Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Multilingual Boat Trip
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- Duration: 6 hours
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...
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
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Loved the boat tour with guide! The islands are great and it was fantastic to see the glass blowing in action. This tour can be done using public transport and we considered cancelling the tour and going by public ferry and we are so glad we didn't as they were PACKED even now with Covid-19 and far less tourists in Venice than normal. This guided boat tour had sanitiser available and passengers were required to wear a mask on board (even if sat outside) even while the boat was travelling between destinations. Highly recommend it!
This trip is incredible! The guide on the boat is a bit hard to hear but its not necessary because the islands are so beautiful! Just walking around them and touring is beautiful. The glass blowing is also incredible and you get a chance to visit the factory store.
Burano is a must see, I would recommend this boat trip to anyone visiting Venice. The tour guide was lovely and knowledgable about everything and the free time to explore the islands was the perfect amount of time - didn’t feel rushed. Overall a great experience.
Overall, a super nice trip. I don't think Torcello should have been. There is nothing to see there. Then rather spend more time in Burano.
One of the reasons to visit Venice! It was a wonderful day tour! And we came back wishing to go again.