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Activities in Venice

Trip to Burano, Murano and Torcello

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Very good, it is a very nice excursion to do both as a couple and as a family.
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Enjoy a boat trip around the Venetian Lagoon's most famous islands, Burano, Murano and Torcello. On this tour, you'll get an overview of these three jewels of the city in a way both economical and comfortable!

Enjoy a boat trip around the Venetian Lagoon's most famous islands, Burano, Murano and Torcello. On this tour, you'll get an overview of these three jewels of the city in a way both economical and comfortable!

Burano, Murano and Torcello Tour Itinerary

Leaving from a pier next to St Mark's Square, the tour embarks onto a boat to set sail northwards across the lagoon, heading to the beautiful Venetian islands. You'll have around 1 hour of free time on each one so you can explore at your leisure.

During the journey on the boat, you'll look out at incredible views of Venice's old quarter while we make our way to Murano. 

Once in Murano, possibly the most famous island of the three due to its world-renowned Murano glass, you'll see the inside of a glass workshop. For 30 minutes, you'll enjoy a glass blowing demonstration, showing you how these tiny masterpieces are made following the very same techniques as eight centuries ago. Afterward, you'll have another 30 minutes to explore the island. If you decide not to attend the glass workshop, you'll have one hour to explore it at your own leisure.

Having finished the visit to Murano we make our way to Burano, one of the most picturesque spots on the Venetian Lagoon. You'll sail its old canals and walk its narrow streets lined with the famous coloured houses. According to legend, the fishermen who originally lived on the island painted them this way to find their way home on foggy days.

Then, you'll have some time to tour the lace shops (or merletto as it's known in Burano) for which the island has been famous ever since medieval times.

Then we take a boat to Torcello, the oldest island on the Venetian Lagoon. Our multilingual expert will explain the origin story of this oldest of islands, which at the height of its splendour was more populated than Venice itself. Today Torcello is a beautiful, peaceful, retreat where you can still find its decadent and authentic air. Here you can explore its streets, and visit places such as Attila's Throne and the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta.

In Torcello you'll also have the opportunity to try the best of Venetian cuisine, as the tour stops in a restaurant on the island. If you'd like, you can purchase a delicious glass of wine accompanied by some cicchetti, typical appetisers from Venice (not included).

Then our tour to Burano, Murano and Torcello ends, taking the boat back to the Riva degli Schiavioni, next to the palazzo Cornoldi for around 6 pm.

Meeting points

When making your reservation, please select one of the following meeting points:

  • Santa Lucia Pier: (Ponte della Costituzione) next to the KFC restaurant at the Santa Lucia Station, leaving at 12 pm.
  • Riva degli Schiavioni Pier: in front of Palazzo Cornoldi, 10 minutes walking from St. Mark's Square and leaving at 12:30 pm. 

Other excursions

If you would like to spend more time in Burano and Murano, enjoying their attractions to the fullest, we recommend that you reserve our morning excursion.

The tour ends at Riva degli Schiavioni. If you would prefer to reserve a transfer to the train station, you can do so on the day of the tour, paying 5 euros per person.

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Price

Adults Children under 10
Tour in English
US$ 31.60
US$ 15.80

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 31.60
  • Children under 10

    US$ 15.80

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

6 hours.

Language The activity takes place with an escort that speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with an escort that speaks in English and other languages.

Included

Boat transport.

Multilingual escort during the boat trip.

Visit to a glassblowers in Murano.

Visit to a lace workshop in Burano (optional).

Not included

Glass of wine and appetizer in Torcello (approximately €7).

When to book?

You can book up until the same day (11:50 am) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Will we go to the Merletto Museum during the Burano tour?

    A - No, in Burano we'll visit a lace workshop.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 31.60