Half-Day Lagoon Trip: Burano, Murano & Torcello Islands
- Explore the islands in the Venetian Lagoon
- Watch master glass blowers at work at a glass factory in Murano
- Discover the picturesque houses of Burano Island
- Enjoy a walk on the magic island of Torcello, where Hemingway found inspiration for one of his books
The first stop on the 4-hour tour is Murano Island, where Venice’s amazing glass art tradition developed. See the skills of a master craftsman in action as you watch a glass masterpiece come to life.
Your next stop is the fisherman’s island of Burano, best known for its colorful houses and peaceful atmosphere. Island residents still live simple and ordinary lives on this little island away from the crowds.
According to local legend, Burano got its rainbow appearance from the fishermen who painted their houses in bright colors so that they could find their way back home when they were out at sea. The island is also known for its rare artisan lace.
The last stop on the tour is the quiet, green island of Torcello, suspended between mystical tales and the ruins of a little-known but glorious past. Torcello was the first island in the Venetian lagoon to be populated, and was once a thriving center. Today, only a few inhabitants remain, and you can experience an atmosphere that takes you back in time, to where life in Venice began.
- Transportation by motor boat
- Tour guide on board the motor boat
- Visit to a glass factory in Murano
- Food and beverages
- Guided tour on the islands
Prepare for the activity
Riva degli Schiavoni at the corner of Calle degli Albanesi (near Hotel Danieli). The meeting point is located just off St. Mark's Square. You will see a yellow stall with a staff assistant.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Comfortable shoes
- Luggage or large bags
• No refunds are available for no-shows or late arrivals. Note that the tour operates in the rain
• Free time to visit the islands is limited and you are required to be back on the boat at the time announced on board
• It is important to note that the visits to the islands are self-guided. However there will be a tour guide on board the boat ready to impart all the information you need in order to explore the islands at your own accord
• Please note that time to visit the islands is limited in particular on Murano where a visit to the glass factory is scheduled. Travelers are then invited to visit a glass shop but visitors wishing to walk around Murano can skip this and exit without entering the shop.
• Please note that this tour can be attended by a large number of people
• IMPORTANT: On September 1, 2019 (Historical Regatta) the tour may end in F.ta Nuove. On September 15, 2019 (Burano Regatta) it won't be possible to visit Torcello