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Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi
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From US$ 26.70 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.

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Duration 4.5 - 5.5 hours
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German, Italian, French, Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

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. See the glass factory of Murano, lace shop on Burano, as you visit 3 different islands.

Depart from near Saint Mark’s Square or Santa Lucia Train Station, and take an enjoyable trip across Saint Mark’s Basin. 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
  • Visit to Murano
  • Visit to Burano
  • Visit to Torcello
  • Free time to explore all the islands
  • Entrance to glass factory
  • Visit to lace shop
  • 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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Know before you go

  • 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
  • Please bring a packed lunch if you prefer to enjoy more time exploring the island
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 8400 reviews

Review summary

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

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The female tour guide with the short brown hair was rude and condescending.. Murano was pretty but you got ushered into seeing how the glass is blown and that cuts into seeing more of the island.. Nothing to do in Torcello and that island can be skipped.. Bruano was the best and worth it

May 24, 2022

Really worth the money. Instructions not clear about where to exchange voucher for ticket. You do this at the ticket office on San Marco pier. Nice to see the other islands. A little longer in Burano and Murano would have been good. The boat wasn't over crowded and everyone had a seat. Would recommend.

May 22, 2022

This is a very easy, no stress trip. The price is very reasonable for the boat ride and the guided history tour in between the islands. We started from the S. L. train station, which allowed us to see quite a bit of the southern side of Venice as we looped around to the St Mark's pick up. We saw a quick glass-blowing demonstration in Murano and purchased several pieces of beautiful jewelry. After a light lunch in Torcello, we made our way to my most favorite island - Burano! Burano was so very charming, with the bright houses, the shops lining the waterways, and the shaded park near the vaparetto stop. Burano offers more than your usual kitschy tourist shops - local artisans there sell beautiful clothing and art that you won't find in Venice. Knowing what I know now, I'd probably skip Murano and Torcello, pack a lunch, and take a vaparetto to Burano and spend several hours there. The 50 minutes given to us was simply not enough time for what this village has to offer.

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May 19, 2022

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