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Venice: 4.5-Hour Boat Trip to Murano and Burano

Venice: 4.5-Hour Boat Trip to Murano and Burano

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Discover the picturesque islands of Murano and Burano on a boat tour from Venice. Stop to explore each of the islands, visiting a glass factory on Murano, and taking in the peaceful atmosphere and colorful houses on Burano.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Host or greeter
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the islands of Murano and Burano in the Venice lagoon
  • Enjoy views from the boat of the many islands along the way
  • Learn about the history and techniques of glass production
Full description
Enjoy a half-day excursion from Venice to the islands of Murano and Burano in the Venetian lagoon. Your tour starts out from St. Mark's Square, where you’ll board a boat that will take you to the northern part of the lagoon. During the crossing, some commentary about the area will be provided in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Murano Island is the first stop, a place that’s world-famous for its glass production. You’ll have a chance to visit a glass factory and observe a local artist giving shape to a work of art in glass. Afterwards, you’ll have some free time to explore the island and take in the picturesque views. Next stop is Burano, one of the most beautiful and peaceful islands in the lagoon. Burano is well known for its colorful houses and long tradition of lace production. You’ll have enough free time here for a walk around the island to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, before the boat returns to Venice.
  • Motorboat to/from Venice
  • Visit to a glass factory in Murano
  • Multilingual assistance
  • Guided tours on the islands
  • Food or beverages onboard
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Riva degli Schiavoni in front of the Hotel Danieli Excelsior. Please check in at the yellow desk at the corner with Calle degli Albanesi. Do not look for the desk on the water side.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • No refunds are available for no-shows or late arrivals
  • On September 4, 2022 (Historical Regatta) the tour may end at F.ta Nove or Sant'Elena
  • The tour operates rain or shine
  • This tour does not include a guided visit to each island. The assistant will give you tips and information through a speaker onboard the boat only
  • Dogs on leashes are welcome
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 1205 reviews

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I wouldn’t bother doing this tour. You can get an unlimited Venice water bus pass and go to Burano and Murano on your own schedule. They don’t give your enough time in Murano and we probably would have felt the same in Burano. We took the boat to Murano for the glass blowing show and then went on our own schedule after since we had the unlimited pass.

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June 20, 2022

Really good trip. Included boat ride and glass blowing demo. Nice look at both islands, you stop for for an hour and 40 mins. The guide is fine, she said about 10 facts to us on the boat in many languages however it was not massively informative however we were more enjoying the boat ride. The islands are nice to stop off at and take pics and have a wander around. Good if you want to have a nice boat trip and get out of busy Venice for a few hours.

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June 17, 2022

I took my family on this experience and they all loved it ages ranges from 50 to 8. The glass making demo was interesting to watch. Then the island of Burano was very pretty with the colorful house and bridges. The shops were nice and the people friendly. The boat ride back was nice and relaxing. I would do this trip again.

June 15, 2022

Product ID: 63340