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Afternoon boat tour from Venice to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Afternoon boat tour from Venice to Murano, Burano and Torcello

5 hours


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  • Spend half a day discovering the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello in the Venice Lagoon
  • Discover the tradition of glassmaking and enter a craftsman's workshop in Murano
  • Stroll around Burano among colourful houses, lace shops and the smell of freshly baked biscuits
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Full description

Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of the Venice Lagoon with a 5-hour boat tour of the islands of Murano, Torcello and Burano.

During the excursion you will disembark on each of the three islands and discover their traditions, from Murano's glass-blowing art to Burano's lace-making. Be enchanted by a rainbow of colours and prepare to overwhelm your guide with a million questions.

You can choose to embark near the Santa Lucia railway station or from the Landing Cornoldi, near St. Mark's Square. See you on board!

What we will do

Departure is scheduled from Santa Lucia at 14:00 or 14:30 from the Approdi Corn oldi (choose the point that is most convenient for you when booking). Once the group has embarked at Santa Lucia, we will proceed to St. Mark's Square to board the other passengers from the Cornoldi Landing.

We will sail to discover three gems of the Venice Lagoon: Murano, Torcello and Burano. There will be a tour guide on board who will give comprehensive explanations in several languages of each attraction visited.

We will first stop at the island of Murano, famous for its thousand-year-old tradition of glass-blowing. Here you will watch a glassblowing demonstration (included in the tour) by a master glassblower and learn to recognise the differences between the various craftsmen and brands.

We will then disembark on the island of Torcello, one of the oldest settlements in the Venice Lagoon. Here you will have time for a free break: you can visit the church of Santa Fosca, cross the mysterious Devil's Bridge and lose yourself in the picturesque alleys of this island.

The final stop on our boat trip will be the island of Burano, known for its exquisite lace and thecolourful rainbow of its houses. During the walk you can admire Burano's most famous sights, such as the leaning bell tower and Piazza Baldassare Galuppi. You can also visit a lace shop and taste the typical Burano biscuits produced on the island.

Stops in Murano, Torcello, and Burano will last about 45 minutes each. The tour will end at 19: 00 at the Approdi Cornoldi and at 19:30 in Santa Lucia, lasting about 5 hours.

Who it is aimed at

The activity is for everyone, without age limits.

The tour is also accessible to wheelchair users. Contact the organisers at the contact details given in your booking confirmation email so that they can arrange a suitable boat.

Other information

The tour is available from March to October.

Depending on the number of passengers, different boats can be used: an enclosed speedboat (30 to 90 persons) or a double-decker motorboat with an open top(up to 250 persons). No toilet facilities are available on board.

Since the boats are covered, tours are guaranteed even in the rain.

Dogs of all sizes are allowed on board, provided they are kept on a leash; a muzzle is also required for medium to large dogs .

During the winter season, the facilities in Murano and Burano may be closed for a few days off. Any closures will be communicated to participants and alternatives will be offered for the visit.

When booking, you will be able to choose whether to depart "from Santa Lucia" or "from Approdi Cornoldi". If they wish, passengers who have boarded at Santa Lucia have the option of disembarking at Approdi Cornoldi at the end of the tour, while those who have boarded at Approdi Cornoldi and wish to disembark at Santa Lucia can purchase a supplementary ticket on board.

Guide explanations will be given in several languages during the same tour.

Recommended clothing

Clothing suitable for the season

Don't forget to bring

  • Water
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses

What is included

  • Multilingual tourist guide
  • Entrance to the Murano glassworks
  • Entrance to lace shop and biscuit tasting in Burano

How it works

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  1. 1
    Send a booking request

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  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

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    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

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Meeting point

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is last minute. You get a full refund if you cancel within 24 hours from the activity start. You can find the full policies in the Policy di cancellazione section.

What payment methods do you accept?

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