• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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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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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent Trip!!! 3 Islands in a day!!. Burano was scneic with colored house!! Romantic place to roam around

Daniel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This is a great way to wander around the islands in the Venice lagoon. You walk a lot, take in different places and the occasional touristy stop, but overall, you get a chance to see things in a compressed time frame that is a breath of fresh air.

Diana S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great trip for those with limited time in Venice. Burano particularly beautiful with all its coloured houses.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great four plus hour trip easily found on the San Marco pier behind the square.
One of the few deals on Venice. A great way to see half of Venice by water view.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Loved it...


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Highly recommended


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

it was a nice 1/2 day tour we will come back


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Just finished the tour 2 days ago. Awesome worth it.

Kristen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great way to spend an afternoon and get out of crowded Venice.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

would have bought more if possible

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