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Islands of Venice Tour: Murano, Burano, and Torcello

Activity provider: Very Viva Venice Srl

Islands of Venice Tour: Murano, Burano, and Torcello

Activity provider: Very Viva Venice Srl
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Explore the islands of the Venetian Lagoon on a cruise around Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Discover glass-blowing on Murano, see the vivid houses of Burano and experience the tranquility of Torcello.

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Duration 6 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian


  • Explore the islands of the Venetian Lagoon by gran turismo boat
  • See a spectacular glass blowing demonstration in Murano
  • Discover the site of the earliest settlers in Venice on the island of Torcello
  • Stroll among the brightly painted fishermen's houses in Burano
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Venture to the island's of the Venice Lagoon on this sightseeing cruise from the city center. Visit the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Watch glass craftsmen at work Murano, stroll along the canal in Burano, and admire the religious architecture of Torcello.

Climb aboard a sightseeing boat for a half-day tour of the islands of the Venetian Lagoon. Begin at the waterfront by St. Mark’s square and circumnavigate the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, he public gardens, and the tip of Sant'Elena. Arrive at Murano which is known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Enjoy a 75-minute visit to one of the glass factories and see how the glass is still hand-blown in small furnaces. Cruise to the picturesque island of Burano and take a walk along the canal past the brightly-painted fishermen's houses. Continue on to Torcello. Disembark at the site of the earliest center of civilization in the estuary.

Go by the cathedral, with its magnificent mosaics, and the church of Santa Fosca which stands as a testament to its former glory. Return to your meeting point in Venice at the end of your tour.

  • Transportation by private gran turismo boat
  • Live multilingual guide
  • Glass blowing demonstration in Murano
  • Visit to the glass exhibition of the glass factory in Murano
  • Entry ticket to Lace Museum in Burano
  • Entry ticket to the Glass Museum
  • Entry ticket to Torcello Cathedral
Covid-19 precautions
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 are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet by the Paglia Bridge (Ponte della Paglia) in front of the old prison building. Check in at the yellow desk with a copy of your voucher.

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4.2 /5

based on 111 reviews

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Very well organized, nothing to complain about. Comfortable boat. Big capacity. The 3 islands over 6 hours is long. For the visit of Torcello, with my companion we stayed towards the boat. It was too hot, we were tired and wet from the heat, Easy to find the meeting point. It is right in front of the prison. Very interesting trip. On the other hand, the tickets are cheaper by 5€ on the spot!

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July 2, 2022

Getting an audio tour of the places that were along the journey to Murano, Burano and Torcello was wonderful to receive. My only complaint is that there was not enough time lol. It would have been nice to have had a bit longer time on Murano as the time it takes to watch the glass show takes at least 15 minutes from the tour and the another 10 maybe in the shop that's already 30 minutes gone and you haven't seen outside yet. So just a bit more time on Murano.

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May 15, 2022

The team was friendly and well organized. The boat was neat. The guide was great and explained everything in different languages (including German). The times were correct, we always started on time. The line to register is very long, be there 20 minutes beforehand. Glass blowing tour in Murano very interesting. A woman explained something about it in different languages (also in English). Time on the islands was sufficient to get a first impression. Torcello didn't have that much to offer in our opinion. Several restaurants, but by that time we had already eaten. Better more time on the other two islands.

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April 23, 2022

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