Enjoy a boat trip around the Venetian Lagoon's most famous islands, Burano, Murano and Torcello. On this tour, you'll get an overview of these three jewels of the city in a way both economical and comfortable!
Burano, Murano and Torcello Tour Itinerary
We'll depart at the indicated time from a pier in the center of Venice, where we'll board a boat to set sail northwards across the lagoon, heading to the beautiful Venetian islands. You'll have around an hour of free time on each one so you can explore at your leisure.
During the journey on the boat, you'll look out at incredible views of Venice's old quarter while we make our way to Murano.
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. For 30 minutes, you'll enjoy a glass blowing demonstration, showing you how these tiny masterpieces are made following the very same techniques as eight centuries ago. Afterward, you'll have another 30 minutes to explore the island. If you decide not to attend the glass workshop, you'll have one hour to explore it at your own leisure.
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 some 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.
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. If you'd like, you can purchase a delicious glass of wine accompanied by some cicchetti, typical appetisers from Venice (not included).
Finally, at 6 pm we'll return to Venice, concluding the tour at the pier of Santa Lucía or Riva degli Schiavioni, depending on the option you choose.
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. The meeting time will be at 11:45 am, and the departure will take place at 12 pm.
- Riva degli Schiavioni Pier: in front of Palazzo Cornoldi, 10 minutes walking from St. Mark's Square. The meeting time will be at 12:15 pm, and the departure will take place at 12:30 pm.
Tour ending points
The tour ends at the same meeting points. When you make your reservation, you can choose in which of the following places you wish to end the tour:
- Tour ending at the Riva degli Schiavioni pier: you'll end the tour in front of Palazzo Cornoldi, a ten-minute walk from St. Mark's Square.
- Tour ending at the Santa Lucía pier: you'll end the tour at the Ponte della Costituzione, next to the KFC restaurant, a few meters from the Santa Lucia train station.
Even if you start from the Riva degli Schiavioni pier, you can end the tour at the Santa Lucía pier, and vice versa.
If you would like to spend more time in Burano and Murano, enjoying their attractions to the fullest, we recommend that you reserve our Murano and Burano Day Trip.
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Tour ending at Riva degli Schiavioni
Children under 10US$ 15.70
Tour ending at Santa Lucia
Children under 10US$ 20.80
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The activity takes place with an escort that speaks in English and other languages.
Multilingual tour escort during the boat trip
Visit to a glassblowing shop in Murano
Visit to a lace workshop in Burano (optional)
Glass of wine and appetizer in Torcello: approximately € 7 (US$ 7.30) per person
When to book?
You can book up until the same day (11:50 am) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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No printing of documentation required.
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.
If you have any other questions please contact us.