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Venice Islands
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.

The Basics
The only way to visit Venice’s islands is by boat. By far the best option for avoiding the hassle and delays of the vaporettos (ferries) is booking a private motorboat tour. Tours enable you to make the most of your time on each island—visiting the glass factories on Murano, lace-making demonstrations on Burano, and the historic sights on Torcello—without having to navigate the complicated and crowded interisland public transportation system. Choose a half-day sightseeing tour if you are pressed for time, or a more leisurely full-day Venice cruise to explore the Grand Canal and lagoon islands at a more relaxed pace.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Be sure to bring your camera to capture the picturesque glassblowing demonstrations on Murano and traditional lace-making on Burano.
  • Murano glass and Burano lace are famous for their impeccable quality—and prices reflect that. Be wary of glass or lace shops that advertise “bargain” prices, which often means low-quality goods imported from outside Italy.
  • Murano’s glass shops are known for their hard-sell techniques, so always book your Venice islands tour through a reputable company to avoid unpleasant strong-arming tactics.

How to Get There
From St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), take vaporetto 4.1 from the San Zaccaria stop, or a private water taxi from the Grand Canal boat launch near the Doge’s Palace, to Murano. From there, local water buses or taxis run to Burano and Torcello.

When to Get There
The Venice islands are most crowded in summer. The crowds thin considerably from November through February, though chilly temperatures can mean a less pleasant boat trip across the lagoon.

Torcello in Literature
Over the decades, a number of famous artists, musicians, and Hollywood stars have spent time on the quiet island of Torcello. Ernest Hemingway, for one, wrote parts of “Across the River and into the Trees” during his stay on the island in 1948.
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Tour Venice Islands-Burano, Murano and Torcello, Lunch on Board and Guide-min.50

Tour Venice Islands-Burano, Murano and Torcello, Lunch on Board and Guide-min.50

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An experience in the magical Venice by motorboat, an intertwining of visits between famous and hidden places, islands, churches and villages rich in history. Program 08.15 am: meeting of the participating gentlemen with our staff at the Terminal car park in Fusina (Ve) and boarding the motor ship. Navigation on the Venice Lagoon Arrival in BURANO and free visit of the small fishing village. Arrival in TORCELLO, where you will stop for an optional visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta with the ancient mosaics of the Venetian - Byzantine school dating back to the XII and XIII century. (admission € 5.00 p.p.). Lunch on board based on fish with drinks, included After lunch, the landing in MURANO, the island famous for the processing of blown glass, will follow. 5.30 pm approx .: arrival in Fusina, disembarkation of participants and end of services. Shares: From € 3,500.00 (1 to 50 people) Over 50 people € 70.00 p.p. inclusive: boat, guide, coffee, aperitif, lunch
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  • 9 hours
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$4,228.51
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Private Half-Day Boat Tour Venice's Islands with Hotel Pick Up

Private Half-Day Boat Tour Venice's Islands with Hotel Pick Up

This tour allows you to immerse in the art and history and landscapes. The guide will take you with a private boat to the three most famous islands of the Venetian lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello. Each of them stand out for their particular charm and for the characteristic artisan workshops that are located there: Murano is in fact known throughout the world as the capital of the art of glass, Burano for the production of precious lace and Torcello, an island that has only about twenty residents, is famous for the priceless archaeological heritage.
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  • 4 hours
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$604.07
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Venice Islands: Murano, Burano, Torcello with Glass Factory Show - Private Tour

Venice Islands: Murano, Burano, Torcello with Glass Factory Show - Private Tour

With this four hours tour you will enjoy the visit of 3 famous islands around Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello. History and traditions, glass manufacturing, lace and ancient artifacts. Admire the traditional task of Murano glass, participate to a Glass factory show, take a stroll along the colorful island of Burano and explore the archaeological findings of Torcello!
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  • 4 hours
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$688.64
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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
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$174.76
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Luxury Islands Tour- Only Murano And Burano

Luxury Islands Tour- Only Murano And Burano

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If you’re visiting Burano for the first time, gain local insight into the waterside town on a full-day trip that includes a visit to the island of Murano. You’ll get the best views of colorful architecture from the water and stop at a glass-making factory to learn more about the local craft.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$64.73
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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
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$311.70
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$311.70
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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
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Group or Private Motorboat Cruise: Grand Canal & Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore

Group or Private Motorboat Cruise: Grand Canal & Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore

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See the sights of the surreal canal city in style with a luxury motorboat tour of the Grand Canal. Marvel at the unforgettable beauty of the famous canal as you ride past sights like the Doge's Palace and Rialto Bridge with a professional driver guiding the way. Arrive at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore to climb up into the bell tower for exceptional views over the city. Small-group tour size limited to four people.
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  • 2 hours
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$125.65
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Venice Sailing Cruise to northern lagoon

Venice Sailing Cruise to northern lagoon

See the famous canal city of Venice from the water with a sailing tour of the Venetian Lagoon Islands from Jesolo. Explore unusual and secluded areas most people miss. Sail among the islands to see the unique landscape and natural environment around this iconic city.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$543.67
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$543.67
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Murano Island and Glass Art Private Boat Tour from Venice

Murano Island and Glass Art Private Boat Tour from Venice

This is the perfect tour if you desire to spend half day in the quite island of Murano and admire the most beautiful artistic glass that made famous Murano during the centuries. After a short trip by private boat you will arrive to Murano island to discover the art of glass making together with, have the opportunity to admire a real glass master working in the factory. You will see the differente Technic that made Murano so famous all over the world HOTEL PICKUP AND DROP OFF INCLUDED
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$385.40
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Hop-on Hop-off Boat Tour of the Venetian Islands with Tapas

Hop-on Hop-off Boat Tour of the Venetian Islands with Tapas

Embarking on this 6 hours classic itinerary, you will visit the most famous islands of the Venetian lagoon with a touch of authenticity. Joining us on this private three islands tour you will discover Sant’ Erasmo island, know as the Venetian’s old countryside, the colorful houses and fishing community on Burano island and the historical ruins of Torcello, where we ideally arrange a stop for lunch. For those who prefer a more intimate location, lunch on board is an option. Should you desire to join a glass master’s demonstration, an additional stop in Murano could be arrange prior notice Departure time: 10 am. Tour ends at about 4 pm. Duration: approximately 6 hours. Pick up / drop off point: Zattere. Prosecco and soft drinks will be served on board during the tour with our compliments. Lunch not included.
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  • 6 hours
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$204.18
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Friendinvenice Murano Burano Torcello private tours By Luxury water taxi

Friendinvenice Murano Burano Torcello private tours By Luxury water taxi

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There are two ways to visit Venice. Follow the flow of tourists who take a route chosen by 20 million people every year or leave the tourist trail behind. We pride ourselves on creating authentic experiences for curious visitors Get away from the crowds and get real Venice your way, your peace. Venice Murano Burano day trip is offering the opportunity to experience the Venetian top islands at your own peace. The old history of Venice started from its islands. Learn about the historical and social context of Murano and Burano. Discover the techniques on the ageless arts of glassblowing and lacemaking. Our Murano Burano traditional craftsmanship, and picturesque villages atmosphere. Hear from your expert local guide to the islands heritage and their secret stories. Step into authentic workshops of local artisans. Watch in awe as they create intricate handcrafted pieces
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  • 6 hours 7 minutes
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$1,164.87
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Full-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello from Venice Train Station

Full-day excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello from Venice Train Station

Enjoy a full-day boat tour to discover the 3 most famous islands of Venice Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello. The tour starts just few steps far away from Venice Train Station, more precisely, in front of Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant. After getting onboard, you will head to Murano, and stop there for one and a half hours. Here you will visit one of the many glass factories located in the island and attend a glass-making demonstration. The second stop of this 6-hour tour is Burano, with its marvellous colored houses. The last stop of the tour is Torcello, known as the island where the Venetian civilization was born in the 7th century. Our Venetian islands tour is coming to an end but ... there is one last surprise: the return trip: this itinerary will allow you to enjoy a splendid panoramic view of the Venetian lagoon ... a very romantic and breathtaking sight. The tour ends in Riva degli Schiavoni, close by St Mark's Square
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  • 7 hours
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$30.20
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Venice Highlights : City tour 2 hours and Murano boat tour

Venice Highlights : City tour 2 hours and Murano boat tour

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Feel like a VIP as a private guide shows you Venice’s must-see attractions, starting with a personalized tour of the monuments of St. Mark’s Square. Learn the long, illustrious history of the Venetian Republic inside the Doge’s Palace and glittering St. Mark’s Basilica, and then cruise across the lagoon for a look at the glass-making heritage of Murano island. All water taxi service is arranged for a seamless half-day adventure.
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  • 4 hours
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$422.85
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$422.85
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Riva Yacht Experience

Riva Yacht Experience

Experience Venice from the water with this exclusive boat tour on board a classic Riva speedboat. Cruise down the Grand Canal to St. Mark’s Square and explore the outlying islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello—you set the itinerary and pace on this private excursion through the city’s canals and lagoon. Choose a half-day or full-day tour, and relax on board or stop to swim, sunbathe, or sightsee.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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$2,623.40
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$2,623.40
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Private Cruise: Venetian Sunset

Private Cruise: Venetian Sunset

Spend an unforgettable evening cruising across the Venetian Lagoon on a private sunset boat tour. Relax on deck while an expert skipper handles the navigation, and get a new perspective on the city’s iconic monuments bathed in the changing, golden light. Soak up the romantic atmosphere as day becomes twilight across one of Italy’s most magical cities.
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  • 1 hour
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$175.18
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$175.18
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Private Cruise: Cocktail Cruise on Venice Lagoon

Private Cruise: Cocktail Cruise on Venice Lagoon

Cap off a day in in one of the world’s most romantic cities with a private, 2-hour cocktail cruise on the Venetian Lagoon. Get a fantastic new perspective on St Mark’s Square from aboard a private motorboat, or request to cruise around the lagoon while an expert driver navigates. Enjoy a glass of sparkling prosecco or a locally favored spritz, along with light appetizers, as twilight falls across the marvelous maritime landscape.
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  • 1 hour
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$224.72
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$224.72
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Private Cruise: Venetian Masters of Art

Private Cruise: Venetian Masters of Art

Skip the crowded public boats and enjoy a private experience cruising around the lagoon of Venice. Starting from St. Mark's, you'll pass San Giorgio Maggiore, San Servolo, and the Arsenale on the way to Murano, where you'll disembark and explore the island known for its still-thriving glass artisan tradition.
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  • 4 hours
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$541.25
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Private Cruise: Venice Lagoon with Wine Tasting and Lunch

Private Cruise: Venice Lagoon with Wine Tasting and Lunch

Reach Lazzaretto Nuovo by private boat and visit the Benedictine Monastery. Get back on board to reach Sant’Erasmo for a wine tasting. Lunch in a typical restaurant in Torcello. Return in Venice.
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  • 6 hours
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$449.43
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$449.43
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Private Cruise: Murano and Torcello

Private Cruise: Murano and Torcello

Spend a delightful half day crisscrossing the Venetian Lagoon on a private tour of Murano and Torcello islands. Travel by motorboat to colorful Murano, where you can watch master glassblowers at work carrying on centuries-old artisan traditions. In serene Torcello, explore the ruins of 5th-century churches and palaces at the site of Venice’s earliest settlement. Relax on deck while cruising across the lagoon, and enjoy the personalized attention of a private tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$541.25
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$541.25
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Private Cruise: Churches and Cloisters on the Islands of Venice

Private Cruise: Churches and Cloisters on the Islands of Venice

Explore some of the hidden treasures of the Venice with this tour of the city's churches and cloisters. Learn about the histories of some of the islands in the Venetian Lagoon. See churches on San Giorgio Maggiore island and San Lazzaro degli Armeni island among others to hear about how they were colonized by monks, nuns and religious communities in the past.
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  • 4 hours
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$491.72
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$491.72
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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
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$82.85
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Private Tour of Venice Away from the Crowds

Private Tour of Venice Away from the Crowds

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It can be hard to escape the crowds in Venice, but with this tour you’ll follow your insider guide along quiet canals and through sleepy squares to discover hidden treasures. Explore authentic Venetian neighborhoods, secret gardens, and silent islands unknown to most visitors. Learn about the fascinating history and lore of the Floating City while strolling through its heart and appreciate a uniquely peaceful side of this bustling tourist hub.
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  • 2 hours
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$45.91
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Venice Away from the Crowds Private Evening Tour with a Local

Venice Away from the Crowds Private Evening Tour with a Local

Avoid the midday heat and crowds in Venice with this evening tour that takes you through the quieter corners of the Floating City with an insider guide. Stroll through the city’s historic neighborhoods, discover hidden courtyards, and set off for an island with a view of St. Mark’s Square. Enjoy commentary about Venetian history and culture from your guide as you explore its authentic side far from the tourist crush.
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  • 2 hours
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$45.91
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$45.91
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