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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Venetian Lagoon

Venice: Full-Day Murano, Burano and Torcello Excursion

Product ID: 231222
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Discover the main islands of the lagoon, with plenty of time at your disposal. You will discover Murano with its centuries-old art of glass making, Burano with its colorful houses, and Torcello, complete with its historical artifacts.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Choose between two tour starting points
  • Sail in a comfortable and modern vessel
  • Listen to explanations from an expert tour guide
  • Receive insider advice for each stop made
Full description
Your tour will begin from one of two starting points, near the train station or from Riva degli Schiavoni, near St. Mark’s Square. Once onboard your boat, you will begin sailing to Murano, where you will stop for 1.5 hours. Here you will have the chance to visit one of the island’s glassworks, and attend a demonstration of a master glassmaker (lasting about 15 minutes). 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.

The second stop of this day tour to the Venetian islands will be Burano, highlighted by its colorful houses. With 2 hours at your disposal, you can choose to visit some of the most interesting things like the leaning bell tower or the house of Bepi Suà, and the Lace Museum (which is housed in the historic Palazzo del Podestà of Torcello and which exhibits rare examples of this precious fabric, known and appreciated throughout the world).

You will also have time to rest and have lunch, if you want to taste some typical fish-based dishes, your guides will be happy to give you some tips. To be on the safe side you can opt for Trattoria da Romano or Trattoria al Gatto Nero. If you want to eat well but fork out a little more, Osteria ai Pescatori and Osteria al Museo are your best choices.

Your last stop will be Torcello, where the Venetian civilization was born. The first settlements date back to the 7th century when local folks sought refuge on the island to escape the Barbarians’ 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.  There is one last surprise in store for your return trip, as the itinerary of the boat allows for you to enjoy a splendid panoramic view of a Venetian lagoon. At the end of the tour, your boat will return to Venice island in Riva degli Schiavoni.

Choose the meeting point between St Lucia train station, in front of the KFC restaurant (departure at 9.30 AM) or St. Mark's district in Riva degli Schiavoni, in front of Londra Hotel (departure at 9.45 AM).
  • Venetian islands tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello
  • Visit to a Murano glass furnace with a demonstration
  • Multilingual guide onboard the boat
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the cathedral of Torcello
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Anything else not mentioned in inclusions
  • Hotel pickup

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Product ID: 231222