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Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello

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Venezia, Italy
Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello

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icon4 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Venture outside the tourist areas of Venice and explore the islands of the Venetian Lagoon on a guided boat tour. With this tour, you’ll set out from a pier conveniently located near St. Mark’s square to visit the islands of Murano and Burano. You’ll tour a glass factory and watch a glass blowing artist in action in Murano, and enjoy free time strolling the colorful canals and browsing the artisan shops of Burano.
  • Discover the islands of Murano and Burano in the Venetian Lagoon
  • Learn about Murano glass making and watch a glass blowing demonstration
  • Stroll along the canals of Burano and see the colorful fisherman’s houses
  • Catch the boat from a convenient location in St. Mark’s Square
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Guided tour on board with a qualified and experienced tour guide
Transportation by panoramic boat with toilet.
1 hour and 15 minutes on Murano and Torcello
1 hour and half on Burano
Visit to a Murano Furnace with a live glass demonstration
Hotel pickup
  • Shore Excursion tour desk , Riva degli Schiavoni, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

    ATTENTION - TOUR AT 11:00 AM: The yellow desk is located by the Prisons’ Palace in Riva degli Schiavoni near St. Mark’s Square. Leave the Basilica on your left, proceed straight on to the two columns. Cross Ponte della Paglia and you will find the yellow desk by the Prisons’ Palace on your left.

  • Palazzo Cornoldi , Palazzo Cornoldi, Riva degli Schiavoni, 4142, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

    ATTENTION - TOURS AT 12:30 PM / 2:30 PM: The assistant will wait for you with the blue sign where is written "LAGOON TOUR" close to dock n. 1A, in front of Palazzo Cornoldi , Riva degli schiavoni 4142 (8 minutes walking from Saint Mark's Square).

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • It is compulsory to be at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before the departure.
    • The visit could be multilingual.
    • The tour will not take place in case of exceptionally bad weather, boats are completely covered, the tour operates regularly in case of rain (in these cases it can be postponed the days after).
    • The customers health is the most important matter for us, the tour operates in according to the Covid-19 National directives in order to guarantee the experiences in a safe environment.
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned, and the tour will leave with small groups.
    • The use of the mask aboard and in the glass factory is mandatory. Please, bring the your own
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • OPERATED BY VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello.

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    • "I do recommend this excursion but mainly for the visit to Burano." See review

    Reviews

    3.5
    star-3.5
    22 Reviews

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    star-5
    I enjoyed the glass...
    Angela_W
    , Oct 2021
    I enjoyed the glass blowing demonstration and browsing the show room. Absolutely loved Burano with the numerous choices in shops and restaurants. Eat lunch in Burano- skip lunch in Murano.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Thanks for your kind review
    star-4
    good and interesting
    mm_w
    , Oct 2021
    Good excusion, but on the island no guide and a bit short time, maybe is 7 hours better? Guide on boat was good, 4 languages and clear info.
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    Thanks for your review. We take notes of your comment in order to improve our product.
    star-5
    Nice trip
    Elena_B
    , Aug 2021
    I liked that the tour was well organized and offered the chance to see a bit of every island. We had a short demonstration of Murano glass work and then we were free to visit the islands. Personally I was happy with what I got for the price payed - it would have been a hassle to do this trip by myself with the vaporetto. For those who want to stay more on each island, I would recommend one island per day, otherwise it can get extremely long and tiring.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Thanks for your kind review, we take note of your suggestion. Regards.
    star-3
    You could easily do this trip without taking a tour boat. Very little commentary and no directions at all.
    Joanne_M
    , Jul 2021
    Strolling beautiful streets in Burano-lovely houses, friendly people. It was definitely memorable to be unable to find the ferry at the end of our visit to Murano. No signage near waterfront, no ferry officials or shopkeepers were aware of docking location. We did see signage in Burano. However, if any existed in Murano it never mentioned and we never saw it. Took the public ferry from Marano to Burano No one had the slightest idea where the dock might be. We simply ran into fellow passengers and got directions.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
    Dear, we are sorry if you did not like the tour facing some difficulties to find the meeting point. The guide on board always give the indications to find the right dock. The others passengers did not find any problems to meet the guide at the meeting point. Anywaym, we remain at your disposal. Best regards
    star-4
    Just enough time to witness the artistry of Murano & beauty of Burano
    Shannon_P
    , Jan 2020
    This was an excellent trip. I was at first upset with myself upon arrival to Venice that I booked since my hotel offered a complimentary visit to Murano. However, I was so glad we didn't cancel this trip. My teenage children were very interested in the brief glass blowing demo. While it was interesting, the stop in Murano was mostly a built in, closed-audience trip to one glass factory. Little time was spent exploring other shops on the island, so you didn't have many choices for glass. Still, I bought a little something there. The best part was the visit to Burano. Not only was it great for pictures of the brightly colored houses but we had a seafood meal (it's a fishing community after all) and checked out the lace shops. I even purchased a lacy wrap before leaving. I do recommend this excursion but mainly for the visit to Burano.
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
    Dear, thank you for the lovely review! Best
    star-5
    Do this trip! I only wish we had more...
    Crystal A
    , Sep 2018
    Do this trip! I only wish we had more time on each of the islands. Gorgeous!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-3
    Consiglio anche se molto turistico
    Valentina_B
    , Nov 2021
    Esperienza che consiglio sicuramente, ho dato tre stelle perché il tempo a disposizione a Murano è veramente poco dato che è compreso di dimostrazione e visita allo shop. E perché eravamo davvero in tanti quindi le spiegazioni molto rapide
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    Gentile, grazie della recensione. La durata di sosta in ogni isola è specificata nella descrizione dell'attività. Grazie e a disposizione
    star-5
    Consigliato!
    Serena_B
    , Sep 2021
    È stata proprio una bella esperienza! Eva, la nostra guida, era molto preparata, simpatica e socievole. Vi ringraziamo per averci fatto scoprire 3 isole meravigliose.
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
    Grazie per la recensione
    star-4
    Escapade magique
    Houria_M
    , Aug 2021
    Une fois le groupe et le guide constitue un beau rêve réalisé : Tres belle organisation les trois iles sont visitées ,des moments clefs : avec d abord le souffleur de verre ,Puis l ile en couleur ,les dentelles, Et enfin le canal les vestiges et Le retour a venise .on a reçu En français les explications tout au long de l excursion: timing respecte et objectif atteint.Ma fille 20 ans mon mari et moi étions ravis De cette journée qui restera à jamais gravées dans nos mémoires.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Dear, thank you very much for your lovely review. Best regards
    star-2
    Leider enttäuschend
    Stephanie_M
    , Jun 2021
    Leider etwas enttäuschend! Die Nachricht mit den genauen Standpunkt ist etwas spät bei uns angekommen sodass wir sehr gestresst zum Boot laufen mussten. Die Tour war auch nicht mit 15 Personen wie angegeben sondern mindestens 100 Personen. Gebucht haben wir auch einen deutschen Reiseführer. Leider wurde auf der Tour nichts auf Deutsch erklärt. Ich würde jedem empfehlen auf Eigenregie auf die Inseln zu fahren um diese zu erkunden.
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
    Dear, we are sorry if you did not appreciate the experience, but we have to underline that the tour takes place regularly in German and due to the covid restriction, the tour always takes place with about 20 persons maximum and never with 100 as you say. Maybe you have written the review on a different business page. Anyway we remain at disposal for further information.

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