Murano, Burano And Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour - Venice

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore three famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon Murano, Torcello and Burano on a half-day sightseeing excursion by motorboat. Accompanied by a local guide, you'll stop at a glass-blowing factory on Murano, visit Venice's first cathedral on the tranquil island of Torcello and shop for handcrafted lace on Burano. This morning or afternoon tour is a great introduction to the magical islands around the medieval city of Venice and its enclosed bay in the Adriatic Sea.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Know More about this tour

Board a comfortable motorboat, departing from the Alilaguna pier in front of the Royal Gardens, and speed along the Venetian Lagoon to three islands famous for their handicrafts and architecture. Youll cruise past the islands of San giorgio maggiore, San Servolo, San lazzaro degli armeni and SantElena Gardens to Murano, divided into nine islets crossed by a wide canal. Known for its glassware shops and factories, Murano boasts a long and still-thriving tradition dating back to 1291, when glass artisans moved their kilns from the old city center.

Explore the island on foot and stop at a glass factory to watch a skilled glass blower create works of art. Learn from your guide about Muranos wealth in the 15th and 16th centuries when the island was central to Europes glass making. View the magnificent splendor of Muranos palaces and Veneto-Byzantine style churches, some with mosaics and ornamental motifs designed in the 12th century, and catch a glimpse of San Michele Venices 19th-century cemetery across the water. Before re-boarding the boat, you'll have time to visit a museum showcasing the world-famous Murano glass.

When you reach the island of Torcello established between the 5th and 6th centuries and the earliest center of civilization in the Venetian Lagoon youll see evidence of the islands glorious past as it once flourished with ornate palaces and churches. First, view the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century. Your guide will also show you the excavated remains of the circular baptistery in the Church of Santa Fosca, which showcases a delightful portico and striking Byzantine interior.

Afterward, journey to the island of Burano and admire the picturesque fishermen's houses painted in bright pastel colors. In this miniature Venice, youll find the famous lace abundant since the 16th century and once considered the most refined in Europe. Browse local shops and find lace on display at a museum dedicated to the craft of lace making before your guide returns you to Venice.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Visit a glass-blowing factory at Murano

Travel by shared motor boat between Venice, Murano, Burano and Torcello

Exclusions

Entrance fees to Torcello Church

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The time spent on each island is between 30 to 40 minutes

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