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Venice: Half-Day Trip to Murano and Burano

1. Venice: Half-Day Trip to Murano and Burano

Climb aboard a comfortable motorboat for a half-day trip around the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano, and discover a more local and authentic side to Venice. Depart from a pier close to St. Mark’s Square for a convenient crossing to Murano. Cross the lagoon to the “Island of Glass” as you hear fascinating stories about the city. On landing, go to one of the famous glass factories to see how the colorful glass ware is blown. Alternatively, stroll the quiet streets of the island at leisure. Continue to Burano to discover one of Venice Lagoon’s most picturesque islands. See the major sights, learn about the history of the island, before spending some free time wandering around the chocolate box houses. Admire the bright colors of the fishermen’s island and visit a typical lace museum.

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Venice: Private Murano, Burano & Torcello Tour

2. Venice: Private Murano, Burano & Torcello Tour

Departure by private water taxi will take you across the lagoon to the well-known island of Murano. Famous for its glassmaking since the 10th century, visit one of Murano’s quality glass works. Whilst watching one of the glass masters blowing the glass in the furnace of the glassworks, your local guide will explain to you the history and the process of glassmaking throughout the years. After this, you will have time to visit their elegant show rooms. Then by private water taxi crossing the northern part of the lagoon, you will arrive at the colorful island of Burano, famous for its brightly colored houses, fishing industry and also its lacemaking. You will have time to walk around this elegant little island and also visit its shops. Your guide will point out to you one of the specialized shops where it will be possible to see one of the local ladies working on Burano lace. She will show you the different stitches involved in the making these wonderful works of art. Then leave the Island of Burano and take a short boat ride to the island of Torcello known as the “mother of Venice.” You will have the chance to visit the basilica, which is one of the oldest in the lagoon and holds some beautiful mosaics, or maybe visit the museum. If not, you can just spend your time walking around this enchanting and historical island. Then, on your return to Venice, you may wish to continue exploring the rest of the city with a walking tour or be dropped back off at your hotel.  

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What people are saying about Murano

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 1,042 reviews

everything was easy and amazing- on time- the tour guides perfect generally an easy going experience and in full harmony with the whole environment. loved it and will do it again next time I visit Venice. thank u!

We enjoyed the day we went to the islands. It was well organized, straightforward, informative and the tour guide was very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this day trip.

A must! André gave explanations in all languages and guided us very well! The islands are beautiful and the boat ride is quick, it was perfect!

Very prepared guide, the trip was also pleasant we also had time to tour the two islands independently. Excellent value for money

Everything was on time and there was a good balance between information and free time.