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Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Multilingual Boat Tour

1. Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Multilingual Boat Tour

Departing from Venice, travel across the lagoon to visit the three islands of the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello. The excursion will start in St. Mark's Square area where you will board a panoramic boat and leave towards the northern part of the lagoon. Some explanations will be provided in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian during the boat trips. The first stop will be Murano Island, famous for its glass production and picturesque views. Here, have the chance to visit a glass factory and observe a local artist giving shape to a glass piece of art. Let yourself be amazed by Murano Island, but also remember to get back in time to the boat to leave for the next highlight. The next stop is Burano Island, famous for its colorful houses. Apart from being a paradise for photography lovers, it is home to a long tradition of lace production. Enough free time will be left to stroll around the island and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that can still be found here. If you have chosen the option for the Three Islands, the next stop is Torcello, known as the Mother of Venice. You have the chance to visit the Basilica, which is one of the oldest in the Lagoon and holds some beautiful mosaics, or maybe visit the museum. If not you can just spend your time walking around this enchanting and very historical island.  With eyes full of beauty and camera cards full of memories to cherish, you will then catch your motorboat ride back to Venice.

Venice: Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lacemaking Tour by Boat

2. Venice: Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lacemaking Tour by Boat

Escape the crowds of central Venice and catch a glimpse of what life in the city used to be like, as an island of artisans famous for their traditional craft skills, passed down from generation to generation. Your guide will keep you entertained on the short boat ride to the small island of Murano, famous for its glass making traditions. Find out the facinating story of Murano glassblowers and how their skills were so valued they were banned from leaving Venice on the threat of execution. Watch a craftsman in action and listen to a description of the process in English. Learn how silica sand becomes glass, and how the glass is given color. Afterwards, there will be time to browse the huge collection of glass art, and wander the island on your own. Cruise to the tiny island of Burano to see the brightly-painted houses huddled tightly together along streets and canals. Uncover Burano’s centuries-old lacemaking tradition as you visit a building where women still partake in this tradition of stitching lace. Your guide will explain the process of this dying art. Then, you can follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and pick out your own keepsake. Or, wander the winding streets, sampling delicious cookies at local bakeries. Unlike other tours, this excursion intentionally omits Torcello to provide you with more time on Murano and Burano, and with less time on the boat or trekking inland.

From Venice: Murano and Burano Private Tour with Transfer

3. From Venice: Murano and Burano Private Tour with Transfer

Meet with the guide and be transferred to the island of Murano by a private boat. Here you will see how a Master glass-blower works the glass and create unique masterpieces. Enjoy the exposition of masterpiece. Walking tour along the streets of Murano and see San Donato church (example of the Venetian-Byzantine style of the Lagoon). Transfer by private boat to Burano to see how Venetians are working the laces. Walking tour of the island to see the colorful houses and to learn about the famous biscuits Buranelli. Free time to enjoy the city or have an aperitive in one of the various bars. For the tour of 6 and 8 hours free time for having lunch in one of the marvelous restaurants

Venice: Historic Walking Tour

4. Venice: Historic Walking Tour

Discover Venice, the most magical city in the world, on our epic walking tour and self-guided routes! Join our guided Venice walking tour to discover how the wealth and ambition of these influential people shaped this distinguished city. Rising from the Adriatic Sea to form a maze of canals, bridges, churches, and palaces, it seems so artistically constructed that it must be a Hollywood movie set. But no, the Floating City was, in fact, created by some of the finest Italian minds in art and architecture during the Renaissance. With our tour, you will discover all sides of this multifaceted city, from the most pictured palaces to the most discreet side streets. Your ticket includes 2 self-guided routes in the Vox City App so you can continue your experience at your own pace and make the most of your visit to Venice. So, after witnessing the Floating City’s beauty with your guide, use the free Vox City app to discover more of Venice and its incredible sights. Venice Historic tour includes: Bridge of Scalzi Jewish Ghetto Canal Grande Rialto Bridge Ca' D'oro Campo della Maddalena San Salvador The Church pf San Giacomo of Rialto Calle dei Boteri Campo delle Beccarie Mater Domini Church Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio Our 4 self-guided route's main sights: Correr Museum Clock Tower Bridge of Sights The Ducal Palace Riva degli Schiavoni San Zaccaria Ponte dei Sospiri Bell Tower Ca' Rezzonico Scuola Grande di San Rocco San Barnaba Peggy Guggenheim Collection Santa Maria della Salute Church of Miracles ...and many more!

Venice + Murano/Burano/Torcello island from Verona by Train

5. Venice + Murano/Burano/Torcello island from Verona by Train

Explore Venice and the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello on a day-long tour alongside an expert guide. Wander along charming alleyways, visit artisans and see authentic glassmaking in Murano. Enjoy free time for shopping and tasting local treats. Start from Verona train station with a fast and direct train to Venice. Arrive in Venice known in the world as one of the most beautiful and unique cities on the water. Once in Venice, your guide will be waiting for you at the ticket desk in front of the 2nd binary. The first stop on the tour is the island of Murano, famous all over the world for the production of glass. Visit a glass factory and watch a local artist shape an authentic glass work of art. After that, take advantage of some free time to explore the island and admire spectacular views. Continue to Burano, one of the most beautiful and peaceful islands in the lagoon. Burano is known above all for its colorful houses and for the long tradition of lace production. Here too, find some free time to stroll on the island and immerse yourself in its peaceful atmosphere, before continuing on for the visit of Torcello where the former Venetians settled. Then head to the heart of Venice, where you can spend the afternoon at your leisure. Ride a gondola, or visit Saint Mark's Basilica.

From Venice: Private City Escape – Mazzorbo, Burano & Murano

6. From Venice: Private City Escape – Mazzorbo, Burano & Murano

Step outside Venice and admire the views on the way to the beautiful Mazzorbo, Burano, and Murano Islands on a private day trip. Make stops along the way to visit classic spots like a glass-making demonstration and Bepis' house. Get a fuller, more extensive experience by exploring the country you are visiting and discovering beautiful cultural gems. It's not your typical day trip. All you have to do is sit back enjoy the ride. Your knowledgeable guide will get you all the interesting insights and stories from a local perspective.

Guided Tour of Burano Island

7. Guided Tour of Burano Island

The island of Burano is easily accessible by public or private transportation from Venice and is an ideal destination for spending a pleasant morning or afternoon. Join this 60-minute tour and discover the island’s colorful houses and hand-made laces, and many other surprises! Your guide Silvia, born and raised in Burano, will lead you on a walking tour of the island, intended not only as a simple sightseeing tour, but also a chance to learn about the history, customs, and traditions of the picturesque community. Visit many interesting monuments, including the Church of St. Martino and St. Barbara and its famous leaning bell tower. Attend a short demonstration on the making of world-famous Burano lace. You'll visit a typical lace museum of Burano island where you'll have the chance to admire precious laces from about the XVI and XVII centuries, and buy home made products for special rates. You’ll have time to explore Burano independently. You might enjoy browsing the typical shops or having lunch at one of the cozy restaurants. The guide will be happy to provide you with suggestions and tips to make the most of your time in Burano!

Venice: Mazzorbo, Burano and Murano Island Walking Tour

8. Venice: Mazzorbo, Burano and Murano Island Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of three Venetian islands. Let your guide help you purchase water taxi tickets and make your way to the islands of Mazzorbo, Burano, and Murano. Uncover what makes each island unique. Meet your guide and embark on a water taxi to Mazzorbo, the island of monasteries and vineyards. Take a stroll to see medieval church apses and listen as your guide tells you biblical tales as they show you byzantine mosaics. Have some time to admire in the islands greenery and lagoon. Board another taxi to Burano which is known for its technicolor homes and traditional lace production. Watch the colorful houses wiggle with delight at their reflections in the canals of Burano. Continue to Murano, where you’ll delve into its long history of glassmaking. Witness artistry in action at the glass factories and artisanal workshops in Murano. Finish your tour at Murano Navagero.

From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Luxury Boat Tour

9. From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Luxury Boat Tour

Treat yourself to a relaxing and knowledge-filled tour of Venice and the Lagoon Islands in a luxurious boat. See glass-blowing demonstrations and learn about the rich history of the area. Get picked up at San Marco Square and begin your luxury boat ride accompanied by an expert local guide. Cruise along the Grand Canal and admire the splendor of the palazzos and bridges from a different perspective. Next, head to the lagoon and enjoy a short ride to Murano, the capital of high-quality glass art. Learn about the history of the industry, see a glass-blowing demonstration, and enjoy the chance to do some souvenir shopping of your own. Back on board, enjoy light refreshments, and head to Burano to see its brightly painted houses and immerse yourself in the charming fishing village with enduring traditions. Learn about the history and craft of the town's handmade lace. Continue on to Torcello and learn about the time Ernest Hemingway spent there, as well as the secrets of the enchanting island. Enjoy a unique view of the city skyline as you head back to Venice, and toast its beauty with a glass of refined Prosecco before being dropped off at San Marco Square.

Venice: City Highlights Private Wheelchair Accessible Tour

10. Venice: City Highlights Private Wheelchair Accessible Tour

You may think that the historic center of Venice, located on a hundred islands connected to each other by over 400 bridges may difficult or even impossible to travel. Yet, more than one can imagine, Venice is a city accessible to everyone. In fact, thanks to the public transport lines and the interventions to eliminate architectural barriers initiated over the years by the City of Venice, over 70% of the surface of the historic city is accessible to people with motor disabilities. On this private tour we will reach together most of the city areas by vaporetto or with short walks thanks to the presence of a facilitated bridges. In case of other disabilities, such as hearing loss or deafness, blindness of visual limitations or cognitive difficulties, the experience will be customized to make sure it will be usable but above all entertaining and enriching, underlining the incredible variety of multisensory aspects that the city offers. On this private tour you will cross the city through a series of itineraries without barriers or adapted according to your needs through the most evocative areas of the historic center and some islands, including the area of Piazza San Marco, the Rialto market, some areas of the Castello and Cannaregio districts or the islands of Murano, Burano or Sant'Erasmo. Contact us and explain your wishes and the tour will be built around your needs.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 450 reviews

Made getting to the islands so much easier. We were only in Venice for 2 days and figuring out the transportation was just not an option for us. Our guide was great. She told us about each of the 2 islands and we had a demonstration on both. Then about and hour to ourselves. Not really long enough in burano considering it was lunch time and we all had to eat. So no time to really see it. I would suggest the tour add another hour on just to allow for that. But over all it was great. A bit of a long ride back on the boat to Venice. Maybe an hour. Which was comfortable. Maybe 20 of us on a smaller boat but fully covered from the sun and good air flow. So that was great bec it was hot. Pay close attention to meeting point. She was right where she was supposed to be but if you don’t know the area it can be chaotic.

Francesca B was an amazing tour guide, great knowledge of islands we visited as well as those on the way to and from Venice. Boat ride was comfortable and informative. Tour of Burbank and Murano was beautiful and is definitely a must see for tourists. Would recommend to anyone!

Fantastic day out and the glass blowing was good to see. Very picturesque and very informative

It is a beautiful and easy way to tour 3 additional islands in the Venetian lagoon.

It wqs really food and fun The guide was so helpful