• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours 18 minutes (approx.)
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Enjoy another side of Venice with a guided motor-boat tour through the Venetian Lagoon, with stops at Murano, Torcello 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. Afterward, make a stop on Torcello, a peaceful, less-populated island where you'll find a series of exquisite Byzantine mosaics in a 7th-century cathedral. 

Highlights

  • A motor-boat tour through the Venetian Lagoon, with stops in Murano, Torcello and Burano
  • Visit a glassmaking factory in Murano, an island world-renowned for its centuries-old glass history
  • See the brightly colored fishing homes of Burano
  • Learn about the islands' backgrounds and histories as you traverse the lagoon's waters
  • Ideal for families and those looking for an alternative experience to the typical Venice crowds

What You Can Expect

Murano, Burano, and Torcello Cruise from Venice

glassmaking on the island of Murano

Customer Reviews

Sana A

4 star rating: Recommended September 2017

Good tour. These islands are a must visit when in Venice!

mitchell

4 star rating: Recommended January 2017

Great trip, however I would suggest that during the winter months, they should make the departure a bit earlier! We traveled on the 1st of January 2017, and only left Venice at 14:00, this meant that by time we reached Burano, the sun was already setting, and we only arrived back in Venice at 18:30.. would have been great to get back slightly earlier.

Experience was great though and well worth the money spent!

megannelson

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Awesome trip! I do wish we had spent more time in Burano and less in Torcello. By the time you walk to the church and back your time is up in Torcello - no time to see anything.

Marie l

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

Needs to be longer

mfekete

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2017

Four of us took this excursion. Had I known in advance that we could have done this by using the Vaporetti. , the public transportation system, we would have done so. It would have allowed for additional sightseeing and shopping. The Vaporetti 4.1 and 4.2 serve the island of Murano every 20 minutes. Our excursion did get us to the Glass Museum in Murano but with just enough time to visit their store. One block away there were many more shops. We just didn't have the time. We were back on the boat heading for Burano. Once again, we saw one lace shop with little or no time to explore the island and then it was off to Torcello. If you have limited time, this excursion is fine. If you wish to explore and shop take the Vaporetti and relax.

Kimteen2003 United States of ... 

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2017

We had a nice time and really enjoyed the glass making at island of Murano. The other stops not too much to see or do and it was a very short time allowed at each island. My visit was in winter so not sure if that impacted the not much to see or do. The boat ride was comfortable and enjoyable.

Teri H

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2015

The Murano glass demo was tied directly to their store selling it and #39;s goods.I felt it was a big selling push, not in our best interest to explore island.I suggest visiting Burano independently. We could have spent many hours there instead of the 45 minutes allowed.It and #39;s TOO beautiful to rush in/out of.

Linda B

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better May 2017

Sadly, it was pouring rain and so we decided to skip the tour. It was something we had been looking forward to

Lilia B

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better November 2015

The demonstration only lasted a few minutes and it was difficult to see I was not impressed
Would not recommend the tour

Julie S W

1 star rating: I do not recommend this December 2016

Not enough seats on boat, only 20-25 min at each stop, the only interesting part of this was leaving the group and finding something else of interest. Just meant for you to buy whatever they demonstrated! Waste of 4 hours

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