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Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

From US$ 20.94 per person

Discover the most beautiful parts of the Venetian Lagoon by fast and comfortable transportation on a 4-hour trip of the islands of Murano and Burano. Get explanations about the history and culture of Venice and its islands along the way.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the enchanting islands of Murano and Burano
  • Watch master glass blowers at work at a glass factory in Murano
  • Learn the history of the oldest inhabited island of Venice
  • Explore the lace shops of Burano and take souvenir photos of the painted houses
Full description
Depart from the railway station on Piazzale Roma and journey to Murano, famous for its glass-blowing industry. Dating back to the Middle Ages, the still-thriving tradition has been passed down over generations and each glass blower has developed their own personal style. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration and learn to recognize the difference between the various artisans and brands during your 1-hour stay on the island. Then, continue to the island of Burano, known for its crochet work and brightly colored houses. Get picture-perfect views of the landmarks of Burano, such as the leaning bell tower and the main square of Piazza Baldassarre Galuppi, named after a major 18th-century Venetian composer. Look in some of the lace shops during your 1.5-hour visit to the island. Then, conclude your travels on Piazza San Marco and see sights such as the Doge's Palace and Campanile as you stroll around the famous colonnades.
Includes
  • 4-hour trip of the Venetian Lagoon
  • Boat transportation between the islands
  • Murano glass-blowing demonstration
  • Multilingual live guide on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Ticket and visit to Torcello Cathedral (€5)
  • Tour guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • There is a multilingual live commentary onboard the boat
  • Trips are available everyday of the week
  • You will have approximately 45 minutes in Murano (including 20 minutes at the glass-blowing demonstration) and 1 hour and 30 minutes in Burano
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 306 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.1/5

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Quick and painless tour to the islands of Murano and Burano (from 10 to 14 approximately). A visit to the glass and lace workshops is not compulsory and in any case the tour of the islands is autonomous. Nice idea of giving a taste of Burano biscuits: it makes you want to buy them. Very good guide who tells in 4 languages (Italian, English, Spanish and French) a bit of the lagoon during the boat transfer. In my opinion the boat carries about 80/90 people.

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September 13, 2021

Phenomenal experience, It is very worth doing the tour, after spending a few days in Venice, going out to see Murano and Burano rounded off the trip. Much quieter, but with the same charm and with its peculiarities that make them special. Georgia was our guide, a very attentive girl, she cared about everything and her Spanish was perfect, something to be appreciated. I would certainly repeat.

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September 6, 2021

Great tour for the price. Guide pointed out sites of interest on the way out to the islands, we saw a demonstration of glass blowing and lace making ate a quick lunch on Burano and then were dropped off in San Marco. Small amount of free time on each island.

August 25, 2021

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