Venice Islands Tour to Murano, Burano & Torcello €19

Operates: Daily

Starts: 9:30am & 2:30pm (until the 11th of November) / 2:00pm (November – February)

Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes

Adult: €19

Child: €10 (3 – 5 years old) Infants 0 – 2 years old travel free

This tour is available in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. This visit could be multilingual.

This tour is not accessible for passengers with wheelchairs and mobility issues.

Uncover the most significant and fascinating islands of Venice

Visit the island of Murano – famous for its glass marking art

Marvel at the colorful houses of Burano

Explore the birthplace of the Venetian Republic in Torcello

A local passionate guide

Transportation by motorboat

Entrance fee glass-blowing workshop in Murano

The meeting point for this tour is at the yellow box in front of the Prison’s Palace, close to Ponte della Paglia (between Doge’s Palace and Hotel Danieli in St Mark’s Square.) You will be given the full instructions once you have completed the booking.

Please note, it is mandatory to be at the meeting point 20 minutes prior to your departure time.

Venice Islands Tour to Murano, Burano & Torcello Tour Itinerary

Venice is much more than just one central location – there’s an entire collection of nearby islands that provide an incredible adventure away from the region’s most visited hotspot. Easily reached from Venice, the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello each offer their own historical and cultural delights, and while travelers sometimes overlook them, this tour will have you discovering why they are well worth your time.

Join your dedicated tour leader as we set sail from Venice and carve our way between the picturesque islands of San Giorgio Maggiore, San Servolo, San Lazzaro degli Armeni and the Sant’Elena Gardens. Our first port of call is the island of Murano, which is divided into nine inlets that are separated by a series of charming waterways. Perhaps Murano’s most famous landmark is its eclectic glass factory, which still follows the traditions of glassblowing that date as far back as 1291 when the mainland’s artisans moved here. For several centuries, Murano was the center of glassmaking in Europe, with masters of the craft creating some incredibly beautiful works of art from this very spot.

We’ll continue our second stop, the island of Burano. Sometimes described as miniature Venice, the town’s brightly coloured houses and businesses instantly charm visitors. The island is also famous for its lacework, with the tradition having been carried forward for more than 500 years. Even today it’s considered some of the most refined lace in Europe and can still be difficult to find anywhere else. Here you can stroll through the island’s main square and find yourself gazing at the San Martino’s Church which holds the “Crucifixion” painting by Tiepolo, and the renowned famous tower.

Finally, we’ll make our way to the island of Torcello, which is believed to be where the original population of Venice first grew from in the 5th-century. Featuring a wealth of stunning palaces and churches, some of the island’s most striking monuments include the Byzantine Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Church of Santa Fosca with its distinct portico and Byzantine interior.

The main island of Venice might be the region’s foremost attraction, but its many nearby islands have their own special allure that any keen traveler must come and experience. From arts and crafts to historic structures, the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello are simply superb.

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