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Venice: Boat Tour of Murano, Burano, & Torcello Islands

Venice: Boat Tour of Murano, Burano, & Torcello Islands

From US$ 26.84 per person

Discover the main islands of the lagoon, with plenty of time at your disposal. Discover Murano with its centuries-old art of glass making, Burano with its colorful houses, and Torcello, complete with historical artifacts.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian, French, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Sail in a comfortable and modern vessel
  • Listen to explanations from an expert tour guide
  • Receive insider advice for each stop made
  • Enjoy time to explore your historical surroundings
Full description
Sail to Murano, visit one of the island’s glassworks, and attend a demonstration of a master glassmaker. Alternatively (or additionally), you can walk to the lighthouse or opt for a visit to the iconic sights of Murano, such as the Basilica of Santi Maria and Donato, the Glass Museum, and Palazzo da Mula. Next, visit Burano, highlighted by its colorful houses. Enjoy some free time to visit the leaning bell tower, the house of Bepi Suà, or the Lace Museum.  Your last stop will be Torcello, where Venetian civilization was born. The first settlements date back to the 7th century when local folks sought refuge on the island to escape the Barbarian invasions. Today Torcello has just over 10 inhabitants, but its historical and artistic testimonies make it a very popular destination for visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a splendid panoramic view of a Venetian lagoon before returning.
Includes
  • Venetian islands tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello
  • Visit to a Murano glass furnace with a demonstration
  • Multilingual live commentary during boat rides
  • Entrance to the cathedral of Torcello
  • Tour guide on the islands
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
  • Anything else not mentioned in inclusions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • A FFP2 mask (for participants over 14 years old) or a mouth-nose protector (for participants from 6-13 years old) must be worn in all indoor areas. We also recommend wearing a mask outdoors if a safe distance cannot be maintained

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Meeting point

Piers 1, 2 and 3 in front of Palazzo Cornoldi in Riva degli Schiavoni 4142 (4 bridges away from St. Mark's Square, approx. 7-minute walk). Here you will find an assistant who will show you the exact boat of the company IL DOGE DI VENEZIA.

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Important information

What to bring

  • FFP2 mask

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please bring a packed lunch if you prefer to enjoy more time exploring the island
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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Good service and kind staff, I just make a small criticism, it is explained to go to boarding 10 minutes before, between pier 2 and 3 where a guide awaits us, unfortunately once there we get confused between guides and ferries of other companies .. ..com however everything is resolved because if you miss a departure 10 minutes later there is another one, I realize that in the confusion of the crowd it is not easy I would recommend a more highlighted meeting point.

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April 18, 2022

Everything worked. Unfortunately, with such large groups there are always some who do not adhere to the orientation times - and then the stays on the next island stops are shorter. Burano we would have liked to have had more time. But the excursion was nice and well organized. Tour guide didn't say much / just what the islands are called left and right and when the departure time is

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August 28, 2021

Everything worked fine as always. Easy to find meeting point, interesting excursion, well organized implementation. The time on Murano and Burano was a bit short for my taste.

October 2, 2021

Product ID: 354570