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Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi
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From US$ 25.66 per person

Cruise to the islands of Murano, Torcello and Burano in the Venetian Lagoon. The most famous of the Venetian islands, they are known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, handicrafts, and history.

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Duration 4.5 - 5.5 hours
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German, Italian, French, Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a short journey to all 3 islands and spend 45 minutes on each
  • Watch master glass blowers at work at a glass factory in Murano
  • Enjoy free time in Torcello
  • See the chocolate-box painted houses on Burano
Full description

Spend some time on the most famous Venetian islands, known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, craft traditions, and unique history. See the glass factory of Murano, lace shop on Burano, as you visit 3 different islands.

Depart from near Saint Mark’s Square or Santa Lucia Train Station, and take an enjoyable trip across Saint Mark’s Basin. On the boat, a live guide will illustrate the history of the lagoon and the three islands you will visit. 

Your first stop will be the island of Murano. Sometimes referred to as the “Island of the Glass,” you will visit one of its famous glass factories and see the glass being manufactured and blown. Afterward head to Torcello, the most ancient of the inhabited islands. Continue to Burano, admiring the natural environment and the minor islands spread all around you. Enjoy some free time in Burano, a typical fishing island with colorful contrasts and chocolate-box painted houses.

Look out, too, for much evidence of its renowned lace making and embroidery industry and try some of Burano’s notable homemade cakes. Please note that once on the ground, this is not a guided tour. The guide will escort you to the glass factory in Murano and the lace shop in Burano. Afterward, you will have time to explore each island on your own.

Includes
  • Boat transportation throughout
  • Visit to Murano
  • Visit to Burano
  • Visit to Torcello
  • Free time to explore all the islands
  • Entrance to glass factory
  • Visit to lace shop
  • Multilingual live commentary onboard the boat
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tour guide
  • Ticket and visit to Torcello Cathedral ( EUR 5)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The onboard commentary is delivered in English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German
  • Please note that once on the ground, this is not a guided tour. The guide will escort you to the glass factory in Murano and the lace shop in Burano. Afterwards, you will have time to explore each island on your own
  • Opening hours of the ticket offices can be subject to change due to COVID-19. As such, please exchange your vouchers at the point of departure until normal operation resumes
  • You will have approximately 45 minutes on each island
  • Please bring a packed lunch if you prefer to enjoy more time exploring the island
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 8594 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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This was very good value for money! Sometimes hard to hear the guide but she translated in several languages and worked very hard! Would like to spend less time in Torcello and more in Burrano, but then this was only a half day trip so time is limited! Highly recommended

July 5, 2022

Murano is ALL about glass and is really all there really was there but the demo that was included in the trip was awesome. Burano was very cute to wander for a bit lots of good cafe options. Torcello I'd say isn't worth going to. The whole experience was decent and worth going to the two islands I listed, however I think if you've already purchased the local ACTV water taxi pass, it's better to do this via their boats and just pay admission into the glass blowing demo.

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July 5, 2022

Had a fantastic day and so glad we did this trip, great value for money! We did the 11:30 trip and there were only about 20 people on it. Enjoyed watching the glass making. Only downside is we would have liked more time in Burano as it was so pretty and had lots more choice of restaurants/cafes, 45 minutes was a rush to wander around the shops, see the houses and get something to eat.

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June 28, 2022

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