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Venice: Murano, Burano, Torcello Island & Glass Factory Tour

Activity provider: Il Doge di Venezia srl

Venice: Murano, Burano, Torcello Island & Glass Factory Tour

Activity provider: Il Doge di Venezia srl
Booked 41 times yesterday

From US$ 26.35 per person

Booked 41 times yesterday

Discover islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello from Venice San Marco or Train Station on a full-day excursion. Watch glassworks at Murano, explore colorful Burano, discover history of Torcello.

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Duration 6.5 - 7.5 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian


6.5 - 7.5 hours
  • Venice

  • Murano (glass factory)

  • Burano (free time)

  • Torcello (free time)

  • Venice

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Main stop
  • Experience the lagoon islands of Burano, Torcello, and Murano by boat
  • See how intricate glass ornaments are made at a glass factory in Murano
  • Admire the emerald Venetian Lagoon from the onboard panoramic terrace
  • Discover the history and culture of the islands with help from your guide
  • Enjoy free time on the islands to explore, shop, and savor local cuisine
Full description

Sail across the emerald waters of the Venice lagoon on this full day trip to the islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello. Choose from an option with a shuttle transfer from S. Lucia Train Station to the departure point in San Marco or pick a tour option that meets in San Marco. 

Hop aboard a comfortable water taxi in the morning and glide through the Lagoon of Venice. Admire views from the boat's panoramic terrace and listen to commentary from your guide. 

Upon arrival at your first stop, Murano, find out why the island is renowned for its glassworks with a visit to a local glass factory. Watch a skilled artisan during a glass processing demonstration. Afterward, have approximately an hour on the island for shopping in one of the many glass shops.

Next, head for Burano, which is known for its lacework and brightly colored houses. Follow your guide to the heart of the town and have 2 hours of free time to purchase a nice lunch, typical Venetian aperitifs, or get an ice cream at one of the many cafes. 

Venture from Burano to Torcello, the first center of civilization in the estuary. Spend an hour of free time where you can go to see the Venetian-Byzantine mosaics at the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta. Return to San Marco in the early evening. 

  • Boat transportation
  • Shuttle transfer from the train station (depending on option selected)
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Multilingual assistance and explanations
  • Glass factory visit
  • Demonstration of glass processing
  • Free time in Burano and Torcello
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tours of the islands
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  • Wheelchair users

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  • In case of poor weather the excursion will still take place
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4.4 /5

based on 722 reviews

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The guide Andre was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would have liked it better if there were less number in the group. For the purpose of buying Venetian glass products, purchase them in Burrano. I found more variety and less expensive options too. The boat ride is beautiful, make sure you watch the sunset.

December 3, 2022

Enjoyable tour, all on time (so don't be late), guide friendly, boat was ok, the guide was very informative......although I feel as there were quite a few nationalities on board, when he finally got round to a required language, people had lost interest. Visit to glass factory in Murano was enjoyable, it is an art and is extremely fascinating to watch......also an option to buy some glass products at slightly reduced prices. Burano was beautiful with all its painted houses and narrow canals and the visit to Torcello, although pretty, not much to do.....(if we were to do this trip again, we would only do the two Island tour) A 1 hour boat ride back to Venice, in the dark (this would be great in the summer months) and the tour was done. All in all an enjoyable and well worth the money for 6.5-7 hours.

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November 25, 2022

Lovely boat trip. Murano had the glass factory with a demonstration plus the option to purchase products from their shop. We also enjoyed visiting the other shops, touring and taking photos of the lovely canal and bridges. Burano is beautiful with all its colourful buildings. We ate there and had a delicious meal and reasonably priced drinks. Another opportunity to take lots of photographs. Torcello is lush and green but there isn’t much to see or do. It was still pretty and I’m glad we went. There is a little museum and tower you can climb if you fancy. Perfect day trip for seeing the three islands. The three island tour gave you a longer time to spend in Burano than the 2 island tour did, which we preferred.

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November 24, 2022

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