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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 (4,556)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Time warped into a different era

Absolutely stunning. Captured some of the most memorable photos here. Each little town is different but the architecture remains much the same. Slight different from Venice with more sprays of colourful buildings.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Must visit to see the glass blowing.

A must see island when visiting Venice. The glass factories are excellent, you can actually see them glass blowing. A lovely island to spend a couple of hours. Easy to get to by vaporetto.

Thank mey27
Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice trip from Venice

If you have time to kill, then it's worth a visit as it's different from Venice. Went first to Murano where we were shown a sample of glass making. There's a shop where you can buy authentic Murano items. Next stop was Torcello. Ir's quite...More

Thank Sam24112013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Colourful little islands

It’s worth visit if you have time as it’s quite different from Venice and those islands are a bit particularly! You will be able to see production of glass and you will be amazed by that however the prices are quite high and stuff are...More

Thank Basmaderf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Murano

i cannot rate this tour as we were unable to find the boat that we paid for. we waked the docks for 45 minutes asking every boat where this tour was docked and every answer was wrong. we also asked the info centre who could...More

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