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Murano, Burano & Torcello Island

Sail away on a magical Venetian adventure. Witness the art of Murano glassmaking, admire Burano's colorful houses, and step back in time on Torcello. This island-hopping tour unveils the wonders of Venice's lagoon like never before.
Murano, Burano & Torcello Island

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Half-day afternoon guided tour of Murano & Burano (optional)

4-hour tour of the islands (optional)

Multilingual guide

Murano glass factory visit with a demonstration of glass processing

Boat transfer between the islands

Free time on the islands

Free WiFi onboard

Round-trip transfers from St. Mark's Basilica/Venice train station (as per option selected)

Motorboat to and from Venice

Visit to glass factory in Murano

Multilingual assistance

English, Spanish, French, German, & Italian-speaking guide

Round-trip shuttle transfers from St. Mark's/Santa Lucia train station (optional)

Full/half-day tour of Venice (as per option selected)

Guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entry

Guided tour of Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry

Expert English-speaking guide

30-minute shared gondola ride

Round-trip transfers to/from Murano & Burano Islands (optional)

Glass-blowing demonstration (optional)

Lace-making demonstration (optional)

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Murano, Burano & Torcello Island Guide

Located in the Venetian Lagoon, the Murano, Burano, and Torcello islands are the most popular attractions that you can visit from Venice. Each of the islands is famous for a range of activities and attractions, and are a must-see for anyone visiting Venice. If you are planning a visit, here’s everything you need to know about Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands!
There are multiple ticket options to tour the Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands. You can choose between a guided full-day or half-day tour, a self-guided tour, or a private boat tour that showcases some of the island’s hidden secrets! The half-day and full-day guided tours include the services of a multilingual guide, who will talk about the history, culture, and significance of these islands. The private boat tour will show the renowned glassmaking process in Murano, and the ancient art of lacemaking on the island of Burano. 
Guided tours include the services of a multilingual guide, who will accompany you throughout the tour. Opting for a guided tour will ensure you have an in-depth and comprehensive experience since you will understand the historical and cultural significance of each of the islands and their attractions.

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Guided tours are the best ways to explore the islands. You will learn about the historical and cultural significance of each of the attractions that you visit. Your multilingual guide will talk about several interesting stories and historic events, making your tour a lot more interesting and fun.

If you are looking to explore more in Venice

The Murano, Burano & Torcello Full Day Tour is the perfect choice if you want a comprehensive experience of these magical islands.  Catch stunning views of the incredible Venetian Lagoon Islands and visit the renowned glass factory in Murano. You will then take a tour of the vibrant and colorful island of Burano. Finally, you will make your way to Torcello, where you can admire the Santa Maria Assunta, and other historic buildings.

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What are Murano, Burano & Torcello Island tour timings?
The tours usually start in the morning around 10-11:00 AM and end by 6:00 PM.
When are Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands closed? 
The Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands are not closed on any specific days.
What is the best time to go for a Murano, Burano & Torcello Island tour?
The best time for a Murano, Burano, and Torcello Island tour is in the morning or early afternoon. 
How long is a Murano, Burano & Torcello Island tour?
The Murano, Burano, and Torcello Island tour is about 6.5 to 7.5 hours if it’s a full-day tour, and 4.5 hours if it’s a half-day tour.
Where are Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands located? 
Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands are located in the Venetian Lagoon in Northern Italy.
Google Map Locations of - Murano, Burano, and Torcello
How do I get to the Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands?
You can get to the Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands by a private motorboat or the Vaporetto from Venice.
Can I take a Vaporetto to Murano and Burano?
Yes, you can take a Vaporetto to Murano and Burano from Venice. You can catch a Vaporetto from the Fondamente Nove stop. Take line 4.1 or 4.2 to get to Murano, line 12 to get to Burano, and line LN to get to Torcello. Your tour tickets include round-trip transfers, so you will be dropped back at the meeting point in Venice at the end of your tour.
How long does it take to get from Venice to Murano, Burano & Torcello Island Tour?
Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands are 10 minutes away from Venice by motorboat.
Is the Murano, Burano & Torcello Island tour wheelchair accessible?
The Murano, Burano, and Torcello Island tour is not wheelchair accessible. This is because the tour involves transfers on motorboats, which aren’t wheelchair friendly.
Is storage facility available on the Murano, Burano & Torcello Island Tour?
No, there is no storage facility at the Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands. If you are carrying any luggage, it is recommended you leave it in your hotel or a storage facility in Venice. 
Is photography permitted at Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands?
Yes, photography is permitted at Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands.
Are outside food and drinks permitted inside Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands?
Yes, outside food and drinks are permitted inside Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands.
What are my dining options at Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands?
In Murano, Osteria Al Duomo and B Restaurant alla Vecchia Pescheria offer some great Venetian cuisine. In Burano, Trattoria Al Gato Nero is a great choice for some delicious Italian cuisine and in Torcello, Al Trono di Attila or Taverna Tipica Veneziana are great choices.
Are return transfers included in my Murano, Burano & Torcello Island tour tickets?
Yes, the tour tickets include transfers to and from the Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands.
Is there a dress code to visit Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands?
No, there is no dress code to visit the Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands.
There are numerous eye-catching attractions present on the Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands. Here are some of the attractions you need to keep your eye out for.

Guarnieri Glass Factory

Located on the island of Murano, the Guarnieri Glass Factory is a traditional glassmaking factory, which has roots all the way back in 1291. You can catch a working demonstration of the glassmaking process and techniques that have been used for centuries. You can also buy some glass-made souvenirs at the gift shop.

Fishermen Houses

The vibrant Fishermen’s Houses on the island of Burano are one of the highlights of the tour. Local legends say that the fishermen painted the houses in vibrant colors so that they were visible to boats and ships on the sea. They make for a memorable sight as your boat goes down the canals.

Basilica di Santi Maria e Donato

This church is located on the island of Murano and features a 12-century Byzantine mosaic pavement. It was originally built in the 7th century and was rebuilt at the beginning of the 12th century, making it one of the oldest churches in the Venetian Lagoon.

Ponte del Diavolo ( Devil’s Bridge)

Also known as the Devil’s Bridge, the Ponte del Diavolo is one of the two bridges on Torcello Island that crosses the Maggiore Canal. The unique design of the bridge makes it a popular spot for visitors. The original foundations of this bridge date all the way back to the 13th century, although the current bridge is said to have been built in the 15th century.

Cattedrale di Torcello

The Torcello Cathedral, also known as the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, is a great example of Late Paleochristian architecture and features several of the earliest mosaics of Venice. The most famous of these mosaics is the 11th-century depiction of the Virgin Hodegetria, set against a massive gold background.
When you are done with the Island tour, you might want to check out these other attractions in Venice to get the most out of the floating city. Here are the best things to do in Venice:

St. Mark’s Basilica

One of the most famous churches in the world, St. Mark’s Basilica is the current seat of the Patriarch of Venice. The church holds the relics of Saint Mark the Evangelist, who is also the patron saint of the city. With St Marks Basilica tickets, you can visit one of the most famous attractions of Venice.

Doge Palace

Built in the Venetian Gothic style of architecture, the Doge’s Palace was originally the residence of the Doge of Venice, who was the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. It was originally built in 1340 and was converted into a museum in 1923. Visit this unforgettable Venetian landmark with Doge Palace tickets.

Venice Gondola Rides

Taking a ride on the famous gondolas of Venice is a must. These gondolas are the traditional mode of travel across Venice, and allow you to see the canal city from a different perspective. Go on a romantic and surreal watery experience Venice gondola rides.

Venice Water Bus

The Venice water buses are the main mode of transport in the city. They are popularly called Vaporetto and are an affordable way to travel around Venice. If you want to travel to any of the islands in the Venetian Lagoon, you can catch the water bus. Venice water bus tickets can be availed of here, at Headout.

Peggy Guggenheim Museum

An art museum located in Venice, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum features the works of Italian futurists and modernists. The collection includes works by Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Metzinger, and many more famed artists! With Peggy Guggenheim Museum tickets, you can visit this incredible art museum on your next trip to Venice!

Are Murano, Burano & Torcello Island Tours available online now?

Yes, Murano, Burano, and Torcello Island tours are available online now.

What are the different types of Murano, Burano & Torcello tours?

Under guided tours of the Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands we have guided half-day and full-day tours, self-guided tours, and tours by private boat.

Are return transfers included in a Murano, Burano & Torcello Island tour?

Yes, return transfers are included in our Murano, Burano & Torcello Island tours.

Are guided Murano, Burano & Torcello Island Tour tours available?

Yes, half-day and full-day guide tours of Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands are available. With a guided tour, you will have a more thorough and fulfilling experience of the islands, and learn a great deal about the history, culture, and significance of the Venetian islands and their attractions.

What are Murano, Burano & Torcello Island tour timings?

The Murano, Burano, and Torcello Island tours begin in the morning between 10:30 and 11 AM.

How do I get to Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands?

You can get to Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands by motorboat or Vaporetto. If you are looking for a cheaper mode of transport, the public Vaporetto is your best choice. Take line 4.1 or 4.2 to reach Murano, line 12 to reach Burano, and line LN to reach Torcello. You can take the Vaporetto from Fondamente Nove ferry station. Alternatively, if you want a pick-up directly from your hotel, you can book a private motorboat at the time of your choice. Note that a private motorboat will be more expensive (approx 30 Euros).

What is the best time to visit Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands?

The best time to visit the islands is either in the morning or early afternoon.

Is Murano, Burano & Torcello Island Tour wheelchair accessible?

No, the Murano, Burano, and Torcello Island tours are not wheelchair accessible. This is because visitors must be able to get on and off the motorboats, which are not wheelchair friendly.

Are the Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands worth visiting?

Yes, the Murano, Burano, & Torcello Islands are definitely worth visiting. The Venetian islands are incredibly beautiful and offer some stunning sights.

Can I visit the Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands in one day?

Yes, you can visit Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands in one day. A full-day guided tour is your best option if you would like to have a tour of all three islands, alongside a guide.

Is there a half-day sightseeing tour of Murano, Burano, and Torcello?

Yes, a half-day sightseeing guided tour of Murano and Burano is available.  This guided tour, however, does not cover Torcello Island. If you would like to visit Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands together, you will need to opt for the full-day guided tour.

How to get to Murano and Burano from Venice?

You can reach Murano and Burano by private water taxi or Vaporetto waterbus. and will take you around 20 and 40 minutes respectively to reach.

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