Day trip

Venice: Murano, Burano, Torcello Island & Glass Factory Tour

Activity provider: Il Doge di Venezia srl
Day trip

Venice: Murano, Burano, Torcello Island & Glass Factory Tour

Activity provider: Il Doge di Venezia srl
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Discover islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello from Venice San Marco or Train Station on a full-day excursion. Watch glassworks at Murano, explore colorful Burano, discover history of Torcello.

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Duration 6.5 - 7.5 hours
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6.5 - 7.5 hours
  • Venice

  • Murano (glass factory)

  • Burano (free time)

  • Torcello (free time)

  • Venice

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Experience the lagoon islands of Burano, Torcello, and Murano by boat
  • See how intricate glass ornaments are made at a glass factory in Murano
  • Admire the emerald Venetian Lagoon from the onboard panoramic terrace
  • Discover the history and culture of the islands with help from your guide
  • Enjoy free time on the islands to explore, shop, and savor local cuisine
Full description

Sail across the emerald waters of the Venice lagoon on this full day trip to the islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello. Choose from an option with a shuttle transfer from S. Lucia Train Station to the departure point in San Marco or pick a tour option that meets in San Marco. 

Hop aboard a comfortable water taxi in the morning and glide through the Lagoon of Venice. Admire views from the boat's panoramic terrace and listen to commentary from your guide. 

Upon arrival at your first stop, Murano, find out why the island is renowned for its glassworks with a visit to a local glass factory. Watch a skilled artisan during a glass processing demonstration. Afterward, have approximately an hour on the island for shopping in one of the many glass shops.

Next, head for Burano, which is known for its lacework and brightly colored houses. Follow your guide to the heart of the town and have 2 hours of free time to purchase a nice lunch, typical Venetian aperitifs, or get an ice cream at one of the many cafes. 

Venture from Burano to Torcello, the first center of civilization in the estuary. Spend an hour of free time where you can go to see the Venetian-Byzantine mosaics at the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta. Return to San Marco in the early evening. 

  • Boat transportation
  • Shuttle transfer from the train station (depending on option selected)
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Multilingual assistance and explanations
  • Glass factory visit
  • Demonstration of glass processing
  • Free time in Burano and Torcello
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tours of the islands
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

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  • In case of poor weather the excursion will still take place
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4.4 /5

based on 1408 reviews

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It's definitely a trip to do. But be on time or 15 mins early at every point! We looked at doing the half day trip but glad we didn't as we got much more time in Burano for a chilled lunch and walk along the island. There wasn't much to do in Torcello, but it does have history, and you can climb the church.

March 26, 2023

The tour was a lot of fun, our guide Julia was well versed and really gave us a lot of information and backstory of the locations we visited. The island were absolutely beautiful and the ride to each place was really comfortable too. Overall great experience and would definitely recommend to everyone that thinks of doing this tour!

March 26, 2023

Great experience to have an overview of the islands. However it gets a bit rushed, time flies and you need to get back before really getting a feel of the places. The tour could start earlier and finish a bit later so we can have more time to enjoy Murano and Burano mostly. Nice boat and great guide though :)

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 414936