Torcello Burano Murano with a real local!

Duration: 4h
Languages: English
Guru: Andreas
Registered on December 06, 2022

Hi, I'm Andrea! I was rewarded for my university studies as “Merits informative of the Venetian culture” from the City of Venice in December 2013 I have two degree in history and history of arts and now I carry out the activity of Tour Leader here in Venice sharing to as many people as possible my great passions ;)

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

During this half-day trip, I will accompany you to discover the most beautiful lagoon islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello aboard the strangest type of bus in the world: the Vaporetto! The best friend of all Venetians since 1895 when his unbeatable service began!

(At 9 am an early, intimate, unforgettable, and relaxing trip to the lagoon :)

The best we will explore Torcello, 17 century ago the first community of Venice.

Today the last 9 locals still live inside a "dark age city" where everything is like many centuries ago.

From the top of its Romanesque Tower, you will enjoy an impressive view of the Venetian lagoon! (Entrance to Torre Torcello 5 euros NOT INCLUDED)

How about the second incredible trip to Burano, the fascinating and colorful city, a fishing community famous for its thousand-year-old lace industry?

You will see one of the last lace factories where the last old lacers are still doing this very old craft tradition! I am sure: you will love them!

At the end, we will visit the world famous Murano, where the last 20 families still produce our amazing glass masterpieces like 1000 years ago.

The free tour will be through "Glasser street": we will explore a real glass factory with its family art gallery and see the masters at work!

(Around 12, I really suggest you have lunch in Burano, where some of the best local seafood cuisine is prepared, but it is optional, is up to you ;)


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Fondamente Nove, 5039, 30121 Venezia ...
    Fondamente Nove, 5039, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
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    The meeting point is right in front of the FONDAMENTE NUOVE TICKET STORE (Gate B) It is located right in front of the BAR CUPIDO VENICE BISTROT

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    La Perla Gallery - Lace and Art Crafts
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    Murano Glass Company

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Derek 19 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
This was our last guided walk during our trip to Venice and we had the pleasure of having Andreas, whom we had on an earlier tour. The islands we visited were stunning and as we were leaving that day Andreas arranged for us to leave our luggage at strategic points on the tour so we could enjoy walking around without dragging our bags with us. Andreas Even made sure we got on the right water taxi to the airport at the end of the tour. In our opinion he went above and beyond our expectations.
Brandon 16 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Andreas was amazing. I really loved his energy and his jokes. He made the whole day fun and exciting. It was more of an adventure than a typical tour. He arranged for a demonstration of lace and glass and that was wonderful! Honestly, I’ll sign up for any of Andreas other tours! Anyone reading this should remember to tip Andreas. He didn’t mention tips at all so I think a few people were confused. Tip him. He’s fantastic.
Sandy 11 Nov 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Un tour que vale la pena y el guía lo hace inolvidable, sin lugar a dudas Andreas es de los mejores guias.
Gabrielle 07 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
I recommend this excursion to anyone visiting Venice! The islands are beautiful, and being part of a tour group really made the process of taking the ferries easy, and also gave us access to lace-making and glass-blowing demonstrations (the glass-blowing is a must-see!) Andreas is hilarious and made the whole experience really fun. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this excursion for someone looking for really in-depth historical commentary, but for someone looking for an informative, entertaining way to see the surrounding islands, this is a fantastic option!
Justina 02 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Absolutely amazing tour!! Andreas was amazing and hilarious. We bought the vaporetto 24hour ticket to travel between the towns, which was handy. We first visited burano, where we got to see the beautiful colourful houses and meet the cat mascot 😂. We got to see how burano lace was made and visit the shop. We had time for coffee and snacks while we waited for the next water bus. Next we visited torcello which is home to 9 residents, he offered us the option of seeing the tower or the church, we opted for the tower. Which has beautiful views. We then visited murano and was able to watch a demonstration of how the glass is made. Which was amazing. Then visit the show room. He told us which shops we could stop in depending what we were interested in to see or buy murano glass. He told us about the history of each town and sent us messages about where and what to visit while we were in venice. We were able to ask any question we wanted. I would definitely recommend this tour
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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