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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

From US$24.00
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 3 days ago
Daytrip

Went with one of the boat trips from Venice water front. Went first of all to the Murano glass factory. Watched a demonstration where the man blew the glass and made a lovely glass horse. You couldnt explore Murano which was a shame before the...More

Thank bev282
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Wonderful tour

I took tour over three islands! .Murano I looked in glass factory live show I how making glasses. Burano haves colorful house it’s so amazing and this place famous of making fabrics lace. Torecllo it was some how good so far.

Thank Sleepy P
Reviewed 6 days ago
Enjoyable

Even though we had a very chilly and rainy weather the trip to the three islands was worth every penny. The island of Murano was the most interesting to me because of the glass blowing demonstrations. Burano has nice coloured buildings that might be appealing...More

Thank Gabriel P
Reviewed 1 week ago
The highlight of my visit

A bit of a tourist trap, sure, but if you don't mind the pressure to buy things, then that shouldn't bother you! A 1/2 day tour of Murano, then Burano, then Torcello. Murano, the home of Murano Glass, where you will be given a short...More

Thank Olivia_Smart
Reviewed 1 week ago
Don't book over the web

I had the impression the site we booked with was a tour company and we were told to meet the guide at the ticket office, there was no guide. You exchange the email confirmation for a ticket, the site is just selling tickets on a...More

1  Thank jacky1954
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Twee_Seng_HO
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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Kenneth A
1 May 2018|
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Response from frantictrav24 | Reviewed this property |
If you purchase a ticket and online The pier information will be on the website. It is near the doges palace.
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stalboerger
18 April 2018|
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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.
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