Water activity

Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

4.7 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Top Venice

Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

Activity provider: Top Venice

From US$ 785.94 per group up to 10

Meet the locals and see them hard at work on their traditional crafts and wander through lively neighborhoods on this private guided boat tour to Murano and Burano!

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
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  • Learn about the history of the islands from your guide
  • Enjoy demonstrations of traditional glassblowing
  • Relax with free time on each island to shop, explore, or try local delicacies
Full description

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 Marco’s Square.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local expert guide
  • Private boat from your hotel to Murano
  • Shuttle boat provided by the glass factory from Murano to Burano
  • Private boat from Burano to your hotel
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 20 reviews

    Review summary

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    We had such an amazing time on our trip. From the moment we stepped on to the boat our guide was fantastic. It was a great history lesson in all thing Venetian and any questions we had were answered. We visited Murano and Burano and our guide ensured we didn’t miss anything at the same time giving us space. Would highly recommend! Thank you so much

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    September 14, 2022

    The tour was the highlight of our time in the Venice area. Our tour guide, Sara, was very knowledgeable and she gave us both historical and practical information, along with introducing us to the best Gelato in all of the area. Sara did not rush us while in Murano and arranged an incredible demonstration of the glass making that was virtually private for us. The guide at the plant, Stephania, was also very knowledgeable and helpful in choosing something to remind us of our visit for years to come. Sara then customized our arrival point in Burano to allow us to see the very unique vineyard on the adjacent island and then brought us through the vibrantly colored streets of the city. We highly recommend this tour and Sara.

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    July 29, 2022

    Very well organized, friendly guide and very inspired by his region. The advantage of this tour is still to avoid crowds in the public shuttles and also to take the time to stop where you want. Disappointment nevertheless on the visit to Murano, especially on the too short demonstration of the master glassmaker.

    April 18, 2022

    Product ID: 235392