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Visit Torcello, Murano and Burano—three islands in the Venetian Lagoon—on this tour from Venice by motorboat. With a guide, you’ll watch glass being blown at a Murano glass factory, see historical cathedrals on Torcello and admire exquisite handmade lace on Burano. This is a great way to see more than just the central sights of Venice and enjoy a cruise on the water. Select a departure time when booking.


  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Murano, Torcello and Burano from Venice
  • Visit the three most famous islands in the Venetian Lagoon by motorboat
  • Watch master glass blowers at work at a factory on Murano
  • See Byzantine churches on Torcello—the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Church of Santa Fosca
  • Browse for lace on Burano and admire the painted houses
  • Hear commentary provided by an expert guide
  • Choose from morning and afternoon departure times

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What You Can Expect

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Your tour from Venice to Murano, Torcello and Burano begins as you board your motorboat and set off across the Venetian Lagoon to your first stop, the island of Murano, which is actually several small isles dissected by a wide canal. Disembark the boat to walk around Murano with your guide.

Visit a glass factory, where you’ll watch a glass blower creating beautiful pieces of glassware, a Murano tradition that dates back to 1291. Hear a bit about the island’s history from your guide, who tells you about Murano’s prosperity in the 1400s and 1500s, when it was the center of glassmaking in Europe. Then go admire other sights like churches decorated with mosaics and other ornamental details.

Next, visit Torcello, an island established between the 5th and 6th centuries, to see its ornate palaces and churches. Highlights include the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century, and the excavated remnants of the baptistery in the Church of Santa Fosca. Then head to your third stop, Burano, an island known for its lace production, which dates back to the 16th century and was once the best in Europe. While you visit local shops and a museum to admire high-end lace on display, admire the island’s brightly colored fishermen’s houses.

Your tour then ends with the return boat ride to Venice.

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Customer Reviews

Jason C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great tour with a glimps into the Islander life, a well worth addition to any trip to venice, beautiful streets coulourful houses, idilic and beautiful.

Debbie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Nice tour. Not much to do or see in Torcello.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great trip worth every euro

Anthony Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great trip and tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016



5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Guide was excellent- very knowledgable about the history of Italy. Great sense of humor. Highly recommend this tour.

Kathleen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was great! We were traveling with a team of teenage boys and this was the perfect outing. Even in the rain we all had a great time and felt it was well worthwhile. The only thing that could be improved would be lengthening the amount of time in particular on the island of the Murano but otherwise it was a fantastic tour. I suggest you watch the glass demo, and then enjoy the other shops on the island along the water. Everything went smooth with Viator, the tour was very reasonably priced, and we highly recommend!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was very enjoyable. The glass blowers are amazing as are the lacemakers. We had plenty of time to wander and explore these islands. Very enjoyable.

Elaine J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic trip and excellent value for money. Enjoyed the glass making demo and visit to Murano factory. Burano is beautiful and tempted to book a vacation there. Torcello was charming and steeped in history.

Michael S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing tour, these are a must see!

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