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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour provided by Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.

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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • Pass by Laguna di Venezia
  • 1
    Isola di Murano
    Stop: 50 minutes -
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  • 2
    Isola di Burano
    Stop: 50 minutes -
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  • 3
    Torcello Island
    Stop: 50 minutes -
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    Pass by Chiesa di Santa Fosca
  • 4
    Trono di Attila
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Ponte del Diavolo
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Piazza San Marco
You'll end at
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  • 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
  • Choose a morning or afternoon trip to suit your schedule
What to Expect
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. See 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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Departure Point
Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia, 30121 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Visit a glass-blowing factory at Murano
  • Travel by shared motor boat between Venice, Murano, Burano and Torcello
  • Entrance fees to Torcello Church
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The time spent on each island is between 30 to 40 minutes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note that the tour departs also from Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station 30 minutes before the departure time from San Marco Giardinetti. Please exchange your voucher at the Alilaguna ticket office in front of platform n°2 STRICTLY 15 minutes before the departure time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Anastasia wrote a review 3 Aug
Southern Wales, United Kingdom11 contributions10 helpful votes
This was so fun for my partner and I! When we went, the weather was a bit showery but this didn't ruin our experience. We even had an amazing tour of how glass is made in Murano (included in the price)! Some lovely places to visit in Murano and Burano, there isn't that much to
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Date of experience: December 2019
leemx wrote a review Mar 2020
Las Cruces, New Mexico3 contributions1 helpful vote
Murano and Torcello were not too memorable, but Burano alone was worth the price of admission. I would recommend entering from the San Marco pier rather than the Santa Lucia pier, as your wait time will be a bit less. Make sure to redeem your Tripadvisor receipt for a
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Date of experience: March 2020
Kayla S wrote a review Mar 2020
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I didn't quite like the pacing of the tour. I felt we could have had more time in Burano and less in Murano, but otherwise, no complaints! It was very enjoyable and a GREAT way to see the islands if you don't have the time to do so more slowly.
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Date of experience: February 2020
trudy c wrote a review Feb 2020
Hayling Island, United Kingdom43 contributions29 helpful votes
Really good way to catch a glimpse of these three islands. Murano we had a visit to the glass factory. Fascinating demonstration, with commentary. Bit of a hard sell in the show room afterwards, but no real pressure to buy anything. Burano is a very pretty Island, famous for
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Dear trudy c, we would like to thank you for spending some of your time to write a review of our Islands Tour! Our half-day boat excursion aims, as you fairly said, to show a glimpse of the so-called jewels of the northern part of the venetian lagoon: we are glad to read that you loved the Murano, Burano and Torcello as much as we do! We are sorry that the church of Torcello was closed due to Coronavirus: Veneto Region decided to take strict safety measure to contain the spread of the virus, but luckily everything is back to normality now! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Venice and we wish to see you again in your next visit. Best regards,
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Evelyn R wrote a review Feb 2020
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I had a lovely time once on the trip however it was not clear on trip advisor that they wouldn't accept my phone barcode and you had to exchange it at the ticket office. I almost missed the boat and the staff were very rude in the process. The islands are lovely and next time I
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About the operator

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By: Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.
Great way to cover a brief history of Venice.
I liked that we all had an earpiece to hear easily, that our tour guide sought shade wherever possible so we didn't
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A bit of a let down
First of all, it did what it was promised to do. We had a 30 minute gondola ride. However, before hand we had to wa
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Best form of transportation
We booked a water taxi to our hotel from the airport through get your guide. The company was Bucintoro tours in the
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David G
Venice Italy.......Romantic as hell, Great food and wines.... The sights are amazing...The Gondola ride was interes
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A must in Venice
Had to be done as it was our first visit to Venice. The gondoliers were very helpful getting us on and off the gon
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Scenic gondola ride
Even though the weather wasn't too good (cloudy & cold), we still enjoyed the little trip through the little alleys
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Gondola ride
This is a must when visiting Venice. Seeing all the homes right on the water. It just amazes me that they're all st
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Venice was really cold
The walking tour was good other then we were freezing the entire time. BUT we definitely did get to see a lot of gr
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Really Great Tour Guide.. Cheap way to ride Gondola
First, you need to get your ticket at the ticket office located in Campo San Luca next to the H&M store. The tour w
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30 minute gondola ride
The actual gondola ride was ok. However, the receptionist was very rude when asked if there were any private gondol
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Grand Gondola
The gondola is one of the attractions in Venice and you cannot leave Venice without such a ride. Peaceful, exciting
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Rachal B
Pretty lame
First, it's not only a shared gondola ride, but ours was a whole fleet of gondolas riding together. Real weird. We
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Overall great experience!
Leader was a little late leading us over to the gondolas but the ride was smooth and professionally run. Will defin
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Gondola Trip
A half hour gondola trip has same price everywhere in Venice. It is possible to feel that popular ambience, also to
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2 hour private trip on grand canal
Grace was waiting for us at the agreed meeting point, short walk to where the water taxi was waiting at the Rialto
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