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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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  • 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
Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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9:30am DepartureMost Popular
Departs at 9:30am. Available March 28, to November 03 only
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Departs at 11:00am.
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Departs at 10:30am. Available between May 29, until September 14 only with an English-speaking guide
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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 (4,534)
1 - 5 of 247 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Colorful Homes - Tours are “money grabs”

Nice side trip to see these islands. We did the glass making tour (10 minutes) in Murano and lace making tour (2 minutes) in Burano that were basically a joke. They didn’t demonstrate anything. Just got you into their store to sell their stuff. If...More

Thank VGaither
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Only Morano fine

When you go with children, you need to engage them. So, Morano visit with demo on glass making and shop for colored glasses is worth it. Burano had nothing other than taking pic of colorful houses and torcello is sheer waste of time. If you...More

Thank Rajesh A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Nice trip but must be timely

Beautiful trip but you must be back to the boat 5-10 minutes before they tell you as the boats leave earlier than stated. We missed the boat to Torcello. We were fortunate to find travelers who missed the boat in Murano who told us that...More

1  Thank Wcislo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Afternoon is best time to take this

Loved seeing how Murano glass is created. Liked how they allowed you time to do some exploring and shopping. Great boat ride back to Venezia, get to experience the beautiful sunset

Thank Kissbesos
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Very pretty and worth visiting

Unless you are planning on purchasing some big expensive pieces of Murano Glass- avoid tours offered by your hotel concierges. It’s best to just go on your own taking a boat. Plan at least 3-4 hrs . The Murano island is extremely pretty with great...More

1  Thank ElegantTraveller18
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david o
13 September 2018|
Response from Jon S | Reviewed this property |
The tour we were in lasted 4 hours and left from the main ferry area left of the square
21 August 2018|
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Response from c2ley | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. No need for a tour at all. Lovely just to stroll around.
31 July 2018|
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Response from Esthefanie G | Reviewed this property |
It felt like at least good 5 hours or so went in during breakfast time and was able to get out mid afternoon or early afternoon
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