Water activity

Venice: Panoramic Boat Trip to Murano and Burano

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Panoramic Boat Trip to Murano and Burano

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

From US$ 25.96 per person

Venture off the usual tourist path and experience the lagoon of Venice from a different perspective. Go to the islands of Murano and Burano. to discover a more traditional side to the city. Get the chance to purchase authentic crafts and more.

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Duration 4 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Go to a glass-blowing factory on the island of Murano
  • Explore the picturesque streets and lace-making traditions of Burano
  • Sample some of the cookies and sweets, unique to the island of Burano
Full description

Climb aboard for a half-day tour of Murano and Burano, and discover 2 of the more traditional islands of Venice. Enjoy the 30-minute panoramic boat ride, from which you can take marvelous pictures to Venice and the lagoon, as you journey towards Murano. Murano is world famous for its glassmaking art. Discover how these unique glass products are made in a furnace, and get the opportunity to buy a piece on site. Continue towards Burano, known for its lacemaking traditions and brightly colored fishermen's houses. Disembark the boat to take a short stroll to the main square and admire the Church of San Martino with its “Crucifixion” painting by Tiepolo. Get the chance to learn more about the history of lace at the Museo del Merletto. Alternatively, wander the tiny streets and picturesque canals to purchase lace products at your own pace. Arrive on Burano in time for lunch, eating at a picturesque location with a relaxing atmosphere. Opt to go into a pastry store to try some of the local sweets, such as the typical cookies of bussolà and essi, unique to the island.

Includes
  • Boat trip with multilingual live commentary
  • Return transportation by panoramic boat with washroom
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes on Murano
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes on Burano
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Tour guide
  • Return to KFC restaurant mooring point near S.Lucia Railway Station
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

A staff member will wait for you with a blue sign saying "LAGOON TOUR" by dock n. 1A, in front of Palazzo Cornoldi. The location is an 8-minute walk from Saint Mark's Square. It is mandatory to be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This trip is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • The trip will not take place in case of exceptionally bad weather, boats are completely covered, the tour operates regularly in case of rain
  • Please note that this is not a private trip and is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 257 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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We loved this afternoon. Everything went very well. In Murano the quick demo of the glass, then walk at a brisk pace all the same to the church to see. And above all, have a good walk in Burrano, which is magnificent and authentic with its small, brightly colored houses. We really enjoyed walking there, it was great, the photos taken are great, it's really worth going there.

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October 30, 2022

Really enjoyable way to spend a half day. The glass factory tour was very interesting and we had enough time to browse in the shop and also to explore a little of both islands. Venice is amazing, but very crowded, so this tour gave us a chance to experience a more relaxed pace on two of the smaller islands. I was a bit worried about being on the open water as I don't usually do well in boats, but even though there was some chop on the water the tour boat seemed especially stable and I didn't have any issues with seasickness. Great way to spend the morning, very glad we decided to take this tour!

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October 14, 2022

A suitably long visit to both islands. The guided visit to Murano's glass factory was really interesting and you had time to walk around Murano before moving on to Burano. The stop in Burano was longer and we had time to tour the island well and even have a glass.

September 25, 2022

Product ID: 75787