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Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

From $23.46 per person

Cruise to the islands of Murano, Torcello and Burano in the Venetian Lagoon. The most famous of the Venetian islands, they are known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, handicrafts, and history.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 4.5 - 5.5 hours
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Host or greeter
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
2 - 3 hours
  • Venice

  • 1 hour
  • Murano (glass factory, free time)

  • Burano (free time)

  • Torcello (free time)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Venice

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Take a short journey to all 3 islands and spend 45 minutes on each
  • Watch master glass blowers at work at a glass factory in Murano
  • Enjoy free time in Torcello
  • See the chocolate-box painted houses on Burano
Full description
Spend some time on the most famous Venetian islands, known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, craft traditions, and unique history. Departing from near Saint Mark’s Square or Santa Lucia Train Station, take an enjoyable trip across Saint Mark’s Basin, towards the Lido, and then back along the north coastline of the city. On the boat, a live guide will illustrate the history of the lagoon and the three islands you will visit. Your first stop will be the island of Murano. Sometimes referred to as the “Island of the Glass,” you will visit one of its famous glass factories and see the glass being manufactured and blown. Afterward head to Torcello, the most ancient of the inhabited islands. Continue to Burano, admiring the natural environment and the minor islands spread all around you. Enjoy some free time in Burano, a typical fishing island with colorful contrasts and chocolate-box painted houses. Look out, too, for much evidence of its renowned lace making and embroidery industry and try some of Burano’s notable homemade cakes. Please note that once on the ground, this is not a guided tour. The guide will escort you to the glass factory in Murano and the lace shop in Burano. Afterward, you will have time to explore each island on your own.
Includes
  • Boat transportation throughout
  • Multilingual live commentary onboard the boat
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tour guide
  • Ticket and visit to Torcello Cathedral ( EUR 5)
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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  • The onboard commentary is delivered in English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German
  • Please note that once on the ground, this is not a guided tour. The guide will escort you to the glass factory in Murano and the lace shop in Burano. Afterwards, you will have time to explore each island on your own
  • Opening hours of the ticket offices can be subject to change due to COVID-19. As such, please exchange your vouchers at the point of departure until normal operation resumes
  • You will have approximately 45 minutes on each island
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 7755 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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This was a really good and inexpensive way of getting a glimpse of other Venetian islands. Transport was comfortable and the host was very informative. Very enjoyable and relaxing excursion. Burano island was my favourite island. I would have preferred a few minutes more there and a few minutes less in Torcello but overall is was an excellent trip and well worth taking. Highly recommended

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September 20, 2021

Very nice tour if you have little time in Venice and want to see the three islands. First stop Murano, they take you to a glass factory to watch a demonstration. Time on the island of 50 minutes then we leave for torcello, on which we were not able to see much since the boat docks 10 minutes walk from the center and the time available is 40 minutes. BURANO is a gem, truly the prettiest of the 3 islands, a pity that the stop is only 45 minutes. In spite of everything, the tour met my expectations, very convenient if you don't have time to waste taking the vaporettos. The guide gave some very interesting information

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September 5, 2021

Very nice, I would have preferred a little more time on Murano, something to be able to visit it a bit as we only got to see the glass working, very interesting. In torcello I would have left less time since there is nothing to visit, very pretty Burano. Overall a nice outing

September 5, 2021

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