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  • From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Boat Trip

    1. From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Boat Trip

    Embark on a half-day boat trip around the famous islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Discover a more local and authentic side to Venice and explore the scenic islands renowned for their glass blowing, lace-making traditions, and rich history. Climb aboard your boat and sail towards Murano, known as the “Island of Glass". Walk by glass factories where local artists create works of art in glass. Take a short stroll through the quiet streets of Murano and marvel at the beautiful 16th-century buildings that still stand tall to this day. Next, travel to Burano to see one of Venice’s most picturesque islands. Walk by the charming fishermen's houses painted with bright colors whose water reflection gives them a unique, dream-like shimmer. Browse through Burano’s rich collection of lace garments, which are still handmade by local women. Continue towards the tiny island of Torcello where...

  • Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

    2. Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

    Spend some time on the most famous Venetian islands, known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, craft traditions, and unique history. Departing from near Saint Mark’s Square or Santa Lucia Train Station, take an enjoyable trip across Saint Mark’s Basin, towards the Lido, and then back along the north coastline of the city. 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,” you will visit one of its famous glass factories and see the glass being manufactured and blown. Afterward head 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 cho...

    This was a really good and inexpensive way of getting a glimpse of other Venetian islands. Transport was comfortable and the host was very informative. Very enjoyable and relaxing excursion. Burano island was my favourite island. I would have preferred a few minutes more there and a few minutes less in Torcello but overall is was an excellent trip and well worth taking. Highly recommended

  • Venice: Murano, Torcello & Burano Boat Trip with Guide

    3. Venice: Murano, Torcello & Burano Boat Trip with Guide

    Visit 3 of Venice’s islands — Murano, Torcello, and Burano — by boat with a maximum group size of 40. Enjoy guided walking tours on each island with extra free time to explore each one.  Choose either St. Mark’s Basilica or Santa Lucia Train Station as your starting point. Then, hop onboard and enjoy your cruise to your first stop, Murano.  Exploring the Venetian Lagoon by boat will for sure provide you with some unforgettable views. Relax with some commentary as you cruise.  See up-close how Murano’s famous glassware is crafted with a glassblowing demonstration at an artisanal workshop. Then, enjoy a 20-minute guided tour of Murano, before spending some free time at the Basilica of Santa Maria and San Donato.  Cruise to the island of Torcello next, a shorter stop on your trip. Choose from either free time or a guided tour here.  If you're hungry, grab a bite at the "best spot in to...

    This was exactly as advertised. An inexpensive tour of the four islands with a well-informed tour guide. The glass demonstration was amazing. The food on Burano was delicious, the little hike on Torcello was great. It was well worth the money and the time.

  • From Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Trip

    4. From Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Trip

    Embark on a half-day boat trip around the famous islands of Murano and Burano and discover a more local and authentic side to Venice. Enjoy free time to explore the scenic islands renowned for their glass blowing and lace-making traditions. Climb aboard your boat and sail towards Murano, known as the “Island of Glass". Get the chance to visit a glass factory and observe a local artist giving shape to a work of art in glass. Stroll the quiet streets of Murano at your own leisure and marvel at the beautiful 16th-century buildings that still stand tall to this day. Next, travel to Burano to see one of Venice’s most picturesque islands. Walk by the charming fishermen's houses painted with bright colors whose water reflection gives them a unique, dream-like shimmer. Browse through Burano’s rich collection of lace garments, which are still handmade by local women. After visiting both islan...

  • Full-Day Boat Tour of Venice Islands from St. Mark's Square

    5. Full-Day Boat Tour of Venice Islands from St. Mark's Square

    Sail to Murano, visit one of the island’s glassworks, and attend a demonstration of a master glassmaker. Alternatively (or additionally), you can walk to the lighthouse or opt for a visit to the iconic sights of Murano, such as the Basilica of Santi Maria and Donato, the Glass Museum, and Palazzo da Mula. Next, visit Burano, highlighted by its colorful houses. Enjoy some free time to visit the leaning bell tower, the house of Bepi Suà, or the Lace Museum.  Your last stop will be Torcello, where Venetian civilization was born. The first settlements date back to the 7th century when local folks sought refuge on the island to escape the Barbarian invasions. Today Torcello has just over 10 inhabitants, but its historical and artistic testimonies make it a very popular destination for visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a splendid panoramic view of a Venetian lagoon before returning.

  • Murano, Burano, and Torcello Trip by Motorboat

    6. Murano, Burano, and Torcello Trip by Motorboat

    Discover the artistic heart of Venice on an unforgettable cruise by motorboat. Get stunning views of the lagoon from the panoramic boat as you cruise towards the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Enjoy an audio guide with a digital map to discover the history and legends of the 3 islands by your self, and take marvelous pictures of Venice and its lagoon. See the 16th-century Benedictine monastery on San Giorgio Maggiore and pass the famous Venice Lido before arriving at Murano. Visit one of the glass-blowing factories of its glass manufacturing industry, known throughout the world for its refined techniques and use of color.  Continue to the neighboring island of Burano and admire the brightly painted fishermen’s houses. See some of the lace products made on the island, and then sail to the sparsely populated island of Torcello, where the estuary was first settled in 452 AD. Adm...

  • Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Multilingual Boat Tour

    7. 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 tour 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 along the way. 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 a...

    The visits to Murano and Burano are worth it. I didnt find Torcello very interesting. Apart from a church and a Bell tower (that you have to pay to visit) and a few restaurants, there's nothing else. The ride was nice. The guide spoke 5 languages and spoke too fast. So it was kind of hard to follow

  • Venice: 4 Islands Full-Day Tour by Boat

    8. Venice: 4 Islands Full-Day Tour by Boat

    Cruise on a boat to 4 famous islands around Venice, and experience a fun-filled day in the sun on this unforgettable island adventure. Meet your tour in Venice, whereupon arrival you'll board the boat and get ready for your day of adventure. Along with your visit to the four islands, you'll also sail down the Giudecca Canal, the San Marco basin and the Venetian Lagoon, offering panoramic views of San Marco Square and the islands of San Servolo, San Lazzaro of the Armenians, Lido of Venice, and of the Venetian Arsenal. Glide on the boat to Murano Island to explore a glass factory and its showroom where you will see a glass-maker at work during a 1-hour stop with a guided tour. Next, hop back onto the boat and head to Torcello Island. Here, you have an hour to discover the island, the first settlement of the lagoon, at your own pace. Continue to Burano Island, a fishing village with co...

  • Murano and Burano: Venetian Lagoon Full-Day City Cruise

    9. Murano and Burano: Venetian Lagoon Full-Day City Cruise

    See the natural and historic attractions of the islands of Venice aboard a full-day cruise on the Venetian Lagoon. This city cruise features stops in Murano and Burano, where you'll taste local dishes and admire world-renowned artisanry. Murano is the first stop — there you'll visit a glass factory and see the famed Murano glassmakers at work. You can also discover the island on your own, just inform the tour guide and return in time to continue your journey towards Burano. In Burano, colorful houses line the shores of the canal, giving this city the nickname 'Rainbow Island.' Take some time to stroll and admire typical lace embroidery and taste local seafood dishes. On the return trip, you'll cruise to Venice Riva Degli Schiavoni where you'll have time to visit St. Mark's Square, after which a shuttle boat will take you back to the Venice Train Station.

  • From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Boat Trip with Live Guide

    10. From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Boat Trip with Live Guide

    Embark on a half-day guided boat trip around the famous islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Discover a more local and authentic side to Venice and explore the scenic islands renowned for their glass blowing, lace-making traditions, and rich history. Meet your guide, climb aboard your boat, and sail towards Murano, known as the “Island of Glass''. Get the chance to visit a glass factory and observe a local artist giving shape to a work of art in glass. Take a short stroll through the quiet streets of Murano and marvel at the beautiful 16th-century buildings that still stand tall to this day. Next, travel to Burano to see one of Venice’s most picturesque islands. Walk by the charming fishermen's houses painted with bright colors whose water reflection gives them a unique, dream-like shimmer. Browse through Burano’s rich collection of lace garments, which are still handmade by loca...

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What people are saying about Burano

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 2,044 reviews

It was an amazing trip around all 3 island with in everyone free time to look around and explore for yourself! Also an amazing boat trip with the host

super nice! no need for a guide and very good price for what you get -} recommended! only criticism: more time on Murano needed than given

Good overview of the 3 islands received, information from the accompanying person was good

Beautiful places and it weather is great than it is epic

Excursion as stated in the description I recommend