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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

  • 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
Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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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
Do Not Do

We took this tour to enjoy the outer islands. What it turned out to be was water taxi ride with some quick shopping at 2 of the stops and a walk with bathroom stop for the last island. There was NO time to really see...More

Thank nick b
Reviewed yesterday
Murano is theme of glass blowers. They create magic.

Write the shot trip over from Venice to see the glassblower work their magic. Of course if you bought nothing....... you would be the first.

Thank Travelmore501
Reviewed 3 days ago
Learn about the outlaying islands

Bought the tickets directly on Alilaguna website which are cheaper. The tour was fantastic. Right amount of time on the islands and commentary provided the guide was knowledgeable, she can speak in various languages. Two departure points were available and we choose to depart from...More

Thank Pansy_Seah
Reviewed 3 days ago
Very well structured and enjoyable tour

I appreciated this tour a lot, especially for its length! We got just about an hour on each island, which seemed perfect to me. The glass blowing show in murano was very cool, and burano was just absolutely beautiful. I used torcello as time to...More

Thank Valerie D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Boat to see the beautiful

Great way to see more of the islands and fantastic views coming in towards Venice. We got the boat from Piazzale de Roma and your said it drops off at St Marks.. the tour guide offered us a ride back to the piazzale at the...More

Thank Fishjoe
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10 June 2018|
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Response from kevinmdoyle | Reviewed this property |
Approx 13.30pm. Great trip You wont regret it. Kevin
7 June 2018|
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Response from TravellerJJS | Reviewed this property |
Yes, shouldn’t be a problem. It’s a water taxi and we have taken our luggage on them. Just a little inconvenient if the taxi is crowded
1 May 2018|
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Response from Dean-aaron89 | Reviewed this property |
The trip lasts around 4 / 4 and a half hours depending on how long the stay is at murano
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