• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 23.55 View price calendar

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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

Nicholas N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Cynthia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Great way to see murano glass being made.

Assel O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Enjoyed a trip to Murano, Burano, and Torchello. Was very interesting and well organized. Good price

ACS Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

fantastic company. we missed our train from Florence to make tour in time so instead the company collected us from the train station. so I can speak highly enough of their service. to top it off we really enjoyed the whole Venice islands experience. colourful beautiful little towns. highly recommend

Robert A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Great little tour, islands were beautiful, glass blowing awesome thought we seen not lace making, boat ride was great

Norma K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

We loved this little boat trip to the three islands! The guide was a very nice lady, explaining a lot of sights and other islands on the way! In Murano we visited a glass factory with little tour, in Torcello you could visit the ancient church there, but there was also a cute little restaurant on the way, where you could enjoy a meal in the shade! And Burano is fantastic, I wish we had had more time there to explore! You get about an hour on each island which is definitely nice! It was also nice to sit on the boat for the trip, as Venice can get quite exhausting, all that walking! So enjoy the sitting also! Allover, a very good trip, and not expensive either!

vassilioslyras Greece

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Excellent tour highly recommended

Jenny S Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Loved the tour. It gave us enough time to visit take pictures.

Joseph A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Spending only one day in Venice, we wanted to make the best of it, and getting this tour was the right choice we made. Burano is a must see!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

My sister, friend and I had a wonderful time on this half-day sightseeing tour! I would highly recommend it!!

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