Posted on 2021-04-18
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Murano and Burano: Half-day Murano, Burano & Torcello Tour from Venice

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Overview

Enjoy a half-day Murano, Burano tour in the Venetian Lagoon by speedboat. Follow your expert guide and watch glass being blown at a Murano glass factory. Visit historical cathedrals on Torcello, and admire beautiful handmade lace on Burano.

◾ Enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Murano Burano & Torcello from Venice
◾ Tour the three most well-known islands in the Venetian Lagoon by motorboat
◾ See glassblowers at work at a factory on Murano and admire the colorful houses on Burano

About this experience

DURATION: 4.5 hours
STARTING TIME: 9.30 am, 10.30 am,11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 2.00 pm & 2.30 pm (be there 15 minutes before departure)
MEETING POINT: San Marco Giardinetti c/o Alilaguna ticket counter (arrive strictly 15 minutes prior to departure) or Railway Station c/o Alilaguna ticket office at Platform #2 (arrive strictly 30 minutes prior to departure).
LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
OPENING SEASONS: All year round
WHO CAN COME: This guided tour is suitable for all (Children 0-5 years old are free of charge)

What's included, what's not

✔ Your professional guide
✔ Half-day boat tour
✖ Hotel pickup and drop-off
✖ Food and drinks

Description - What to expect

Climb on your motorboat and set off across the Venetian Lagoon to your first stop, the island of Murano, which is several small isles dissected by a wide canal. Follow your guide around the island of Murano and learn about Murano’s prosperity in the 1400s and 1500s, when it was the center of glassmaking in Europe. Visit the highlight of your tour, a glass factory, to watch a glassblower creating beautiful pieces of glassware, a Murano tradition that dates back to 1291.

Next, visit Burano, the island known for its lace production, going back to the 16th century. Visit local shops and a museum to admire high-end lace on display and admire the island’s brightly-colored fishermen’s houses.

Finally, head to your third part of your tour, the island of Torcello, established between the 5th and 6th centuries, to see its elegant palaces and churches. See the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century, and the excavated remains of the baptistery in the Church of Santa Fosca. Your Murano and Burano tour ends with the return boat ride to Venice.

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

COVID-19 - Update information

◾ The boat is sanitized and disinfected continuously
◾ It is mandatory to wear a mask covering the mouth and nose onboard
◾ The number of participants is limited to avoid overcrowding