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From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Boat Trip

From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Boat Trip

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Escape the crowds in Venice and visit Murano, Burano, and Torcello on a half-day boat trip. Stroll colorful streets and discover the islands’ glass blowing and lace-making traditions.

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  • Join a half-day boat trip to Murano, Burano, and Torcello in the Venice lagoon
  • Watch a glass blowing demonstration on the island of Murano
  • Visit the lace shops of Burano and admire its brightly painted houses
  • See where Venetian civilization was born in the island of Torcello
  • Explore the colorful and charming streets of the enchanting islands
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Embark on a half-day boat trip around the famous islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Discover a more local and authentic side to Venice and explore the scenic islands renowned for their glass blowing, lace-making traditions, and rich history. Climb aboard your boat and sail towards Murano, known as the “Island of Glass". Walk by glass factories where local artists create works of art in glass. Take a short stroll through the quiet streets of Murano and marvel at the beautiful 16th-century buildings that still stand tall to this day. Next, travel to Burano to see one of Venice’s most picturesque islands. Walk by the charming fishermen's houses painted with bright colors whose water reflection gives them a unique, dream-like shimmer. Browse through Burano’s rich collection of lace garments, which are still handmade by local women. Continue towards the tiny island of Torcello where Venetian civilization was born in the 7th century. See Torcello’s central square, the Church of Santa Fosca, and Attila's Throne, an ancient stone chair where chief magistrates were inaugurated. Experience an atmosphere that takes you back in time to where life in Venice began. After visiting all three islands, cruise back to Venice and take in the breathtaking seascape surroundings.
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      Meet at the Alilaguna ticket office in front of the Royal Gardens, near St. Mark's Square. Leave St'Mark's Square behind and on the right side of the Riva degli Schiavoni look for the Alilaguna ticket office, right in front of the entrance to the Royal Gardens.

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      • Comfortable shoes
      • Sunglasses
      • Comfortable clothes

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      4 / 5

      based on 9768 reviews

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      It is a great way to see the whole city from the lagune. The visits to Murano, Torcello and Burano were by definition relatively short. But for 3h30 it was a packed but very informative tour. The fact that all info had been repeated in 4 languages was very tiring, but the guide as well as the listeners. Esp. if one understand 3 or more of the languages. Maybe it is time to use a headphone system with a choice of languages, as the CitySightseeing hop-on and hop-off buses do it.

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      September 19, 2020

      Very picturesque boat tour, just a bit rushed at each location, particularly in the heat with surgical masks on. We would have preferred at least 30 minutes longer on each island. Our family got on the boat initially no problem, but it appeared that the tour was actually over-booked and several passengers were left behind at the boarding gate (not sure what happened to them)

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      August 31, 2020

      The journey for itself was good. The boat was punctual every time and the respect of the sanitary recommendations was closely respected. Although, it was impossible to understand what the guide was saying because of the high noise of the boat. Finally, 45’ are not much. I would say that, to take it easily, 1h is required for each island.

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      June 29, 2020

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