Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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Pass By: Laguna di Venezia, Venice Italy
Navigate through the Venetian Lagoon to reach the islands and enjoy the view!
Stop At: Isola di Murano, Isola Di Murano Piazzale Roma o Fondamenta Nuove, 30141 Murano Italy
The island of Murano is the first stop of this excursion: you will have a chance to enter a glass factory and see the masters working the glass as they have been doing for centuries and then visit the center of the island.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Isola di Burano, San Martino dx 961, 30142 Burano Italy
Second stop of this half day excursion is Burano, famous for the colorful fishermen's houses and for the traditional handmade laces.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Torcello Island, Venice Italy
Torcello is the third and last stop of this tour. The island is the first to be inhabited in the Venetian lagoon and still shows the traces of its origins.
Duration: 50 minutes
Pass By: Chiesa di Santa Fosca, Campo di Santa Fosca, Adiacente alla Strada Nova, Venice Italy
The church of Santa Fosca stands in the main square of Torcello and is a fine example of venetian-byzantine style.
Stop At: Trono di Attila, Isola di Torcello, Torcello Italy
In the middle of Torcello stands the ancient Attila's throne.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Ponte del Diavolo, Lungo la Strada dal Porticciolo Piazza Principale di Torcello, Torcello Italy
Cross the Devil's Bridge which still preserves the shape of the ancient Venetian bridges
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy
The boat leaves from St'Mark's Square, which you will have the chance to admire from a different perspective.
- Professional guide
- Visit a glass-blowing factory at Murano
- Travel by shared motor boat between Venice, Murano, Burano and Torcello
- Entrance fees to Torcello Church
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The time spent on each island is between 30 to 40 minutes
Definitely a must! We absolutely loved Venice and the surrounding areas. Much better to book through aviator as it is a trusted easy way!
While it was nice to see the islands, it felt a bit like a conveyor belt. The time on the islands was rushed and the glass factory felt like while it was cool to see, that you had to buy something and there was no free time after the glass factory. The speaker on the boat was blown out so it was impossible to hear anything that was said. While I am glad I got to see the islands, I would like a bit more time on each and I would chose a different tour.
I loved this half-day trip. It was the easiest and cheapest way to see the three islands and learn something about them. The only downside was the amount of time spent at each place. If you're looking to roam about without a time limit, I would suggest visiting on your own. We had limited time and wanted to see all three so this tour worked out perfectly for us.
The time spent on each island was not long enough. A better option is by public ferry, although if time-strapped a pleasant experience
First of all, I booked an English speaking tour. This was a TRI-LINGUAL tour. It was like being on an international flight, waiting for the language you understand. Super annoying. Then, we debark in Murano and are herded into the first factory-lambs to the slaughter, where every item was at least 3x more costly than comparable items on Venezia. There were other factories on Murano, but you are herded into the first, leaving little time to explore other options. Then, Burano is quaint, but the lace-making industry is winding down, and 45 minutes on that tiny island was 40 too many. Finally, Torcello- while idyllic-is basically a suburban, residential island. Lovely, if you're looking to rent a spot, but absurd to walk around for 45 minutes. In all, I want my 4-1/2 hours back.
Great tour of the three islands, perfect for a one day visit in Venice ! Informational easy and beautiful sceneries.
We found that 1/2 day was not long enough to visit each island. you need a full day tour. would have been nice to have more time to shop or eat something , very rushed. Also we found it hard to understand the guide, accent and speakers too loud
It was supposed to be a guided tour. Instead, we were given bare minimum information about the sites while the boat was sailing. It was supposed to be both in English and Spanish. The guide mostly spoke in Italian and Spanish with tiny summary in English!! At all three ports, we were basically let loose and the guide never accompanied us!! Murano was nothing but a tourist trap!! There was barely enough time given at each stop (approximately 30-45 minutes) to see each place, and the instructions on the location to get picked up at the end of each stop was confusing. Overall this experience seemed like a tourist trap.
Tour guide was nothing more than an announcer on the boat apprising us of what we'd see or could do. Murano was not much more than seeing a glass blowing demonstration and being coralled into a showroom to buy expensive glass. Burano is a pretty island with a bunch of shops selling expensive lace items. Finally, the biggest time waster - Torcello. A couple of churches and restaurants. Big nothing. Spend your time and money in Venice!
If you do this, realize you get 50 minutes in each island. In Torcello and Burano that’s plenty to walk around. We actually had hardly any time in Murano as we were part of the second glass blowing demonstration which gave us like 20 minutes to walk around. Torcello has very little to do so you have plenty of time. If we were to go again we would look at getting public transportation to Murano and Burano and spending more time on each. Also, the boat ride back was hotter than blazes, yes it was August but there was ZERO air flow on the boat.....
So this was ok but we were shipped in and out and the time allocated wasn’t real enough to have lunch. Really just enough to have a quick look around and back on the boat. I would have happily missed Burano and had lunch at Torcello.
Viator highly recommended. Trip was excellent. Boat to Murano with time to see glass making and workshop, then off to Burano which was a lovely little village but would loved more time to explore. Turcello was a waste of time.Not a lot too see and time could have been spread between Murano and Burano.
If you have an extra afternoon in Venice, I highly recommend taking this tour! Murano, Burano, and Torcello were all beautiful and well worth seeing in addition to Venice. The boat was on time, quick, and efficient. I only wish we had about 10 more minutes in each place since they were so nice to be in!
Finding the departure point was difficult and we ended up missing our boat by a few minutes, but we were able to take the next boat out. The islands of Murano and Burano were beautiful and could use more time there. Lotd of little shops and beautiful ohoto ops with thr contrasting colorful homes and pictureaque canala. A nice chnage from crowded Venice. THe glass blowingndemonstration wasbshort but fascinating. The isla d of Torcello we really did not get to see since there is less time there and we stopped off at one of the restaurants on the long walk in and decided to eat. The food at Ristorante Al Trono di Attila was amazing but we ended up esting and actually running to catch our boat back. But it was so delicious and worth the hasty run back. If on a tour and you are planning to eat don't even try to see the island. It was the best sea bass I have ever eaten in my life.
Unfortunately we were at the wrong place for the excursion. We arrived 1 minute late of the departure time and the boat had already left the dock :(
Excellent schedule and timing, both Murano and Burano needed additional 20 minutes to o thru, but an interesting trip and a must-do if you are visiting Venice for 3 or 4 days.
Murano very interesting watching the glass blowing. Burano - never been before- beautiful, the tour would be better with an hour and a half here ( for lunch) and forget Torchello.
Loved every minute of this tour. The shopping was amazing. Seeing the differences in all 3 off the islands was outstanding. Will do it again, when I return.
This was a great tpur to get all 3 islands in and history oneach. We had a great tour guide that was multilingual and did a great job. The 2nd two islands there are places to get food. I would highly recommend this tour.
It was A wet day but a good one. Murano was just a boat ride to the factory. Well worth a look. Burano was a gorgeous little island. Truly special. Lace products of all kinds. Torcello was just a walk into town to see the church. We chose to sit at a coffee shop and have a hot drink as it was still raining. Transport was good. We probably wouldn't have ventured out if it wasn't an organised day. Burano is definitely worth seeing.
We enjoyed seeing the three islands included on this tour as well as the glass blowing demonstration. But the tour part of it was disappointing. It was conducted in four languages. So, there was about two minutes at a time spoken in our language, and then the same stuff was repeated in three other languages before you heard something new. With that, there just wasn't much time for them to share any history or cool stuff that we hoped to hear about these adorable islands. I think we would have been better off just doing the water taxi to the different islands, taking as much time as we wanted there. We didn't get any history value from taking a tour.
3 generations of us did the trip, with youngest being 7. We all thought it was great. You do only get a short amount of time on each island but if you’re only in Venice for a few days then it’s a very economical way (time and money) to see the islands. Burano is absolutely gorgeous and it would be there that we would have liked more time. The glass blowing demonstration on Murano was very good. The tour guide was great too. I recommend this tour.
For anyone visiting Venice, we highly recommend taking this tour as you NEED to experience these three islands also. Murano glass blower is almost a lost art. And the gallery upstairs is something to feast your eyes on. But my favorite was probably Burano as the multi colored houses just make me happy. It feels off the touristy path and authentic. And the chapel is nice too, but we ended up spending our time there, getting lunch which was delicious!
This was my first time arranging a trip to Venice and I knew that we wanted to get out to see the islands like I had in the past. This was a great way to see 3 islands and get a taste of the area around Venice. Our tour guide on the boat was amazing-translated everything into 4 languages and he had lots of tidbits and cool facts to share. Would definitely recommend this for first timers that want to do a quick trip to the islands.
Overall it was a nice morning out, the islands were full of colours and quiet. The glass making was awersome and we both felt very well inform. Only issue was that on the boat the we could not hear the guide.
If you have time, it is so well worth visiting these small islands. You escape the hustle and bustle of Venice into these other worlds.
The boat used was comfortable and like all of our other tours left on time. Pity that we couldn't hear what the Tour Guide was saying due to poor audio in the boat and the other guests talking really loud. The only downfall is the short time offered on Burano - 55 minutes is not enough time to walk around the island and do some shopping as there are wonderful shops available. They should look at increasing the time spent there by at least another 30 minutes. Overall we had great weather and a lovely time.
Glass blowing presentation in murano and Venetian lace originality in Burano. Torcello was a lot of walking to visit a very old church
The transport to each place was great and we got good information from our guide but it would be helpful to have more direction in each place.
THis was a great day-however, there are a lot of these tours and you do not need to pre-book-they should have more tours and less people on the boat-however, our guide was adorable and very knowledgable!
We are no strangers to using Viator. This tour was not the norm. The people managing the tour were very aloof, displayed an attitude of being bothered and handled the crowd as if they were cattle. The gentleman that was suppose to be screening the group did not check our voucher. When 15 minutes later, a young later was asking everyone to get up against the wall and show her our tickets. We did and she scolded us that our voucher needed to be converted into tickets. We asked her were and she just pointed and said go to the front. At the front the gentleman looked at our vouchers and pointed us to a kiosk at the end of the group of kiosks. We got it changed and came back. We started to ask the young lady some questions and she interrupted us and said, "I don't know this is not my tour" We never got our answers and she was too busy training us like cattle. We did not want to endure 4.5 hours of being treated that was so we left. She saw us left and was not concerned at all as to what happened, she gestured as dismissive. I dont believe she noticed that we saw her make the gesture.
Loved going to each island but Not enough time in Murano and Burano.