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Venetian Islands Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello

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Key Highlights

  • Visit three of the Islands in the Venetian Lagoon with this introductory tour
  • 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
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Approx. 4 hours (roughly 30 minutes each island)

    Start time

    01 Mar 16 - 31 Oct 16: 9:30am & 2:30pm

    Meeting Point

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

    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.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    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 – making the islands perfect for some very engaging sightseeing.

    Itinerary

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transport by private motor launch
    • English, French, Spanish, Italian and German Speaking guide while on the boat (the tour could be multilingual)
    • Visit to Murano Glass Factory and Burano Lace Shop

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • Entrance inside the churches in Torcello
  • Please note & Additional info

    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 event of bad weather. Your tour will either be rearranged or a full refund will be 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 afternoon of the Historical Regatta (04th September, 2016) tour ends at “Fondamente Nuove” area instead of Saint Mark’s area.

    The afternoon of the Burano Regatta (18th September, 2016) 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

    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.
  • Reviews
    • Great tour! We got to know the four islands in a very comfortable boat while enjoying the view. Perfect for people who stay few days in Venice! Loved it!...

      Maria Montalvo
    • Brilliant experience

      Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, will definitely recommend this tour to friends....

      Vic Blair
    • One of the best tours!

      Great opportunity to see the islands and their trades....

      Miss Amanda Gillard
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