful colored houses
  • Benefit from the best local tips from your savvy guide
Full description
Visit 3 of Venice’s islands — Murano, Torcello, and Burano — by boat with a maximum group size of 40. Enjoy guided walking tours on each island with extra free time to explore each one.  Choose either St. Mark’s Basilica or Santa Lucia Train Station as your starting point. Then, hop onboard and enjoy your cruise to your first stop, Murano.  Exploring the Venetian Lagoon by boat will for sure provide you with some unforgettable views. Relax with some commentary as you cruise.  See up-close how Murano’s famous glassware is crafted with a glassblowing demonstration at an artisanal workshop. Then, enjoy a 20-minute guided tour of Murano, before spending some free time at the Basilica of Santa Maria and San Donato.  Cruise to the island of Torcello next, a shorter stop on your trip. Choose from either free time or a guided tour here.  If you're hungry, grab a bite at the "best spot in town", as recommended by your guide. Alternatively, follow your guide to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and head up the bell tower on your own for great views over the island of Burano. Next, head over to the island of Burano itself, a real crowd-pleaser. Make all your Instagram followers jealous with its striking multi-colored houses.  Try out a lace demonstration if you fancy it, or grab a bite to eat in one of the many delightful local restaurants. Be sure to taste the local delicacy — delicious "Bussolà" cookies — in your free time.  Then, hop back on the boat and be dropped at either St. Mark’s Basilica or Santa Lucia Train Station to conclude the trip.
  • Professional expert guide
  • Guided tour of each island
  • Free time on each island
  • Monolingual commentary
  • Glass-blowing demonstration on Murano
  • Boat ride to all 3 islands and back
  • Cruise commentary
  • Entry tickets for the basilicas
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Spend between 50 minutes and 1.5 hours on each island, depending on its size
  •  The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If the weather conditions at the sea change unexpectedly, the captain reserves the right to change the tour itinerary for the safety of the passengers
  • If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 314 reviews

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Great experience overall. You pay a bit more but you get a tour guide who explains a lot of things and you learn about the history of the area. The trip to Torcello could be a bit shorter because I would like to have spent a bit more time in Murano which I felt was a very short stay.

October 21, 2021

Our guide Maria Lucia was very nice and informative. I found the information as to where to meet for the tour a bit unclear. However the ticket office at the Alilaguna was very helpful. Murano and Burano where extremely beautiful and interesting and there was unfortunately not really enough time on Burano to stop and have something to eat and as well walk around. It is such a beautiful place, so to take the time to walk around and maybe shop a little did not leave enough time to stop for lunch. Torcello was interesting, but I think more time on Burano would have been more beneficial.

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October 20, 2021

We had a wonderful time traveling the islands of Venice. It was not that hard to locate the starting point. We noticed the getyourguide stickers on the ticket booth and exchanged our mobile vouchers for physical tickets. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The 3 islands were all very nice, we wished we had more time to explore but that is just because they are so pretty :) The only comment we had is that we lost quite a bit of the explanation while on the boat. The combination of a light accent, wind noise (because of open windows) and a mic that was heavy on the bass made not all the information clear to hear. All and all, we would recommend this tour <3

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September 29, 2021

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