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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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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. Please arrive 30 minutes before the activity.

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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 1404 reviews

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The tour itself was great, I’m not too sure what you’re supposed to do in murano, but burano was absolutely beatiful. I felt like we had the right amount of time on each island. My only complaint is the check in process was a little confusing. The location pin on the ticket takes you to the pier and not the stand set up in the square for check in. I followed the map and ended up walking right past the stand and had to backtrack.

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August 8, 2022

The trip itself is good, the glass factory was good and we weren't pressured into buying anything. Once out of the factory and shop you are free to explore Murano and there are plenty of other shops selling glass items, mostly cheaper too, so it's worth looking around before buying anything. We also arrived at the meeting point just before the time specified and then got told we'd need to run about 350m to the boat as it would leave at the meeting time!

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August 4, 2022

Lots of trips for a short time on site but very nice. Murano is nice for the glass demonstration, we didn't have time to visit the island. Burano is beautiful with the colorful houses. We didn't have the opportunity to sit down and have a drink if we wanted to wander the streets.

July 24, 2022

Product ID: 63340