Private Excursion By Typical Venetian Motorboat To Murano, Burano And Torcello - Venice

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Tour Details

Overview

Departing from the heart of Venice you will visit the most beautiful islands of the lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello. A private boat tour with friendly guide driver will let you discover the best of Venice like a local.

You will reach the island of Murano with possibility either to visit a glass factory or to stroll around its quiet streets. Then you will reach Burano, a fisherman island with picturesque houses and great local biscuits. The last island of the tour will be Torcello, with the first Basilica of Venice.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Get on board on a typical Venetian motor boat named "topetta" and start discovering the lagoon of Venice.

Departing from the city center, enjoy a ride through picturesque canals and the lagoon, and visit the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello.
Murano is famous since the XII Century for the artistic glass production. If you wish you can visit a glass factory and watch an expert glass master in action. The island is also rendered for San Donato Cathedral, San Pietro Church, the Glass Museum and a very quite and relaxing atmosphere.

Burano is a fisherman island with nice local sea food restaurants and colored houses. Some lace laboratories are still open and do not miss to taste the delicious "Bussola", the typical biscuit of the lagoon.

Torcello is the island where the first inhabitants of Venice have settled, and you can see the first Basilica of the city.

Inclusions for Private Excursion By Typical Venetian Motorboat To Murano, Burano And Torcello

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup
  • Local guide

Exclusions for Private Excursion By Typical Venetian Motorboat To Murano, Burano And Torcello

  • Lunch
  • Hotel dropoff
  • Torcello Museum ticket

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

A maximum of 6 people per booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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38 reviews by the users

  • The boat ride to the islands and back was truly breathtaking. We stood on the oldest bridge in Venezia, enjoyed the delicious Burano biscuit and witnessed Murano glassmaking at its best. This private tour for a family of four with your own guide and boat was a great way to spend the day. It would have been nice to have a little more time at the church in Torcello and enjoy lunch in Burano.
    The guide, Donatta, and captain were terrific! The captain agreed to deliver us to the Biennale after the tour and our guide escorted us. We highly recommend this tour for those who wish to explore three of the islands. Enjoy!

  • This was one of the highlights of our 10-day trip. Our private guide was amazing.

  • Excellent

  • I loved this tour! They picked us up at our hotel on the water. Our tour guide was awesome, so knowledgeable. She took great pictures of us too all over. We ended up taking her to lunch with us. This tour was a hilite of Venice and the 2 islands of Burano and My tank. Great memories.

  • We had planned to go on this trip with my wife who is very week due to health issues, and finally she could not join. The company has confused the time, and instead of arriving at 14:00 as ordered, came at 10:00 and pushed us a bit to find a solution. Understandably, my octagenarian mother and myself were a little disappointed from the start. The guide showed up at the hotel the second time on time for 14:00, and we just had to wait a little for the water taxi. We warned the guide that we were not great walkers, and we were keen on coming back earlier to see how my wife was doing. This first boat from Castello to Murano was excellent, a true registered water taxi, and took us to Murano glass factory without any issues. We toured the factory, and returned to the pier to find a very different, quite inferior, old, crammed cabin and very noisy motor boat waiting. We went on it to Torcello and around, and then disembarked at Burano. The guide walked with us to the main street, where we sat down at a cafe, I bought a bottle of decent prosecco, and we all had a nice chat, watching the tourists pass by, and chatting to the guide. I quite liked the guide as a person, he obviously understood that we were sad about my wife. He was feeding us a lot of tourist stuff, that has little relation to facts, but then again, all of them do, do they not? We then went back to Castello, suffering in the substandard, noisy, old boat, and we learned on appraoching Castello that the canals are closed. This I could not believe, and on further enquiry it transpired that this particular boat could not entered the canals. So, 3 hours after the start cutting the time being our own wish we were dropped at Hotel Gabrieli on Riva degli Schiavoni to walk back 400m to the hotel. This was OK with us, but if my wife were with us, being of a very limited mobility, it would have been a serious problem. I was also saddened by his blatant lying to us several times about the circumstances and the choice of the boat. Hence, not a very good value for us, and we did feel somewhat short of the promised service. For healthy people, sharing the costs, with an honest guide, a decent boat, I admit this tour can be a pleasure. It exposes one some extent of Venice beyond the main islands, allowing to see the difference. Sadly, there is little fascinating to see there beyond factual education, either decaying and abandoned, as Torcello, not anythng extraordinary, as Murano glass factories - much the same of any other glass factory - or converted to a tourist trap, as Burano. Would I do it again? Maybe, but certainly not in this way. I would rely on official water taxis, point to point, or as a deal with the taxi company. Or. being mobile, I would take group public transport for a small fraction of the cost.

  • A great way to experience the magic of these three islands from the glass factory visit on Murano which was very informative a bit of hard sell though through the showroom -the guide pitched the tour perfectly. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Our tour was simply great and our Guide, Fredericka, was a delight to spend time with. She was a great companion, clearly loved Venice and could answer all of our questions, and enhanced our experience with personal stories and recommendations. We felt so comfortable with her and our boat captain. I highly recommend this experience to all.

  • Super! Francesca, our guide, was pleasant, knowledgeable, and adapted to our specific interests and needs one of our party of 4 had difficulty walking great distances because of an injury that morning. The Colleani factory in Murano was fascinating to visit. They craft some beautiful pieces there. Barbara, our guide there, explained the glass-making process well and even allowed one of us to help create a work. We found the usual sales pitch at the end tolerable there was some push to make a deal but nothing that exceeded the bounds of courtesy. Burano is scenic and more serene than Murano, and our guide gave us a good tour of the island and its lace-making shops. We appreciated the transportation arranged by the factory, which allowed us to bring our luggage and be dropped off right after our tour at the train station. Overall we had a most enjoyable and memorable time and saw lots in only 4 hours or so. We highly recommend this tour.

  • We saw the highlights of Florence but the guide was more interested in someone he was texting .......after he pointed out a sight, he walked 2 or 3 paces ahead of us texting, taking selfies and sending them ..... not great ! This took the edge off an expensive Private tour .

  • Worth every penny! Best day in venice with an amazing guide on a beautiful boat. Would it do it again when we're back!

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