Half-day Tour: The islands of Murano & Burano

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Among the smaller islands in the Lagoon, Murano and Burano are the most well-known and popular tourist destinations: You will have the opportunity to take in a trip that is very laid back on this excursion. Get to know the features of local landscapes and breathe in the fragrant seaside air.
4 hrs 30 min
Group size up to 23 persons
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After a fascinating boat ride in a lagoon dominated by nature, our first stop will be Murano, renowned worldwide for its glassmaking art. You will go to a furnace to see how glass is made. You will have the chance to buy a piece of the local production while you are there. The tour will then move on to Burano, an island known for its lace-making and colorful fishermen's homes. When you get off the boat, you'll be in a green lane. After a short walk, you'll reach the main square of the island.

The service of a specialized official tour leader, who provides assistance on the islands and some information aboard, is included in the tour. With this special excursion, you will have more time to stay on Burano, probably the most charming island in the lagoon. When you arrive on Burano for lunch, you will also have the chance to choose one of the picturesque locations for a quick lunch (not included in the ticket price) and experience the venue's relaxed atmosphere. The departure and arrival times are ideal for guests staying outside of the city center.

Boat with a panoramic view, from which you can capture breathtaking views of Venice and its lagoon.

First Stop: Murano, well known on the planet for its glassmaking workmanship

Second Stop: Burano, the island known for its colorful fishermen's homes and lace-making industry.

Important to know

  • The visit closes at St. Rather than at the train station, Mark's Square.
  • It is necessary to be at the meeting location 20 minutes prior to departure
  • This tour is unfortunately not fully accessible to people who use wheelchairs or have walking disabilities.
  • Agreeable shoes recommended
  • The boats are totally covered and the visit works even in case of downpour or snow. The tour might be moved to a later time if the weather is particularly bad.
  • Other guests from the same party could take the tour together.
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What is included in activity

• Shared guided tour on board with a tour guide
• Glassblowing demonstration in a Murano furnace
• 1 hour and 15 minutes on Murano
• 1 hour and 30 minutes to Burano

What is not included

• Lunch

What places you will see

• Burano
• Murano

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Reviews by travellers
4.8 out of 5
1188 reviews
Paul J.
Although a bit chaotic to begin with, once the tour guide took matters into her hands it turned into a most enjoyable and informative tour. The guide was patient and full of little asides that complemented the tour. She was very knowledgeable and delightful. Would highly recommend.
about 10 hours ago
Stephane V.
Really great! thank you very much, I highly recommend
6 days ago
Olga S.
"Our tour guide, Emanuella, was friendly, fascinating and obviously loved the places she was taking us to which made the tour really special. We never got bored of hearing her talk, she had such wonderful and interesting stories and information to impart! The glass blowing demonstration was incredible and although the lace making demonstration was much more brief/less structured, I think the balance was correct because it meant we had time to wander around Burano which is beautiful - and I wo...
8 days ago
Eustosio D.
The glass blowing demo on Murano was enjoyable and the colourful houses on Burano were worth seeing. However, the time spent on the glass show room was too long, and we were only taken to that glass shop on Murano. It would be much better we could take a look at other places and visit other shops on the island.
8 days ago
Ugolino A.
The tour with Allessandra was so informative and enjoyable. I loved all the little tidbits of history that she shared along the way, and she was very willing to lend her local expertise to any questions about the area, including restaurant recs, etc. My 10 year old daughter also enjoyed the tour, especially the glass making demonstration. This tour had a good balance between organized and free time. I found this to be a good value, because it included the private boat ride, which was similar ...
9 days ago
Pomponio S.
The boat was lovely, tour guide was fantastic. Funny and very informative about Venice in general as well as speaking about the islands. Murano glassblowing was very interesting to watch and the island of Burano was our favourite. Beautiful coloured buildings. We took the afternoon tour which meant we ate lunch before and didnt need to spend our touring time just eating in Burano. There were lovely places for a coffee or for lunch, so whatever your preference.
13 days ago
Godfrey O.
Fairly decent tour with a nice boat ride and glass blowing demonstration and some time to walk round the town's. I think it's good value for money. Burano and Murano are by far the best islands to visit.
13 days ago
Ave V.
Our guide Chiara was sovfriendly and informative ! Have much more respect and understanding for the artist‘s/craftpeople who produce the Murano glass …. back home I thought it was a bit gaudi …. but seeing where it is made and the history has changed my perspective !!! Chiaria booked Da Roman for us on Burano for dinner …. amazing !!! ☘️
13 days ago
Annabelle F.
Super well organized meeting place well described Visit super glassworks and Murano, Burano magnificent bravo Séverine
14 days ago
Tania P.
A nice and convenient tour. The boats are not the same as on the fotos.
17 days ago
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