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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Torcello

Murano, Burano, and Torcello Water Taxi Tour

Product ID: 203800
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Discover a different side of Venice by water taxi. Go island hopping to see blown-glass masterpieces, lush gardens, and artisan lacemakers.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Murano, Torcello, and Burano by water taxi with complimentary prosecco
  • Learn the history of the islands from your expert local guide
  • Enjoy demonstrations from traditional glass-blowing and lacemaking artisans
  • Visit a art gallery filled with glass masterpieces from Murano
  • Relax with free time on each island to shop, explore, or try local delicacies
Full description
Begin your day with a pick up form a convenient spot in central Venice. Meet your local expert guide and board a water taxi heading to the island of Murano. Along the way, drink in the gorgeous views of the Venetian lagoon and sip on a complimentary prosecco. Learn about the history of the island from your guide. 

After the short trip, you will arrive at Murano’s famous glass factory. See a live demonstration from one of the master artisans. Your guide will teach you about the traditions behind this incredible skill and the secrecy that keeps the industry alive. Next, head to the factory’s art gallery to view some of the most incredible glass artwork that the island has to offer. 

Return to the taxi and travel to the tiny island of Torcello. This picturesque island is aptly called the garden of Venice. Here, you will have free time to soak up its gorgeous atmosphere or climb the local bell tower for views of the lagoon. 

The last stop of your tour is Burano, which is an island famous for its colorful houses. They were used to help sailors offshore identify which home belonged to them. This island is not just a pretty photo opportunity, there is a rich tradition of lacemaking. Visit some of the women who continue the legacy of this ancient craft. You will have free time to discover the island for yourself. 
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation on a water taxi
  • Glassmaking demonstration and lacemaking demonstration
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up or drop-off
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the statue of a man (Vittorio Emanuele II) on a horse in Riva degli Schiavoni (San Zaccaria Vaporetto), in front of the lagoon. Your guide will have a sign with the name of the tour at the meeting point for easy recognition.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for strollers or baby carriages
• It is recommended to familiarise yourself with the meeting location prior to the tour date
• The maximum number for the group is 15 people
• It is recommended to bring a hat, sunscreen, and a bottle of water because some of the sites that are visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight
Organized by

City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 203800