Murano and Burano Excursion

Cruise to the islands of Murano and Burano aboard a comfortable boat on this guided tour from Venice. Step back in time at the ancient Basilica of Saint Mary and Saint Donatus. Uncover the magic of traditional glass blowing at a factory and take in the vibrant houses of Burano.
Mini group
5 hours
Meeting point: Riva degli Schiavoni, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
Children allowed
English
Mobile ticket
What is included in activity
Round-trip transportation
Local guide
Visit to a glass factory
Visit to the Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
Glass of Prosecco
What is not included
Lunch (you will have free time to have lunch at your expense)
Tip
Details

Cruise to the islands of Murano and Burano aboard a comfortable boat on this guided tour from Venice. Step back in time at the ancient Basilica of Saint Mary and Saint Donatus. Uncover the magic of traditional glass blowing at a factory and take in the vibrant houses of Burano.

Meet your local guide in a central location near Piazza San Marco and board a private boat to learn more about the Venetian lagoon and its islands.

Stop on the characteristic island of Murano, and visit the 7th-century Church of Santa Maria e San Donato.

Stroll through the silent streets for about 15 minutes to arrive at an old glass factory where the glass blowers are still working. Benefit for some free time to shop or explore the rest of the island.

Then, travel by private boat to the nearby island of Burano. Upon arrival, take in the colorful houses of one of the most enchanting parts of Venice. Lose yourself in the picturesque streets and discover lovely corners.

You will have free time to enjoy lunch on this tour.

Return to the main island of Venice for a glass of sparkling Prosecco at the end of your tour services.

Important to know

  • Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure
This
excursion
in a mini-group
Small group
There will be a maximum of 10 members in the group with you
More benefit
It will cost less than an individual one, but will pass in the same comfort
Guide near
In a small group, you will get more attention from the guide
€50
per person
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Price
Adult (Age 17-99)
€50
per person
Youth (Age 3-16)
€40
per person
Infant (Age 2 and younger)
€0
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What places you will see

• Murano and Burano in the Venice lagoon
• 7th-century Church of Santa Maria e San Donato

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 3 hours in advance.
Refund info
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Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Riva degli Schiavoni, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

How long your tour will be
5 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
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Bichiques
practical organization, and very pleasant guides. The time given to Murano is more than enough, especially if you do not want to buy handcrafted glasses. on the other hand, the stop at Burano deserves 1 hour more to allow time to wander more.
2 days ago
Jackie
I'll give it 5 stars as we thoroughly enjoyed the day trip to the islands, although on reflection we could of well spent another hour on Burano as the island is so lovely & we just wanted to explore it a bit more & then have a bite to eat and this is without seeing any lace being made (tbh we weren't fussed but this may help others who want to) Our guide was lovely, very friendly & informative, the only part apart from being able to spend long on Burano is that we stood outside the church on Murano for a good 10mins been told the history before walking into it, this for us was at last 5 mins too long, other than that a really great day out on both islands as watching the 'live' demonstration of the glass being made was superb.
5 days ago
Sabrina M.
Important clarification: we first visit Burano; very nice for strolling around, but two hours is too short to include lunch and a possible visit to the museum! so you have to choose .... in Murano: the glassware is at the descent of the boat, the demonstration is nice but it is clearly a commercial operation. for non-English speakers; abstain because you completely miss the comments that make the excursion interesting.
5 days ago
PEDRO
A very nice tour. Our first stop, Murano, was interesting because you could see the glass blowing workshop, but otherwise it was rather unspectacular. Burano, on the other hand, is a very beautiful, small, picturesque town. It would have been nice to have had a little more time there (it was about 1 1/2 hours on this tour)
9 days ago
Alan
A most enjoyable trip, on a lovely boat not to big, & our guide was brilliant told us lots of info about where we were going, told us lots of story's about people. Murano glass factory was delightful we saw a demo of how things were made, & going around the shop was magical. Burano was truly beautiful place & the cafe by the bridge overlooking the lagoon was stunning, lovely snacks & wine. On the way back going around the lagoon was very interesting, a truly lovely experience.
10 days ago
Roisin O.
Amazing tour today to Burano and Murano. Excellent tour guide. We were also lucky with the beautiful weather.
11 days ago
Rhoda
Our guide and the boat driver were very nice and knowledgeable. These 2 small and very charming cities, you should visit, a nice way to get away a little from the big crowd of Venice. Unfortunately 2 costumers from our tour found a way to get lost and made the whole group wait for 25’ inside the boat and reduced the time we could have had for a nicer lunch in Burano.
13 days ago
Mareike
Rosella our tour guide was fantastic, very informative. We loved hearing about the fascinating history and folklore of Venice’s islands. Everyone at the glass factory in Murano and the lace shop in Burano were friendly, informative and a really good laugh. Seeing the way the glass pieces were made was also fascinating and thoroughly entertaining! Burano is also beautiful. It was mine and my mum’s favourite part of our trip to Venice. The Prosecco on the way back to Venice was also lovely! I would highly recommend this tour, great fun, great chance to meet people, explore and learn more about the Venetian islands and check out/buy some beautiful artisan gifts!
14 days ago
Foteini
Meeting point was clear. Our guide was very thoughtful and outgoing, making sure that everybody felt at ease. I would recommend this cruise. Seeing Burano + Murano is enough. Even if Torcello is also beautiful, it would lengthen the trip and might be redundant. We saw an impressive glass blowing demonstration in Murano (-20% off in the shop), I only wish we had time to stroll in the island (we only stayed on the island for the demonstration).
14 days ago
Ivor
Alex and his boat driver were great! Was a great way to get aquatinted with these two islands. Highly recommended!
14 days ago
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