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Venice: Boat Tour of Murano, Burano, & Torcello Islands

3.8 / 5

32 reviews

Venice: Boat Tour of Murano, Burano, & Torcello Islands

From US$ 22.58 per person

Discover the main islands of the lagoon, with plenty of time at your disposal. Discover Murano with its centuries-old art of glass making, Burano with its colorful houses, and Torcello, complete with historical artifacts.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, Spanish, German


  • Sail in a comfortable and modern vessel
  • Listen to explanations from an expert tour guide
  • Receive insider advice for each stop made
  • Enjoy time to explore your historical surroundings
Full description
Sail to Murano, visit one of the island’s glassworks, and attend a demonstration of a master glassmaker. Alternatively (or additionally), you can walk to the lighthouse or opt for a visit to the iconic sights of Murano, such as the Basilica of Santi Maria and Donato, the Glass Museum, and Palazzo da Mula. Next, visit Burano, highlighted by its colorful houses. Enjoy some free time to visit the leaning bell tower, the house of Bepi Suà, or the Lace Museum.  Your last stop will be Torcello, where Venetian civilization was born. The first settlements date back to the 7th century when local folks sought refuge on the island to escape the Barbarian invasions. Today Torcello has just over 10 inhabitants, but its historical and artistic testimonies make it a very popular destination for visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a splendid panoramic view of a Venetian lagoon before returning.
  • Venetian islands tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello
  • Visit to a Murano glass furnace with a demonstration
  • Multilingual live commentary during boat rides
  • Entrance to the cathedral of Torcello
  • Tour guide on the islands
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
  • Anything else not mentioned in inclusions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please bring a packed lunch if you prefer to enjoy more time exploring the island
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3.8 /5

based on 32 reviews

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Everything worked. Unfortunately, with such large groups there are always some who do not adhere to the orientation times - and then the stays on the next island stops are shorter. Burano we would have liked to have had more time. But the excursion was nice and well organized. Tour guide didn't say much / just what the islands are called left and right and when the departure time is

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August 28, 2021

Worth. Nice and pretty.

September 3, 2021

Visits at a run. On the island of Murano it is purely commercial, 10mns of demonstration of the glassblowers and 45mns for the shop and you do not see anything else of the island.The island of Burano edt a real little paradise and a feast for the eyes but in 1h30 stop you can not really take your time.And the 3rd island Torcello no interest and suddenly there the stop is too long.The service of the guide supposedly in French is zero because it is the same person who translates for all languages and frankly French is far from being his strong point.And what I did not like is that the explanations were more detailed in the other languages , I practice English and Spanish it was easy to realize it. In short, do the islands by yourself by vaporetto it will be better because the guide did not teach us much.

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September 2, 2021

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