Shared Guided Tour: Discovering the Beauty of Murano, Burano, and Torcello

Take a relaxing boat ride to the charming islands of Torcello, Murano, and Burano: an excursion through the center of the lagoon in Venice to admire their beauty and history. You'll explore more into some local features, such as traditional Burano's lacemaking, as well as hear some stories about the emerging of Venetia in Torcello.
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Enjoy the panoramic tour of the Venice islands: a day trip to Murano, Burano, and Torcello in the northern lagoon. a trip to experience the islands in all their splendor.

After an entrancing boat ride in the Tidal pond overwhelmed naturally, you will stop in Murano, the glass island, known all through the world for its glassmaking craftsmanship. You will go to a Furnace to see a glass-blowing demonstration and learn about the ancient technique. You'll be here for one hour and fifteen minutes).

After that, the tour will continue on to Burano, the jewel of the Venetian Lagoon. Burano is famous for its lace-making and for the brightly colored houses that fishermen live in. Take a chance to admire the women embroidering lace-made products as you stroll through the "calli," which is how Venetians say "streets."

Staying on Burano, probably the most charming island in the lagoon will require more time. Because you will arrive in Burano at lunchtime, you will have the option of eating at a typical fish restaurant or shopping at handmade lace shops. You will remain for one hour and thirty minutes).

Last but not least is Torcello, a quiet, sparsely populated island that served as the estuary's first urban center. On these islands, you can respect the most established houses of worship of the tidal pond and find out how Venice was conceived! (You'll be here for one hour and fifteen minutes).

You will return to the islands by boat, traversing the entire lagoon and taking in the fascinating St. Mark's Basin.

Partake in the all-encompassing boat, from where you can take magnificent pictures of Venice and its tidal pond.

Important to know

  • This tour is not completely accessible to people who use wheelchairs or have walking disabilities
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • The boats are completely covered, and the tour continues even if it rains or snows. In case the weather is exceptionally bad, this tour might be postponed to a later date.
  • The Torcello's Churches entrance fee is not included 
  • You must be at the meeting location 20 minutes before departure
  • Please note that this is not a private tour and will be shared with other guests who are not part of the same party
  • The visit may be multilingual
Really nice excursion to visit Murano and Burano ! The guide Andreas is perfect, he can speak lots of languages. Really practical to be able to board and get off at Santa Lucia or Saint Marco. We also visited Torcello, but I think it isn't worth the detour. The time we could spend in Murano and Burano was not enough, it would be better to skip Torcello and lengthen the time in Murano and Burano. Burano is the best spot for gorgeous photos !
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What is included in activity

• Shared guided tour on board with a tour guide
• Glassblowing demonstration in a Murano furnace
• 1 hour and 15 minutes on Murano
• 1 hour and 30 minutes on Burano and 1 hour on Torcello

What is not included

• Luch
• Entrance in the Torcello's churches

What places you will see

• Murano, Burano and Torcello

Activity book period
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Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Close to St.Mark’s Square Calle S. Gallo, 1093/b

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Delfina L.
The first 2 islands were very nice, the last one was not much (a church on an island) There were also people who did the 2 islands tour, I would recommend that to people. A visit to the glass museum is an absolute must as far as I am concerned, but I have not seen a tour in a glass factory (they must mean the museum, but you can visit it at your own expense and opportunity)
2 days ago
Reginaldo M.
The educational visit on the manual processing of glass in artisan ovens is interesting. But I don't understand why the shop is induced in internal shops with very high prices, even in the shops in the internal square of the town. The paradox is that in the bazaars along the route to Venice in the Rialto bridge area, the prices of Murano glasses, identical to those we bought on the island, are 3 euros lower per piece. One out of five would come free. What a disappointment!!! Interessante la visita didattica sulla lavorazione manuale del vetro nei forni artigianali. Però non capisco perché viene indotto lo shop in negozi interni con dei prezzi altissimi, anche nelle botteghe della piazza interna del paese. Il paradosso è che nei bazar lungo il percorso di arrivo a Venezia zona ponte Rialto , i prezzi dei bicchieri di Murano, identici a quelli che abbiamo comprato sull'isola, sono inferiori di 3 euro a pezzo. Ne sarebbe venuto uno gratis su cinque. Che delusione!!!
9 days ago
Nereo A.
The best €25 I ever spent! Amazing day trip to 3 gorgeous little villages! Perfect amount of free time in each place, the day flies in! Like other people have said, don't buy anything in the glass factory, things are much cheaper in the shops. Really nice big boat, with an option to sit inside or outside.
10 days ago
Dario T.
It was a great way to see the culture and history of Venice and the surrounding islands. The glass demo was interesting and a must . The coloured houses in Burano are eye-catching and the story behind them light hearted. With quaint restaurants, for a light bite and a glass of wine. Spent approximately an hour and half at each location.
12 days ago
Elaide M.
Very nice demonstration at Murano glass factory , but that's it, no factory tour, only the shop. Beautiful experience exploring Burano. Rather sad at depopulated Torcello Island.
15 days ago
Tyrone
Really nice excursion to visit Murano and Burano ! The guide Andreas is perfect, he can speak lots of languages. Really practical to be able to board and get off at Santa Lucia or Saint Marco. We also visited Torcello, but I think it isn't worth the detour. The time we could spend in Murano and Burano was not enough, it would be better to skip Torcello and lengthen the time in Murano and Burano. Burano is the best spot for gorgeous photos !
about 1 month ago
Amico P.
It was a great tour. Wonderful value for money experience. Very well organized the information shared by the guide was very interesting, the time allowed in each town was more than enough
about 1 month ago
Cointa S.
The information given by the multilingual guide was clear and interesting to know. The islands are a must see, Burano being the most picturesque with its brightly colored houses. The boat ride is comfortable. The free time granted on site allows you to wander the alleys while admiring the very nicely stocked local shops.
about 1 month ago
Estella V.
Perfect tour for us .. the right combination of guided information and free time. Highlight was Burano, would go back to explore more.
about 2 months ago
Ranolfo B.
The guide was amazing and narrated everything in 5 languages all day! The weather was not great--rainy and cold--but that could not be helped. I understand that we were trying to take in a lot of sights in one day, but it did at times feel very rushed.
about 2 months ago
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