Venice: Half-Day Trip to Murano and Burano

Venice: Half-Day Trip to Murano and Burano

From $23.54 per person

Escape the tourist crowds of central Venice on a 4-hour trip around the islands of Murano and Burano, and discover a more authentic side to the city. Watch an (optional) glass blowing demonstration on Murano, and stroll the colorful streets of Burano.

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Duration 4 - 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, 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
  • Learn more about the history of one of the world's most unique cities
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. Marvel at 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

    In front of the Cornoldi Military Barracks in Riva degli Schiavoni at pier 2B. The guide will have a sign with the name of the tour.

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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

    4.1 / 5

    based on 281 reviews

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    Good tour at a good price, worth it. The truth is that Murano does not have much to do but for that reason they also give you half an hour more in Burano which is beautiful. The guide was very nice and was explaining interesting facts in Italian, English, Spanish and German. In Murano they force you to go through the store when you get off the boat, a bit ugly, but you can go out and go to see the little shops and streets outside.

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    November 3, 2019

    Took a little bit to find the stand where the boat is to start with. The trip itself is well worth the money and time. The glass blowing lasted approx 10 mins but was very interesting. The guide had several facts to read aloud on the boat also. A worthwhile day trip!

    October 6, 2019

    Very well organised trip

    On a rainy day in Venice it was really good to escape the crowds in St. Mark's Square and environs and head out to the islands of Murano and its famous glass factory and also Burano with its beautifully painted canal-side houses. Alli in all (despite he rain) a very enjoyable and well organised trip--would certainly recommend--especially if you have already visited the tiuristy parts of central Venice. Thank you Get Your Guide, we have used your services around Europe and have never been let down--well done!

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    September 27, 2019

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