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Venice: 4.5-Hour Boat Trip to Murano and Burano

Product ID: 63340
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.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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 (English, Spanish, German, French, and Italian)
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • Tour guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is a yellow desk with a white umbrella, just off St. Mark's Square in Riva degli Schiavoni, at the corner of Calle degli Albanesi (near the Hotel Danieli).

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Important information
Know before you go
• No refunds are available for no-shows or late arrivals
• The tour operates rain or shine. In the event of exceptionally high tides in Venice or thick fog, the tour may be canceled by the organizer and a refund will be provided
• You will have around 40 minutes on each island
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1020 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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It was a little bit tricky to find the meeting point as the coordinations were wrong, but we tracked danieli’s hotel and it was just near it. Everything went smooth, leaves at time and give you just the right amount of time in each island. Really worth the money. Would totally recommend!

February 20, 2020

what a great day the glass place is lovely and staff where very nice telling you all about the different types of glass and how and when it was made.looking at other people's comments they say you dont get enough time we found it fine would do it again if we come back

February 7, 2020

Tour highly recommended, even for those who leave alone. The organizers are very helpful and attentive to the participants. I particularly liked Burano, also because we managed to walk around the island in peace. On the other hand, we only got to see the glassworks in Murano (I hoped to be able to explore it a little more), but all in all it is there. The guide who translated everything into 5 languages is fantastic!

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January 3, 2020

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Gray Line Venice - Park Viaggi

Product ID: 63340