Water activity

Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

Activity provider: Consorzio Vidali Group
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From US$ 26.02 per person

Discover the most beautiful parts of the Venetian Lagoon by Gondola from the islands of Murano and Burano. Learn the history and culture of Venice and its islands along the way.

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Duration 4 - 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the enchanting islands of Murano and Burano
  • Watch master glass blowers at work at a glass factory in Murano
  • Learn the history of the oldest inhabited island of Venice
  • Explore the lace shops of Burano and take souvenir photos of the painted houses
Full description

Depart from the railway station on Piazzale Roma and journey to Murano, famous for its glass-blowing industry. Dating back to the Middle Ages, the still-thriving tradition has been passed down over generations and each glass blower has developed their own personal style. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration and learn to recognize the difference between the various artisans and brands during your 1-hour stay on the island. Then, continue to the island of Burano, known for its crochet work and brightly colored houses. Get picture-perfect views of the landmarks of Burano, such as the leaning bell tower and the main square of Piazza Baldassarre Galuppi, named after a major 18th-century Venetian composer. Look in some of the lace shops during your 1.5-hour visit to the island. Then, conclude your travels on Piazza San Marco and see sights such as the Doge's Palace and Campanile as you stroll around the famous colonnades.

Includes
  • 4-hour trip of the Venetian Lagoon
  • Boat transportation between the islands
  • Murano glass-blowing demonstration
  • Multilingual live guide on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Ticket and visit to Torcello Cathedral (€5)
  • Tour guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • There is a multilingual live commentary onboard the boat
  • Trips are available everyday of the week
  • You will have approximately 45 minutes in Murano (including 20 minutes at the glass-blowing demonstration) and 1 hour and 30 minutes in Burano
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 682 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.1/5

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We went on the tour today and thought it was fantastic! Everything was very smooth, easy to find and the tour itself was great! Georgia who led the tour was brilliant and her knowledge of the area as well as her ability to speak 4 different languages fluently was incredible! We would definitely recommend and if we return to Venice again in the future we will book again!

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May 14, 2022

Great trip! Well worth the money to visit the two islands and see a glass blowing demonstration. The time goes by fast but if you’re only in Venice for the weekend it’s the perfect amount of time. Our guide was lovely, I believe her name was Georgina but I don’t quite remember. She gave the tour in 4 different languages and was very helpful to everyone.

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April 10, 2022

You can only get there by boat so why not do a tour? It was cold up top!! The glassblowing is pretty cool! And I found gluten and dairy free gelato in Murano. Burano is so colorful! Try the cuttlefish with polenta- typical dish in Venice. I sure wish the boat moved faster as it a lot of the tour is getting there! The start and end points are different if you get picked up by train station (KFC). No food included, it’s just transport with a multi-lingual guide on the boat.

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April 4, 2022

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