Excursion to the Islands - Murano, Burano and Torcello

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A cruise in the Lagoon is a suggestive as well as enjoyable experience, a new and different way to see Venice off the most beaten tracks by the mass tourism. You can have the possibility to enjoy a unique experience which will lead you to the historic, artistic and popular heart of the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon, comfortably seated in a Grand Tourism motor-boats driven by an highly qualified crew and guided in 5 languages by a specialized Tour leader.

You will visit MURANO, BURANO and TORCELLO which are the traditional destination among the islands located in the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon. After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the public Gardens, the tip of Sant'Elena and the Lido (the famous beach resort), the boat arrives at MURANO known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here there is a stop to visit one of the factories. The second stop is on the picturesque island of BURANO, famous not only for its lace but also for its fishermen's houses painted in bright colors. Then, after a short sail, you will reach the quiet and sparsely populated island of TORCELLO, the first centre of civilization in the estuary. 
The tour includes the service of a specialized official tourleader which provides  information on board and assistance on the islands.

Enjoy the panoramic boat, from where you can take marvelous pictures to Venice and its lagoon.


  • Meeting point: Murano, Burano and Torcello indication on yellow box in front of the Prisons’ Palace, close to Ponte della Paglia (between Doge’s Palace and Hotel Danieli)
  • Ending point: St. Mark’s Square area
  • Availability & operation: from 1st November 2021 until 31st October 2022.   The tour will not take place on 25th December, January 1st in case of exceptionally bad weather, boats are completely covered; the tour operates regularly in case of rain or snow.
  • Departure and meeting: at 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM: Every day
    Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before
  • Inclusion: 4,5 hours shared multilingual guided tour - 30 minutes in Murano - 30 minutes in Burano and 30 minutes in Torcello) Live commentary by skilled tour guide - Panoramic boat with toilet - Glassblowing demonstration in a Murano furnace
  • Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes approximately - (roughly 30 minutes each island)
  • Languages: every day in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian (the tour could be multilingual)
  • Gross price public rate: Adult + 6 years:  € 20,00 p.p. – Children from 3 – 5,99 years: € 10,00 – Infant: 0 – 2,99 years: free
  • Sale & Reservation: Free sale until 24 hours before the beginning of the tour. No minimum participants
  • Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service.
  • Voucher: You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”. Upon arrival at the location clients should present their printed or mobile voucher to the representative, once verified they obtain the ticket and can join the tour
  • Commission: refer to contract
  • Confirmation: Please ask clients to NOT to reconfirm



  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
  • The use of the mask is MANDATORY aboard and in the glass factory. So, please bring your own.
  • The entrance inside the churches in Torcello is not included
  • Comfortable shoes suggested 
  • The tour could be shared with guests not belonging to the same party
  • For general conditions refers to our broucher "Discover Venice"

Take line #1 and get off at “S. MARCO-S. ZACCARIA (Danieli)" stop. Once you get off turn left and you find a yellow desk by the Prisons’ Palace on your right just before the bridge called Ponte della Paglia.
The yellow desk is located by the Prisons’ Palace in Riva degli Schiavoni near St. Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, leaving the Basilica on your left, proceed straight on to the two columns, then turn left. Cross one bridge, called Ponte della Paglia, and you will find the yellow desk by the Prisons’ Palace on your left.

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  • Leisurely way to explore 3 of the lagoon’s charming islands
  • Murano — famous for glass-making factories
  • Burano —  Colorful fishermen's houses & lace-making
  • Torcello — Beautiful Byzantine churches and the oldest lagoon islands
  • Expert commentary from local guide


  1. Ponte della Paglia-Riva degli Schiavoni
  2. Murano
  3. Burano
  4. Torcello
  5. Ponte della Paglia-Riva degli Schiavoni
  6. Murano
  7. Burano
  8. Torcello