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Islands of Venice Tour: Murano, Burano, and Torcello

Product ID: 60817
Explore the islands of the Venetian Lagoon on a 4-hour cruise around Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Jump off to discover the glass-blowing workshops of Murano. See the brightly painted houses of Burano. Experience a more authentic Venice in Torcello.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
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  • Explore the islands of the Venetian Lagoon by gran turismo boat
  • Visit an artistic glassworks, and see a spectacular glass blowing demonstration in Murano
  • Discover the site of the earliest settlers in Venice on the island of Torcello
  • Stroll among the brightly painted fishermen's houses in Burano
Full description
Climb aboard a gran turismo boat for a half-day tour of the islands of the Venetian Lagoon. Your excursion starts from the waterfront of St. Mark’s, and circumnavigates the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and the Lido.

Continue to the enchanting islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello in the heart of the northern lagoon, and discover a more authentic side to Venice. After sailing past San Giorgio Maggiore, the public gardens, and the tip of Sant'Elena, arrive at Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Enjoy a 40-minute visit to one of the glass factories.

Next, go to the picturesque island of Burano, famous for its lace and fishermen's houses painted in bright colors. Disembark the boat for a 30-minute stroll along the side of canals, before traveling on to Torcello. Here, you will be at the site of the earliest center of civilization in the estuary. The cathedral, with its magnificent mosaics, and the church of Santa Fosca remain as testimony of its former glory.
  • Transportation by private gran turismo boat
  • Live multilingual guide
What’s Not Included
  • Ticket and visit to Torcello Cathedral

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Meeting point

Meet by the Paglia Bridge (Ponte della Paglia) in front of the old prison building. Check in at the yellow desk with a copy of your voucher.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.8 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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The trip was fantastic, however never located the Big yellow ticket box in time so had to negotiate another trip which was less value and different time. Details from email were needed and No wifi so problem there also, need to download prior to getting there and save on phone,

October 18, 2018

Tour operator providing tickets (not guide) very rude and unprofessional. Quick tour that will cover all three islands Although islands have little to offer with over priced merchandise. Tour of Murano will be just of glass factory. Cool to see but you can get same pieces cheaper around San Marco. Burano is over priced for tourist and torcello with nothing to do unless you would like to visit the cathedral. This is a quick way to visit the islands if you want to thoroughly complete your trip to Venice.

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August 4, 2018

it was excellent arrangement we have booked through them in Paris, and Venice. wonderful experience

July 1, 2018

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Very Viva Venice Srl

Product ID: 60817