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 budget-friendly, stress-free, and comfortable way!
Trip to Burano, Murano and Torcello
We'll depart at the indicated time from a pier in the center of Venice, where we'll board a tourist boat and set sail across the beautiful Venetian Lagoon, towards the most famous and ancient islands in Venice.
During the journey on the boat, we'll admire incredible views of Venice's old quarter while we listen to the multilingual guide share historical tidbits about the area.
Our first stop will be in Murano, possibly the most famous island of the three due to its world-renowned Murano glass-blowing techniques. We'll get the chance to see the inside of a glass workshop and watch a glass-blowing demonstration, showing you how these tiny masterpieces are made following the very same techniques as during the Middle Ages. Afterwards, you'll have a bit of free time to explore a short time on your own.
Continuing on the boat tour, our next stop will be in Burano, one of the most picturesque places the Venetian Lagoon. You'll have free time to walk its narrow streets lined with the famous multi-colored houses that have inspired so many artists. According to legend, the fishermen who originally lived on the island painted them this way so that they could find their way home on foggy days. You'll also have some time to tour the lace shops (or merletto as it's known in Burano) for which the island is also famous.
After that, we'll make our way back to the boat and head to Torcello, the oldest island in the Venetian Lagoon. Our multilingual expert will explain the origin story of this ancient island, which at the height of its splendor 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 get the chance to taste the best of Venetian cuisine, as the tour stops at a delicious restaurant on the island. If you'd like, you'll have the option here to purchase a glass of wine accompanied by some cicchetti, typical appetizers from Venice (not included in the tour price).
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 upon booking. If you select the option to finish the tour in Santa Lucia, you'll have to pay a supplement of € 5 (US$ 5.50).
Upon booking, you'll be given the option to select between one of the following meeting and finishing points:
- Santa Lucia Pier (Ponte della Costituzione) at 12 pm
- Riva degli Schiavioni Pier at 12:30 pm
Even if you start from the Riva degli Schiavioni Pier, you should bear in mind that you can finish in Santa Lucia, and vice versa.
Trip to Murano & Burano
If you'd like to spend more time in Burano and Murano, enjoying their attractions to the fullest, we recommend you reserve our Murano and Burano Day Trip.
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Tour to Santa Lucia
Children under 10US$ 22
Tour to Riva degli Schiavioni
Children under 10US$ 16.50
The activity takes place with an escort that speaks in English and other languages.
English–speaking tour escort during the boat trip
Visit in English to a glassblowing shop in Murano
Visit in English to a lace workshop in Burano
Admission to the Torcello Cathedral: € 5 (US$ 5.50) per person
Glass of wine and appetiser in Torcello: € 7 (US$ 7.70) 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.
Allowed, animals under 10 kg.
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 - Can we do the excursion with dogs?
A - Yes, we accept small and medium-sized dogs (muzzled) during the excursion.
Q - Can we take suitcases and pushchairs on the excursion?
A - Yes, you can carry suitcases and pushchairs as long as they are collapsible.
Q - Does this excursion include a guide?
A - This excursion is not guided, but an English-speaking person will accompany you during the trips around the Venetian lagoon. Visits to the glass and lace workshops will be conducted in English.
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 .