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Islands Tour: Murano Burano and Torcello Tour

Escape the crowds and chaos of Venice and catch a glimpse of what the city used to be – an island of artisans world-famous for their craft, where traditional skills have been passed down from generation to generation for centuries.

After meeting in a central Venice location we’ll start our tour with a short and comfortable boat ride to Murano. There’s a lot to see on the way and your guide will keep you entertained with a description of the sights as you pass them. Discover how products are made with a visit to a glass blowing factory.

Then it’s back on the boat and off to our next stop, Burano. The tiny island is famous for its houses, huddled tightly together along streets and canals, each one is painted a different color with laundry strung up across narrow streets.

But Burano’s major claim to fame is its centuries old tradition of lacemaking. Stay and watch their painstaking work, listen to a full commentary on what, in the age of sewing machines, has become a dying art and then take the time to explore the fascinating museum del Merletto.

There is free time in Burano to enjoy some lunch before moving onto the next part of the tour. Lunch not included.

Dont forget to get some cookies of bussola and essi - unique to this island and some of the best local pastries you can get in Italy.

After meeting the guide your final stop will be the island of Torcello, where you can visit the famous church and explore this tiny island before returning to your departing point for approx 5pm.

Included:

Duration: 6.5hrs Approximate.

  • Roundtrip transportation by boat
  • Glassmaking demonstration in Murano
  • Lacemaking demonstration in Burano
  • Meeting Time: 9.40am
  • Tour starts at 9.50am
  • Daily - April to October

No pick-up at hotels. Clients have to meet at Vittorio Emanuele Monument (located in front of Londra Palace hotel) in Riva Schiavoni.

We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.

Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather.

We recommend that customers who are not familiar with Venice give themselves ample time to find meeting points.

When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier within 48 hours to request confirmation. Once they confirm that your requested date and ticket is available, we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any relevant information.

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