Friendinvenice Murano Burano Torcello private tours By Luxury water taxi

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Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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There are two ways to visit Venice: follow the flow of tourists who take a fixed route chosen by about 20 million people every year or leave the tourist trail behind. We pride ourselves on creating authentic travel experiences for curious visitors who yearn to go beyond the typical. Get away from the crowds and delve into the real Venice your way, your pace.Venice Murano Burano day trip is private offering the opportunity to experience the Venetian top islands at your own pace. The old history of Venice begun from its islands. Learn about the historical and social context of Murano and Burano. Discover the techniques on the ageless arts of glassblowing and lacemaking.

Our Murano Burano tour combines the natural beauty of the lagoon, traditional craftsmanship, and picturesque villages atmosphere. Hear from your expert local guide about the islands heritage and their secret stories. Step into authentic workshops of local artisans. Watch in awe as they create intricate handcrafted pieces

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Back to Venice by private water taxi

Private transportation

What's Not Included

Price does not include lunch, entrance ticket to Santa Maria Assunta’s complex

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.

What To Expect

Isola di Murano
We will then continue our visit to the old Murano city center (Campo San Stefano) with its characteristic clock tower and the Renaissance church of San Pietro Martire: a treasure chest of paintings by Veronese and Bellini. Crossing the bridge over Murano’s Grand Canal, we could then reach another jewel of the island: the Basilica of Santa Maria and Donato, famous for its splendid 11th Century floor mosaics. Animated by figures of animals, birds, mythological beasts and symbols whose meaning often remains unclear, these mosaics are just one of the many curiosities of the Basilica, considered the best example of Romanesque architecture in the Lagoon!

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

A miniature-sized Venice, much quieter popular, with tiny houses painted in bright colors and a dramatically leaning bell tower. A lively island prospering thanks to fishing and tourism, Burano still preserves its rhythms, traditions and (above all) its magical atmosphere, absolutely worth seeing!

Let us then venture along Burano’s tranquil streets and squares, surrounded by the colors of the fishermen’s houses (whose meaning we will discover little by little). Let us enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the many local restaurant, possibly treating ourselves with off-the-menu delicacies fished that very morning! Alternatively, let us relax with a lovely coffee break accompanied by a delicious ice cream or (even better!) the typical biscuits of the island, the “bussolà” and the “esse”. With a little luck, we will be able to meet an old lady who, sitting in front of her house door, still weaves a typical lace… Yes, the famous Burano lace. It is said that this craft was born from the genius of Burano’s women, trying to increase the meager income of their families. While men were out fishing (or during unlucky hunting seasons), they would support the local economy with their needle-work. In 16th Century, thanks to the support of the Doge’s wife and queens, lace went from being a simple domestic activity to real Art, flourishing for decades until the end of the Serenissima, when it got to the brink of extinction. Burano lace was saved in extremis by salvaging the knowledge of the only lace-maker left on the island … how? Well, find out during this tour!

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Isola Torcello

The encounter with the one-time commercial capital of the Lagoon will surprise you. The rustic, at times almost desolated aspect of Torcello, makes it hard to believe that centuries ago this was a busy port city buzzing with thousands of inhabitants (of which nowadays only a handful remain)!

Isolated houses, bushes, a vegetable garden here and there … these are the only clues left of Torcello’s glorious past. This was probably one of the main islands where refugees from the mainland escaped the barbaric invasions, at the fall of the Roman Empire. Protected by the lagoon swamps, the exiles of Altino in particular found here a new haven. Starting as a poor community of fishermen, ferrymen and merchants, they slowly took advantage of the island’s strategic position (halfway between the Byzantine East and the ‘Roman-Barbarian West) to turn it into a flourishing commercial center … the most important of the ancient Lagoon actually!

Torcello will amaze us with its silence and surreal atmosphere. Walking through quiet streets still paved in bricks or gravel, we will discover the reasons why the island was gradually abandoned in favor of Venice, or the fate of its many churches, convents or buildings now replaced by the wilderness. We will meet the mysterious “Devil’s Bridge” and walk through the ruins of the city center, irresistibly attracted by the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the oldest church in the Lagoon! We will admire the splendid shapes of the nearby Santa Fosca church, of Palazzo del Podestà and Palazzo dell’Archivio, perhaps also sitting on the famous “Attila’s throne”. Finally, we will discover why this small strip of land became the favorite refuge of the famous writer Ernest Hemingway. An incredible experience, a journey between the past and the present that only the less touristic islands can offer!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


An unforgettable and inestimable experience!
X3550MBangelam, 13-10-2022
Thanks to Linda, our professional tour coordinator and guide, our family of 14 members was able to enjoy a flawless experience! Linda put her heart into it from the first time I contacted her. She personalized our tour to ensure that we captured the beauty, the history, the culture and much more while having endless fun for our entire family members ranging from 73 to 1 year olds! Linda is a very friendly, organized, precise and considerate person whose flexibility made our tour an unforgettable one. I highly recommend reaching out to Linda or contacting Friendinvenice if you are looking for a faultless excursion. I cannot write enough to express the gratitude that our entire family has towards her extraordinary ability to make a dream come true.
Fabulous tour!!
310beckyz, 20-09-2022
Our tour with Nadia was fantastic. Specialized visit to high end glass artist studio in Murano, walking tour of beautiful 8th century church in Torcello and lovely al fresco lunch, behind the scenes walk in Burano. Nadia was thoughtful in crafting our tour and taught us a lot as we asked questions about the history of the region. Five stars!!
Highly recommended for tours with family with young kids
Dreamer09196628327, 21-07-2021
We are a family of four with two kids aged 5 and 3 that took two tours with Nadia in mid July 2021: (i) a two hour city orientation tour; and (ii) a five hour tour of Murano, Burbank, and Torcello.

Nadia was wonderful. She took us on leisurely strolls through less touristy parts of the city and was very patient and warm with our children. She was very accommodating when the kids needed breaks or extra attention. She was also very informative and tailored the tours to our specific family. She took us to an awesome glass factory in Murano that we basically had to ourselves. She was very responsible and responsive and arranged all of the details and everything was taken care of. We highly recommend.
We made a new friend in Venice
Lou T, 11-11-2019
A group of 4 of us spent a fantastic day with Nadia on November 4 for the Venice's Northern Lagoon Tour. From the moment we met her at our hotel, we knew it was going to be a great day. Nadia is warm and friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. We had a great, learned a lot, and had a lot of laughs and great conversations throughout the day. Best of all, Nadia was completely flexible and adaptable to our requests throughout the tour. When we return to Venice and the Veneto, we know we are contacting Nadia for another tour.

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