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clock-o4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 3 more


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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This affordable boat tour zips you to a trio of the most interesting Venetian islands without a hitch.
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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, Nov 2018

Touch and go look-see of the 3 islands if you only have time for a quick overview. Good enough for us.

, Oct 2018

Happy to say we have visited the islands, however if you enjoy being trapped in a glass factory for an hour on Murano, then only have 45 minutes to enjoy Burano, then have 45 minutes to visit torcelli then this is the trip for you. Tour was Italian/English and we learned nothing of the islands. Crammed in like sheep....worst trip I've had.

, Oct 2018

Glass blowing presentation in murano and Venetian lace originality in Burano. Torcello was a lot of walking to visit a very old church

, Oct 2018

We had a wonderful day enjoying the peace of Torcello, the bright colours and busy Burano and the glass of Murano. We left the factory promptly and explored the other glass shops in Murano. The mosaics in Torcello are truly magnificent. The boat journey gave excellent views of Venice and helped one understand how the Lagoon works. A trip well worth doing.

, Oct 2018

Great tour and narrations , however if you want more than 45min in Murano or Burano you might want to just buy a $20 water bus pass and go on your own.

, Oct 2018

The transport to each place was great and we got good information from our guide but it would be helpful to have more direction in each place.

, Oct 2018

THis was a great day-however, there are a lot of these tours and you do not need to pre-book-they should have more tours and less people on the boat-however, our guide was adorable and very knowledgable!

, Oct 2018

We are no strangers to using Viator. This tour was not the norm. The people managing the tour were very aloof, displayed an attitude of being bothered and handled the crowd as if they were cattle. The gentleman that was suppose to be screening the group did not check our voucher. When 15 minutes later, a young later was asking everyone to get up against the wall and show her our tickets. We did and she scolded us that our voucher needed to be converted into tickets. We asked her were and she just pointed and said go to the front. At the front the gentleman looked at our vouchers and pointed us to a kiosk at the end of the group of kiosks. We got it changed and came back. We started to ask the young lady some questions and she interrupted us and said, "I don't know this is not my tour" We never got our answers and she was too busy training us like cattle. We did not want to endure 4.5 hours of being treated that was so we left. She saw us left and was not concerned at all as to what happened, she gestured as dismissive. I dont believe she noticed that we saw her make the gesture.

, Sep 2018

Loved going to each island but Not enough time in Murano and Burano.

, Sep 2018

For the price this is highly worth it if you have 3 days in Venice. If you're only in Venice for 2 days I would not recommend this as I would rather explore the rest of Venice.

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