Islands of Venice Tour: Murano, Burano, and Torcello

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Islands of Venice Tour: Murano, Burano, and Torcello

From $23.67 per person

Explore the islands of the Venetian Lagoon on a 4-hour cruise around Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Jump off to discover the glass-blowing workshops of Murano. See the brightly painted houses of Burano. Experience a more authentic Venice in Torcello.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the islands of the Venetian Lagoon by gran turismo boat
  • Visit an artistic glassworks, and see a spectacular glass blowing demonstration in Murano
  • Discover the site of the earliest settlers in Venice on the island of Torcello
  • Stroll among the brightly painted fishermen's houses in Burano
Full description
Climb aboard a gran turismo boat for a half-day tour of the islands of the Venetian Lagoon. Your excursion starts from the waterfront of St. Mark’s, and circumnavigates the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and the Lido. Continue to the enchanting islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello in the heart of the northern lagoon, and discover a more authentic side to Venice. After sailing past San Giorgio Maggiore, the public gardens, and the tip of Sant'Elena, arrive at Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Enjoy a 40-minute visit to one of the glass factories. Next, go to the picturesque island of Burano, famous for its lace and fishermen's houses painted in bright colors. Disembark the boat for a 30-minute stroll along the side of canals, before traveling on to Torcello. Here, you will be at the site of the earliest center of civilization in the estuary. The cathedral, with its magnificent mosaics, and the church of Santa Fosca remain as testimony of its former glory.
Includes
  • Transportation by private gran turismo boat
  • Live multilingual guide
  • Ticket and visit to Torcello Cathedral
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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    Meet by the Paglia Bridge (Ponte della Paglia) in front of the old prison building. Check in at the yellow desk with a copy of your voucher.

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    Overall rating

    3.8 /5

    based on 31 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      2.5/5
    • Transportation
      3.3/5
    • Value for money
      3.7/5
    • Safety
      4.4/5
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    Excellent

    The trip was fantastic, however never located the Big yellow ticket box in time so had to negotiate another trip which was less value and different time. Details from email were needed and No wifi so problem there also, need to download prior to getting there and save on phone,

    October 18, 2018

    it was excellent arrangement we have booked through them in Paris, and Venice. wonderful experience

    July 1, 2018

    Incomplete

    Went to see the islands and disappointed to be held in one shop on Burano and saw nothing more than 10 mins of craftsman’s skill in glass blowing and no opportunity at all to see the island. Poor start left average tone for rest of the tour

    May 3, 2018

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