Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands

Duration: approx. 4 hours/4 hours and 30 minutes   Location: Venice

8/10

66 Reviews

Per person
20.00
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Why choose this experience?

1 Because you can discover the ancient traditions of Venice with a short boat trip to the most famous islands for just €20 per person
2 Because the embarkation point can be easily reached in a few minutes from St Mark’s Square
3 Because it allows you to get an overview of Murano, Burano and Torcello without taking too much time away from visiting Venice

This fascinating boat trip in Venice offers you a Murano, Burano and Torcello half-day sightseeing tour without taking too much time away from visiting Venice: our Venice lagoon trip has, in fact, a total duration of four hours and includes short stops on all three islands.

Away from the tourist routes , Torcello, Burano and Murano islands preserve the most authentic traditions of Venice. With this excursion among the Venice, Italy lagoon islands, you will leave the town centre and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of Murano, Burano and Torcello for a half-day.

The Venice Lagoon boat trip starts a few steps from St Mark’s Square, near the Ponte della Paglia, at the desk of Serenissima Motoscafi. A hostess will escort you to the point of embarkation, where you can board the Venice boat tour to Murano.

On board the boat, the guide will give you some information about the lagoon and its islands - this Venice boat excursion provides multilingual explanations carried out with a microphone inside the boat. During the breaks you can decide whether to carry out the program of the excursion or visit the islands independently.

The first stop on our visit to the Venice islands lagoon will be to the Venice island of Murano, known throughout the world for its ancient tradition of glass making. The stop will last about 40 minutes and include an optional visit to a glass factory with a demonstration of the art of glass blowing. Alternatively, you can enjoy your trip to Murano island on your own, while respecting the anticipated duration of the stop.

The excursion then continues to the Venice island of Burano, the bustling island famous for its colourful houses and the hand-crafted lace work, true works of art made of lace that can be purchased at local shops or street stalls. During the break of about 35 minutes, you can visit one of the lace shops or dedicate this time to explore the island on your own.

Torcello, the largest centre in the Venetian Lagoon before the birth of the Republic of Venice, will be the last stop of this fascinating Venice boat tour. This mystical island combines intense spirituality with many examples of great historical and artistic importance, such as the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the legendary Devil's Bridge and Attila’s throne. During the break of approximately 45 minutes, you can admire the remains of its former glory walking through the untouched nature that characterizes the island.

Among the many boat trips and day trips to Murano and Burano in the lagoon, our boat tour of Venice islands to Murano, Burano and Torcello is distinguished by its very attractive price and the opportunity to combine the visit of the three islands with a boat trip in the lagoon for only four hours.

If you are interested in other boat tour in Venice, Italy venetoinside.com offers several detailed proposals, which you can find in our boat tour section, including a half-day excursion only to Murano and Burano islands!

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Important info

Availability:

all year.

Departure point:

yellow desk located on the Riva degli Schiavoni, at the feet of the Ponte della Paglia (which is the bridge located opposite the Bridge of Sighs).

Departure time

Daily

From 1 March to 13 November 2016
9.30 am
2.30 pm

From 14 November 2016 to 28 February 2017
2.00 pm

Languages available

English: daily
Spanish: daily
French: daily
German: daily
Italian: daily

Prices

Full: €20.00

Concessions
children 0-6 years: free

Duration

approx. 4 hours/4 hours and 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Guided tour
  • Boat transport to and from the islands
Exclusions
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the tour departure time.

The tour is not suitable for wheelchair users. There is a short walk from the meeting point to the point of embarkation.

The stop in Murano (approx. 40 min.) allows you an optional visit to a glass factory with a short demonstration of the art of blown glass, and also some free time. During the stop in Burano (approx. 35 min.) you can visit a store of laces , or you can enjoy of some free time. The stop in Torcello (approx. 45 min.) is completely at your disposal. If the optional visits in the program are not undertaken, you are strongly required to comply with the timetable set out by the staff: the excursion will head back at the scheduled time, without waiting.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

Multilingual tour.

The tour has a variable duration (4 hours/4 hours and 30 min.) based on the number of participants and resulting type of vessel used.

Departure point map

66 reviews for Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands

Reviews in italian (44) Reviews in other languages (22)
8/10
9/10

Calista

May 2016

Group of friends

INDONESIA

Reviewed on 29 May `16 - Booking No. 1631216

'Amazing day trip to murano and burano'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands

Nice experience exploring Murano and Burano island. Though when we was there it's a bit cloudy and drizzle. But overall we really enjoyed our time there.

Strenghts

Nice guide on boat, she could speak many languages.

Weaknesses

Couldn't really explore the island because of the tight schedule, but at least we still can managed to have nice lunch in local restaurant in Burano


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Calista,
we are pleased you enjoyed the excursion despite the limited duration of the stops. Unfortunately collective excursions has a strict time schedule to respect, as we make clear online on the important information of the tour. Next time, if you are interested in a more intimate and complete tour we suggest you to have a look at out Boat Tour section!

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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9/10

me

July 2015

Family with children

SWITZERLAND

Reviewed on 12 Aug `15 - Booking No. 1560793

'Worth the money'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands

Great value for money. On time, nice boat, interesting visit of Murano e Burano. Too much time in Torcello, probably to give the chance to have lunch there, considering there are only resteurant in the small island. Rather have more time in Burano.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear me,

we are pleased you appreciated the tour but sorry you did not enjoy the stop in Torcello. In addition to the restaurants, this island offers a very peaceful atmosphere and some fascinating places such as the famous ‘Devil's Bridge’, Santa Maria Assunta Basilica and the legendary Attila's Throne! We hope you will have the chance to visit Venice again to better appreciate the treasures of this ancient island!

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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6/10

A

July 2015

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 30 Jul `15 - Booking No. 1545957

'Half day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands

Was not happy about the first stop in Murano. I felt hostage in the Murano factory/gallery. I was under the impression we could see the glass blowing demo and then walk around the island. This was not the case at all. Other than that the other 2 islands where nice to visit and get a taste of what they are all about.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear A,

we are sorry you did not enjoy the stop in Murano but pleased you appreciated Burano and Torcello. Please note that, as it is clearly indicated online: ‘the stop in Murano (approx. 40 min.) allows you an optional visit to a glass factory with a short demonstration of the art of blown glass, and also some free time’. The visit to the glass factory is optional but, if you choose to do it, there is not much time left to visit the island considering that the stop in this island is only 40 minutes! We regret you missed this detail.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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7/10

raj

June 2015

Young couple

INDIA

Reviewed on 23 Jun `15 - Booking No. 1538218

'Good'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands

The arrangement insider the boat was good. They took us to all the spots. There was a semi guide on board who informed us about places. overall we had a nice time.

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6/10

Mr X

June 2015

Family with children

PORTUGAL

Reviewed on 16 Jun `15 - Booking No. 1541467

'bit of a rush'

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Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands

The excursion does cover the 3 islands and takes about 4 hours. It's fine as a quick overview, but there really isn't a lot of time at each stop. Unless you're pressed for time, you may consider doing the equivalent by public transport at a more leisurely pace - probably won't be much more expensive.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Mr X,

thank you for your feedback and suggestions to our clients! Those interested in visiting Murano, Burano and Torcello with public transport will be pleased to know that venetoinside.com also offers a variety of travel cards to get around Venice using the vaporetto! Before booking, please note that these tickets only include transportation and not the guided visit, as this excursion does.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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10/10

Chrissie

May 2015

Solo traveler

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 31 May `15 - Booking No. 1533381

'Murano, Burano and Torcello'

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Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands

This was a great way to spend our last day in Venice. The islands were all interesting. The tour was well prepared.

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9/10

n/a

October 2014

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 14 Nov `14 - Booking No. 1491554

'Must see boat trip of Lagoon islands'

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Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands

Excellent trip to see the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. We were glad that there was no pressure to buy at the Murano glass factory, very interesting. Burano was beautiful, and would have liked a little longer than the 35 mins that we were there.We will definetley book again when we next visit. A must.

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6/10

franbeltrao

October 2014

Young couple

BRAZIL

Reviewed on 10 Nov `14 - Booking No. 1479370

'Não vale à pena'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands

Na verdade, não é um passeio às três visitas. Apenas uma "passada". Em Murano, não se pode conhecer a ilha. A empresa nos leva diretamente a uma fábrica dos famosos vidros de Murano e de lá imediatamente de volta ao barco. Não se conhece Murano. Se conhece apenas a fábrica, cujos vidros são vendidos a preços bem mais altos do que em Veneza. Burano é bonita e lá nos deixam dar uma volta na ilha. Em Torcello também. Mas visitas rápida de 30-40min em cada ilha. Na verdade o "passeio" é apenas um transfer pq o "guia" não sai do barco, não nos explica o que é o que andando na ilha. Nos deixa na ilha e na hora marcada nos "recolhe". A única coisa bonita são as casas coloridas de Burano.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear franbeltrao,

we are sorry you did not find this tour suitable for you and did not appreciated the visits. The tour programme is developed for those wishing to have an overview of Venetian Islands without stealing too much time to the visit of Venice itself... We are going to report your feedback to the boat company in charge with this service. If you are interested in a more complete visit of Venice islands, please note that venetoinside.com offers many other boat tours, but at a higher price!

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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6/10

Ricko

October 2014

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 10 Nov `14 - Booking No. 1488608

'Not so much an excursion but a sales opportunity'

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Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands

The Murano, Burano, Torcello excursion is a conundrum. Let me explain. The trip to Muruno was all too brief and consisted of a 10 minutes demonstration of glass blowing and a 20 minutes "tour" of the glass studio's showroom where it's quite clear that the intention is to get you to buy stuff. After that, it's right back to the boat, and this is a terrible shame because you don't get to see anything of Murano (which I visited many years ago and found to be very nice!). Torcello was quite interesting and the 45 minutes we spent on the island was our own, and we explored a little. Finally, at Burano, we ducked out of the visit to the lace maker as we suspected that was just another sales event. Burano is very pretty and definitely worth the visit. Really, I would not recommend this excursion. I would advise you to get a water taxi or vaporetto and visit Murano and Burano yourself, so you can take as much or as little time as you like. I didn't find Torcello sufficiently interesting to recommend.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Ricko,

we are sorry you were not satisfied with this service. Please consider that visiting 3 islands in 4 hours necessarily implies spending little time in each of them. Moreover the duration of each stop is clearly indicated on the schedule details of the tour… As for the stop in Murano, if you choose to do the visit – which is optional - there is not much time left to visit the island considering that the stop in this island is only 40 minutes! The tour programme of this excursion was developed for those wishing to have an overview of Venetian Islands without stealing too much time to the visit of Venice itself... If you are interested in a more complete visit of these islands, on venetoinside.com you will find many other boat tours but at a higher price...

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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9/10

sophie

October 2014

Family with children

FRANCE

Reviewed on 09 Nov `14 - Booking No. 1485251

'Very interesting especially when you stay in Venice for a short time'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands

Very interesting especially when you stay in Venice for a short time

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