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

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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2495ABEX5
Discover the delights of the Venetian Lagoon on this private 4-hour tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello islands in Venice. Watch skilled glassblowers at work on Murano Island. Admire pretty houses in pastel shades around Burano Island’s delightful fishing port and learn of the ancient lacemaking traditions still practised today. Explore Torcello Island and marvel at top highlights such as the 12th-century Church of Santa Fosca and the Venetian-Byzantine mosaics at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. This private tour ensures personalized attention from your guide.


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Meet your guide at your selected start time in central Venice and board your comfortable motor boat to begin your tour. Speed across the beautiful Venetian Lagoon and take in panoramic views of the city and surrounding islands from your vantage point on the water.

First, cruise to the nearby island of Murano — famous for its attractive glassware. Explore the ancient streets and alleyways with your guide, and delve into the attractive shops and boutiques at your leisure. Head to a local glassblowing factory and watch the skilled craftspeople create beautiful works of art before your eyes.

Hop back aboard your boat and head onward to the island of Burano. Admire the island’s charming fishing port and its pretty houses painted in pastel shades, and listen as your guide talks about the centuries-old lacemaking traditions still practised today. Perhaps take the time to browse for souvenirs in the local shops you find.

The third and final stop on your tour is the island of Torcello, the earliest center of civilization in the Venetian Lagoon. Torcello was first populated by local Veneti fleeing attack from Attilla the Hun in the 5th century and today stands as one of the most tranquil of Venice’s islands. Explore at your leisure and admire island highlights such as the 12th-century Church of Santa Fosca and the Venetian-Byzantine mosaics at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.

After four hours exploring the islands of the Venetian Lagoon, cruise back to central Venice where your tour will come to an end.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

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Departure Point:
Central Venice
Departure Time:
9am, 10am or 2pm
4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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9am Departure
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Tour departs at 9am

USD $135.73
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10am Departure
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Tour departs at 10am

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2pm Departure
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Tour departs at 2pm

USD $135.73
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Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour

Murano, Burano and Torcello Private Half Day Tour

  • Private guide
  • Transport by private motor boat
  • Admission to glass-blowing factory on Murano Island
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • On Sunday mornings it is not possible to enter any of the visited churches due to religious functions taking place. Rialto Market is closed every Sunday and Monday. These closures are beyond our control so no refunds or discounts will be issued
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Linda B, November 2015

I have never done a private tour before but this is the only way to go. Our tour guide gave us so much history and information. She took us to a couple of shops in Burano who sold very nice gifts at a very good price. She allowed us to go at our own pace and was very thorough. It was a tour highly recommended.

Reviewed by: Matthew C, November 2015

Samuel was an excellent guide. This was a genuine private tour where Samuel was happy to be flexible and build the trip round the 3 islands as we wanted. A genuine local really interested in making us have the best time. Loved it!

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