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Venice: Private Murano, Burano & Torcello Tour

Venice: Private Murano, Burano & Torcello Tour

From US$ 1,067.94 per group up to 6

Discover the 3 most important islands of the Venetian northern lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
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  • See Murano glassmaking in a quality glass works
  • Visit Burano, the island of colorful houses and the traditional Burano lace
  • Get by boat to the historical Torcello Island, the "mother of Venice"
Full description
Departure by private water taxi will take you across the lagoon to the well-known island of Murano. Famous for its glassmaking since the 10th century, visit one of Murano’s quality glass works. Whilst watching one of the glass masters blowing the glass in the furnace of the glassworks, your local guide will explain to you the history and the process of glassmaking throughout the years. After this, you will have time to visit their elegant show rooms. Then by private water taxi crossing the northern part of the lagoon, you will arrive at the colorful island of Burano, famous for its brightly colored houses, fishing industry and also its lacemaking. You will have time to walk around this elegant little island and also visit its shops. Your guide will point out to you one of the specialized shops where it will be possible to see one of the local ladies working on Burano lace. She will show you the different stitches involved in the making these wonderful works of art. Then leave the Island of Burano and take a short boat ride to the island of Torcello known as the “mother of Venice.” You will 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 historical island. Then, on your return to Venice, you may wish to continue exploring the rest of the city with a walking tour or be dropped back off at your hotel.  
  • Highly qualified guide
  • Private water taxi at disposition
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuites (optional)
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

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Riva degli Schiavoni in front of the equestrian monument of Vittorio Emanuele II.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Pickup and drop-off from hotel on request
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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By taxi boat from Venice to Murano and visit to a glass factory, if according to plan. Nothing seen from the island but a glass shop, pure sales trip. Continued with another taxi boat to Burano, no guide, no boat to Torcello, advice from the skipper that we should take the public boat. However, the tour should end at the starting point. We cannot recommend this tour which cost € 199. We are thinking about booking with GYG again at all.

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June 16, 2021

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