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Murano, Burano & Torcello: hop on hop off boat excursion from Venice

Duration: 24hr ticket 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 Venice hop on hop off water bus will allow you to discover the city and the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello with a tour that can be fully customized according to your wishes and needs: you can choose the departure time, which islands to visit and how long to dedicate to each visit in total freedom and independence!
2 A high-frequency service with the possibility to hop on/off your boat in Venice as many times as you wish
3 Travel on eco-friendly tourist boats, equipped with free wi-fi on board and avoid overcrowded public transport

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This tour has been already booked by 798 people

Important information


from 1 April to 27 October 2020.

Departure point:

a stop of your choice among those included in the route of Venice City Sightseeing.

Departure time


From 1 April to 27 October 2020

Languages available



Adult: € 20.00

Children from 5 to 15 years: € 10.00
Children up to 4 years: free

24hr ticket
  • City Sightseeing Ticket 24hr
  • Assistance on board
  • Assistance at the Visitor Center City Sightseeing Venice (inside Venezia S. Lucia Station)
  • 20% discount at the Yalos Murano glassware factory (presenting an adult ticket)
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Please NOTE: the voucher issued at the end of the online booking must be printed (in paper format) and presented on board the first time you get on board. You can start the tour at any stop along the route of City Sightseeing Venice.

There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the allocated time and at the meeting point indicated on the voucher) and/or rejection of the service on the day; if customers wander off during the tour; or if they decide to leave the tour before the end of the service.

Before booking, we advise you to check the timetable and map on this page.

The date entered at the time of booking is printed on the voucher and marks the effective date of use of the service. While making the reservation, please, verify if the information you entered is correct: once payment has been processed, the reservation cannot be amended or cancelled, thus, the voucher can only be converted on the booked date. You can start the tour from any scheduled stop along the route and at any of the times available on the day you have booked.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants on the tour with you.

There are no explanations on board: by downloading the free Sightseeing Experience app you will have an audio guide of the historical center in 5 languages.

The ticket does not guarantee the availability on board the boat: if there are no seats available, you will have to wait for the next ride.

The prices of tickets shown on are the official prices guaranteed by Venice City Sightseeing.

Small and medium-sized pets can board the boats for free, as long as they are accompanied by a paying passenger and only if they are leashed and muzzled or kept inside a carrycot or cage. The driver has full discretion to deny access to pets, or may have them disembarked at a later date, if they consider that their presence on board is not safe or may cause damage to the other passengers or if the cage is deteriorated, not perfectly clean or contains food inside. Guide dogs for the visually impaired are allowed on board only if they are on a muzzle and a leash. In the case where the entry on board is not granted to your pet or is denied at a later time, no refund is available for the passenger ticket. It is not possible to bring on board suitcases, large backpacks and bulky luggage. The boats have 1 available space for wheelchairs: wheelchair passengers can only get on board by positioning themselves in the appropriate slot for wheelchairs.

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

In our portal you can book several guided excursions to visit Murano, Burano and Torcello: although they are generally appreciated, the reviews we collect reveal a widespread inclination among the participants...

‘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.’
Sue from South Africa

‘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.’
Venicetour from United States

‘Too short on the islands. Not enough time to visit them’
T from Belgium

‘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.’
Caz from United Kingdom

‘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.’
Karolina from Netherlands

Constantly caring about the requests and needs of our users, we have therefore explored the market in search of a more flexible solution, which allows participants to independently decide on the duration and stops of their excursion!

Do you already know about the new boat tours in Venice? City Sightseeing has also arrived in the lagoon with its tourist 'buses': discovering Venice, Murano, Burano and Torcello has never been so easy!

Thanks to the convenient 24hr ticket you can build your own hop on hop off Venice route and visit the most famous islands of the lagoon starting from the historic center: you can hop on-hop off your Venice boat as many times as you want and travel comfortably on board the new boats with low environmental impact launched in 2018, with air conditioning/heating and free wifi!

Unlike the standard off-the-shelf excursions, with fixed departure time, stops and duration, you will now have the chance to plan everything. Check the Venice City Sightseeing map and times and plan your dream tour: Murano glassworks, lunch in a typical restaurant in colorful Burano, a visit to the Torcello Cathedral and maybe dinner in one of the island's famous restaurants ... If you are only interested in one island, or just two instead of all three, no problem, you will have the freedom to choose what to do and see with complete peace of mind!

Please note: you can start the tour from the stop you prefer along the route and at any time among those scheduled on the day you will use your ticket: the validity of the ticket (24 hours) starts from the first time you get on board and finishes the day after at the same time, (e.g.: you get on board at 1.45 pm on September 19; the validity expires at 1.45 pm on September 20). Hop on hop off Venice timetable valid from 1 April 2020 can be downloaded at the following link.

Thanks to the good connection between Venice and the lagoon islands, you can discover Murano, Burano and Torcello in a single day... You decide where and when to start the tour on the hop on hop off ‘bus’ in Venice, at which stops to get off and how much time to dedicate to each stop. Thanks to the user-friendly app, free to download, you can check the boat's live position and plan your hop on hop off Venice route accordingly... Book online your 24hr ticket for an unprecedented Venice hop on hop off bus tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello from Venezia. Hop on hop off and head to your next destination!

In Venice, a boat ride is truly a must... Even better if on board the famous City Sightseeing boats that will allow you to travel comfortably, avoiding jam-packed public transport, also filled with workers, students and Venetians. City Sighseeing offers a route designed specifically for tourists, with stops at the crucial points of the historic center, the Lido of Venice, Murano, Burano and Torcello islands.

  • Line A
    • Ferrovia Compartimentale S. Lucia stop – KFC side
    • Tronchetto
    • Stazione Marittima Terminal Crociera (running only on cruise days)
    • San Marco Giardinetti Reali
    • Lido SME - ACTV dock
    • Yalos Murano Pier
    • Zattere Ponte Longo
    • Stazione Marittima Cruise Terminal (running only on cruise days)
    • Tronchetto
    • Ferrovia Compartimentale S. Lucia stop – KFC side
  • Line B
    • Punta Sabbioni
    • ElleGi Murano Glassworks Pier
    • Torcello
    • Burano - Fondamenta del Pizzo
    • Punta Sabbioni

To help you plan your trip around the islands and Venice by boat, you can find a hop on hop off Venice map of the stops in the photo gallery at the top of the page; the hop on hop off Venice timetable valid from 1 April 2019 can be downloaded at the following link.

To buy your hop on hop off water bus Venice ticket, simply select the date you wish to use the service: you can start your tour from any stop along the route... But bear in mind that the voucher does not guarantee the availability of seats on board the boat, so if there are no more seats available on board, you will have to wait for the next ride.

Hop on-hop off to discover the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello from Venice: complete freedom to choose what to visit during the day without worries!


The City Sightseeing Ticket Venice 24 hours gives you unlimited travel on both Venice City Sightseeing lines (A and B) for 24 hours, during the period and the operating hours of the service. The validity of the ticket (24 hours) starts from the moment you board the vehicle the first time: staff will check the validity of the voucher in your possession and will issue the Venice City Sightseeing ticket 24hr (for example, if you get on board at 16.00, the ticket will be available until 16.00 the following day and you can use it for your travels during the actual operating hours of the service - from 16.00 to the last available ride of the day; from the first available ride until 16.00 the next day). Every time you board the vehicle you will have to exhibit your travel document issued by the City Sightseeing staff.

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Reviews for Murano, Burano & Torcello: hop on hop off boat excursion from Venice

Based on 3 Reviews
Reviews in other languages (2) Reviews in italian (1)


Mature couple

Booking No. 1985222

Reviewed on 04 Sep `19

'Highly recommend!'

I would highly recommend this operator to visit Murano, Burano and Torcello. We timed it perfectly and had an hour on each island, before getting the last boat back from Burano and getting a free sunset tour back into Venice... a perfect afternoon exploring some of the highlights that surround Venice... a must do in Venice!





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Solo traveler

Booking No. 1992320

Reviewed on 29 Aug `19

'Good idea!'

An economical and practical way to visit the islands of Venice on your own. The boats are spacious and clean and the timetable ... you can choose it. Better than that!

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