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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Venezia, Italy
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

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.
  • 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 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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This affordable boat tour zips you to a trio of the most interesting Venetian islands without a hitch.
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Professional guide
Visit a glass-blowing factory at Murano
Travel by shared motor boat between Venice, Murano, Burano and Torcello
Entrance fees to Torcello Church
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Giardini Ex Reali, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Departure Point: Alilaguna Ticket Office, in front of the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square) and next to the Vaporetto Stop "San Marco Giardinetti"

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

30121 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Please note that this tour departs also from Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station 30 minutes before the departure time from San Marco Giardinetti. Please exchange your voucher at the Alilaguna ticket office in front of platform n°2 STRICTLY 15 minutes before the departure time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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 watch a glassblower 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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Laguna di Venezia
Navigate through the Venetian Lagoon to reach the islands and enjoy the view!
Stop At:  
Isola di Murano
The island of Murano is the first stop of this excursion: you will have a chance to enter a glass factory and see the masters working the glass as they have been doing for centuries and then visit the center of the island.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Isola di Burano
Second stop of this half day excursion is Burano, famous for the colorful fishermen's houses and for the traditional handmade laces.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Torcello Island
Torcello is the third and last stop of this tour. The island is the first to be inhabited in the Venetian lagoon and still shows the traces of its origins.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Chiesa di Santa Fosca
The church of Santa Fosca stands in the main square of Torcello and is a fine example of venetian-byzantine style.
Stop At:  
Trono di Attila
In the middle of Torcello stands the ancient Attila's throne.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ponte del Diavolo
Cross the Devil's Bridge which still preserves the shape of the ancient Venetian bridges
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Piazza San Marco
The boat leaves from St'Mark's Square, which you will have the chance to admire from a different perspective.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The time spent on each island is between 30 to 40 minutes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that the tour departs also from Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station 30 minutes before the departure time from San Marco Giardinetti. Please exchange your voucher at the Alilaguna ticket office in front of platform n°2 STRICTLY 15 minutes before the departure time.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bucintoro Viaggi
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "We recommend to have snacks or eat well before going to this tour, because if you stop to buy something to eat, you might ran out of time to sight-see." See review
  • "Though you can take the water bus to these islands having a pick up and drop of time scheduled for each makes it very easy to gain access to each island." See review

Reviews

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5,165 Reviews

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star-4
Should be 2 island trip
Roslyn_N
, Nov 2021
Murano and burano nice to see the other island is a waste of time Would have preferred extra hour on burano
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star-5
You must have this experience!
NicoletaIoana_P
, Nov 2021
The best experience for me and my family! My 11 year old son was absolutely fascinating from this places.
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star-4
Good way to see the islands surrounding Venice
Martn_H
, Nov 2021
Glass making in Murano was very interesting to watch. Torcedlo was not very interesting at all and could cut out of the tour and the hour spent there would be better allocates to more time in Murano and Burano. Burano was absolutely beutiful and very picturesque.
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star-5
Touring with a new friend
Sharon_D
, Nov 2021
Our guide, Denise, was warm, friendly and knowledgeable. She made us feel like friends walking through the city she loves!
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star-5
Great Picture Opps
Kyle_W
, Nov 2021
For as cheap as it is, it’s worth it for the awesome pictures you’ll get at 2/3 of the islands. Personally I think they should skip the island where there’s nothing but an old church (Torcello). But still a good experience overall and the pictures we got in Murano and Burano were some of the very best from our whole Italy trip. If you have a few hours to kill, this is a good find! It was super easy to find the dock and there were no issues at all getting to/from the boat.
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star-4
A wonderful experience
Paul_W
, Nov 2021
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and felt it was great value for money! All three stops were different and interesting and the time at each was perfect for a small amount of exploring.
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star-5
BURANO MAGIC
Eugene_L
, Oct 2021
We loved Burano and wish we could have spent more time there. Of course Murano is famous for its glass blowing demonstration but after that it was more of a buying frenzy.
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star-3
As above. It was well organized, the tour guide nice
Larissa_E
, Oct 2021
Was not enough time on the islands, especially Burano. Just doesn’t make sense to do them all at once. Next time will do one at a time with public transportation
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star-5
Great mix of islands
Jonathan_F
, Oct 2021
The 3 islands all had something different to offer. The glass factory was a unique experience and torcello was a mini Venice.
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The glass blowing factory...
John_M
, Oct 2021
The glass blowing factory and demonstration at Murano were excellent. Burano was colorful and beautiful
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