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Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands Day Tour with Glass Factory Visit

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Spend a magical afternoon exploring the magical islands on the Venetian Lagoon on a speedboat and experience the history and culture of a city that has been described by many as “the most beautiful city built by man.”


  • Embark upon this scenic full-day tour that takes you to 3 of Venice’s most stunning islands, with a multi-lingual guide.

  • Upgrade for round-trip transfers from St. Mark's or Santa Lucia Venice train station.

  • Soak up the scenery and charm of the Venitian lagoon from aboard a motorboat.

  • Your first stop is at Murano, an island known for its iconic glass factory and the beautiful Basilica of Santi Maria e Donato.

  • Next up is the stunning island of Burano, an island so colorful and bright, you’ll forget all your cares.

  • Finally, at Torcello, admire the Santa Maria Assunta and other historically rich buildings.

  • Fun fact: There are close to 100 islands in the Venetian Lagoon!


  • 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)

Cancellation policy

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


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Guests from United Kingdom, United States, France and over 12 countries have loved this experience
Miguel Silva



May, 2024

Everything was very well organized and it was a great way to visit all three islands in one day. The islands are very beautiful: Murano for the glass, Burano for the colorful houses and Torcello for the Byzantine-style churches. All the staff were very friendly and professional. The boat was comfortable and safe. The day was incredible. All-in-all: TOP!
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Alexandra Andronic



May, 2024

Murano's glassblowing marvels, Burano's vibrant hues, and Torcello's serene charm create a trio of Venetian jewels. Murano dazzles with its glass artistry, Burano enchants with its colorful facades, and Torcello whispers tales of ancient tranquility. Together, they compose a symphony of Venetian allure.
Jesus Vega Gonzalez



Feb, 2024

The tour overall, except that 15 other people and I were made to wait about 1 hr at the place where the starting point was supposed to be arguing that they didn't know we were there, and that a ferry had broken down 😑
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Roberto Ricarboni



Nov, 2023

Unfortunately, given the length of the sailing, there is very little time to take in what the three islands have to offer. I do not feel satisfied. I would have preferred to have more time to visit even two of the three islands. However, the value for money of the service is very good considering the standards of a city like Venice.
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Cathryn Burt



Oct, 2023

The experience was well worth the money you get plenty of time to explore each island and the tour guide gave really insightful jbformation on some of the things you could see from the boat. The glass blowing demo was also incredible to watch! Would definitely recommend for anyone visiting Venice for the first time.

Take this full-day excursion in and around Venice and enjoy the sights and sounds that make up this historically and culturally-rich city. This trip is spread across three distinct islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Start your day by taking the boat from St. Marks area to the beautiful island of Murano, where you will get to visit one of Venice’s famed glass factories. Here you can learn the art of glass blowing by watching the masters in action during a demonstration. There are various sights on the island such as the Basilica of Santi Maria e Donato, one of the oldest in the region.

The next stop in the tour is the vibrant island of Burano, where you can see lines of colorful houses by the canals. You can also pick up a souvenir in the form of a rare artisan lace. The last stop in the tour is the island of Torcello, which was founded in the year 452 and is scattered with buildings that are hundreds of years old. You can leisurely stroll around the various tourist spots on the island, such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Attila’s throne, and the Bell tower. Upon finishing the tour, your motorboat will drop you at the departure point.

What to bring

  • It is advisable to carry a bottle of water, especially on warmer days.

Additional information

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear.

  • As it is a shared tour, there are no refunds for no-shows or late arrivals.

  • The tour will carry on despite the rain.

  • An important thing to note is that the tour is not a guided tour. However, there will be multilingual assistance and relevant explanations will be provided.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Points

San Marco

  • Meet your guide at Riva degli Schiavoni 4136, 4 bridges from Piazza San Marco towards the Arsenale.

  • Address: Riva degli Schiavoni, 4136, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

  • Landmark: Piers 1a/b, 2a/b, and 3a/b in the Approdo Cornoldi spot.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Ferrovia/Train Station

  • Meet your guide at Ferrovia Compartimentale (ex F30).

  • Address: 30100 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy.

  • Landmark: In front of KFC Restaurant, near Calatrava Bridge.

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