Full-day tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands from St Mark's Area with fish lunch

Duration: approx. 6 hours and 30 minutes /7 hours 

Location: Venice

Per person

Why choose this experience?

1 Enjoy a fascinating boat excursion and have lunch in Burano in a traditional Venetian restaurant.
2 Discover the three main islands of the lagoon: Murano, the home of glassmaking, colorful Burano, famous for its fine lace, and untamed Torcello, with its splendid cathedral.
3 Enjoy an amazing lunch based on exquisite seafood prepared following Venice’s culinary tradition.

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Important information


All year

Departure point:

Piers 1, 2 and 3 in front of Palazzo Cornoldi in Riva degli Schiavoni 4142 (4 bridges away from St. Mark's Square, approx. 7-minute walk). You will find an assistant who will show you the exact boat of the company IL DOGE DI VENEZIA.

Departure time


  • 10.50 am - Check in
  • 11.00 am - Departure
Languages available



Full €65.00

Children up to 3 years: free
Children from 4 to 10 years: €37.00


approx. 6 hours and 30 minutes /7 hours
  • Guided tour
  • Visit to a Murano glass factory
  • Round trip boat
  • Four-course fish lunch (vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices also available)*
  • Drinks
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:
  • Once your booking has been confirmed, download the voucher that will also be sent to you via email. You will need to show it at the boarding point, either printed or on your smartphone.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the departure time. At the meeting point, the tour leader will wait for you with a sign with the name of the tour.

  • Locate in advance the meeting point on the map to avoid arriving late especially in the event of strikes, demonstrations or bad weather: we cannot guarantee you any refund (in full or in part) if you do not present yourself at the meeting point at the specified time or if you decide to leave the experience before the end. If you need assistance, feel free to contact us at the emergency contacts shown in the reservation voucher.

  • The tour has a variable duration (6 and a half/7 hours) based on the number of participants and resulting type of vessel.

  • The stop in Murano (approx. 1 hour) includes an optional visit to a glass factory with a short demonstration of the art of blown glass, and also some free time. The stop in Burano (approx. 2 hour) includes the lunch at a restaurant. The stop in Torcello (approx. 1 hour) is spent at leisure. Adhere to the times instructed by the staff: the excursion will restart at the scheduled time, without waiting for any latecomers.

  • *Four-course lunch:
    • adults’ menu: first course: a choice between pasta with fish sauce (which can vary depending on the day between spaghetti, penne, rigatoni) or seafood pasticcio; second course: a choice between fried fish or grilled fish of the day; side dish: mixed salad; dessert: homemade cake of the day on a tray; ½ liter of water; ¼ liter of wine. Coffee not included.

    • children's menu (4 - 10 years): first course: choice of pasta with tomato sauce or meat sauce; second course: breaded cutlet; side dish: French fries; dessert: homemade cake of the day on a tray; ½ liter of water.

    • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free choices are always available.
  • The pictures of the dishes on this page may not be an exact representation of the real ones.

  • Due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, this tour is not recommended to people with limited mobility.

  • The tour is shared, so there may be other participants.

  • This is a multilingual tour.

  • Only small dogs with muzzle are allowed on board.

  • The boat is equipped with a covered cabin therefore the excursion will take place even in case of bad weather.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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A one-day boat tour to discover Murano, Burano and Torcello departing from Riva degli Schiavoni, a few steps from St Mark’s Square: during this boat tour you will go on a fascinating excursion in the Venice lagoon, visit its three main islands and enjoy an excellent fish-based lunch in a traditional Burano restaurant.

During the boat ride, a comfortable motor boat with a covered cabin, a tour guide will illustrate, in multiple languages, the history and tell you anecdotes on the islands and monuments you will visit.


The first stop is the island of Murano, where you will see a real master glassmaker at work during a demonstration lasting about 15 minutes inside an artisan workshop. If you are not interested in visiting the glass factory, you can explore the island on your own, but remember to let the crew know. The stop lasts about an hour: you will visit the splendid Basilica of Santi Maria and Donato, or the Glass Museum or Palazzo da Mula. Or simply take a stroll around the many shops selling handcrafted glass objects and jewelry.


Next will be Burano, where you will stop for about 2 hours. This island is full of colors and energy, with the houses being reflected on the canals, ladies sitting out in the streets embroidering the typical lace, the comings and goings of tourists, but also children playing in the squares and the never-ending activities of the fishermen. Go and see the leaning bell tower or the house of Bepi Suà, the most colorful on the island. Or visit the amazing Lace Museum.

The fish-based lunch is included in the stop in Burano. We have reserved a table for you at the "Al Raspo de Ua" tavern, a traditional restaurant, which has tables outside but also comfortable air-conditioned rooms inside. The cuisine is simple and tasty according to the Venetian tradition with a first course of pasta with fish sauce or seafood pasticcio and, as a main, fried or grilled fish. And in the end, a nice slide of homemade cake! If you don't like fish or suffer from intolerances, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices are available.


The excursion will continue with a visit to Torcello, the cradle of Venetian civilization, where you will spend around an hour. In this green and untamed island, inhabited only by a dozen people, you will see unmissable historical and artistic artworks, such as the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni Evangelista, Attila’s Throne and the fabled Devil's Bridge.

At the end of your visit, you will get back on board and return to Venice where your excursion will come to an end.

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Reviews for Full-day tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands from St Mark's Area with fish lunch

Based on 8 Reviews
Reviews in other languages (5) Reviews in italian (3)


Mature couple

Booking No. 198865

Reviewed on 22 Aug `19

'Nice tour'

The boat ride was enjoyable, the glass blowing demonstration was great. Our fish lunch was excellent. Our lunch was delicious too. An enjoyable day to visit the Venetian Islands.

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Young couple

Booking No. 197211

Reviewed on 05 Aug `19


Guides were helpful, the transport was very comfortable and seeing the sites from the water was pretty. The glass blowing in Murano an, the Burano lace were spectacular. An excellent lunch in the colorful island was fun. An unmissable tour if you have a day to spare!


Fisch lunch



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Family with children

Booking No. 1829624

Reviewed on 29 Apr `18

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Nice overview of surroundings areas of Venice'

For my wife's birthday, we decided to take a small cruise to the various Venetian islands and surfing the web we found this tour of Burano with seafood lunch included and a quick demonstration of glass art in Murano, the perfect tour for a special day. The organization was pretty good and timely, a pleasant discovery of some islands in the Laguna from a unique point of view. Unmissable after the demonstration in Murano a visit to the connected shop (we made several purchases for our friends) and the view of the inclined bell tower of Burano. Only two flaws easily ameliorable the time for eat, which is not much to enjoy then the island (it would take only 30 minutes more to be perfect) and greater coordination of the languages ​​proposed during the boat trip, sometimes repeated or incorrectly formulated.


The boat trip Quality of the lunch Excellent live demonstration on the creation of glass objects in Murano


Shot time to have lunch Explanation on the boat

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Mature couple

Booking No. 17174322

Reviewed on 10 Oct `17

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl


We totally enjoyed the trip to Murano/Burano with the included lunch! We enjoyed seeing the glass blowing demonstration and enjoyed walking around Burano, seeing the brightly colored houses and our lunch. Would recommend!

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Group of friends

Booking No. 1744666

Reviewed on 23 May `17

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Murano and Burano Fish Meal'

The boat ride to the Islands was comfortable. The glass demo on Murano was fascinating. A bit more free time would have been useful. Burano with its colorful buildings is lovely. Even though the fish lunch was in a lovely cafe and was very tasty, it took all the time allotment on the Island so we had no time to snoop around.


Comfortable, scenic boat ride. Fascinating glass demo. Tasty lunch in a lovely Burano cafe.


Not much time on Murano after the demo. No time to explore Burano after the lunch.

Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Nancy,

thank for your feedback! Actually, this tour is one of our latest product therefore we will take all our customers’ comments into account to improve the service.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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