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Offered in: English and 4 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 tour gives you a perfect introduction to the three destinations in a short amount of time, especially if you're trying to decide which of the islands warrants a return jaunt. If you plan to come back for further exploration, pick up the 'vaporetta' (water taxi) schedule for the best routes.

$23.77 USD

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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, 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.

, Sep 2018

Great way to see murano glass being made.

, Sep 2018

Fantastic places to visit, but you were only allowed to stay for 45-50 minutes per island. I wish we could have stayed in Burano longer and had lunch there. There was very little to see inToecello except for the oldest church on the island. Beautiful islands, but no enough time to explore.

, Sep 2018

This was not really a tour. There was minimal interaction on the microphone when on the boat by the tour guide. When we arrived at the islands, we were let off to explore on our own with very little direction at all. This was a water taxi service. Glad that I did go. The glass blowing was the most organized part..but, that was a tour of the glass blowing factory.

, Aug 2018

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

, Aug 2018

Guide was loud and had to endure multiple language translated before getting English. Very distracting. No guided info when visiting the islands. They had us baking in the hot sun before allowing us to board the boat.

, Aug 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

, Aug 2018

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

, Aug 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!

, Aug 2018

The boat ride was fine, The Island of Murano was interesting to see the glass blowing. The Island of Burano was extremely pleasant. The colored houses and side streets where nice to walk around on. The little shops were nice to go into. The Island of Torcello didn't offer much and could be skipped. My complaint is the amount of time allowed on each island. We only had about 45 minutes on each island and more time could have easily be spent on Murano and Burano. I would recommend skipping the tour and just taking the water bus out to the island so not to be constrained by time.

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