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Venice is made up of over 100 small islands, but generally “the Venice islands” refers to the three most famous outlying islands in the Venetian lagoon: Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Murano, just north of Venice proper, has been the center of Venice’s famous glass-making industry since 1291, and the island’s expert glassblowers still handcraft stunning pieces of Murano glass today. Farther north, Burano has quiet canals lined with brightly painted fishermen’s houses and is home to Venice’s traditional lace artisans. Its neighboring island of Torcello, first settled in 452, is believed to be the first populated island in the Venetian lagoon.

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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Visit Torcello, Murano, and Burano—three islands in the Venetian Lagoon—on this tour from Venice by motorboat. With a guide, watch glass being blown at a Murano glass factory, see historical cathedrals on Torcello, and admire exquisite handmade lace on Burano. This is a great way to see more than just the central sights of Venice and enjoy a cruise on the water. Select a departure time when booking.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.38
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

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Discover three of the most beautiful islands in the Venetian Lagoon on a private, half-day tour aboard a typical Venetian motorboat. See where the world’s finest blown glass is made in Murano, visit the home of artisan lace makers and famous biscuits in Burano and set foot on Venice’s oldest settlements in serene Torcello. Enjoy a customizable itinerary and the personalized attention of a private boat captain.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.12
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Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island

Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island

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Venice is famous for its UNESCO-listed lagoon, but the city’s islands are also renowned for their handicrafts. This half-day cruise by private boat stops at Murano Island, to watch a thrilling glass-blowing demonstration, and Burano Island, to visit a lace-making factory.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.82
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Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

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Sail across the Venetian Lagoon on this romantic, 2-hour sunset cruise. Get a new perspective on the towering cathedrals and historic palazzos that line the isles of Venice from aboard a traditional Venetian boat. Pop open a half bottle of Prosecco and soak up the glorious sights of St Mark’s Basin and Venice Lido bathed in the golden light of sunset. Tour numbers are limited to 11 people to ensure an intimate, personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.63
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Sunset boat tour with prosecco

Sunset boat tour with prosecco

A typical wood boat will sail along Venice and admire the city on the sunset Your captain Marco will show a unique Venice and with a glass of glass everything will be more fun Only 8 seats available on the boat
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour

Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour

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Take a private tour of the Venetian Lagoon and visit the enchanting islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Tour a glassblower’s workshop in Murano, and discover the traditional art of lacemaking in Burano. See medieval churches while learning about the ancient history of Torcello, Venice’s earliest settlement and a tranquil escape from the typical tourist path. Enjoy the dedicated attention of your private guide on this 4-hour tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$992.80
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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors, this classic walking tour combines the blockbuster sights of history-packed Venice with a relaxing gondola ride. Listen to legends and stories from the city’s Renaissance heyday as you travel down cobblestoned streets and over picturesque footbridges. Tours cover Saint Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace, and the legendary Calle Varisco.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$146.31
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Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands Public Cruise from Venice

Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands Public Cruise from Venice

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Cruise around the Venetian islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello on this daytime cruise. After leaving the city, you'll pass San Giorgio Maggiore on the way to Murano, an island known for its artisan glass. Visit one of the glass factories, then cruise onward to Burano where candy-colored fishermen houses and the famous Burano lace await. Your final visit is to the nearby island of Torcello, where you'll have free time to visit its striking cathedral.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.13
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Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

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Spend a delightful evening cruising along the canals of Venice on this private boat tour. Take in the architectural masterpieces that line the Grand Canal and smaller waterways from aboard a comfortable modern water taxi, venturing further than a traditional gondola would allow. Learn about the artistic and cultural history of Venice from your English-speaking guide as you soak in the sights on your choice of a 1-hour or 2-hour ride.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$457.21
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Private Cruise: Mystic Venice Cruise by Night

Private Cruise: Mystic Venice Cruise by Night

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To truly appreciate enchantment of Venice at night, you have to see it from the water! Spend an unforgettable evening out in ‘The Floating City’ with a private, 2-hour night cruise on the Venetian Lagoon. Get a fantastic new perspective of St Mark’s Square and other landmarks illuminated at night, and see the medieval church and bell towers of San Giorgio Island rising from the water in a mystical glow.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$314.56
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Murano and Burano VIP Venice Boat Tour

Murano and Burano VIP Venice Boat Tour

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Spend a half-day exploring the beautiful islands of the Venetian lagoon on this small-group boat tour of Murano and Burano. Learn about Murano's history of glass blowing and Burano's traditional lace making. See the colorful houses of Burano and enjoy a complimentary coffee or cappuccino. Pick up and drop off from central Venice.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.66
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Aperitisola! aperitif on a sailboat between the islands of the lagoon

Aperitisola! aperitif on a sailboat between the islands of the lagoon

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Sailing in the Lagoon around Venice is an unforgettable experience, unique among the many offers that are offered to visitors to the city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.61
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Small Group Venice Grand Canal Panoramic Tour

Small Group Venice Grand Canal Panoramic Tour

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that visiting Venice and not taking a boat ride down the Grand Canal is a travelling sin. Experience the Floating City in all of its glory on a 1-hour motorboat tour in a group limited to 12. Ideal for first-time visitors, you’ll pass beautiful palazzo and sail beneath famous bridges such as the Accademia Bridge and the Rialto Bridge.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.58
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Grand Canal by Gondola and Secret Venice Tour

Grand Canal by Gondola and Secret Venice Tour

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Already ticked off the main sights? Then get ready to explore Venice’s insider-only locations during this off-the-beaten-track guided walking tour, which also includes a thirty-minute gondola ride. Listen to exclusive commentary on unique locations, like the world-renowned Teatro La Fenice and the Scala del Bovolo, as you discover hidden shops and little-known canals.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.62
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Half-Day Motorboat Cruise to Venice Lagoon Islands Murano and Burano

Half-Day Motorboat Cruise to Venice Lagoon Islands Murano and Burano

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Visit the famous artisan islands of the Venetian Lagoon on a half-day motorboat trip from central Venice. Soak up fantastic views of the city’s waterside highlights as you cruise to Murano, known for its centuries-old glassmaking industry. Watch master glassblowers create candy-colored shapes at a factory, or simply stroll around the island at your leisure. Continue on to the pretty island of Burano, home to brightly hued buildings and traditional lacemaking workshops.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Venice: charming gondola ride on Grand Canal

Venice: charming gondola ride on Grand Canal

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Experience the history and romance of Venice with a shared 30-minute gondola ride through the city's famous canals. Save time and money by pre-booking your ride, and then relax and take in the scenery as a professional gondolier guides a beautifully handcrafted boat along the palaces of the Grand Canal and through smaller, atmospheric waterways brimming with charm.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.23
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Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

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Traverse the canals of Venice aboard a traditional gondola with your very own gondolier. Float along narrow waterways and hidden passages, admiring the beauty of one of Italy's most magical cities. Pass beneath centuries-old bridges and take in famous attractions such as St. Marks' Bell Tower and San Giorgio Island from the coziness of your flat-bottomed boat.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.23
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Venice Photography Walking Tour with Private Guide

Venice Photography Walking Tour with Private Guide

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Take an artistic approach to Venice with this private photography walking tour. Whether you’re a novice or expert photographer, you’ll find endless opportunities for the perfect shot as you explore Venice’s picturesque streets, squares and canals. A professional photographer guide will lead you on a 3-hour walking tour of magnificent landmarks and hidden backstreets, giving you tips on lighting and composition along the way. Bring your camera or smartphone and leave Venice with a collection of beautiful, print-worthy images to memorialize your holiday.
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  • 3 hours
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$243.85
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Private Cruise: The Islands of Venice

Private Cruise: The Islands of Venice

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Venice for half a day on a private, guided tour of the Venetian Lagoon’s three most famous and picturesque islands. See where the world’s finest artisan glass is made on Murano, admire the colorful fishermen’s homes and traditional lacemaking workshops on Burano and visit the 5th-century remains of Venice’s oldest settlement on serene Torcello. Cruise across the lagoon in a private motorboat and enjoy the personalized attention of a local guide for a carefree day on the water.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$523.05
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Gondola ride and dinner in Venice

Gondola ride and dinner in Venice

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Check off two of Venice's must-do activities from your list with this single package, including a private gondola ride and a typical Italian dinner. First, embark on you private gondola ride, where you'll get personal attention from your gondolier and the chance to ask questions. Arrive at the restaurant to find your table waiting for your intimate dinner of traditional Italian food.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.36
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Private Excursion by Motorboat to the Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello

Private Excursion by Motorboat to the Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello

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Let a private guide lead you to three islands in the Venetian Lagoon famed for their traditional arts and crafts. A motorboat zips you away from your departure point to see the glassblowing of Murano, lace and biscuits of Burano, and cathedrals of Torcello. This 4-hour excursion departs in the morning with your group of up to 10 passengers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$609.61
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Lido, Pellestrina & Chioggia: bike hopping around the Venice lagoon islands

Lido, Pellestrina & Chioggia: bike hopping around the Venice lagoon islands

Hop from island to island in the lagoon by bike: we will start from the Lido island, with its groomed shellac beaches, bronzed lifeguards and old ladies sipping Prosecco at the market, experiencing the Belle Epoque glamour passing in front of the beautiful hotels designed in the 20s in Art Noveau style. We will bike along the canals of Malamocco, a colorful fishing village that’s like a miniature version of Venice, cycle through a forest reserve to a lighthouse and relax like the locals do by heading to quiet Alberoni beach for a drink or a swim. We will enjoy special views of Venice biking along the Pellestrina island and its fishing communities strung out the water's edge in jaunty pastel colours. The route will continue to Chioggia, another miniature of Venice and a fishing community. You will decide if you prefer to bike back from the same route or to reach Venice by from the mainland, returining to Lido after a spectacular view from the ferry to Lido in front of St. Marks.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$264.65
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3 Hour Natural Lagoon Kayak Tour in Venice

3 Hour Natural Lagoon Kayak Tour in Venice

Venice Kayak transmits the magic of the lagoon by offering an unforgettable experience to all customers, which makes them happy and spiritually satisfied that they themselves change the world around them. By using kayaking as a travel mode to enjoy a tour, we want to support eco-sustainable tourism. Venetian culture is sustained and preserved by taking guests to local places, managed by local people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$146.31
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The Secret Corners of Burano

The Secret Corners of Burano

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Get a local’s perspective on one of the Venetian Lagoon’s most enchanting islands with a one-hour tour of Burano. Learn the history and unique customs of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed locale from a guide born and raised on the island. Admire colorful fishermen’s homes, visit landmarks like a leaning church bell tower, and see how famous Burano lace is made with a live demonstration. After the tour, linger as long as you like with recommendations from your guide on the best places to shop, dine, and explore.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.48
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Should I book Venice Islands tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Venice Islands can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 69 Venice Islands tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Venice Islands 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Venice Islands costs USD 6.10. Guided Venice Islands tours start around USD 6.10 per person. See all 69 Venice Islands tickets and tours on Viator.
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