Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

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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 7313 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      3.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.2/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Safety
      4.4/5
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    Interesting option to visit the 3 islands without having to worry about the vaporetto timetable. And with the guide who from time to time explained the history and characteristics of the different islands of the lagoon. The careful and thoughtful guide. I advise. And, with the get your guide discount, it costs less than taking the ticket for 1 day.

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    May 30, 2021

    It is a great way to see the whole city from the lagune. The visits to Murano, Torcello and Burano were by definition relatively short. But for 3h30 it was a packed but very informative tour. The fact that all info had been repeated in 4 languages was very tiring, but the guide as well as the listeners. Esp. if one understand 3 or more of the languages. Maybe it is time to use a headphone system with a choice of languages, as the CitySightseeing hop-on and hop-off buses do it.

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    September 19, 2020

    Very picturesque boat tour, just a bit rushed at each location, particularly in the heat with surgical masks on. We would have preferred at least 30 minutes longer on each island. Our family got on the boat initially no problem, but it appeared that the tour was actually over-booked and several passengers were left behind at the boarding gate (not sure what happened to them)

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    August 31, 2020

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