Water activity

Murano, Burano, and Torcello Trip by Motorboat

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Murano, Burano, and Torcello Trip by Motorboat

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 21.46 per person

Escape the crowds of the historic city center of Venice and visit the romantic islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Get amazing views of the lagoon on the cruise and learn about the craft industries of the islands.

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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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  • Explore the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello
  • Get stunning views of the Venetian Lagoon from a motorboat
  • Visit the first island of the estuary to be settled in the 5th century
Full description
Discover the artistic heart of Venice on an unforgettable cruise by motorboat. Get stunning views of the lagoon from the panoramic boat as you cruise towards the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Enjoy an audio guide with a digital map to discover the history and legends of the 3 islands by your self, and take marvelous pictures of Venice and its lagoon. See the 16th-century Benedictine monastery on San Giorgio Maggiore and pass the famous Venice Lido before arriving at Murano. Visit one of the glass-blowing factories of its glass manufacturing industry, known throughout the world for its refined techniques and use of color.  Continue to the neighboring island of Burano and admire the brightly painted fishermen’s houses. See some of the lace products made on the island, and then sail to the sparsely populated island of Torcello, where the estuary was first settled in 452 AD. Admire the mosaics of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, and see the adjacent Church of Santa Fosca as the only reminders of the island glorious past.
  • Onboard multilingual live commentary
  • Transportation by panoramic boat with bathroom facilities
  • Audio guide with digital map to discover the history of the islands (downloadable on your mobile phone)
  • Tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to the Torcello churches
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The boats are completely covered and the tour operates even in the event of rain or snow. If the weather is exceptionally bad, the trip may be postponed to a later date
  • The trip will be shared with other guests not belonging to the same party and may be multilingual
  • On the afternoon of the Burano Regatta on September 16, the trip will not stop in Torcello
  • You will receive the audio guide by e-mail. The audio guide must then be downloaded onto your mobile phone
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 125 reviews

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We were a family of five and this was a great day out and super value for money. We had nice weather which helped as had it been raining there would have been very little to do on any of the islands apart from spend time (and money) in shops. Murano - the glassmaking display was very interesting. The town - maybe we went the wrong way - less so. The kids had value for money pizza. Bulano was a delight - picturesque - restaurants and interesting. This was the highlight of the trip for us. The final island - I can’t even recall the name was pretty boring to be honest and involved a 10 minute walk to reach an ancient church - which if you are into ancient churches then I am sure it is very interesting. We are not! Anyway …..overall the day was very enjoyable.

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October 12, 2021

Great tour!

The tour was well organized. On the trips to the islands there was some information in all languages. The stays on the islands were about 45 minutes long and could be freely arranged. Burano in particular is definitely worth a visit! It was a great experience and a lot of fun! And all for 20 €! Really great!

April 21, 2019

Awesome glass demostration in Murano!! Beautiful colors in Burano. Torcello is... different. Murano and Burano are a must see, very interesting and make for great pictures. Tour guide spoke English, Spanish, French, Italian and German and gave all important instructions plus additional information in all 5 languages. Don’t be late or you’ll risk being left out at the islands (they’re super puntual). Great tour overall!

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November 29, 2018

Product ID: 97308