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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Highlights
  • Visit three of Venice’s islands in half a day
  • See a glass factory, churches, lace shops, and more without feeling rushed
  • Learn history from a guide you wouldn’t hear traveling on your own
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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Overview
This sightseeing tour allows you to see three islands in the Venetian Lagoon in half a day. Visitors often visit Murano—well-known for its glass-blowing factory—but fewer make it to Burano and Torcello, with their lace-making shops and ornate palaces and churches. The tour also offers two departure times a day, making it easier to fit into your schedule.
What to Expect
At Alilaguna pier in front of the Royal Gardens (Giardinetti Reali), board your motorboat to set off across the Venetian Lagoon for Murano. Disembark and stroll around the island with your guide.

Stop at a glass factory, where you watch a glassblower create sculptures in a centuries-old tradition. Your guide tells you about the island’s history as the former center of European glassmaking. Visit a few sights around the island, including a church with notable mosaics.

Hop back in the boat and move onto lesser-known Torcello, with its ornate palaces and churches. Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the excavated ruins of the Church of Santa Fosca baptistery.

Your third stop is Burano, known for traditional lace production. Walk past the island’s colorful fishermen’s houses, and visit lace shops and the lace museum.

Finish the tour with a boat ride back to Venice.
Reviews (4,576)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent Tour

We were very lucky to go on this tour on a beautiful sunny day. The tour was excellent, well run and great value for money. The demonstration at the Murano glass factory was amazing and the showroom was very impressive though very expensive. There are...More

2  Thank andreabS1445PT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Good value visit but rushed

This is a good value tour that lasts around 4.5 hours and costs around 18 euros. Beware that in Murano you only get 45 minutes of which 10-15 is taken by a glass blowing demonstration followed by being funnelled into the glass shop. You don’t...More

1  Thank seanc617
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fun half day excursion!

This was well worth the money but skip the third island, nothing was there but this could be that it was December 24th. More time in Murano so you can leave the glass store attached to the demonstration and shop at other stores on the...More

2  Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed December 14, 2018
It is always a delight to visit these three islands

Burano is my favourite not only because it has retained the fishing village atmosphere and the bright colour of the houses but also because Burano has one of my favourite restaurant in the world called DA Romano. The laces museum is also worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ampelio27
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile
Lovely half day visit of the islands

Great value for money and highly recommended. We took the afternoon tour during the winter period and although you get amazing sunset views, by the time you arrive at Torcello, everything is shut and there is nothing to see. Our entire tour group took the...More

2  Thank MrsHolliman
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