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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

From US$25.20
  • 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 via mobile
A brilliant trip, amazing islands!

A great value trip to visit the islands , obviously it’s subsidised by the lacemakers and glass factory they visit but there is no pressure to buy. To see glass blowing in Murano is fascinating, and the visit to the island was too short but...More

Thank Nic Q
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Good Value

You can join the tour on the other side of the water from the tourist advice kiosk in Venice. Alternatively you can join from San Marco if you want to brave the crowds. The tour takes 5.5hrs or 4.5hrs depending on where you embark the...More

Thank Gareth L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great way to spend a day.

We bought day tickets on the ACTV public water bus line for 20 Euros each (much cheaper than the private water taxis) giving us 24 hour access to ride all ferries. Departing from Fondamente Nove, the first stop was Murano. We really enjoyed watching the...More

Thank TravellerJJS
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Loved visiting these 3 islands

Fascinating watching the glass blowing demonstration on Murano. Such skill is truly admirable. The commentary on the ferry was interesting and helpful. Burano is my favourite island of the 3 and it didn’t disappoint with exquisite lace making. Torcello was full of interesting history. Well...More

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great apartment very close to Venice

Excellent apartment situated close to amenities and bus stop ( i would not like to live in the heart of Venice, too humid and noisy for me) with everything you might need, clean and very good quality furnished. Bus 6 and 6L ( quite frequent...More

Thank Constantin Leon B
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April 18, 2018|
Response from alanbeech123 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, due to the short time you get on each island, you do need to be quite mobile to see all the sites. I would suggest getting a 24 hour public transport pass and doing this at your own pace.
April 17, 2018|
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Response from Mellieboo | Reviewed this property |
tour starts around 11am and ends at 4pm. Lunch is not provided and the stops between island is very quick and lines are usually very long at the quick caffe. You are better off packing some food to bring on the trip so that... More
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