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

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Why choose this experience?

1 Discover the most famous Venetian islands and their ancient traditions during an exciting boat excursion.
2 Leave from and return to the heart of the city, just a few minutes from St Mark’s Square.
3 Indulge in a half-day Venice boat tour in the peaceful lagoon atmosphere… whilst still dedicating time to a visit of Venice.

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Important information

Availability:

All year, except for October 30 and 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

From 28 September to 31 October 2020

Friday and Saturday
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:
  • 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 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 (4 hours/4 and a half hours) based on the number of participants and resulting type of vessel.
  • 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 time at leisure. The stop in Burano (approx. 35 min.) is completely at leisure. The stop in Torcello (approx. 45 min.) is completely at leisure. Adhere to the times instructed by the staff: the excursion will restart at the scheduled time, without waiting for any latecomers.
  • 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.
  • This tour is shared, so there might be other people with you.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.
  • COVID-19: the use of a face mask is mandatory for the duration of the tour.

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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Full description

Away from the major tourist routes, Murano, Burano and Torcello preserve Venice’s most ancient traditions... If you want to relish the charm of these islands, whilst still dedicating time to a visit of Venice, our half-day excursion to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello is the perfect choice for you.

During our Murano, Burano and Torcello half-day sightseeing tour, lasting approximately 4 hours, you will enjoy the pleasure of sailing in the lagoon and stopping at its three main islands. Furthermore, on board the comfortable boat with a covered cabin and panoramic deck, a multilingual guide will tell you stories, anecdotes and interesting facts about the places you will visit.

 

Murano

The first stop is Murano, lasting approximately 40 minutes, which includes an optional visit to a glass-making workshop with a demonstration of the art of glass blowing. Alternatively, you can visit the fascinating Basilica dei Santi Maria and Donato, with its splendid mosaic floors, or take a walk through the alleyways, perhaps for a bit of shopping in one of the many craft shops.

 

Burano

In Burano, famous for its colorful houses and the lace crafts, the stop will last approximately 35 minutes and is at leisure. Take plenty of photos and for some truly exceptional shots, go and see the colorful “Casa di Bepi”! If you look carefully around the alleyways, you will also see one of the lace makers who still work to the present day, sitting at the door of the house, weaving small masterpieces of lace.

 

Torcello

Torcello, the largest settlement in the lagoon before the birth of Venice, is the last stop of this thrilling Murano, Burano and Torcello half-day boat excursion. During the stop lasting approximately 45 minutes, you will admire the many historical and artistic testimonies, such as the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the legendary Devil's Bridge and the Attila’s throne, enjoying a walk in the unspoiled nature of the island.

 

Useful Tip

If you want to learn about other Venice boat excursions, perhaps with different durations and starting points, take a look at our boat tour section, where you will also find 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 127 Reviews
Reviews in other languages (41) Reviews in italian (86)
10/10

Federico

Young couple
ITALY

Booking No. 2012682

Reviewed on 28 Aug `20

'Ottimo'

Siamo stati felicissimi

Strengths

Siamo stati felicissimi , TOP

Weaknesses

-

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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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4
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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1
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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3
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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