Enjoy a boat trip around the Venetian Lagoon's most famous islands, Burano, Murano and Torcello. On this tour you will get an overview of these three jewels of the city in a way both economical and comfortable!
Burano, Murano and Torcello Tour Itinerary
Leaving from a pier next to St Mark's Square, the tour embarks onto a traditional Venetian boat to set sail northwards across the lagoon, passing alongside San Giorgio Maggiore and The Lido.
Once in Murano, possibly the most famous island of the three due to its world-renowned Murano glass, you'll see the inside of a glass workshop. There you'll enjoy a glass blowing demonstration, showing you how these tiny masterpieces are made following the very same techniques as eight centuries ago.
Having finished the visit to Murano we make our way to Burano, one of the most picturesque spots on the Venetian Lagoon. You'll sail its old canals and walk its narrow streets lined with the famous coloured houses. According to legend, the fishermen who originally lived on the island painted them this way to find their way home on foggy days.
Then you'll have free time to tour the lace shops (or merletto as it's known in Burano) for which the island has been famous ever since medieval times. Then we take a boat to Torcello, the oldest island on the Venetian Lagoon. Our multilingual expert will explain the origin story of this oldest of islands, which at the height of its splendour was more populated than Venice itself. Today Torcello is a beautiful, peaceful, retreat where you can still find its decadent and authentic air. Here you can explore its streets, and visit places such as Attila's Throne and the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta where you can find one of the oldest and most beautiful mosaics in this part of Venice.
In Torcello you'll also have the opportunity to try the best of Venetian cuisine, as the tour stops in a restaurant on the island to enjoy a glass of wine with some cicchetti, typical appetisers from Venice (not included).
Then our tour to Burano, Murano and Torcello ends, taking the boat back to the Riva degli Schiavioni, in the centre of Venice, for around 6:00 pm.
When making your reservation, please select one of the following meeting points:
Santa Lucia Pier: (Ponte della Costituzione) next to the KFC restaurant at the Santa Lucia Station, leaving at 12 pm.
Riva degli Schiavioni Pier: in front of Palazzo Cornoldi, 10 minutes walking from St. Mark's Square and leaving at 12:30 pm.
If you would like to spend longer in Burano and Murano, enjoying their attractions to the fullest, we recommend that you reserve our morning excursion.
The tour ends at Riva degli Schiavioni. If you would prefer to reserve a transfer to the train station, you can do so on the day of the tour, paying 5 euros to your local escort.
|Adults||Children under 10|
Children under 10US$ 11
4 hours 30 minutes.
The tour includes a multilingual escort that speaks English.
Boat trip on the Vanecian Lagoon.
Multilingual escort during the boat trip.
Visit to a glassblowers in Murano.
Visit to a lace workshop in Burano.
Entry to monuments.
Glass of wine and appetizer in Torcello (approximately €7).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (1:50 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Will we go to the Merletto Museum during the Burano tour?
A - No, in Burano we'll visit a lace workshop.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Yes (you must attend with a carer).