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Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Boat Tour

Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Boat Tour

From $23.45 per person

Escape the tourist crowds of Venice and visit 2 or 3 of the quieter islands of the lagoon on a half-day boat tour. Learn about the glass-blowing traditions of Murano, stroll among the colorful houses of Burano and choose to visit Torcello.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the glassblowing industry of Murano
  • Stroll among the painted houses of the fishermen's island of Burano
  • Cruise on the Venetian lagoon
  • Choose between the option for a half-day or a full-day experience
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Enjoy a half day excursion to discover the wonders of the Venetian Lagoon. Departing from Venice, travel across the lagoon to visit the three islands of the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello. You also have the option to explore the islands of Murano and Burano only, without rushing, with enough time to stroll around the islands and get lost in their beauty and hidden corners. You can choose the better option for you. The tour will start in St. Mark's Square area where you will board a panoramic boat and leave towards the northern part of the lagoon. Some explanations will be provided in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian along the way. The first stop will be Murano Island, famous for its glass production and picturesque views. Here, have the chance to visit a glass factory and observe a local artist giving shape to a glass piece of art. Let yourself be amazed by Murano Island, but also remember to get back in time to the boat to leave for the next highlight. The next stop is Burano Island, famous for its colorful houses. Apart from being a paradise for photography lovers, it is home to a long tradition of lace production. Enough free time will be left to stroll around the island and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that can still be found here. If you have chosen the option for the Three Islands, the next stop is Torcello, known as the Mother of Venice. You have the chance to visit the Basilica, which is one of the oldest in the Lagoon and holds some beautiful mosaics, or maybe visit the museum. If not you can just spend your time walking around this enchanting and very historical island.  With eyes full of beauty and camera cards full of memories to cherish, you will then catch your motorboat ride back to Venice.
Includes
  • Guided tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello
  • Transportation by boat
  • Live tour commentary in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided walking tour
  • Food and drinks
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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children
  • Medical mask

Know before you go

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour operates come rain or shine
  • At the end of the tour, you will have the option to stay and explore on your own or take the boat back to Venice
  • Please check-in at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 111 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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The visits to Murano and Burano are worth it. I didnt find Torcello very interesting. Apart from a church and a Bell tower (that you have to pay to visit) and a few restaurants, there's nothing else. The ride was nice. The guide spoke 5 languages and spoke too fast. So it was kind of hard to follow

August 24, 2021

Very nice people on board and good knowledge of German. The first two stops were very good, but the last one wasn't necessary. It is better to plan more time on the first two islands (Murano and Burano). Fine for the money. The ship started on time and was back in Venice at exactly five o'clock. Number of people was ok (about 50 people).

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June 17, 2021

The trip was well completed, and a good change to walk around Venice itself. The first 2 islands were entertaining. The first with glassblowing, and the second with painted houses. The last island was nothing on. It was really deadly. There was nothing to see. Everyone just sat and waited to sail back to Venice.

October 15, 2020

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