Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

From $21.57 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 207 minutes - 4 hours
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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
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

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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

3.9 / 5

based on 247 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.1/5
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Very positive experience starting from the kindness and availability of Cecilia who promptly changed the time of my booking. Following the sympathy and simplicity of the guide, Carlotta, and the staff. Bella Murano, where we were able to witness two small glass creations inside a furnace, (even if the stop on this island was too long for our tastes) and Torcello but above all Burano, much more characteristic with its colors lively.

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August 2, 2020

The trip is worth the money. As the engine is quite loud it is really impossible to understand what is being said. Further it is very interesting to see these places. Small advice when in Murano, they will send you to the store to buy things and you will have to wait around half an hour to see how they create the glass object. Just skip the store and go straight to the center of an island unless you like to spend money on glass that would be mine advice.

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July 26, 2020

I could not imagine visiting Venice without going to see Murano and Burano, it was the highlight of my trip. The guide was very accommodating, speaking English, French, Spanish, and Italian to make sure everyone had a good time. They took us out to see the important sites like the glassblowing demonstration and lace store but then let us have free time. Though I would have liked time to eat lunch, the timing was perfect and gave just enough time to explore everything I wanted to see on both islands and take tons of pictures.

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February 21, 2020

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