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Venice: Half-Day Trip to Murano and Burano

Venice: Half-Day Trip to Murano and Burano

From £16.66 per person

Tour the islands of Murano and Burano, and discover a more authentic side to Venice. Watch an (optional) glass blowing demonstration on Murano, and stroll along the colorful streets of Burano.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, Spanish


  • Escape the hustle and bustle of Venice city center
  • Watch a glass blowing demonstration on the island of Murano
  • Cross the Venetian Lagoon by comfortable motorboat
  • Stroll among the brightly painted houses of Burano
  • Experience a more local and authentic side to Venice
  • Learn more about the history of one of the world's most unique cities
Full description

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.

  • Return transfers by boat
  • Multilingual live commentary onboard the boat
  • Guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Cornoldi Military Barracks in Riva degli Schiavoni at pier 2 or 3. The boat company is "il doge di venezia" and the guide will have a sign with the name of the tour.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the tour departure time
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible. There is a short walk from the meeting point to the point of embarkation
  • The stop in Murano includes time for an optional visit to a glass factory, with a short glass blowing demonstration and some free time
  • The stop in Burano allows for some free time to visit a lace store
  •  The duration of the trip may vary from 4 to 4.5 hours due to possible waits at the docks.
  • No credit or refunds will be given in the event of a no show up at the time indicated on your voucher
  • This is a group trip. Please note that there may be other participants
  • This trip features a multilingual live commentary onboard the boat
  • Small/medium dogs are welcome on board, only if wearing a muzzle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 409 reviews

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The tour was nice and the time in each island was good so we could visit in both venice and the islands. We saw a demonstration of glass making and had some free time to eat and take pictures. It was very nice exept for the explanations.the tour guy spoke italien ang then in english but he explained fast and we couldent understand him. Overall it was a great tour and we will recomend.

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6 November 2021

We visited two islands and it was a great way to escape the city crowds and enjoy some time in more quiet islands. Demonstration of glass works on Murano island was very interesting to see and two hours on Burano are enough to walk around and have a quick bite in one of the restaurants. During the trip, the guide is describing the lagoon through interesting stories in different languages. We would definitely recommend this experience!

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31 August 2021

We liked the organization, everything went as planned !! During the journeys, interesting and sometimes surprising historical information is provided on what can be observed from the ferry. In particular we appreciated the guide Andrea, who with a lot of energy immediately translated all the sentences into 3 other languages !! He was very kind, professional, and funny too! :) We will definitely be back to use this service in the future, also for other locations!

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17 August 2021

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