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.


  • Meeting point: Yellow box in front of the Prisons’ Palace, close to Ponte della Paglia (between Doge’s Palace and Hotel Danieli) It is compulsory to be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time.
  • Timetable:  Every day at at 9:30AM and 2:30PM (from march to 11 November) - From 12th November until 28th February only at 2:00 PM
  • Availability: from 1st March 2018 to 31st 11th November 2019. The tour does not take place on 25th December 1st January 2019- 9th June – 1st September in the afternoon and in case of exceptionally bad weather, boats are completely covered, the tour operates regularly in case of rain.
  • Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes approximately. (Roughly 30 minutes each islands)
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italia and German (the visit could be multilingual)
  • Inclusion: Shared guided tour on board with a qualified and experienced tour guide – Return Grand Tourism motor-boat
  • Price: € 20 adult – From 3 to 6 years old € 10 – until 2 years old FREE
  • Sale: Free sale until the beginning of the tour
  • Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service.



  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
  • The entrance inside the churches in Torcello is not included
  • Comfortable shoes suggested 
  • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
  • Tour does not operate on 25 of december and in case of exceptionally bad weather, boats are completely covered, the tour operates regularly in case of rain.
  • The afternoon of the Burano  Regatta 2018 (September 16th) the tour does not stop in Torcello
  • Mobile vouchers accepted.
  • 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