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Venice is made up of over 100 small islands, but generally “the Venice islands” refers to the three most famous outlying islands in the Venetian lagoon: Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Murano, just north of Venice proper, has been the center of Venice’s famous glass-making industry since 1291, and the island’s expert glassblowers still handcraft stunning pieces of Murano glass today. Farther north, Burano has quiet canals lined with brightly painted fishermen’s houses and is home to Venice’s traditional lace artisans. Its neighboring island of Torcello, first settled in 452, is believed to be the first populated island in the Venetian lagoon.

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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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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, 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.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Lagoon Tour Murano Burano and Torcello

Full-Day Lagoon Tour Murano Burano and Torcello

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Escape the crowds in St. Mark's Square and visit three of the top islands in the Venetian lagoon in a single day. Save hours with private boat transportation and stop in Murano for a glassblowing demonstration before continuing on Torcello, Venice's oldest inhabited island. End with a stroll on the island of Burano to snap photos of its candy-colored houses and browse the traditional lace shops.
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  • 6 hours
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Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island
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Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island

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Venice is famous for its UNESCO-listed lagoon, but the city’s islands are also renowned for their handicrafts. This half-day cruise by private boat stops at Murano Island, to watch a thrilling glass-blowing demonstration, and Burano Island, to visit a lace-making factory.
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  • 5 hours
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Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

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Traverse the canals of Venice aboard a traditional gondola with your very own gondolier. Float along narrow waterways and hidden passages, admiring the beauty of one of Italy's most magical cities. Pass beneath centuries-old bridges and take in famous attractions such as St. Marks' Bell Tower and San Giorgio Island from the coziness of your flat-bottomed boat.
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  • 50 minutes
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Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands Full-Day Tour
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Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands Full-Day Tour

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Escape the crowds of tourists that congregate around Venice's most famous attractions by heading out onto the water to the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Learn about Murano's glass-making heritage, stroll by the colorful houses of Burano, and soak up the scene on Torcello, the most ancient settlement on the Venetian Lagoon.
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  • 6 hours
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Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello

Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello

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Venture outside the tourist areas of Venice and explore the islands of the Venetian Lagoon on a guided boat tour. With this tour, you’ll set out from a pier conveniently located near St. Mark’s square to visit the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. You’ll tour a glass factory and watch a glass blowing artist in action in Murano and enjoy free time strolling the colorful canals and browsing the artisan shops of Burano. The last stop is the mysterious Torcello with the oldest churches of Venice, here the Venice Republic was born. During your journey back you’ll admire the beauty of the Venetian Northern lagoon.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Murano and Burano Islands Semi-Independent Tour

Murano and Burano Islands Semi-Independent Tour

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Explore the Venetian Lagoon at your own pace on a semi-independent tour and cruise to the islands of Murano and Burano. Discover Murano’s rich glass-making heritage as you peek into a glass-blowing workshop, then enjoy free time to take in the rest of the island. Next, grab your camera and set off to admire the colourful houses and serene canals of Burano, one of Venice’s most photogenic spots. Your self-guided tour includes round-trip transport by motorboat, plus multilingual assistance on-board.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

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Discover three of the most beautiful islands in the Venetian Lagoon on a private, half-day tour aboard a typical Venetian motorboat. See where the world’s finest blown glass is made in Murano, visit the home of artisan lace makers and famous biscuits in Burano and set foot on Venice’s oldest settlements in serene Torcello. Enjoy a customizable itinerary and the personalized attention of a private boat captain.
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  • 4 hours
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Venice islands boat tour: Murano and Burano

Venice islands boat tour: Murano and Burano

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Enjoy another side of Venice with a guided motor-boat tour through the Venetian Lagoon, with stops at Murano and Burano islands. Journey past a stunning 16th-century church, Lido beach resort, and Venice's stunning Public Gardens en route to Murano, known for its rich, centuries-old glassmaking history. Explore one of its factories, then set out for Burano, often regarded as one of the world's most colorful cities.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Full-day Boat Tour of Venice Islands from St Mark’s Square

Full-day Boat Tour of Venice Islands from St Mark’s Square

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Many visitors to Venice never explore beyond the Grand Canal, but the outlying islands of Burano, Murano, and Torcello are home to traditional crafts, fascinating history, and striking scenery. With this tour, visit all three by setting sail from the train station or Riva degli Schiavoni near St. Mark’s Square. See a glass-blowing demonstration on Murano, learn about traditional lace on Burano, and see where the first lagoon settlements were located on Torcello.
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  • 6 hours
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Afternoon Lagoon Tour Murano, Burano, and Torcello

Afternoon Lagoon Tour Murano, Burano, and Torcello

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Venture beyond the best-known attractions of Venice to explore the treasures of neighboring islands on this afternoon boat tour. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration at a workshop in Murano, admire Burano’s leaning tower and brightly painted fishermen’s homes, and set foot on the oldest settlement in the Venetian Lagoon in Torcello. Enjoy guided commentary plus time to explore each island independently, and still be back in St. Mark’s Square in time for dinner.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Islands of Venice Murano Burano and Torcello - S1

Islands of Venice Murano Burano and Torcello - S1

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Expand your Venice itinerary with a half-day cruise to three of the most enchanting islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration in Murano, see the lace workshops and colorful fishermen’s homes in Burano, and set foot on Venice's oldest settlement in Torcello. It’s a convenient way to venture off the beaten path without the hassle of navigating Venice’s complex public transport.
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  • 6 hours
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The Secret Corners of Burano

The Secret Corners of Burano

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Get a local’s perspective on one of the Venetian Lagoon’s most enchanting islands with a one-hour tour of Burano. Learn the history and unique customs of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed locale from a guide born and raised on the island. Admire colorful fishermen’s homes, visit landmarks like a leaning church bell tower, and see how famous Burano lace is made with a live demonstration. After the tour, linger as long as you like with recommendations from your guide on the best places to shop, dine, and explore.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Full-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello from Venice Train Station

Full-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello from Venice Train Station

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Enjoy an attraction-packed full-day visit to three iconic Venetian islands during this full-day shared excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello from Venice. Travel comfortably by the same boat, without having to book individual ferry tickets. Tours include a glass-making demonstration in Murano and a multilingual onboard guide.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Withlocals Venice Away from the Crowds PRIVATE Tour with a Local Expert
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Withlocals Venice Away from the Crowds PRIVATE Tour with a Local Expert

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Venice is one of the most popular destinations in Italy, and its crowds can be hard to avoid. With this tour, you’ll discover the quiet side of Venice as your guide leads you away from the throngs and along its hidden lanes through peaceful squares, secret courtyards, and tiny churches rich with artistic treasures. End your tour on sleepy San Giorgio island to enjoy its beautiful views.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Murano Tour - Panoramic cruise and visit to the island of Murano
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Murano Tour - Panoramic cruise and visit to the island of Murano

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Enjoy a cruise of the Venice Lagoon and Islands from a motorboat with a panoramic terrace with a stop and visit to the wonderful Murano. You will discover the hidden wonders in the Venetian Lagoon by navigating inside. You can admire views that are unique in the world, from Piazza San Marco to the coast of the Lido of Venice. A one-of-a-kind panoramic cruise in Venice. In Murano the cruise includes a stop of 1 hour and 30 minutes with a free guided tour of an artistic glass furnace. You will be able to closely observe a master glassmaker at work! You will also have plenty of time to visit the rest of the island. The total duration of the cruise is 3 hours. The Barracuda motor ships are double-decker boats with an open upper deck. Panoramic and silent motorboats that allow you to enjoy the maximum relaxation and safety of the spectacle offered by the Lagoon and the Islands of Venice. They are ideal for this type of cruise.
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  • 3 hours
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Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat
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Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

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Sail across the Venetian Lagoon on this romantic, 2-hour sunset cruise. Get a new perspective on the towering cathedrals and historic palazzos that line the isles of Venice from aboard a traditional Venetian boat. Pop open a half bottle of Prosecco and soak up the glorious sights of St Mark’s Basin and Venice Lido bathed in the golden light of sunset. Tour numbers are limited to 11 people to ensure an intimate, personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
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Venice Islands audioguide: Murano, Burano & Torcello