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  • From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Boat Trip

    1. From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Boat Trip

    Embark on a half-day boat trip around the famous islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Discover a more local and authentic side to Venice and explore the scenic islands renowned for their glass blowing, lace-making traditions, and rich history. Climb aboard your boat and sail towards Murano, known as the “Island of Glass". Walk by glass factories where local artists create works of art in glass. Take a short stroll through the quiet streets of Murano and marvel at the beautiful 16th-century buildings that still stand tall to this day. Next, travel to Burano to see one of Venice’s most picturesque islands. Walk by the charming fishermen's houses painted with bright colors whose water reflection gives them a unique, dream-like shimmer. Browse through Burano’s rich collection of lace garments, which are still handmade by local women. Continue towards the tiny island of Torcello where...

  • Hop-on Hop-off Tour of Venice with 5 Audio Guides Included

    2. Hop-on Hop-off Tour of Venice with 5 Audio Guides Included

    The tour takes place on a floating lounge created by Italian interior designer Alessandro Bianchi. With large windows and open spaces, this exclusive eco-vessel provides hop-on hop-off tours of Venice. It lasts around 2 hours and 15 minutes and can be approached all in one – to get the first glimpse of Venice – or slowly, stopping where and for how long it suits you best. In addition to being comfortable and elegant, the local partner's boats are built with the latest technology and a new patented hull that reduces wave motion, which undermines the stability of the city’s foundations. To ensure the safety and comfort of passengers, limited seats are available and you are free to get on and off the boat as many times as you wish. From Santa Lucia Central Station, the boat will lead you to the very heart of Venice: the treasures of St. Mark's Square, and the island of Murano, where you wi...

    It was good experience if you want to discovery islands in the Venice lagoon. Team was very friendly and helpful. I used both lines and made stops in two places: Murano and Burano. It took almost all day - from 9 AM till 5 PM.

  • From Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Trip

    3. From Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Trip

    Embark on a half-day boat trip around the famous islands of Murano and Burano and discover a more local and authentic side to Venice. Enjoy free time to explore the scenic islands renowned for their glass blowing and lace-making traditions. Climb aboard your boat and sail towards Murano, known as the “Island of Glass". Get the chance to visit a glass factory and observe a local artist giving shape to a work of art in glass. Stroll the quiet streets of Murano at your own leisure and marvel at the beautiful 16th-century buildings that still stand tall to this day. Next, travel to Burano to see one of Venice’s most picturesque islands. Walk by the charming fishermen's houses painted with bright colors whose water reflection gives them a unique, dream-like shimmer. Browse through Burano’s rich collection of lace garments, which are still handmade by local women. After visiting both islan...

  • Full-Day Boat Tour of Venice Islands from St. Mark's Square

    4. Full-Day Boat Tour of Venice Islands from St. Mark's Square

    Sail to Murano, visit one of the island’s glassworks, and attend a demonstration of a master glassmaker. Alternatively (or additionally), you can walk to the lighthouse or opt for a visit to the iconic sights of Murano, such as the Basilica of Santi Maria and Donato, the Glass Museum, and Palazzo da Mula. Next, visit Burano, highlighted by its colorful houses. Enjoy some free time to visit the leaning bell tower, the house of Bepi Suà, or the Lace Museum.  Your last stop will be Torcello, where Venetian civilization was born. The first settlements date back to the 7th century when local folks sought refuge on the island to escape the Barbarian invasions. Today Torcello has just over 10 inhabitants, but its historical and artistic testimonies make it a very popular destination for visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a splendid panoramic view of a Venetian lagoon before returning.

  • Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

    5. Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

    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 strol...

    Great tour for the price. Guide pointed out sites of interest on the way out to the islands, we saw a demonstration of glass blowing and lace making ate a quick lunch on Burano and then were dropped off in San Marco. Small amount of free time on each island.

  • From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Boat Trip with Live Guide

    6. From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Boat Trip with Live Guide

    Embark on a half-day guided boat trip around the famous islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Discover a more local and authentic side to Venice and explore the scenic islands renowned for their glass blowing, lace-making traditions, and rich history. Meet your guide, climb aboard your boat, and sail towards Murano, known as the “Island of Glass''. Get the chance to visit a glass factory and observe a local artist giving shape to a work of art in glass. Take a short stroll through the quiet streets of Murano and marvel at the beautiful 16th-century buildings that still stand tall to this day. Next, travel to Burano to see one of Venice’s most picturesque islands. Walk by the charming fishermen's houses painted with bright colors whose water reflection gives them a unique, dream-like shimmer. Browse through Burano’s rich collection of lace garments, which are still handmade by loca...

  • Venice: Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lacemaking Tour by Boat

    7. Venice: Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lacemaking Tour by Boat

    Escape the crowds of central Venice and catch a glimpse of what life in the city used to be like, as an island of artisans famous for their traditional craft skills, passed down from generation to generation. Your guide will keep you entertained on the short boat ride to the small island of Murano, famous for its glass making traditions. Historically, Murano glassblowers were the only Europeans that knew how to create a mirror, and their skills were so valued they were banned from leaving Venice on the threat of execution. Watch a craftsman in action and listen to a description of the process in English. Learn how silica sand becomes glass, and how the glass is given color. Afterwards, there will be time to browse the huge collection of glass art, and wander the island on your own. Back on the boat, cruise to the tiny island of Burano to see the brightly-painted houses huddled tightly...

    Generally good tour with ample time on each island to spend some time. Personal guide with lots of information about the lagoon.

  • Guided Tour of Burano Island

    8. Guided Tour of Burano Island

    The island of Burano is easily accessible by public or private transportation from Venice and is an ideal destination for spending a pleasant morning or afternoon. Join this 60-minute tour and discover the island’s colorful houses and hand-made laces, and many other surprises! Your guide Silvia, born and raised in Burano, will lead you on a walking tour of the island, intended not only as a simple sightseeing tour, but also a chance to learn about the history, customs, and traditions of the picturesque community. Visit many interesting monuments, including the Church of St. Martino and St. Barbara and its famous leaning bell tower. Attend a short demonstration on the making of world-famous Burano lace. You'll visit a typical lace museum of Burano island where you'll have the chance to admire precious laces from about the XVI and XVII centuries, and buy home made products for special ra...

  • Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

    9. Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

    Get picked up at your hotel by your English-speaking guide and visit two of Venice’s most popular islands, Murano and Burano. Get an insight into the daily life and pace that differ on each island in order to fully understand Venetian culture. Your first stop is the island of Murano, which is renowned worldwide for its long tradition of glass making. Witness firsthand the skill of glassblowing and see the locals working on other traditional crafts. Pick up some unique souvenirs or presents for the family here. Next, head to Burano, which you’ll be able to see from the shore thanks to its vividly colored buildings. Enjoy some free time to wander around, meet the locals, enjoy a cup of coffee and take some memorable pictures. Finally, stroll through some smaller and secret pathways, crossing the island’s most popular and lively neighborhoods, before reaching the end point of the tour - San...

  • Venice Island Hopping Tour to Mazzorbo, Burano, & Murano

    10. Venice Island Hopping Tour to Mazzorbo, Burano, & Murano

    Discover three very unique Venetian islands that are known for their picturesque scenery, unique history, and craft traditions. Hop on the ferry with your local host and enjoy a scenic cruise towards the first island of Mazzorbo. Rich in history and beauty, this is one of the quietest and idyllic islands in Venice. Wander around and take in its lush gardens, stunning vineyards, and a beautiful monastery as your local friend tells you all about local daily life on an island inhabited by only 350 people. Stroll alongside the lagoon with one of the most amazing views until you reach the long bridge that connects Mazzorbo to Burano, an island famous for its brightly colored houses, fine lace production, and the freshest seafood. Follow your local friend into the picturesque alleyways to the heart of the island until you arrive at the fisherman part of town. Check out the cutest boats at the ...

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What people are saying about Burano

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 242 reviews

Phenomenal experience, It is very worth doing the tour, after spending a few days in Venice, going out to see Murano and Burano rounded off the trip. Much quieter, but with the same charm and with its peculiarities that make them special. Georgia was our guide, a very attentive girl, she cared about everything and her Spanish was perfect, something to be appreciated. I would certainly repeat.

IT WAS TRULY EXCEPTIONAL. OUR GUIDE, CRISTINA, VERY VERY GOOD AND NICE AND ABOVE ALL VERY ACCOMPANYING TO OUR REQUESTS THEREFORE 'THE ADVICE TO ALL.

Nice ride, the two islands are beautiful! Congratulations to Giorgia, the guide, very prepared and nice!

Very well organized. The tour allows you to visit beautiful islands. Tortello has an amazing church

Serena was an amazing guide and the tour was fascinating