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Trip to Burano, Murano and Torcello

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

Canal in Burano and its coloured houses
Canal in Burano and its coloured houses
Torcello
Torcello
Murano
Murano
Deomonstration in a Murano glass workshop
Deomonstration in a Murano glass workshop
Burano
Burano
Outside a lace workshop
Outside a lace workshop
Inside the lace workshop
Inside the lace workshop

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 6:45 pm.

Meeting Point

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 2 pm.

Riva degli Schiavioni Pier: in front of Palazzo Cornoldi, 10 minutes walking from St. Mark's Square and leaving at 2:30 pm. 

Important Information

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.

Language

The tour includes a multilingual guide that speaks English.

Duration

4.5 hours.

Price

  Adults Children under 10
General 23 $ 11.5 $

* All the prices are in U.S. Dollars (USD)

Included

  • 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.

Not included

  • 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.

Payment methods

  • You will be charged the full amount when the booking is confirmed.

Cancellations

  • FREE! You can cancel without fee with up to 72 hours before the tour

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email with a ticket which you can either print out, download on your mobile or tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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