Water activity

Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

From US$ 24.50 per person

Cruise to the islands of Murano, Torcello and Burano in the Venetian Lagoon. The most famous of the Venetian islands, they are known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, handicrafts, and history.

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Duration 4.5 - 5.5 hours
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Host or greeter
German, Italian, French, Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a short journey to all 3 islands and spend 45 minutes on each
  • Watch master glass blowers at work at a glass factory in Murano
  • Enjoy free time in Torcello
  • See the chocolate-box painted houses on Burano
Full description

Spend some time on the most famous Venetian islands, known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, craft traditions, and unique history. See the glass factory of Murano, lace shop on Burano, as you visit 3 different islands.

Depart from near Saint Mark’s Square or Santa Lucia Train Station, and take an enjoyable trip across Saint Mark’s Basin. On the boat, a live guide will illustrate the history of the lagoon and the three islands you will visit. 

Your first stop will be the island of Murano, sometimes referred to as the “Island of the Glass.” Spend 30 minutes visiting one of its famous glass factories and see the glass being manufactured and blown. 

Enjoy about 15 minutes of free time on Murano before heading to Torcello, the most ancient of the inhabited islands. Continue to Burano, admiring the natural environment and the minor islands spread all around you.

Enjoy some free time in Burano, a typical fishing island with colorful contrasts and chocolate-box painted houses. Look out, too, for much evidence of its renowned lace-making and embroidery industry, and try some of Burano’s notable homemade cakes.

Please note that once on the ground, this is not a guided tour. The guide will escort you to the glass factory in Murano and the lace shop in Burano. Afterward, you will have time to explore each island on your own.

Includes
  • Boat transportation throughout
  • Visit to Murano
  • Visit to Burano
  • Visit to Torcello
  • Free time to explore all the islands
  • Entrance to glass factory
  • Visit to lace shop
  • Multilingual live commentary onboard the boat
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tour guide
  • Ticket and visit to Torcello Cathedral ( EUR 5)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  • The onboard commentary is delivered in English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German
  • Please note that once on the ground, this is not a guided tour. The guide will escort you to the glass factory in Murano and the lace shop in Burano. Afterwards, you will have time to explore each island on your own
  • Opening hours of the ticket offices can be subject to change due to COVID-19. As such, please exchange your vouchers at the point of departure until normal operation resumes
  • You will have approximately 45 minutes on each island
  • Please bring a packed lunch if you prefer to enjoy more time exploring the island
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 9311 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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It was cool to see them and try their traditional cookies. However I think 40 minutes was a bit too little of time to spend on each Island. I just decided to chill by the water and the colorful houses rather than trying to see a lot of the Islands.

September 30, 2022

Departure from the station easily accessible. Easy to book tickets via the app and pick up at the station. Excellent passenger loading / unloading points (one in San Marco and the other near the station). 45 minute stops for perfect Torcello and Murano. I would have preferred more time in Burano because the island is wonderful. Quick but nice glass industry visit + time to buy some processed glass. GREAT for those who want to visit the 3 islands and have little time

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September 25, 2022

The tour is recommended. On each island you have about 45 minutes. We found it enough to get an impression. If you want to drink something, it will be a bit tight with the visit but not that bad. In Burano you certainly have enough time to do a little shopping and to visit the church. The demonstration in Murano was also very short but very informative. If you want to stay longer on an island, you can go back with the "normal" vaporetto.

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September 20, 2022

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