Enchanted Isles of Murano, Burano and Torcello

September 30, 2020
Love the tour and guide. Instructions to the place was good
5 Stars
Worth the price
January 06, 2020
Well organized tour allowing time to explore each stop. Would recommend for the 1st time traveler to Venice.
Reviewer: David Lewin
5 Stars
December 23, 2019
Had a wonderful time on the tour and the shopping was great
Reviewer: DeAnna Douglas
5 Stars
too little time
September 25, 2019
There was too little time in each port. I would leave Torcello off the tour. There was nothing to do there.
Reviewer: Donna Drygas
4 Stars
Easy way to see three islands in one trip
August 26, 2019
We were able to visit the three islands in one afternoon. That was great if you don't have a lot of time, but some might want to spend a little more time on each stop. There was only enough time to see the glass blower and visit the shop in Murano. We had enough time in Torcello and Burano. Take some pictures, stroll through a few shops and you're good to go.
Reviewer: Nancy Foy
4 Stars
Very nice excursion
August 18, 2019
Overall, this excursion provided us with a nice day in Venice. The first stop was Murano. We watched a glass blowing demonstration and then were taken into the gift shop to shop. We wish we would have had more time to explore the island more. Next stop was Burano, famous for lace making. The town was absolutely gorgeous, but we didn't have enough time to explore all the shops or town. The last stop was Torcello which is basically an abandoned island that used to be an old fishing village. We wish we would have had more time to explore Burano and less time on Torcello since Torcello didn't have much to see or do.
Reviewer: Lori Nowacki
4 Stars
Venice island tour
August 11, 2019
Well organised tour with ample free time allocated at the 3 stops.
Reviewer: Dr Joan L Campbell
5 Stars
June 22, 2019
Let me first say that the entire 4-hour Enchanted Isles boat tour was fabulous!! It was educational to watch the Master blow glass in Murano, and to see "ancient ruins" in Torcello. However, BURANO was my FAVORITE with the bright colored 2-story homes and handmade lace items. The tour should allow more time in BURANO to walk the town & have lunch in the square!
Reviewer: Mari-Beth Sharps
5 Stars
missed this tour
July 02, 2018
missed this tour didn't get there on time!
Reviewer: Judith Rodgers
5 Stars
Beautiful Islands!
June 25, 2018
We had a wonderful afternoon. Our guide was knowledgeable and the “cruising” between the island was very smooth. Please note: this tour will leave one of the islands without members of the tour. We had two groups who thought they could ignore the time when we were suppose to leave. After being very late at our first island, a different group was left on the dock after we pulled away in each of the two island. The rest of the cruise members were ecstatic! Each island had their own beauty. We pyrchsse glass at Murqbi, cookies at Burano and strolled along the streets (colorful homed) at Torcello!
Reviewer: Peggy Budwig
5 Stars
Enchanted Isle of Murano, Burano and Torcello
May 31, 2018
The guide was very good and we stayed on in Torcello for an excellent fish lunch. The shopping was fabulous.
Reviewer: Carol Vance
5 Stars
3 Islands
October 10, 2017
The downside was we had a very long wait in Venice once the cruise transfer dropped us off. There is quite a distance between each island with a few interesting views en route. Murano with glass blowing was really interesting with a demonstration first and then we could make purchases from the on site shop at very reasonable prices. Torcello no comment as I sat this one out. Burano very pretty island. Lace was good but expensive. Visited a wonderful shop selling gourmet foods and fabulous Italian ice cream. All very enjoyable but tiring day as we had quite a wait for the cruise ferry to pick us up to return us to the ship.
Reviewer: Yvonne Palit
4 Stars
Three islands, three experiences!
August 16, 2017
Tour departed on time from the location near St. Marks square with a fast walk to the boat. Glass blowing demonstration in Murano and time to browse the shop for gifts then directly on to Burano with its picturesque and colorful buildings and wonderful lace shops. Adequate time to walk about, shop and grab a bite to eat. Next stop Torcello, walking on your own along the canal to the church and a few shops. There are a few restaurants and hotels on the island, but the church seems to be the biggest attraction. Nice to get out of the crowds here and enjoy the scenery.
Reviewer: Lorraine Victor
5 Stars
August 15, 2017
We enjoyed these enchanted Isles very much The boat ride was great. We had a lot of fun
Reviewer: Roberta Krumper
5 Stars
Enchanted Isles of Murano, Burano and Torcello.
July 17, 2017
Murano was great, we never did make it to the church in Torcello as it was quite a distance and for us, the time spent in Burano was a little long but perhaps others liked the shopping time. A bottle of water would have been a nice touch, especially since it was very hot.
Reviewer: Irene Maurice
4 Stars
December 13, 2016
It was a very fun excursion with the exception of I thought we would see more than just the glass factory while on that island. We went in the door off the boat and back out and on to the boat. It was total marketing we did not see even one minute of the island. I knew we were going to a glass factory but did not know that was all we would see of that island. The other two islands were fun to see.
Reviewer: Terri DeVries
4 Stars
An excursion worth taking!
August 24, 2016
Great way to view Venice and other islands via water and land. The tour is given in multiple languages, so you learn a lot of history about each island. We loved Burano and spent our time there wandering the neighborhoods. Each island is quite different--we enjoyed the vegetation and peacefulness on Torcello.
Reviewer: Dawn
4 Stars
Three island tour
August 10, 2016
The meeting location was some distance from the boat and quite difficult for impaired walkers. Once the tour began, it was quite delightful with ample time to explore each island
Reviewer: G. Carpenter
5 Stars
excellent visit of the outside of Venice
May 08, 2016
very nice and different then the big Venice
Reviewer: Bodyguard
4 Stars
The term enchanted doesn't really describe the isl
June 07, 2015
The tour was great.The commentary highlights explained much of what we were passing but it could have been more extensive especially on the tide back. There was not enough time to explore Totcello, there must have been something there to appreciate. perhaps a chance for lunch. All in all it was excellent we would highly recommend it. It was a great value
Reviewer: R Canard
4 Stars
Lovely Visit
March 30, 2015
Beautiful trips by boat to smaller towns outside of Venice
Reviewer: Pat and Ray
5 Stars
June 20, 2014
4 of us went on the tour...all agreed, it was wonderful
Reviewer: Pete Lish
4 Stars
Very informative and beautiful.
June 08, 2014
The excursion to each Island was made by our tour guide. Very informative and knowledgeable.
Reviewer: ELVISNUT
4 Stars
June 06, 2014
Loved the Murano glass exhibit and so wished I could've afforded one of these beautiful pieces. Loved Burano with it's quaint, multi-colored buildings and their beautiful lace displays. Torcello was unique, too however, quite a little walk with so little time to enjoy. The weather turned bad but it didn't ruin our tour.
4 Stars
Enchanting day on enchanted isles
November 21, 2013
Great value. Great guides. Great way to see a lot in a short time.
Reviewer: Wandering Soul
5 Stars
Excellent tour,excellent value
November 17, 2013
The guide was organized, kept us on schedule. Pointed out things of interest on the way to the islands. We saw and did more than others on our cruise paying much more.
Reviewer: Pat the wanderer
5 Stars
excellent tour
November 11, 2013
very informative and interesting
Reviewer: murray
4 Stars
Don't miss this tour
August 21, 2013
We really enjoyed relaxing on the ferry to the various islands. it was such a relief to be on the cool waters of The Grand Canal. The glass blowing at our first stop in Murano was incredible - and their showroom displays the most beautiful glass I have ever seen - but it was pricey, especially for the larger pieces, but the glass necklaces, bracelets and earrings were lovely and affordable. We loved the short trip over to Burano to see the hand-made lace - what a lovely uncrowded, unspoiled island. The people were so pleasant and welcoming. Then we went over to Torcello - not much to see or do there, as the old church was undergoing renovations. But they did have a few stalls set up that sold wonderfully cheap scarves and wraps, which our party took advantage of. All in all it was the best thing we did in Venice. There is no guide, but we really did not need one, as there is no way to get lost.
Reviewer: Valderree
4 Stars