Great way to quickly get a view of theses beautiful islands. The 45 mins is a bit too short on murano and Burano so you will need to go back and spend more time there. Boat trip in itself is interesting with a good multi language commentary
The tour was great and it gave us a taster of thing which we could return to and look at in our own time, the guide was great and very informative
Good tour of a range of interesting places around Venice.
The boat that took us had windows in very high position so while the guide were telling us about the view we need to stand up and see what is there...
Murano and glass show was OK,
in Burano we did not have time to eat something nice, and in Torcellini either...
But the islands are nice, and enjoyable
The guide and the staff were kind and helpfull
This tour was simply wonderful. It was a great way to see the islands and what they have to offer.
Excellent trip with the islands all completely different; Murano - glass making, quiet and peaceful ; Burano - very pretty with coloured houses;Torcello - a wonderful church but not much else. Well organised, my only gripe being that the tour guide spoke so quickly and with such a strong accent that I could not understand much of what she said.
This tour was ok, time was given in the three islands and it was enough for each island. Everything went on schedule altough it was raining - good management of timing. The guide spoke in English, French, Italian and Spanish, but her Spanish accent was so strong (she was Spanish) that we couldn't understand everything. Fortunately we speak all 4 languages and were able to pick information in the 4 languages and put it together. She was nice and the boat staff also very nice. There was not much contact with them since she only spoke when in the boat. No local explanations in the islands are made - all the info is given in the boat before arriving to each island. The visit and explanation at the glass factory (made by the locals) were amazing. I would have rated it better if the language skills were better - grammar was good but the accent was too strong. A guide has to speak a language correctly in order to be well understood. All in all it was nice, although it was raining. The price is very good for what it includes - it is a good way to know all three islands for a good price.
Nice tour. The only down bit was that the tour leader did not stopppp talking all the way from one island to another ( sometimes for a whol 20 minutes non stop) in four different languages. It was just too much!! Nearly gave me a headache. Islands are nice though.
Glad we did this tour . We have been to Venice several times but never visited Murano . This was too short and the shop was selling items that were cheaper in Venice ! Suggest you get your glass there . Torcello was enchanting - so peaceful and Burano is worth a day on its own . Cruising the lagoon was delightful as we enjoyed views which can't be seen from the land . The discount was worth having and good value .
loved it! worth every penny.Really enjoyed the glass factory at Murano.A bit rushed at times but a must if you in Venice.
my group of six booked the murano,burano and torcello tour in oct 14,2013 before embarking to our cruise ship. from our hotel in st andrea hotel near piazzale roma we took the vaporetto to st mark square where we transfer to our tour. exchanged our voucher for our tickets and rode another tour boat. first we stop in lido for passenger pick up then proceeded to murano. watched the demonstration of glass blowing technique in murano factory then browsed around their store. next stop is torcello an almost abandoned island, only few old buildings and old church with few snack restaurants. finished our tour to burano. I loved burano, the multicolored houses lined along the lake and water, the old church with the tower like a leaning tower. many stores with different displays of crafts, souvenirs and laced linens and various materials. I loved the burano the best of this tour. I highly recommend anyone who visit venice to experience the beauty of burano that it offers to tourist.
rose from new jersey
Great 4 hr tour, get away from the busy San Marco and embark on a water ride with amazing views. A comfortable motor boat speeds across the waters to Murano, Torcello and Burano. A unbelievable glass blowing demonstration, and enough time to shop awaits on the island of Murano. Torcello an island in the lagoon where only 11 people live is a good stop for a snack and a few photos opportunities along the bridges, but don't eat until you reach Burano. Burano, famous for lace making, is a very colorful island. The houses are vivid and the piazzas are filled with great restaurants and quaint shops filled with lace. Great place for lunch. All tours and islands stops are enough to give you a flavor but not an overkill. Enjoyed it all, motor boat is a bit loud, but hey your in Venice, enjoy!
I have done this trip previously and found it really enjoyable. Everyone likes Murano and Burano but I also really enjoyed Torcello (true, there is not much there but that's part of the beauty). This time we were sick and needed to cancel so I just wanted to let you know how fantastic their local support was. First they let us change on the same day (we were hoping to be better the next day)... then they let us cancel on the same day and still get a refund. Nice work finding such a 'customer driven' tour company Viator. Very impressive.
This gives you a taste of what the islands of Murano and Burano have to offer. Murano has the glass blowing factory which was interesting if you have never seen it before. but if you go round the shop afterwards there is little time left to see the rest of the island. Burano is very pretty with the coloured houses. Torcello has little to offer apart from the church and the musuem which is a pity, but I would rather have the extra time on the first 2 islands. worthwhile trip.
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