Half-day tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands from St. Mark's Area

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

Location: Venice

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

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Important info

Availability:

all year, except for December 25.

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 3 November
9.30 am
2.30 pm

From 4 November to 29 February
2.00 pm

Languages available

English
Spanish
French
German
Italian

Prices

Full: €20.00

Concessions
Children from 3 to 5 years: € 10.00
Children up to 2 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.

During the winter period, due to the early clousure of Santa Maria Assunta church in Torcello, the order of the islands tour will be modified as follow: Murano, Torcello and Burano.

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 stop in Burano (approx. 35 min.) is completely at your disposal. 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.

The tour is not suitable for medium and big-sized dogs. Only small sized dogs with muzzle are admitted on board.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (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 tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

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.

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. As an alternative, if you are looking for a more flexible and customized experience, we suggest you our hop on hop off boat tour from Venice. Unlike this organised excursion - that have a fixed itinerary and duration - you will have the opportunity to choose where and when to start the tour, which islands to include in your itinerary and how much time to spend on each stop! This original activity is available during the high season only - from April to October - and represents the ideal solution for those who wish to discover the islands in total freedom and independence!

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 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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Reviews for Half-day tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands from St. Mark's Area

8/10
Based on 126 Reviews
Reviews in other languages (40) Reviews in italian (86)
8.5/10

Dandy

Mature couple
ITALY

Booking No. 18214271

Reviewed on 12 Dec `18

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Mr'

Stupenda gita in barca, è valsa la pena. Penso que a Primavera sarebbe più bella ancora

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8/10

Sue

Other
SOUTH AFRICA

Booking No. 1837366

Reviewed on 09 May `18

'Murano, Burano, Torcello tour'

It was a lovely tour to the 3 islands, but a bit rushed. Perhaps a bit more time at each of the islands for a slightly longer tour, but not all day, would be nice.

Strengths

The guys in charge or getting everyone on and off were nice, as was the tour guide

Weaknesses

It was a bit tough to hear what the tour guide was saying downstairs, either due to location, or her italian accent with the english words not being very clear

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4.5/10

Venicetour

Mature couple
UNITED STATES

Booking No. 1835140

Reviewed on 09 May `18

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Excursion could've been longer'

It was nice to be able to go to all 3 islands, but the time to visit each island was extremely short. That was a big negative for my husband and I.

Strengths

The captain knew many languages and was very informative about the the history of the island.

Weaknesses

Way way too short


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you did not appreciate the duration of the tour, but as per logistical organization, the ship has to respect a strict timetable.
Then, please consider that this tour is supposed to be booked for all those tourists that would like to visit the islands in a quick way, in order to have a general idea of how the islands look like, without taking time to the visit of Venice.

If you are coming back to Venice, we suggest you to take into consideration our private tours, so you will have plenty of time to visit the islands you prefer

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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7/10

Vincent van Leenen

Young couple
NETHERLANDS

Booking No. 1824349

Reviewed on 25 Apr `18

'you got to see Burano!'

The tour was well organized. We got clear instructions and staff of the tour and boat were friendly. If you are in Venice for a long time you have to do a tour like this! At murano we received a good demonstration about how the glass is made. Torcello is a pretty Island. The best was kept for the end of the tour: Burano! Such a pretty Island with colored houses and also not that touristic if you compare it to Venice.

Strengths

Burano

Weaknesses

Would have loved spend more time on the Islands so I recommend to do a day tour.

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3
8/10

danylilliu

Mature couple
ITALY

Booking No. 17161501

Reviewed on 03 Oct `17

'ottima guida'

abbiamo gradito moltissimo la nostra guida, ha fornito dettagli e curiosità storiche.

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6/10

T

Mature couple
BELGIUM

Booking No. 17151669

Reviewed on 01 Oct `17

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Murano Burano Torcello'

Too short on the islands. Not enough time to visit them

Strengths

See 3 islands

Weaknesses

Not enough time on the islands to visit


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your opinion about the islands tour with us.

We are sorry you did not appreciate the duration of the tour but the ship has to respect a strict timetable. 
Then, please consider that this tour is supposed to be booked for those tourists that would like to visit the islands without taking time to the visit of Venice.

If you are coming back to Venice, we suggest you to take into consideration our private tours, so you will have plenty of time to visit the islands you prefer.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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10/10

G

Other
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 17165631

Reviewed on 25 Sep `17

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Ms'

Loved this hotel.

Strengths

Lovely hotel and lovely staff.

Weaknesses

Food was ok and location is nice , far from venice but not a problem when using bus.

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10/10

Pallavi SIngh

Family with children
INDIA

Booking No. 17141825

Reviewed on 04 Sep `17

'Authentic Venice we love it'

We loved the service, on time and what a route

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2
9.5/10

Cat

Mature couple
UNITED STATES

Booking No. 17124796

Reviewed on 03 Sep `17

'Great Relaxing Day'

We had a great day on this tour. It was easy to find our tour guide and the whole day was simple and relaxing. We could hear the tour guide perfectly and learned many interesting facts during the boat ride. The boat was clean and comfortable. Each of the 3 islands had something interesting to offer and we were happy to be able to experience them. We just wished that we had more time to spend on the islands, as we did feel a little rushed at each stop.

Strengths

Comfortable, Interesting, Fun

Weaknesses

Not enough time on each island

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2
9.5/10

Priscilla Civelli

Young couple
MALTA

Booking No. 17132820

Reviewed on 22 Aug `17

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Great Excursion!'

Since we only visited Venice for a day, this excursion was perfect for our needs!

Strengths

Visited three islands in a single day!

Weaknesses

None

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