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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Highlights
  • Visit three of Venice’s islands in half a day
  • See a glass factory, churches, lace shops, and more without feeling rushed
  • Learn history from a guide you wouldn’t hear traveling on your own
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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9:30am DepartureMost Popular
Departs at 9:30am. Available March 28, to November 03 only
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Departs at 10:30am. Available between May 29, until September 14 only with an English-speaking guide
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Overview
This sightseeing tour allows you to see three islands in the Venetian Lagoon in half a day. Visitors often visit Murano—well-known for its glass-blowing factory—but fewer make it to Burano and Torcello, with their lace-making shops and ornate palaces and churches. The tour also offers two departure times a day, making it easier to fit into your schedule.
What to Expect
At Alilaguna pier in front of the Royal Gardens (Giardinetti Reali), board your motorboat to set off across the Venetian Lagoon for Murano. Disembark and stroll around the island with your guide.

Stop at a glass factory, where you watch a glassblower create sculptures in a centuries-old tradition. Your guide tells you about the island’s history as the former center of European glassmaking. Visit a few sights around the island, including a church with notable mosaics.

Hop back in the boat and move onto lesser-known Torcello, with its ornate palaces and churches. Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the excavated ruins of the Church of Santa Fosca baptistery.

Your third stop is Burano, known for traditional lace production. Walk past the island’s colorful fishermen’s houses, and visit lace shops and the lace museum.

Finish the tour with a boat ride back to Venice.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Touristly tour

Easy way to reach three islands with a small budget. The trip was worth going, because we were staying Venice for five days so it was nice to see some other islands. The boat was big and the atmosphere very touristic - don't expect any...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 3 days ago
Just perfect !

When I first booked this tour I was thinking that maybe there won't be enough time for us to visit the islands,considering you get 45 min at each stop. Our firs stop was Murano.We went inside and saw a glass blowing demonstration, which was very...More

1  Thank Marushk12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Culture, cuisine, and creativity

We visited Murano and Burano but not Torcello on our trip to Venice. Burano is famous for its handmade lace and brightly painted houses (which the sailors did to make it easy to spot their houses and see if their wives were cheating on them)....More

Thank geezy_weezy51
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Charming day

We needed a down day after the overwhelming experiences in Venice. This day was perfect for a quaint day of shopping and enjoying the culture of the surrounding islands.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Disappointed

Visited Murano having heard lots of people talking about it. Personally though it overrated. Streets were nice and we found a nice place to eat.

Thank Rochort12
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Response from Jon S | Reviewed this property |
The tour we were in lasted 4 hours and left from the main ferry area left of the square
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Response from c2ley | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. No need for a tour at all. Lovely just to stroll around.
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Response from Esthefanie G | Reviewed this property |
It felt like at least good 5 hours or so went in during breakfast time and was able to get out mid afternoon or early afternoon
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