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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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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12:00 Departure
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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.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Murano, Burano, Torcello Half-Day Tour

My husband and I took the same tour in 2002, and the memorable experience compelled us to take our 3 daughters to get the same experience there last May. The 3 places have its own unique characteristic and I must say, being in those places...More

Thank Marlene M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Left behind

Very interesting but there’s not enough time on each island! They asked us to be back for the boat at 12:02 we were at the dock at 12:03 and they had already left which put a downer on the whole day! Absolute nightmare, wouldn’t recommend

Thank Samuel S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Awful

This was our one bad tour. The tour we were on was huge. Each visit to a site was very short. You can easily visit these sites on your own. Burano is the best. Skip this one!!!

Thank bannsmith73
Reviewed 1 week ago
Rushing around!

This tour is squashed into too short a time. You get herded into the firing and glass blowing room for a quick talk then rushed into the showroom. Burano was disappointing (this was my second visit), I didn't see any ladies doing the actual lace...More

1  Thank KarinK711
Reviewed 1 week ago
Well run and efficient

This was really worthwhile and very well organised. The islands may be set up mostly for all the tourist visitors but they are certainly worth seeing. Murano has a lot more to see and would be worth spending more time on. The glass factory demonstration...More

Thank Mrs Jill C
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Erikaceponyte
11 June 2018|
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Response from kevinmdoyle | Reviewed this property |
Approx 13.30pm. Great trip You wont regret it. Kevin
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aribaraza786
7 June 2018|
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Response from TravellerJJS | Reviewed this property |
Yes, shouldn’t be a problem. It’s a water taxi and we have taken our luggage on them. Just a little inconvenient if the taxi is crowded
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Twee_Seng_HO
1 May 2018|
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Response from Dean-aaron89 | Reviewed this property |
The trip lasts around 4 / 4 and a half hours depending on how long the stay is at murano
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