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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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.
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Reviewed today via mobile
Unstructured time on the islands

This tour offers transport and information about the three big islands though it lacks a bit of structure. In the boat ride to the islands we received history and other information but upon arrival were told when to return to the boat (45 min later)...More

Thank TravelingJenni1995
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Super time!

My advice to everybody to visit these two islands.. totally different from Venice... but a really beautiful... in Murano you can visit glass factory and in Burano there is a nice place La Perla where u can find something nice for you and for your...More

4  Thank Elena B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Murano Factory

Had a half day trip to Murano factory. Great exhibition of glass blowing. A really exceptional experience (if you appreciate the Art of glass) and a thoroughly enjoyable No Pressure guide of the rooms displaying all the beautiful glass on display by our guide Luigi....More

Thank robertingman632
Reviewed 1 week ago
Our small group of 5 was picked up at our Venice hotel by our informative guide who spoke very good English.

Being able to visit the 3 islands close to Venice in approximately a 3 hour period of time was excellent. Our guide was well versed in the history and special parts of Murano, Burano and Torcello, and we were back to the St. Mark's Square...More

2  Thank 1958Rita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Tourist things to do

We the day touring Murano and Burano. In Murano we visited a glass blowing demonstration and some shops. Burano we enjoyed more with colourful buildings and piazzas with cafes and restaurants. Both are a must if visiting nearby Venice

Thank Giannina29
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Enquiries82
12 July 2018|
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Response from Bradmess1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. We scheduled ours through tours by locals which was great.
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Response from Kathy F | Reviewed this property |
Probably not as the tour leaves from the pier by st marks square.
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
It is a 3 hour tour
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