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  4. Torcello

Murano, Burano and Torcello 4.5-Hour Trip by Motorboat

Product ID: 97308
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 4.5-hour cruise and learn about the craft industries of the islands.
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Duration: 270 minutes
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  • 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.
  • 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)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to the Torcello churches
  • Tour guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet by the yellow box in front of the prison close to Ponte della Paglia, between the Doge’s Palace and Hotel Danieli. It is compulsory to be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time

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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
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From US$ 27.76 US$ 22.20 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 76 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.2 / 5
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Great tour!

The tour was well organized. On the trips to the islands there was some information in all languages. The stays on the islands were about 45 minutes long and could be freely arranged. Burano in particular is definitely worth a visit! It was a great experience and a lot of fun! And all for 20 €! Really great!

April 21, 2019

Awesome glass demostration in Murano!! Beautiful colors in Burano. Torcello is... different. Murano and Burano are a must see, very interesting and make for great pictures. Tour guide spoke English, Spanish, French, Italian and German and gave all important instructions plus additional information in all 5 languages. Don’t be late or you’ll risk being left out at the islands (they’re super puntual). Great tour overall!

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November 29, 2018

We scoped out the meeting point in the morning so we knew where we were going which made it all more relaxing when the tour came. It was a really great way to see all of the other islands, and though I do wish we had more time on them, I also think any longer would be too tiring. On reflection there is only one isaland I would like to visit and spend more time on, and if we had been on holiday longer I certainly would have - so definitely worth it just for that!! A fab afternoon exploring and cruising around on a boat!

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August 14, 2018

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