Guided tour

Venice: Half-Day Trip to Murano and Burano

Venice: Half-Day Trip to Murano and Burano

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From US$ 21.17 per person

Tour the islands of Murano and Burano, and discover a more authentic side to Venice. Watch an (optional) glass blowing demonstration on Murano, and stroll along the colorful streets of Burano.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, Italian, Spanish


  • Escape the hustle and bustle of Venice city center
  • Watch a glass blowing demonstration on the island of Murano
  • Cross the Venetian Lagoon by comfortable motorboat
  • Stroll among the brightly painted houses of Burano
  • Experience a more local and authentic side to Venice
Full description

Climb aboard a comfortable motorboat for a half-day trip around the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano, and discover a more local and authentic side to Venice. Depart from a pier close to St. Mark’s Square for a convenient crossing to Murano. Cross the lagoon to the “Island of Glass” as you hear fascinating stories about the city.

On landing, go to one of the famous glass factories to see how the colorful glass ware is blown. Alternatively, stroll the quiet streets of the island at leisure. Continue to Burano to discover one of Venice Lagoon’s most picturesque islands. See the major sights, learn about the history of the island, before spending some free time wandering around the chocolate box houses. Admire the bright colors of the fishermen’s island and visit a typical lace museum.

  • Return transfers by boat
  • Multilingual live commentary onboard the boat
  • Guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Palazzo Cornoldi in Riva degli Schiavoni 4142 (4 bridges away from St. Mark's Square, approx. 7-minute walk), in front of piers 1, 2 and 3. The exact boarding pier will be indicated by the assistant who will welcome you at the meeting point.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the tour departure time
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible. There is a short walk from the meeting point to the point of embarkation
  • The stop in Murano includes time for an optional visit to a glass factory, with a short glass blowing demonstration and some free time
  • The stop in Burano allows for some free time to visit a lace store
  •  The duration of the trip may vary from 4 to 4.5 hours due to possible waits at the docks.
  • No credit or refunds will be given in the event of a no show up at the time indicated on your voucher
  • This is a group trip. Please note that there may be other participants
  • This trip features a multilingual live commentary onboard the boat
  • Small/medium dogs are welcome on board, only if wearing a muzzle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 626 reviews

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The boat trip was great however the arrangements on here to meeting point are not very clear and we nearly missed the boat! They should be made clear that you go to the boats and don’t stand in front of the military barrack waiting on someone coming to meet you !

May 16, 2022

Just perfect. The location on the platform is a few meters from St. Mark's Square. The cruise was especially enjoyable and I experienced a lot. The guide constantly explained in different languages about the places we pass by. It was fascinating! The glass workshop that was transferred was fascinating and amazing, then you can buy original glass works at a significantly cheaper price from the shops nearby. Then the trip to Burano was very special, the city is stunning and beautiful. Lots of places to take pictures and drink beer! To sum up: very highly recommended experience, worth every Euro and do not miss it !!!

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May 16, 2022

The boat was easy to spot at the meeting point and the staff was nice. In Murano we had 1 hour but we spend 15 minutes watching the glass making demonstration which was really educative. The island is small so beside taking pictures and buying souvenir, 45 minutes was more than enough to visit its main canal. We then went to Burano where we had 90 minutes for a self-tour. I would recommend folks to eat/drink there as you have more time and the island has bigger cafes and restaurants. I saw a huge line of people queuing for the public ferry and I was glad to have opted for the tour! Overall, the tour was great and a good value for the price.

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May 8, 2022

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