Day trip

From Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Trip

From Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Trip

From $24.01 per person

Escape the crowds in Venice and visit Murano and Burano on a half-day boat trip. Stroll colorful streets and discover the islands’ glass blowing and lace-making traditions.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration options: 3 - 5 hours
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Optional audio guide


  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Ferry
    • Join a half-day boat trip to Murano and Burano in the Venice lagoon
    • Watch a glass blowing demonstration on the island of Murano
    • Visit the lace shops of Burano and admire its brightly painted houses
    • Enjoy free time to explore the charming streets of the enchanting islands
    • Cross the Venetian Lagoon by boat and and take in beautiful views
    Full description
    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 islands, cruise back to Venice and take in the breathtaking seascape surroundings.

    Select participants and date



    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Ponte della Paglia, in front of the old prisons

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 / 5

    based on 1806 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety
    Sort by

    Great trip and highly recommended. Was good with a boat trip after 3 days with a lot of walking. Went to 2 islands, one we got to see glassblowing and the other we had a good lunch. The only negative was that it was almost impossible to find a meeting place

    October 4, 2019

    Excellent Trip

    Excellent trip to both Murano and Burano. We printed out the voucher but hadn't realised that we needed to exchange it for tickets at the ticket booth - also it gave a meeting time of 11am - this turned out to be the leaving time of the boat and the actual meeting time was 15 minutes earlier - beware and be warned!! It easy to miss the boat if you don't get to the meeting point early. Well organised and excellent commentary in 5 different languages. However, the commentary was a few sentences at a time, so it was a little hard to follow at times. The glass blowing presentation in Murano was spectacular and well worth watching and out the back of the glass factory in the street was two young men playing water glasses. Lovely cafe lunch during our 1.5 hrs on Burano and the amazing leaning tower of Burano. Would definitely do this trip again and well worth the money - thank you!

    Read more

    August 2, 2019

    Good tour to see islands.

    Good tour to see Murano and Burano. Murano was disappointing as it was only one glass factory with little else in location. We did our own trip next day to another location in Murano with 50 plus shops , restaurants and places to see. Burano was good to wander on our own. Had to wait for 3 people who were 20 minutes late. Should have left instead of keeping us in the high heat.

    Read more

    June 24, 2019

    Organized by

    Product ID: 60919

    VA ID: 397209