Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands from St. Mark's Square

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

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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 13 November 2017 to 28 February 2018
2.00 pm

From 1 March to 11 November 2018
9.30 am
2.30 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.

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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117 reviews for Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands from St. Mark's Square

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8/10

Sue

April 2018

Other

SOUTH AFRICA

Reviewed on 09 May `18 - Booking No. 1837366

'Murano, Burano, Torcello tour'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands from St. Mark's Square

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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7/10

Vincent van Leenen

April 2018

Young couple

NETHERLANDS

Reviewed on 25 Apr `18 - Booking No. 1824349

'you got to see Burano!'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands from St. Mark's Square

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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10/10

Pallavi SIngh

August 2017

Family with children

INDIA

Reviewed on 04 Sep `17 - Booking No. 17141825

'Authentic Venice we love it'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands from St. Mark's Square

We loved the service, on time and what a route

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9.5/10

Cat

August 2017

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 03 Sep `17 - Booking No. 17124796

'Great Relaxing Day'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands from St. Mark's Square

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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9.5/10

Priscilla Civelli

August 2017

Young couple

MALTA

Reviewed on 22 Aug `17 - Booking No. 17132820 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Great Excursion!'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands from St. Mark's Square

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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8/10

Ju

July 2017

Family with children

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 04 Aug `17 - Booking No. 1778456 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Good trip'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands from St. Mark's Square

The trip was fun for the kids, but everything is made for you to shop. Little time in the places basically viewing shops.

Strengths

The glass factory in fun

Weaknesses

A tour made for shopping

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6.5/10

Caz

July 2017

Family with children

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 29 Jul `17 - Booking No. 17112474 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Tourists'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands from St. Mark's Square

We felt this trip was disappointing due to the short time on each island. Suppose it was just a 'taster' to entice you to go again. We saw just 10 minutes of Murano due to having to sit through a glass demonstration etc.. Torcello we didn't see as by the time we had walked a distance along the river it was time to go back. Burano was a delight,just as we imagined. In hindsight we wish we had took a trip just to Burano.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Caz, 

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you did not appreciate the tour, but as per logistical organization, the ship has to respect a strict timetable and 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. 

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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8/10

Na

June 2017

Young couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 04 Jul `17 - Booking No. 1783013 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Good'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands from St. Mark's Square

Nice tour

Strengths

Languages

Weaknesses

Too strict

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6.5/10

Renata

June 2017

Group of friends

MEXICO

Reviewed on 19 Jun `17 - Booking No. 1774528

'Islands tour'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands from St. Mark's Square

The transport system was good in general.

Strengths

The transport, the logistics

Weaknesses

Very few time in each place


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Renata,

thank you for your feedback! As for the stops duration, please consider that it is indicated in the tour description… Please consider that visiting 3 islands in approx. 4 hours necessarily implies spending little time in each of them. In fact, the tour programme was developed for those wishing to have an overview of Venetian Islands without stealing too much time to the visit of Venice itself.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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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 from St. Mark's Square

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.

Strengths

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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