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

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    1: C8MQ+24 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
    2: Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia, 30121 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable 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.

Deaprtures every day from San Marco Giardinetti or Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station (departure time is set 30 minutes before the indicated departure time)

Highlights

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

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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.

You will 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 glassblower create works of art. Learn from your guide about Murano's wealth in the 15th and 16th centuries when the island was central to Europe's glass making.

View the magnificent splendor of Murano's 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 you will 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, you will 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

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Nov-2022

    The glass blowing in Murano is a great example of the craftsmanship needed to produce such beauty. Burano is a beautiful little town with lots of small shops of local items.

  • 14-Nov-2022

    Had a lovely day exploring the 3 islands. Would do it again but probably the 6 hour trip and have a bit more time on the islands

  • 14-Nov-2022

    Not a bad experience. It's not really a tour, more of scheduled transport to the three islands. However, Torcello can be cut to give more time to Murano and Burano. 50 minutes at each stop is just enough to wait your whistle.

  • 14-Nov-2022

    amazing tour. longer than a half day but extremely worth it. you will fall in love with venice. our tour guide was great as well. i definitely recommend

  • 13-Nov-2022

    It’s great to see a little more of the Venetian Islands. Burano is superb and the old church in Torcello

  • 13-Nov-2022

    I was greatly impressed with the tour guide who was seamlessly able to alternate between three languages for the group. The tour itself was beautiful and a wonderful means of exploring outside the main business of the city of Venice. My only gripe would have been that the tour would have allowed for more than 50 minutes at each stop.

  • 12-Nov-2022

    The venues were spectacular with a region of the world seen by a few. Would 10 of 10 recommend this tour for those who want to see a lot over a short period of time

  • 12-Nov-2022

    It’s good transportation if you don’t have time to make line for the vaporetto. They give you 1 hour in each island and is not enough. Anyway, is a good option.

  • 11-Nov-2022

    Plenty of room in the boat. The staff was very friendly. A little more time at the last island would have been time well spent. A good value for the money. We will be back. I do recommend taking this tour earlier in the day.

  • 11-Nov-2022

    The food was really good we took the recommendations from the guide and went to the restaurant where Hemingway ate and tried the gelato that was delicious.

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