Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands

Duration: approx. 4 hours/4 hours and 30 minutes  Location: Venice
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8/10

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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 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!

Take benefit from the stop in Burano to visit a fascinating lace shop and buy original lace masterpieces with a 10% discount! The atelier Emilia Burano is one of the flag-bearers of the made in Italy brand in the world and its products are synonymous with quality, elegance and timeless style.

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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 12 November 2017
9.30 am
2.30 pm

Languages available

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

Prices

Full: €20.00

Concessions
Children 6 to 11 years: €10.00
Children up to 5 years: free

Duration

approx. 4 hours/4 hours and 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Guided tour
  • Boat transport to and from the islands
  • 10% discount voucher at Emilia Burano lace shop
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. 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 get a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour.

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

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8.5/10

Fitzy

May 2017

Group of friends

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 30 May `17 - Booking No. 16127585 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'When in Venice a great taster of some of the islands'

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

Lovely boat trip which took several hrs and which gave a "taste" of what three of the islands have to offer. Would recommend to people visiting Venice for the weekend or a short stay to get an insight into the lagoon. Glass factory was interesting but would have liked the opportunity to see a bit more of Murano other than the glass production and showroom. Burano was delightful, would love to return for a longer trip. Commentary was good, very wellrun trip and good value for money.

Strenghts

Lovely trip, well organised, great value for money and a wonderful way to see some of the islands

Weaknesses

Would have been good to visit Murano and not have to be confined to the furnace and showroom area.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Fitzy,

thank you for your detailed review! Please consider that the visit of the glass factory is optional, you can use the time at your disposal during the stop as you prefer, you just need to inform the staff on board! Unfortunately, if you visit the glass factory, there is no much time to discover Murano on your own.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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10/10

Karolina

May 2017

Solo traveler

NETHERLANDS

Reviewed on 20 May `17 - Booking No. 1718014 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Recommend this tour to everyone'

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

I think this was the highlight of my trip to Venice :) I enjoyed every moment of this tour, found a nice companion to have a chat with as I was traveling by myself, and made loads of nice memories and pictures! :) Great value for the money!

Strenghts

Organisation and planning of entire tour was brilliant.

Weaknesses

If I could choose and improve the tour a bit, I would skip the last (third) island of Torcello and instead spend more time in Burano island, which was absolutely gorgeous.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Karolina,

we are pleased you enjoyed the tour! Next time we suggest you to book the Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano islands: this tour does not include Torcello island and let you spend more time in Murano and Burano.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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10/10

Dana

November 2016

Young couple

ROMANIA

Reviewed on 03 Dec `16 - Booking No. 16134053 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Nice half day trip'

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

We had a very nice day with you. Excellent timetable and very nice things to visit in Murano, Burano and Torcello.

Strenghts

Perfect timetable, many languages for describing the tour.

Weaknesses

Nothing.

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10/10

Lauriette

July 2016

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 29 Jul `16 - Booking No. 1629346

'Factory disappointing, but love the tour'

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

We could have not gone to the "glass factory" as we have seen that, but would have rather wandered the island of Murano but a small matter, this tour is great and you feel independent. A great service.

Strenghts

easy fast and reasonable

Weaknesses

none

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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'

Tour
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'

Tour
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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