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Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Multilingual Boat Tour

Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Multilingual Boat Tour

From US$ 22.60 per person

Escape the crowds of Venice and visit 3 of the quieter islands of the lagoon on this multilingual guided boat trip. Learn about the glass-blowing traditions of Murano, stroll among the colorful houses of Burano and discover the historical Torcello.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the glassblowing industry of Murano
  • Stroll among the painted houses of the fishermen's island of Burano
  • Discover the historical Torcello Island and see its basilica
  • Multilingual guide on board (5 languages)
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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.

Departing from Venice, travel across the lagoon to visit the three islands of the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello. The excursion 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 during the boat trips. 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
  • Transportation by boat
  • Live tour commentary during boat rides in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
  • Visit of Murano (1 h 15 min), Burano (1 h 30 min) and Torcello (1 h)
  • Guided visit to a glass factory in Murano
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide on the islands
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • 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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

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Meeting point

Meet the tour staff at the "Serenissima Boat" yellow desk located in Riva degli Schiavoni close to the "Ponte della Paglia" on the corner of the "Prisons" and Calle degli Albanesi. The staff will guide you from the desk to the starting point in Riva degli Schiavoni, in front of the Cornoldi barracks. Please reach at the meeting point 30 minutes before the departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children
  • Medical mask

Know before you go

  • This activity operates come rain or shine
  • At the end of the trip, 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
  • Departure at 11 am and return at 05 pm (approx)
  • Please bring a packed lunch if you prefer to enjoy more time exploring the island (not included)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 128 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • 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

Morano was very commercial, but entertaining, Murano alone is worth half a day. this is a great, colorful, lovable island that invites you to explore. We wanted more time here. Touring cello may still be relevant historically, but simply unspectacular and far too long. Nevertheless, it was a good trip with many impressions.

July 13, 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

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