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

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Venice, Italy
Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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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.
  • Private, half-day boat tour to the three most famous islands in the Venetian Lagoon
  • Cruise across the water on a typical Venetian motorboat
  • Visit the home of the world's finest artisan glass on Murano
  • Taste delectable biscuits on the lacemaking island of Burano
  • Explore Venice's first settlement on lovely Torcello
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
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Local guide will meet you at the lobby of your Hotel Provide accomodation details
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Glass factory Colleoni Murano
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "This was a wonderful day trip if you are looking to explore Murano and Burano with a private guide and private boat!" See review
  • "Well worth the money to do a private tour at our own pace." See review
  • "Well worth the extra money for a private tour, we saw what we wanted and for as long or as short as we wanted." See review

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star-5
Frederico was amazing!
tmb5304
, Aug 2022
Outstanding tour with Frederico this morning!! We really enjoyed his local knowledge as a proud Venetian! This tour is a great way to experience the 3 islands!!
star-4
Good but not great
Cansu_S
, Aug 2022
Sincere and nice guide, he asked our preferences and asked every question we asked him. He gave us great good recommendations for food. Only downside is that we didn’t find a lot of value in the tour, not much to see in our opinion. We felt obligated to purchase some glass work at the glass workshop we got taken. You can take a taxi to see the islands yourself, and it will cost a lot less.
star-5
This excursion is a must! No other way to see Venice from this perspective!
Christie_E
, Aug 2022
This tour was amazing! We all enjoyed it. Our guide was very knowledgeable about Venice history and the sights. We were able to see parts of Venice that we would not have known were there. Murano and Burano are a must see! Our guide was quite humorous and the trip was over before we knew it. I wish there had been more time!
star-5
Fantastic and well worth it!
Laura_M
, Aug 2022
We had Marco who had an AMAZING, beautiful boat - he even let our 10 year old son try to drive which he loved! Clementina was a wonderful relaxed guide. The water was wonderful - and both took the time to let us enjoy walking around, having a lunch…etc. It was a nice change of pace from walking around (having a 10 and 13 year old).
star-1
They promised all And we...
Caroline_P
, Aug 2022
They promised all And we got nothing. Every private tour, from the church to murano visit where closed. The tour guide had no idea. To make it short, was a waste of our money & precious time for our first visit in Venice
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Client are you sure you did our tour? Our best guide told me you was so happy about the boat You visited the church in Murano and visited the glass factory where you also purchased some glass You did not visited the church of Torcello becouse the ticket was not included and you did not want to spend extra money. You gave also a generouse tip to guide and driver
star-5
Our guide was very accommodating!
Fred_V
, Aug 2022
our guide made a wonderful was very insightful to start the tour to Torcello first. We appreciated the change so we had more time there.
star-5
Idyllic trip
Anne_K
, Jul 2022
It was such a privilege to be guided by Selena. She gave us wonderful insights into the islands of Venice and is clearly passionate about her home city. She picked us up from our hotel and we met the boat on a nearby canal as the tide was too low to meet directly at the hotel. Marco’s boat Narcisso was incredibly beautiful and very comfortable. The sun sail kept us cool on one of the hottest days. We were offered pizzas to eat between islands as we’d spent quite a bit of time on Burano looking at and learning about lace making. It was really the trip of a lifetime. I cannot recommend either Selena or Marco and his boat enough.
star-5
Ketty was very...
Garth_J
, Jul 2022
Ketty was very knowledgeable and personable. That is all I want to say but your review algorithm forces me to say more. I’m sorry I started this review, but Ketty was great!
star-5
Well Worth The Time
Audie_L
, Jul 2022
Selena (our guide) and Marco (our boat captain) were excellent hosts for the trip to see the islands. Selena is knowledgeable, personable and professional. She shares so much more than just names and dates, she shows you how Venetians live today influenced by the their history. Marco knows the waterways and how to keep you dry when the boat traffic swells. My wife and I had an amazing time on this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to escape the crowds in Venice.
star-5
Great!
William_B
, Jul 2022
Beautiful way to spend half a day in Venice! Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour being private was great because it was up to us how much time to spend in each place. The glass-blowing demonstration in Murano was very cool, Burano is beautiful, and Torcello is unique. We had a great time!
star-1
DO NOT BOOK - WASTE of MoNEY
Steve_L
, Jul 2022
I have been utilizing Viator for tours for years…all have been great until NOW! While boat was good - guide was HORRIBLE…we paid for 3 islands only got two - she said you don’t want to go torcello and when I said we paid for it she yelled… she left us on both Murano and Burano for “free” time which we didn’t want instead we had to walk around without a guide for 1 hr each island.. what a waste of money & time… just take a water taxi or book a group tour…YouTube video will provide much more info about islands for free! If I could give them a minus five stars I would
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Gianluca was amazing and...
Chris_C
, Jul 2022
Gianluca was amazing and the best tour guide! It was a great day exploring Murano and Burano and Gianluca took us to an amazing lunch spot which was one of our best meals we have ever eaten. Fantastic day, I would highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour in Venice
Andres_M
, Jul 2022
Excellent tour, flexible schedule, great choice of activities, places and views. Highly recommended.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A great day!
Joe_C
, Jul 2022
The tour was just perfect - to murano for glass blowing, to butano to see the wonderful colorful island for lunch and touring another little island. Gabriella our host was amazing.
star-5
Great tour of Murano and Burano!
Dani_L
, Jun 2022
Our family of 5 (my husband and myself, our 18 year old son, our 14 year old daughter and our 9 year old daughter) had a wonderful time learning about the historic glass blowing techniques in Murano and how lace is made by hand in Burano. Our guide was friendly and informative. He had so much knowledge of Venice and the surrounding islands. The glass making tour and lace making tour did have a store attached, which tried to sell you their goods, but we looked and didn’t make any major purchases. Our guide went at our pace and we stopped for some incredible gelato and he knew of a restaurant in Burano we could stop at to have some cheese and Spritz to refresh.
star-5
Excellent. Highly recommend!
Dawn_k
, Jun 2022
Our tour with Gabriella was excellent. I am traveling with my 5 year old son which is why I booked the private excursion. I wanted to maximize our sightseeing time and not wait in hot water bus lines in Venice. The boats we used were beautiful and in excellent condition. We were given the flexibility to create our own schedule. For instance we opted out of stopping on Torcello to spend more time in Burano. The glass blowing demonstration was fantastic. Just quick enough for my 5 year old to not get bored and long enough for the grownups to get a good understanding of the practice. Our tour guide gave us enough information on Venetian history but also let us enjoy the views and boat rides in some quiet. Overall this was an excellent experience. The day flew by and everyone in my party had a wonderful time. Thank you .
star-5
Three Venetian Island Tour
Kristen_B
, Jun 2022
We loved our private excursion and our tour guide, Selena. She’s amazing! Selena knew how to make historical facts fun and interesting for our entire family and she patiently answered all of questions—and there were many! Burano was literally and colorfully picture perfect, Murano left us in awe of the gorgeous Venetian glass industry and Torcello inspired us by its rich Venetian history. The private boat ride was filled with Selena’s stories on Venetian history and various island sights along the way. We highly recommend this private tour and make sure to request Selena as your guide!
star-4
Great personal touch
Michael_M
, Jun 2022
Great tour guide provided a personal touch with the information. The private glass blowing demonstration was wonderful.
star-5
We had an amazing day...
Leslie_M
, May 2022
We had an amazing day with our tour guide Gabriel. He was fabulous and showed us all of the most special aspects of the various Islands. Nothing could have been better!
star-3
Our tour guide and boat...
Georgina_S
, May 2022
Our tour guide and boat diver were great. However, you don't get value for money with this experience. The guide at the glass blowing couldn't have been less interested in us during the demonstration and explained nothing. When we went round the show room they were very interested in us and they clearly make up the prices. I'd have also loved more time to explore the islands. Ultimately half a day just isn't enough time. I think they need a rethink in structure of this tour and the use of time. You will have a good day, but probably no better than if you just booked a group tour and saved some money. If you're more interested in the local shops, don't book this as you don't get time to look around. Instead just get the water bus.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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