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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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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.
Reviews (4,561)
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Reviewed yesterday
A good introduction to the North Lagoon Islands

This boat trip to Murano, Burano and Torcello was an introduction to these three islands. We spent more time in the boat than on the islands. However, the islands each had something different to offer and we got a taste of the differences. I would...More

Thank Chriss F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Worth a visit

Nice cheap way to explore more of Venice. Each stop we had approximately 45-60 minutes at which was plenty of time for a snippet view of each separate island. The tour guide on the boat was informative and clear and gave information in 4 different...More

Thank Wonderland8814
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Cold but worth it

Glass blowing was amazing and fishing village was so pretty. Nice way to see Venice and the islands. Wrap up warm as you go to the north islands and it was cold. Ate lunch at devils take away and was lovely on Burano as was...More

Thank 622judithl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
GO!!

Didn’t get time to go to Torcello, but Murano and Burano are excellent. Some nice restaurants as well . Only negative was the sales people on Burano were too pushy and wouldn’t let you just look , followed you round all the time.

Thank _sorrento15_
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great day

We loved this tour. Visit to Murano was confined to one factory but gave one an idea of the craftsmanship required to produce the beautiful pieces. Burano lovely to visit and wish there had been more time there to explore. Torcello has a long walk...More

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