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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

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Venice, Italy
Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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Discover three of the most beautiful islands in the Venetian Lagoon on a private, half-day tour aboard a typical Venetian motorboat. See where the world’s finest blown glass is made in Murano, visit the home of artisan lace makers and famous biscuits in Burano and set foot on Venice’s oldest settlements in serene Torcello. Enjoy a customizable itinerary and the personalized attention of a private boat captain.
  • Private, half-day boat tour to the three most famous islands in the Venetian Lagoon
  • Cruise across the water on a typical Venetian motorboat
  • Visit the home of the world's finest artisan glass on Murano
  • Taste delectable biscuits on the lacemaking island of Burano
  • Explore Venice's first settlement on lovely Torcello
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
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Local guide will meet you at the lobby of your Hotel Provide accomodation details
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Glass factory Colleoni Murano
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "This was a wonderful day trip if you are looking to explore Murano and Burano with a private guide and private boat!" See review
  • "Well worth the money to do a private tour at our own pace." See review
  • "Well worth the extra money for a private tour, we saw what we wanted and for as long or as short as we wanted." See review

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star-5
Great tour of Murano and Burano!
Dani_L
, Jun 2022
Our family of 5 (my husband and myself, our 18 year old son, our 14 year old daughter and our 9 year old daughter) had a wonderful time learning about the historic glass blowing techniques in Murano and how lace is made by hand in Burano. Our guide was friendly and informative. He had so much knowledge of Venice and the surrounding islands. The glass making tour and lace making tour did have a store attached, which tried to sell you their goods, but we looked and didn’t make any major purchases. Our guide went at our pace and we stopped for some incredible gelato and he knew of a restaurant in Burano we could stop at to have some cheese and Spritz to refresh.
star-5
Excellent. Highly recommend!
Dawn_k
, Jun 2022
Our tour with Gabriella was excellent. I am traveling with my 5 year old son which is why I booked the private excursion. I wanted to maximize our sightseeing time and not wait in hot water bus lines in Venice. The boats we used were beautiful and in excellent condition. We were given the flexibility to create our own schedule. For instance we opted out of stopping on Torcello to spend more time in Burano. The glass blowing demonstration was fantastic. Just quick enough for my 5 year old to not get bored and long enough for the grownups to get a good understanding of the practice. Our tour guide gave us enough information on Venetian history but also let us enjoy the views and boat rides in some quiet. Overall this was an excellent experience. The day flew by and everyone in my party had a wonderful time. Thank you .
star-5
Three Venetian Island Tour
Kristen_B
, Jun 2022
We loved our private excursion and our tour guide, Selena. She’s amazing! Selena knew how to make historical facts fun and interesting for our entire family and she patiently answered all of questions—and there were many! Burano was literally and colorfully picture perfect, Murano left us in awe of the gorgeous Venetian glass industry and Torcello inspired us by its rich Venetian history. The private boat ride was filled with Selena’s stories on Venetian history and various island sights along the way. We highly recommend this private tour and make sure to request Selena as your guide!
star-4
Great personal touch
Michael_M
, Jun 2022
Great tour guide provided a personal touch with the information. The private glass blowing demonstration was wonderful.
star-5
We had an amazing day...
Leslie_M
, May 2022
We had an amazing day with our tour guide Gabriel. He was fabulous and showed us all of the most special aspects of the various Islands. Nothing could have been better!
star-3
Our tour guide and boat...
Georgina_S
, May 2022
Our tour guide and boat diver were great. However, you don't get value for money with this experience. The guide at the glass blowing couldn't have been less interested in us during the demonstration and explained nothing. When we went round the show room they were very interested in us and they clearly make up the prices. I'd have also loved more time to explore the islands. Ultimately half a day just isn't enough time. I think they need a rethink in structure of this tour and the use of time. You will have a good day, but probably no better than if you just booked a group tour and saved some money. If you're more interested in the local shops, don't book this as you don't get time to look around. Instead just get the water bus.
star-5
Best way to see Murano and Burano
Pam_H
, May 2022
Amazing day with our guide Gabriele. The afternoon was one of the best excursion we have experienced! Our guide took us to places we would never have found on our own. We highly recommend this tour!! This is the best way to experience the Murano glass factory and the islands of Burano and Torcello. All of these experiences at our own pace with the knowledge of an outstanding guide.
star-5
Great tour!
Candice_M
, May 2022
Lovely boat ride through the lagoon in a beautiful day! We loved touring all the islands with Torcello being our favorite! The glass blowing on Murano is wonderful and mesmerizing. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Private motorboat tour
JudyA_M
, Apr 2022
We had. Wonderful time on this tour with Ms Victoria. She was so informative and friendly. We definitely enjoyed her company during this tour to the islands
star-5
Highlight of our Trip
jromano214
, Apr 2022
We had a great time with our tour guide, Francesca! We saw a glass making demonstration in Murano, and the colorful houses of Burano. We also spent over an hour on the water in our private boat enjoying the views of the many islands of Venice. Overall, it was the highlight of our Italy trip and we would highly recommend it!
star-5
fabulous day!
hilary_n
, Apr 2022
The guide was fabulous, the boat captain was fabulous and the day was perfect - we never made it to Torcello but we had so much fun in Murano and Burano - I highly recommend this experience - it was fun and informative!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great guide in very tricky circumstances, but watch out for the sales pitch at the glass blowing museum.
Graeme_A
, Apr 2022
First of all, the good bits. Selena was a wonderful guide who did her very best to make our day memorable despite a freak rainstorm and sharp drop in temperature (we started in 19 Celsius sunshine, and it dropped to 6 degrees in just a couple of hours)! She was friendly, knowledgable and very adaptable to the situation, as was the boat skipper. The demonstration of glass blowing and working was also very impressive. Burano was beautiful (although very windswept on this occasion!) and we would love to go back and see it on another day. The ladies making lace there were also highly skilled and we made sure to buy something to take back by way of a memory. The less good bit was the high-pressure selling we were subjected to at the glass blowing museum. We could not admire anything without the lady there insisting how wonderful it would look in our house, and when I mentioned the one specific type of grappa glass that I would be interested in buying, it turned out that they didn't have any - but she still tried to sell us absolutely everything else in the showroom that could at a pinch be used for the same purpose. Unfortunately the weather meant we couldn't reach Torcello (yes, it was that windy and choppy on the lagoon) so we will just have to go back another day...
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello
Daniel_G
, Apr 2022
Wonderful private tour due to the expertise and thoughtfulness of Selena and our fantastic tour boat driver.
star-5
Tour that is worht the investment.
Kenneth_T
, Apr 2022
A beautiful way to see the islands around Venice. There were some last minute glitches with the boat, but Selena our guide did a great job in coordinating taxi boats to take us to the 3 Islands. All were spectacular to see. I wish we could have had some more time in Murano, but seeing the glass blowing was very interesting. As with everything else, this could be done by taking the Vaporetto and touring on your own, but when time is limited it is always better to have direct transportation and an informative guide to let you know what you are seeing.
star-5
Island Tour
Jude_S
, Apr 2022
Brilliant website and guide is very knowledgeable and very flexible. I'll truly recommend this tour to any one with kids. They come and pick from your hotel and drop anywhere you like. Good 5 hour tour and very relaxing.
star-5
Martina was fantastic!
Erin_R
, Apr 2022
Wonderful guide made all the difference! She was clearly there for us and tailored the experience to what we wanted. She was also very good with the kids. I would recommend her without hesitation!
star-5
Great experience
Robvn_F
, Apr 2022
Amazing experience!! Definitely recommend. Very professional & a great way to see Venice. The tour guide was lovely & super helpful.
star-5
Amazing! Book this.
Adrianna_S
, Apr 2022
Amazing experience traveling by Venetian motorboat to Burano, then through Torcello, then to Murano. Absolutely enjoyed this trip & our tour guide was super sweet. Burano was my favorite spot!
star-5
Great private tour
TheresaWain
, Apr 2022
Nora was wonderful! Traveling with a private guide vs. the big boats is the way to go. She was very knowledgeable and happy to accommodate any stops we wanted or needed to make.
star-5
Very good tour.
Karla_L
, Mar 2022
Great tour! Out of the typical day. You get to see other things in Venice. Selena is the best tour person.
2 travelers found this review helpful

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