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  • From Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Trip

    1. From Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Trip

    Embark on a half-day boat trip around the famous islands of Murano and Burano and discover a more local and authentic side to Venice. Enjoy free time to explore the scenic islands renowned for their glass blowing and lace-making traditions. Climb aboard your boat and sail towards Murano, known as the “Island of Glass". Get the chance to visit a glass factory and observe a local artist giving shape to a work of art in glass. Stroll the quiet streets of Murano at your own leisure and marvel at the beautiful 16th-century buildings that still stand tall to this day. Next, travel to Burano to see one of Venice’s most picturesque islands. Walk by the charming fishermen's houses painted with bright colors whose water reflection gives them a unique, dream-like shimmer. Browse through Burano’s rich collection of lace garments, which are still handmade by local women. After visiting both islan...

  • Venice: Murano and Burano Excursion

    2. Venice: Murano and Burano Excursion

    Meet your local guide in a central location near Piazza San Marco and board a private boat to learn more about the Venetian lagoon and its islands. Stop on the characteristic island of Murano, and visit the 7th-century Church of Santa Maria e San Donato. Stroll through the silent streets for about 15 minutes to arrive at an old glass factory where the glass blowers are still working. Benefit for some free time to shop or explore the rest of the island. Then, travel by private boat to the nearby island of Burano. Upon arrival, take in the colorful houses of one of the most enchanting parts of Venice. Lose yourself in the picturesque streets and discover lovely corners. You will have free time to enjoy lunch on this tour. Return to the main island of Venice for a glass of sparkling Prosecco at the end of your tour services.

    I was worried about the reviews saying it was too short but I feel that we got to see all the necessary points plus some. I went with my 7 year old and she was exhausted by the end. Andrea was full of information and he spoke great english. He was very personable and easy to talk to. He even got the whole group to sing for my birthday, which made it extra special.

  • From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Boat Trip with Live Guide

    3. From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Boat Trip with Live Guide

    Embark on a half-day guided boat trip around the famous islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Discover a more local and authentic side to Venice and explore the scenic islands renowned for their glass blowing, lace-making traditions, and rich history. Meet your guide, climb aboard your boat, and sail towards Murano, known as the “Island of Glass''. Get the chance to visit a glass factory and observe a local artist giving shape to a work of art in glass. Take a short stroll through the quiet streets of Murano and marvel at the beautiful 16th-century buildings that still stand tall to this day. Next, travel to Burano to see one of Venice’s most picturesque islands. Walk by the charming fishermen's houses painted with bright colors whose water reflection gives them a unique, dream-like shimmer. Browse through Burano’s rich collection of lace garments, which are still handmade by loca...

  • Venice: Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lacemaking Tour by Boat

    4. Venice: Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lacemaking Tour by Boat

    Escape the crowds of central Venice and catch a glimpse of what life in the city used to be like, as an island of artisans famous for their traditional craft skills, passed down from generation to generation. Your guide will keep you entertained on the short boat ride to the small island of Murano, famous for its glass making traditions. Historically, Murano glassblowers were the only Europeans that knew how to create a mirror, and their skills were so valued they were banned from leaving Venice on the threat of execution. Watch a craftsman in action and listen to a description of the process in English. Learn how silica sand becomes glass, and how the glass is given color. Afterwards, there will be time to browse the huge collection of glass art, and wander the island on your own. Back on the boat, cruise to the tiny island of Burano to see the brightly-painted houses huddled tightly...

    Generally good tour with ample time on each island to spend some time. Personal guide with lots of information about the lagoon.

  • Guided Tour of Burano Island

    5. Guided Tour of Burano Island

    The island of Burano is easily accessible by public or private transportation from Venice and is an ideal destination for spending a pleasant morning or afternoon. Join this 60-minute tour and discover the island’s colorful houses and hand-made laces, and many other surprises! Your guide Silvia, born and raised in Burano, will lead you on a walking tour of the island, intended not only as a simple sightseeing tour, but also a chance to learn about the history, customs, and traditions of the picturesque community. Visit many interesting monuments, including the Church of St. Martino and St. Barbara and its famous leaning bell tower. Attend a short demonstration on the making of world-famous Burano lace. You'll visit a typical lace museum of Burano island where you'll have the chance to admire precious laces from about the XVI and XVII centuries, and buy home made products for special ra...

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What people are saying about Burano

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 234 reviews

The excursion was completely as described and we were delighted with this day. We were 6 couples of three different nationalities and our guide, who speaks Italian as well as English and French, interested us all by switching from one language to another, embellishing his comments with anecdotes and answering all of them. our questions. A fascinating discovery of these two islands that we highly recommend. An excellent quality / price ratio.

I was worried about the reviews saying it was too short but I feel that we got to see all the necessary points plus some. I went with my 7 year old and she was exhausted by the end. Andrea was full of information and he spoke great english. He was very personable and easy to talk to. He even got the whole group to sing for my birthday, which made it extra special.

IT WAS TRULY EXCEPTIONAL. OUR GUIDE, CRISTINA, VERY VERY GOOD AND NICE AND ABOVE ALL VERY ACCOMPANYING TO OUR REQUESTS THEREFORE 'THE ADVICE TO ALL.

Excellent value. Visit of an artisanal glass factory, with store. Then visit of an artisanal lace shop, guide speaking several languages, very friendly

Excellent excursion, if I had to give some advice I would suggest booking one of a longer duration than 5 hours.