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KEY DETAILS
Type of service
Private Tours
Duration
4 hours
Suggested departure time
9.00am
Meeting/Departure point
at the boat launch closest to your hotel in central Venice
Language
English

Murano, Burano & Torcello

Boat tours of Murano, Burano and Torcello


The Venetian Lagoon is one of the largest and most important wetland areas in Europe, spotted here and there by some 30 islands. The three most visited islands are Murano, Burano and Torcello, each with its own unique appeal. In 1291 the Venetian Senate decreed all the glass furnaces to move to Murano which became the capital of the art of glass-making, famous all around the world.

Situated some nine kilometers from Venice, Burano looks completely different from the other islands: there are uniform ranks of houses all the same height and all painted in bright colors. Originally a humble village, this island gained importance in the 16th century, when it became a center for lace-making. Torcello, once the most important settlement in the Lagoon, is today an almost deserted island. The main square is surrounded by imposing monuments that testify its former splendor. The Byzantine Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is the oldest existing Venetian monument.

A boat trip in the Lagoon is one of the most fascinating and enjoyable experiences you can have in Venice. Starting from your hotel enjoy a relaxing private boat tour on a luxurious motor-launch. Visit Murano which is the most famous of the Venetian Islands, and the most visited courtesy of the famous glass-works that produce the popular "Murano Glass". The people of Venice have been making crystal and glass since the 10th Century, when the Venetian merchants brought back the secrets of production from the East. You'll visit a famous glass-factory where you'll see an example of glass-blowing as well as visit the factories showroom full of beautiful glassware that exemplify the high quality of glass produced on the Island. Fans of glass should also plan a visit to the Glass Museum of Murano where you can see exquisite pieces and understand more about the process and history of glass-making in Venice. You should also consider the nearby Church of San Mary & Donato which boasts a magnificent mosaic pavement laid-down in the 12th Century.

The Island of Burano is the most picturesque of Venetian Island of the Lagoon. Famous for its lace-making industry, the pretty fishing village has its streets and canals lined by pastel colored houses. Here you can also see examples of the famous local craft of lace-making while strolling around this enchanting island. Last Island Torcello with its old Cathedral and its atmosphere of remote Venetian past. This tour can either finish back at your hotel, or in Venice if you wish to further explore the city of Venice on foot.

Please note:
The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour.
Included
Private boat and licensed tour guide at disposal for 4 hours, taxes, parking, and gasoline. No hidden costs

Not included
  • Gratuities (not mandatory and entirely at the client's discretion).

Prices per party (NOT PER PERSON) Party of 1-2 people EURO 1100
Party of 3-4 people EURO 1200
Party of 5-6 people EURO 1400
Party of 7-8 people EURO 1600
Party of 9+ people ASK US

Availability and schedule Departures: all year round
Pick up/drop off location: at the boat launch closest to your hotel in central Venice
Pick up time suggested: 9.00am - 2.00pm
Tour duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Cancellation Policy
  • No charge or penalty for tours cancelled at least 7 days in advance
  • 6 to 3 days prior - 50% of cost of service
  • 48 hours or less or NO SHOW - full forfeiture
  • No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.)


 
PRICES PER PARTY
Party of 1-2 people
EURO 1100
Party of 3-4 people
EURO 1200
Party of 5-6 people
EURO 1400
Party of 7-8 people
EURO 1600
Party of 9+ people
ASK US
NEVER MISS THE SHIP - GUARANTEED TIMELY RETURN TO YOUR SHIP
We have been offering shore excursions for a very long time and we never had a customer that missed the ship. In the extremely unlikely event that you miss your ship due to the late arrival of one of our tours, we will arrange and pay for your accommodations, meals, and transportation to the next port of call.
PS. We know very well that on the ship they try to terrorize you, saying that if you reserve your day with a private tour company and you are late, they will not wait for your return and you will miss the ship. As you can imagine, in cases of bad traffic, accidents, etc. the big buses they use have to wait in line just like all the other vehicles, and if you are on one of our small vehicles it will be much easier to find alternative routes to bypass the traffic problems.

WORRY FREE CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
No charge or penalty if you cancel your tour up to 7 days prior the date!
No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.) and if your tour has been paid in advance, we will refund you.
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