Private Tour: Murano, Burano And Torcello Half-Day Tour - Venice

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am, 10am or 2pm
  • Departure Details :
    Bucintoro Viaggi, Campo S. Luca, 4267/C, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the delights of the Venetian Lagoon on this private 4-hour tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello islands in Venice. Watch skilled glassblowers at work on Murano Island. Admire pretty houses in pastel shades around Burano Islands delightful fishing port and learn of the ancient lacemaking traditions still practised today. Explore Torcello Island and marvel at top highlights such as the 12th-century Church of Santa Fosca and the Venetian-Byzantine mosaics at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. This private tour ensures personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Meet your guide at your selected start time in central Venice and board your comfortable motor boat to begin your tour. Speed across the beautiful Venetian Lagoon and take in panoramic views of the city and surrounding islands from your vantage point on the water.
First, cruise to the nearby island of Murano famous for its attractive glassware. Explore the ancient streets and alleyways with your guide, and delve into the attractive shops and boutiques at your leisure. Head to a local glassblowing factory and watch the skilled craftspeople create beautiful works of art before your eyes.
Hop back aboard your boat and head onward to the island of Burano. Admire the islands charming fishing port and its pretty houses painted in pastel shades, and listen as your guide talks about the centuries-old lacemaking traditions still practised today. Perhaps take the time to browse for souvenirs in the local shops you find.
The third and final stop on your tour is the island of Torcello, the earliest center of civilization in the Venetian Lagoon. Torcello was first populated by local Veneti fleeing attack from Attilla the Hun in the 5th century and today stands as one of the most tranquil of Venices islands. Explore at your leisure and admire island highlights such as the 12th-century Church of Santa Fosca and the Venetian-Byzantine mosaics at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.
After four hours exploring the islands of the Venetian Lagoon, cruise back to central Venice where your tour will come to an end.
Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Inclusions

Private guide

Transport by private motor boat

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

On Sunday mornings it is not possible to enter any of the visited churches due to religious functions taking place. Rialto Market is closed every Sunday and Monday. These closures are beyond our control so no refunds or discounts will be issued

A maximum of 6 people per booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 22-Jul-2019

    Best way to explore those beautiful islands as you can go at your leisure. Get your skipper and tour guide to pick you up from your hotel if possible and have them drop you off at their local lunch place to avoid tourist crowds.

  • 12-Jul-2018

    Barbara was a fantastic guide, Murano glass making factory was very interesting with exquisite items to purchase. Murano was very beautiful and colorful, only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 14-Mar-2018

    This was a nice tour, the lady who was our guide took us around and gave great detail. My only issue with this was that when we wanted to get a bottle of water, she took us to a place that totally overcharged us and it felt like this was done on purpose. I don't know, but I didn't like that. The glass factory was amazing and they shipped my purchases without any problems. overall the day was great, but for that water incident.

  • 02-Nov-2017

    If I could give this one 10 stars - I would! LOVED THIS TOUR!!!! So worth it. Wonderful, wonderful!! The beauty here is even better than the pictures you see. TONS of shopping for pretty much everyone. A fun tour!!

  • 10-Oct-2017

    Samuel and our boat driver made the day quite special. He was very knowledgeable with the entire area and listened to our needs.
    He set us up with the experts in the fields of Glass making and Linen embroidery.
    We enjoyed lunch together and shared some stories.
    Truly a wonderful tour!

  • 04-Sep-2017

    Great tour. The guide was very nice and gave a lot of information. Great private glass-making demonstration of Murano, and Burano was absolutely beautiful. We decided to skip Torcello and chose to be dropped off at a beach for the rest of the day instead. That's the beauty of. private tour. You can change whatever you need to at the last minute. Great day.

  • 25-Jul-2017

    Our tour guide Stefania was amazing she shared a lot of history on the 3 islands with us and responded to all the questions we had. Stefanie was very knowledgeable, informative and patient. The tour was very personal as there were only 5 of us on the boat. We had travelled all the way from Botswana, Africa for my birthday celebration and the tour was worth it.

    I would recommend the tour and our guide to anyone!

  • 21-Jul-2017

    we got lucky and had the boat/guide to ourselves. we were able to customize everything to do exactly as we wanted. really enjoyed the guide and the day.

  • 14-Jul-2017

    I guess when you book a private tour, it all comes down to the tour guide...and I can't imagine having a better experience. Barbara was our guide and quickly assessed our desires and expectations. Since this tour was part of a birthday celebration, Barbara went out of her way to make the day special for me the birthday boy. As others have mentioned, the benefits of a private tour is some additional flexibility and I believe our tour was unique to our group. FYI, we really enjoyed Burano the most.

  • 11-Apr-2017

    We were a family of 6 and thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of Murano, and Burano! We decided to not do Torcello because we enjoyed Burano so much. The boat was a lovely, private, mahogany water taxi that was reserved just for us the entire afternoon. Our guide, Sam, a local Venetian offered a lovely local insight, and answered all of our questions. This tour was perfect for us because Venice was extremely crowded, and it took us away from the madness of the city center, over crowded public water taxis, and tour groups. Watching the glass making in Murano was exceptional, and having Sam show us the quieter off the beaten path parts of Burano was exactly what we wanted. If you are into photography, like me, Burano was a dream in the late afternoon we did the 2pm tour. Thank you to Sam for the lovely afternoon!

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