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Venetian Islands Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello

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Venetian Islands Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello
Venetian Islands Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello
Venetian Islands Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello
Venetian Islands Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello


  • Visit three of the Islands in the Venetian Lagoon with this introductory tour of the Venice Islands
  • Travel on a luxurious motor launch
  • Visit a traditional glass factory in Murano
  • Admire the beautiful, colourful houses lining the streets of Burano
  • A visit to Santa Fosca, Venice’s first cathedral is a must when you visit Torcello
  • Specialized tour guide who will share important information about the islands


This fantastic tour is perfect for those who wish to get a flavour of the beauty and heritage of Murano, Burano and Torcello. In just 4 hours you will get an introductory visit to all three islands.

Murano has been producing beautiful crystal since the 10th century when Venetian traders brought back the secrets of production from the East. Burano with its pastel-coloured fishermen’s cottages is as pretty as the lace it is famous for. Beautiful mosaics at Torcello’s cathedral, Santa Maria Assunta, add to the beauty of this Byzantine structure.

Take a trip to Murano for its exquisite glasswork, Burano for lace and Torcello for Venice’s first cathedral – the islands in the lagoon in Venice make for some very engaging sightseeing.


The tour departs from Saint Mark’s Square, from where you will be taken to board your boat.

After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the public Gardens, the tip of Sant'Elena and the Lido (the famous beach resort), the boat arrives at Murano, the most famous and most visited Venetian island for the exquisite glasswork produced here. You will take a tour of the Murano glass factory.

Proceed to the island of Burano, which is famous for its lace industry. This pretty fishing village has many streets and canals lined with bright, pastel-coloured houses.

Visit the delightful island of Torcello, home to Venice’s first cathedral. The cathedral, Santa Fosca, is a masterpiece with its mosaics and Byzantine structure.

After your tour, re-board the motor launch to cross the lagoon back to Venice. The tour ends at the original starting point.

Note: The tour includes the service of a tour leader who provides some information on board the boat and assistance on the islands.

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  • murano tour

    great value for money...

    peter hurps
  • A worthwhile experience

    We needed to change our tour date at the last minute and the operator was really obliging. It was good value for three islands. Burano was the prettiest island and has some...

    Mrs L Marcazzo
  • Would definitely recommend

    This tour was fantastic. The glass demonstration was fascinating to see. The other two islands are also beautiful, especially torcello. I would have liked slightly longer in each...

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



Approx. 4 hours (roughly 30 minutes each island)

Start time

14 Mar 15 - 09 Nov 15: 9:30am & 2:30pm
10 Nov 15 - 29 Feb 16: 2:00pm

Meeting point

The tour departs from Saint Mark’s Square, the ticket box in front of the Prisons’ Palace between the Doge’s Palace and Hotel Danieli (close to Ponte della Paglia) look for a yellow desk.

Download the meeting point map

Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour returns to the original starting point

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  • Transport by private motor launch
  • English, French and German Speaking guide while on the boat (the tour could be multilingual)


  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Entrance inside the churches in Torcello


Do cover-up shoulders and knees if you wish to enter places of worship. Do wear comfortable shoes.

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Please note

Passengers have to reach the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure.

You will have around 30 minutes at leisure to explore each island

Tour will not operate in the event of bad weather. Your tour will either be rearranged or a full refund offered.

The tour is not private but shared with other guests not belonging to the same party

The entrance fees to churches in Torcello is not included.

The morning of the Vogalonga Regatta (May 24th 2015) tour does NOT operate.

The afternoon of the Historical Regatta (September 6th 2015) tour ends at “Fondamente Nuove” area instead of Saint Mark’s area.

The afternoon of the Burano Regatta (September 20th 2015) tour does not stop in Torcello.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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