Venice Islands Half-Day Trip: Murano, Burano and Torcello

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. By Venice Tours

  • Discover the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello
  • Learn more about the ancient traditions of the islands
  • Enjoy a cruise in the Lagoon

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 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.


  • Departure time: every day at 2:30 PM
  • Cancellation: No penalty for cancellation within 24 hrs. The tour will not take place in case of exceptional bad weather (in these cases the tour will be postponed to another day or refunded)


  • 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
  • Audio guide with digital map to discover the history of the islands (downloadable on your mobile phone)

Other Info

  • For Covid-19 precaution the use of the mask is MANDATORY aboard and in the glass factory. So, please bring your own.
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • Comfortable shoes are suggested
  • The boats are completely covered and the tour operates even in the event of rain or snow. If the weather is exceptionally bad, the tour may be postponed to a later date.
  • The entrance inside the Torcello's Churches is not included
  • It is compulsory to be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time
  • Please note that this is not a private tour and is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
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