Water activity

Murano, Burano, and Torcello Trip by Motorboat

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Murano, Burano, and Torcello Trip by Motorboat

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 32.28 US$ 25.82 per person

Escape the crowds of the historic city center of Venice and visit the romantic islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Get amazing views of the lagoon on the cruise and learn about the craft industries of the islands.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello
  • Get stunning views of the Venetian Lagoon from a motorboat
  • Visit the first island of the estuary to be settled in the 5th century
Full description
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. Admire the mosaics of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, and see the adjacent Church of Santa Fosca as the only reminders of the island glorious past.
Includes
  • Onboard multilingual live commentary
  • Transportation by panoramic boat with bathroom facilities
  • Audio guide with digital map to discover the history of the islands (downloadable on your mobile phone)
  • Tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to the Torcello churches
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The boats are completely covered and the tour operates even in the event of rain or snow. If the weather is exceptionally bad, the trip may be postponed to a later date
  • The trip will be shared with other guests not belonging to the same party and may be multilingual
  • On the afternoon of the Burano Regatta on September 16, the trip will not stop in Torcello
  • You will receive the audio guide by e-mail. The audio guide must then be downloaded onto your mobile phone
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 145 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.2/5

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The tour is very nice, it was also very interesting that during the movements between the three islands the guide on board gave us a lot of information and curiosities about the places that could be seen along the route at sea, as well as about the islands we were going to visit . The only drawback is the short time in Burano, the second island you visit, where you have to choose whether to wander around the island or stop for lunch in one of the many restaurants ... I recommend a packed lunch if you want to discover a little 'the island that is truly beautiful and particular.

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March 29, 2022

Well, the price was almost the same on site, although gyg gave a 20% discount. Motorboat means big touriboot without toilet. Audio guide was pretty minimal in all languages over the boat speaker. In advance we thought we needed an app, mobile phone and headphones, had bought a USB c-cinch adapter for my headphones ;-/ Here the preliminary information on the gyg page could be better. But value for money OK. I would only visit Burano a second time and maybe take a taxi boat or private boat. the island was beautiful and we had 1.5 hours. GYG voucher worked perfectly, gladly again!

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October 20, 2021

We were a family of five and this was a great day out and super value for money. We had nice weather which helped as had it been raining there would have been very little to do on any of the islands apart from spend time (and money) in shops. Murano - the glassmaking display was very interesting. The town - maybe we went the wrong way - less so. The kids had value for money pizza. Bulano was a delight - picturesque - restaurants and interesting. This was the highlight of the trip for us. The final island - I can’t even recall the name was pretty boring to be honest and involved a 10 minute walk to reach an ancient church - which if you are into ancient churches then I am sure it is very interesting. We are not! Anyway …..overall the day was very enjoyable.

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October 12, 2021

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