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Murano, Burano, and Torcello Afternoon Lagoon Tour from Venice

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    What to Expect
    Your tour will show you the most beautiful parts of the Venetian Lagoon in the comfort of a reliable and fast boat, which will lead you first to Murano, the glassmakers’ island; then Burano, famous for its crochet works; Torcello; and finally Saint Mark’s Square, the heart of Venice. During your tour your guide will explain the history and the culture of Venice and its islands and answer your questions and help you.

    Your tour stops first in Murano, where you can see the glass-blowing demonstration. A long and still-thriving tradition, this art has involved whole generations of Murano residents. Starting from the Middle Ages, glassmakers have been developing a personal style so that you can see the difference between one glassmaker and another and recognize the brand.

    Your tour continues to Burano. The heart of this island is Baldassarre Galuppi’s Square, which is the only square of the island. Burano’s bell tower is well-known because it is leaning. This characteristic occurred due to a structural failure of the stilts under the tower. Here you will see sailors’ colorful houses. Burano is famous for its crochet works, but also for its small, brightly painted houses which are popular with artists.

    The next stop is Torcello, one of the most ancient and rich settlements of the lagoon where you can enjoy the Square, Santa Fosca’s Church, “Ponte del Diaolo” and many more interesting places.

    You will have approximately 45 minutes on each island. 

    Once you have experienced Torcello’s specialties, your tour ends in Saint Mark’s Square, the heart of Venice. Here you can stroll around immersed in art, history, and astonishing views including the square, the bell tower, colonnades and much more.
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    Departure Point
    KFC restaurant / Caserma Cornoldi
    Duration
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    All tours end in Saint Mark's Square.
    Inclusions
    • Tour of the Venetian Lagoon
    • Boat transportation between the islands
    • Murano glass-blowing demonstration
    • Multilingual live guide on board
    • Guided tour
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Ticket and visit to Torcello Cathedral (€5)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Burano is wonderful, much more authentic than Murano. You can take the boat on Schiavonna in Venice (go to pier San Zaccharia nr A line 14) Departure every 1.15h, return every 1.30h. Trip takes about 1h. and cost 15 Euro pp. There is a lovely restaurant RIVA ROSA with excellent
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    Great value for money tour; at €20 per person you can't go wrong. Tour guide was just average. Could do without the trip to Torcello as for me there wasn't much of interest there (would have rathered more time on Burano). Really enjoyed the glass demo on Murano but Burano was
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    We booked this trip to see the different islands surrounding Venice, it was a very nice afternoon. You first go to Murano, see a glass blowing presentation, which was very interesting, with a very small amount of time to explore the island. You the go to Torcello, again
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    We booked this tour and practically begged to get a refund even before we started (we didn't get it). The experience started when they told everyone with a ticket to go to the enclosed front of the ship (no air conditioning, very little air) where we waited for about 15 minutes
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    Its almost impossible to find the boat in the Venezia. On the peer no tent, no signboards, no staff who can advice where is exactly embarkation point. Clients are waiting 20-30 minutes under the sun. Onboard was extremely stuffy, it is better to change the boat type for
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    By: Consorzio Vidali Group
    117 reviews
    denise1goossens
    Ghent, Belgium
    81
    If you are in Venice go to Burano.
    Burano is wonderful, much more authentic than Murano. You can take the boat on Schiavonna in Venice (go to pier
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    Maureenben5
    40
    Fabulous!
    What an amazing little tour! The people who ran the trip and drove the boat were very accommodating. The glass
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    jes_nz
    Auckland, New Zealand
    41
    Adequate tour
    Pleasant enough journey to Murano and Burano, informative guide during boat ride however there was a lot of
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    caroclo2013
    Dublin, Ireland
    41
    Loved Murano & especially Burano
    Great value for money tour; at €20 per person you can't go wrong. Tour guide was just average. Could do without
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    dharryb
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    45
    Do not trust TripAdvisor
    As stated. A waste of money. Do not bother to pay for 'queue skipping'. The longest queues are for those picking
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    Connie M
    20
    Murano AND BURANO
    VERY CHARMING...nice to have time to do what we wanted at our own pace. Boat ride to islands very pleasant and
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    Mjsupermom
    10
    Do it on your own !!!
    Take the vaporetto and spend the time talking to artisans. The tour did not give you s chance to browse or shop.
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    Alisa P
    20
    Perfect!
    It was hot- but hey August is the hottest month for Italy. Thank God we were provided with vouchers for discounts
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    DannyC2590
    5853
    Good trip, not very organised though
    We booked this trip to see the different islands surrounding Venice, it was a very nice afternoon. You first go
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    35estherr
    32
    Save your money and just use a waterbus pass!
    We booked this tour and practically begged to get a refund even before we started (we didn't get it). The
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    Hebraer111
    10
    Poor
    Its almost impossible to find the boat in the Venezia. On the peer no tent, no signboards, no staff who can
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    Sightseer785287
    Derby, United Kingdom
    30
    Fantastic Italian experience
    The people operating the tour were fantastic as we booked the first session and missed it by minutes. We had
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    tinab751
    Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
    17345
    Enjoyable Afternoon
    Really enjoyed seeing Murano and Burano but I don't think Torcello was worth it. I would have preferred longer in
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    266deborahb
    82
    Are Murano and Burano worth a visit while you're in Venice?
    That's a question I'll say "yes!" to. Without hesitation.I loved both of the small island villages that are a
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    Scottymay
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    6230
    Great Excursion!
    We left from near the glass bridge beside KFC.The cruise ends at St.Mark's Square (San Marco) The short
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