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Islands of Venice Tour: Murano, Burano, and Torcello

Islands of Venice Tour: Murano, Burano, and Torcello

From £16.93 per person

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.

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Duration 6 hours
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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
  • Ticket and visit to Torcello Cathedral
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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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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4 /5

based on 40 reviews

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We thought it would be less time since we had read previous opinions and they only had 45 min on each island. In our case, we took the 5 hour ticket and it is more than enough since it gives you time to see everything and the last island that is Torcello being so old there is not much to see and do and they also allowed us an hour to drink something, rest, whatever we want. We really liked the experience and we would return

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24 August 2021

We did the six hour tour, ran a bit to see something. The tour was very well organized, precise and punctual. The guide explained many things and curiosities to us. The visit to the Murano glass factory was very interesting. Beautiful experience.

14 September 2021

Murano and Burano are definitely worth seeing. Torcello is more interesting for those interested in history. The boat trip was definitely nice.

29 July 2021

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