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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour provided by Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.

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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
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  • Pass by Laguna di Venezia
  • 1
    Isola di Murano
    Stop: 50 minutes -
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  • 2
    Isola di Burano
    Stop: 50 minutes -
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  • 3
    Torcello Island
    Stop: 50 minutes -
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    Pass by Chiesa di Santa Fosca
  • 4
    Trono di Attila
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Ponte del Diavolo
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    Pass by Piazza San Marco
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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
  • Choose a morning or afternoon trip to suit your schedule
What to Expect
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. See 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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Departure Point
Giardini Ex Reali, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia, 30121 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Visit a glass-blowing factory at Murano
  • Travel by shared motor boat between Venice, Murano, Burano and Torcello
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to Torcello Church
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The time spent on each island is between 30 to 40 minutes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that the tour departs also from Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station 30 minutes before the departure time from San Marco Giardinetti. Please exchange your voucher at the Alilaguna ticket office in front of platform n°2 STRICTLY 15 minutes before the departure time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Simon C wrote a review Sep 8
22 contributions5 helpful votes
Waste of time. Construct your own tour using the ferry boats. The landing at murano was to their glass blowing factory and showroom. Nothing else. Nothing much at torcello bur burano quite pleasant.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Simon C, we are sorry to read that you were not happy with our island tour. First of all we would like to clarify that we do not own any glass blowing factory in Murano: the visit and the demonstration of how the glass artefacts are created are part of the tour, but completely optional if you prefer to make your own itinerary. We include Torcello in our tour because even if it may seem the least "scenic" of the three islands, but it certainly stands out for its beauty and importance, having given rise to the Venetian "civilization", with monuments dating back to the 7th century! So we wouldn't define Torcello as "nothing much". Our half-day boat tour aims to give a panoramic view of the islands, their culture and traditions, and of the northern part of the Lagoon of Venice (at the competetive price of less than 20 euro!) We are sorry once again that our tour didn't meet your expectations but please note that we also offer private guided tour for those who prefer a more exclusive and personalized experience. Thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi, Best regards,
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Ewa S wrote a review Sep 4
Baltinglass, Ireland931 contributions259 helpful votes
I regret not taking vaporetto and going to Burano and Murano by myself. The tour takes you to Murano to the glass factory where you watch the guy making a glass and horse figurine. Then you have free time to walk around the shop, basically to make you to buy stuff. The shop is
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear EwaDublin, we are sorry to read you were not completely satisfied with our tour. Murano, Burano and Torcello are among the most beautiful islands of the Venetian Lagoon and we understand the desire to spend more time on each island. Nevertheless, our half-day boat tour aims to give only a panoramic view of the life, culture and traditions of its islands. The time spent on each of them is about 1 hour: this information is written clearly on our website and in every website where you can buy our tour. Please note that we also organize private guided tours for those who prefer a more exclusive and personalized experience. Thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi, Best regards,
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lucyrhay wrote a review Sep 2
County Durham, United Kingdom135 contributions27 helpful votes
Each island has its own quirks. Murano glass factory was great, we saw a demonstration of glass products being made and the gift shop was well priced. Torcello has lots of cheap bars so we sat for a drink by the canal and there was a wedding in the church which was cute. Burano
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear lucyrhayk, thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi! We are really happy to read that you enjoyed our island tour. The islands Murano, Burano and Torcello are indeed stunning: in our opinion, visiting them is not something a vistor wants to miss. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Venice and we wish to see you again in your next visit. Best regards,
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lisalula wrote a review Aug 2020
Chilton Foliat, United Kingdom3 contributions
Stunning islands to visit! Well worth the small price! We had a lovely time on each island seeing the sites
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear lisa-lula1, We are really happy to read that you enjoyed our island tour. Murano, Burano and Torcello are indeed stunning: in our opinion, visiting them is not something a vistor wants to miss. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Venice and we wish to see you again in your next visit. Best regards,
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kat_kate_86 wrote a review Aug 2020
Horsens, Denmark1 contribution
nice that it was time limited and we didn't use too much time or money... much less crowded than public transportation. it would have been nice to have a bit more time to have lunch in Burano which was a charming place. Do not count on getting too much information from the guide
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from RacheleSacco, Direttore at Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear kat_kate_86, Thank you for choosing our Murano, Burano and Torcello Panoramic tour during your stay in Venice! We are glad to read you enjoyed the visit of the three most beautiful islands of the Venetian lagoon. On the other hand, we are sorry to read that you didn't fully appreciate the commentary on board. Reviews like yours allow us to learn our "weak points" and to always improve the service we are offering. We hope to see you again in your next visit to Venice! Best regards,
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Cheaper way to experience a Venice classic
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Enjoyable must-do.
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Misleading- not just 30 minutes
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A must-do!
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Overcrowded gondola ride
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Great way to cover a brief history of Venice.
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