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Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the islands of Murano, Torcello and Burano in the Venetian Lagoon and explore the most famous of the Venetian islands known for their picturesque scenery, handicrafts, and history. Visit the island of Murano, also known as the “Island of the Glass,” Burano, a typical fishing island with colourful contrasts and chocolate-box painted houses and Torcello with its historic cathedrals.
This tour affords you the chance to see more than just the central sights of Venice and enjoy a cruise on the water.
3 hours and 30 minutesStart time
9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 3pm
From Box “Alilaguna” (in front of the Royal Gardens at San Marco).
Reach the meeting point at the scheduled time for the start of the tour. The tour starts from St. Mark’s Square from where you will board a motorboat and set off across the scenic Venetian Lagoon. Your first stop, the island of Murano, is actually several small isles dissected by a wide canal. See the antique art of making glass and lampworking at Murano, famous for its glassmaking since the thirteenth century when the Venetian Republic ordered all glassmakers to leave the mainland because of fear of fire.
The next stop will be the island of Burano, known for its lacework and brightly coloured homes. Learn the history and interesting stories about Burano from your knowledgeable guide who will also tell you about Leonardo da Vinci’s visit to the island. Dating back to the 16th century, Burano has much to offer. See high quality lacework on display, explore its local shops and displays and admire Burano’s vibrant settlements.
The last stop of the tour is Torcello, a quiet and sparsely populated island. Considered the oldest continuously populated region of Venice, Torcello once held the largest population of the Republic of Venice. Explore the relics of its bygone glory including the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in 639 and still containing stunning mosaics to this day.
After touring the 3 islands, re-board the motor launch to cross the lagoon back to Venice. The tour ends at the original starting point.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes for visits and warm clothing during the winter months.
It is not permitted to enter into churches, basilicas, museums, in shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders.
Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
wasnt sure what to expect from this tour but found it very relaxing ......the excursion had a guide and kept us informed of the islands history etc the glass making island was...david perry, United Kingdom, 12/Sep/2017
Very nice trip and nice experience....Ms. Tan, United Kingdom, 16/Aug/2017
The guide was very knowledgeable...Jeffrey Mifsud, Malta, 19/Jun/2017
Tour lasted 4.5 hours not 3 /3.5 as the paperwork had stated. The boat carries a lot of people but everything ran smoothly. We turned early and caught an earlier boat without issue. Burano particularly nice.