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Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Multilingual Boat Tour

Activity provider: Venice Events srl

Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Multilingual Boat Tour

Activity provider: Venice Events srl

From US$ 19.22 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 4 - 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
  • Discover the historical Torcello Island and see its basilica
  • Multilingual guide on board (5 languages)
Full description

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
  • Museum entry fee
  • 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
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either QR-code proof of full vaccination, QR-code proof of a Covid-19 infection in the last 6 months, or a document confirming medical contraindications for vaccination with a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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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.

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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
  • Please bring a packed lunch if you prefer to enjoy more time exploring the island (not included)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 416 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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Good value. Murano and Burano were lovely. BUT WAY TOOO MANY PEOPLE. Torcello was kinda pointless like everyone says on the reviews. Don’t be fooled into buying anything on the first stop at the “glass factory” at Murano. Lots of stuff around in the shops.. The “multi lingual” your guide bit in English was way over my head and not clear… Would recommend getting a boat day pass and going at your own pace.

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August 29, 2022

Fantastic trip out. Start at meeting point near Bridge of sighs, (it is a small portable pop up desk with yellow banner) 1min walk to boat. Scenic boat ride to 1st stop of Murano, glass blowing demonstration was interesting. Lovely quiet island with free time to explore. Then back onto boat for Burano, free time on island. Was lovely place to visit, shops, restaurants, wish we had longer as enjoyed it. Would recommend this trip.

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August 18, 2022

Very nice trip, well organized and above all relaxing and if we want cultural and immersed in nature. Too bad that, at least yesterday, there were few children because my son liked it so much. The only drawback is the limited time available in the various visits to the islands. In Torcello, for example, we had little time, we wanted to see the cathedral with the mosaics inside but we were unable to enter because time was very short. Moreover, you paid for the entrance with the risk of perhaps having to escape to take the ship back. For the rest, everything is wonderful

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August 14, 2022

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