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From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Boat Trip with Live Guide

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From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Boat Trip with Live Guide

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Escape the crowds in Venice and visit Murano, Burano, and Torcello on a half-day guided boat trip. Stroll colorful streets and discover the islands’ glass blowing and lace-making traditions.

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  • Join a half-day guided boat trip to Murano, Burano, and Torcello islands
  • Watch a glass blowing demonstration on the island of Murano
  • Visit the lace shops of Burano and admire its brightly painted houses
  • Learn the history of Torcello, the oldest inhabited island of Venice
  • Cross the Venetian Lagoon by boat and and take in beautiful views
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Embark on a half-day guided boat trip around the famous islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Discover a more local and authentic side to Venice and explore the scenic islands renowned for their glass blowing, lace-making traditions, and rich history. Meet your guide, climb aboard your boat, and sail towards Murano, known as the “Island of Glass''. Get the chance to visit a glass factory and observe a local artist giving shape to a work of art in glass. Take a short stroll through the quiet streets of Murano and marvel at the beautiful 16th-century buildings that still stand tall to this day. Next, travel to Burano to see one of Venice’s most picturesque islands. Walk by the charming fishermen's houses painted with bright colors whose water reflection gives them a unique, dream-like shimmer. Browse through Burano’s rich collection of lace garments, which are still handmade by local women. Continue towards the tiny island of Torcello where Venetian civilization was born in the 7th century. See Torcello’s central square, the Church of Santa Fosca, and Attila's Throne, an ancient stone chair where chief magistrates were inaugurated. Experience an atmosphere that takes you back in time to where life in Venice began. After visiting all three islands, cruise back to Venice and take in the breathtaking seascape surroundings.
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      • Meet your host at the Alilaguna Ticket Office, inside Santa Lucia Train Station • Look for a greeter wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag • Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time

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      4.5 / 5

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      This is an excellent tour to have an overall introduction to Murano, Burano, and Torcello, without diving too deep into the details of each island. Perfect if you have never visited them and want to get an idea, less suitable if you want to gain in-depth knowledge about them. We were a small group, so the company booked a taxi, which was an absolute treat. Great first time to the Lagoon Islands, our favourite was Burano (we got covid masks with handmade lace! So stylish). Live demonstrations of glass blowing and lace making are included. The guide was approachable and knowledgeable, keeping us on time without making us feel rushed.

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      November 4, 2020

      June 6, 2021

      The trip was very pleasant, the only bad thing is that they are not flexible on their waiting time, were five minutes late on the island of torcello and they were about to embark without us.

      July 23, 2021

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