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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

Meet at the Riva degli Schiavoni in front of the Hotel Danieli Excelsior. Please check in at the yellow desk.

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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 2698 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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It was lovely in Murano, agreed with all other other reviews, half the time is spent in the glass factory and then not enough time to explore the island. Could do with 2 hours on Murano instead of just over 1 hour. Burano is nice with its beautiful colourful building, it’s pleasant —but not much point for us going to Torcello.

September 16, 2022

Buen tour, la guía hablaba 5 idiomas con muy buena pronunciación así que fue fácil seguirla. Lo que sí, nosotros reservamos el tour en español y la información que se entregaba en ese idioma era muchísimo menos que la que se entregaba en italiano e inglés (nos dábamos cuenta porque también entendemos inglés). Las islas muy lindas, pero creo que Torcello amerita bastante menos tiempo, considerando que es sólo una calle y dos iglesias para ver, donde además te cobran 5€ para entrar.

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September 14, 2022

Great to see all 3 locations but wish they had recommended where to visit. After seeing the glass-making on Murano, there is not enough time to walk around because you have to be back on the boat soon. Burano is small enough to walk around it in the time you have been given, this applied to Torcello also. However, there is not enough time to wander into buildings in Torcello.

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August 27, 2022

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