Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour
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.
- Private 4-hour tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello islands, in the Venetian Lagoon
- Cruise the Venetian Lagoon by motor boat with your guide
- Watch skilled glassblowers at work on Murano Island
- Admire Burano Island’s pretty fishing port and browse for lace in the island's traditional shops
- Explore Torcello Island and admire Venetian-Byzantine mosaics at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
- This private tour ensures you’ll see the best of Murano, Burano and Torcello while receiving undivided attention from your guide
What To ExpectExplore the history and beauty of the Venetian islands while enjoying the personalized attention of a private tour. Choose from three different departure times to suit your schedule, and then connect with your expert guide in central Venice at the prearranged time. Set out into the Venetian Lagoon aboard a comfortable motorboat, and admire a new perspective on the city as its grand structures recede into the distance. Your first stop is the island of Murano, where glassblowers have been practicing their craft for centuries. Visit a glassblowing workshop for a firsthand look at this amazing art form, and learn what makes Murano glass coveted around the globe. You’ll also have a chance to explore the island’s historic streets and unique shops. At the neighboring island of Burano, you’ll be welcomed by colorful fishermen’s homes and a charming historic port. Burano is famous for its lacemaking legacy, and local craftswomen still practice centuries-old techniques to weave intricate lace that is considered among the finest in the world. Enjoy leisure time to browse local shops, where you can purchase a unique lace souvenir to take home. Finally, make your way to tranquil Torcello — a less-visited locale that boasts the distinction of being the first site of Venetian settlement. Learn about the island’s earliest inhabitants, who fled here in the 5th century to escape barbarian armies. Climb the bell tower at the 12th-century Church of Santa Fosca for panoramic views, and admire the detailed mosaics at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta — the oldest church in Venice. Your 4-hour tour concludes with a boat ride back to the original departure point in Venice. Please note: Price listed is per person, based on six adults per boat. A minimum of two people per booking is required.
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