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Good Service But Not Enough Time

A good overview of the main three islands of interest, Murano, Burano and Torcello but with... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Cowes, United Kingdom
Not a trip for a rainy day in winter

Visited 3 islands on the trip. Guide gave us facts as we travelled between islands, thought we were... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
via mobile
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Sestiere San Marco 1063, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 970499
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You won’t have time to explore much, and the boat is so noisy that the whole experience just got exhausting. We couldn’t hear the guide either.

1  Thank Eva D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meeting place was easy to find and the boat was comfortable and safe. However, it was really difficult to understand anything the tour guide said over the mic on the boat as she would quickly move from language to language and it was quite...More

1  Thank Brittany P
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We were disappointed in this 'tour' as the engine was so noisy and the 'guide' spoke English very poorly and fast. None of us could understand her, in any language. The windows were so dirty you had to stand up to the open windows or...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We took the ‘Island Excursion’ to Murano, Burano, and Torcello. The tour consisted of three 45 minute stops which were very rushed. The Murano stop was a definite tourist trap. We were herded into a glass factory warehouse where they were running late with their...More

2  Thank Terri H
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Was a 4 1/2 hour tour of the 3 Islands for €20:00 that in itself is value for money. We as a family of 3 purchased tickets as ticket booth easily identifiable as well signed and proceeded to boat for tour. Was advised to be...More

Thank charfo688292
Reviewed 10 May 2018

For new account we were offered 10% discount on our first purchase. We did not received a code and when called the lady asked for all my credit card details. When asked for a code as we were not comfortable in sharing our code on...More

Thank NSharma17
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My family booked tickets for the 4 hour boat tour which would take us to the nearby islands for a visit. The ticket and ticket counter personal told us to arrive 15 minutes before departure. We did so diligently. To our great disappointment when it...More

2  Thank Amanda Y
Reviewed 18 March 2018

A good overview of the main three islands of interest, Murano, Burano and Torcello but with hindsight we would have taken the public waterbus service as there was just not enough time allowed in each place - only around 50 minutes. Felt rushed and they...More

Thank AndyL71
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Best advice is to use the regular boats so you can hop and hop off at your leisure. This tour was all very rushed with no time to look around and explore. Easy to do yourself and the boats are pretty regular

1  Thank Kay W
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Visited 3 islands on the trip. Guide gave us facts as we travelled between islands, thought we were on a English speaking tour however this include Italian, Spanish and French renditions of the same facts making the narrative very disjointed. On Murano we were shepherded...More

1  Thank agfoxw
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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
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20 May 2017|
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Response from Ellen T | Reviewed this property |
There are booths in canariggio by the train station and vaparettos where you can get tickets and redeem them once you get on the boat. Enjoy
Lea B
19 September 2016|
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Response from Noelle D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. Had trouble posting my response. There are a few stops. We used the one right by the Venice train station where they sell the tickets for the tour.
9 January 2016|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I strongly recommend you not to buy a tour to visit the 3 islands. I've just done it and it isn't (the tour) worth the money. We just didn't have enough time to visit the island, which is very sad because they are... More