Water activity

Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

Activity provider: Consorzio Vidali Group

Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

Activity provider: Consorzio Vidali Group

From US$ 26.39 per person

Discover the most beautiful parts of the Venetian Lagoon from a Gran Turismo speedboat. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration on the island of Murano and explore Burano's sights, learning about local history and culture along the way.

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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 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 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
  • Tour 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

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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 approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes in Burano
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 867 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.1/5

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Very good experience! It is something that you should definitely do when you go to Venice. Our guide Camila was excellent, she asked everyone what language they spoke and that is why she gave each of the explanations in 4 languages (Spanish, English, French and Italian). He gave detailed and interesting explanations, he was quite kind to each one of us. We left the train station (right in front of KFC) however the boat went to St. Mark's Square, we changed boats to a bigger one and more people got on, I think that wastes a bit of tour time For example, in Murano I feel that we were very little, the explanation of the glass takes approximately 20 minutes and then you go to the store, with both things we spent almost all the time on the island so we did not see anything else. In Burano if we could visit more.

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October 6, 2022

Excellent opportunity to get to know Murano and Burano. The time in each city was more than adequate, the guide is very friendly and I want to congratulate you for speaking 4 languages very well (she also spoke to us in Portuguese)!! The visit to the glass shop was also very worthwhile! Thank you so much for a beautiful morning.

October 4, 2022

beautiful visit nice guide !!!!!! but pay attention to the schedules!!!! because we won't be waiting for you we missed the return boat for 5 minutes and we had to manage to get in, a very funny little adventure for my children but if you're not used to this kind of adventure, that's me think unpleasant we are having fun

August 14, 2022

Product ID: 108124