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Venice: Murano and Burano Excursion

Venice: Murano and Burano Excursion

From US$ 36.34 per person

Explore a traditional industry of Venice on a visit to the islands of Murano and Burano with a local guide. Admire the lagoon on board a comfortable private boat, watch a glass demonstration in Murano and visit Burano.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a glass factory on the island of Murano
  • See the 7th-century Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
  • Savor a glass of Prosecco on arrival back at the main island
  • Explore the stunning colored streets of Burano
Full description

Cruise to the islands of Murano and Burano aboard a comfortable boat on this guided tour from Venice. Step back in time at the ancient Basilica of Saint Mary and Saint Donatus. Uncover the magic of traditional glass blowing at a factory and take in the vibrant houses of Burano.

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.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Local guide
  • Visit to a glass factory
  • Visit to the Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
  • Glass of Prosecco
  • Lunch (you will have free time to have lunch at your expense)
  • Tip
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Church hiesa della Pietà, also know as the Pietà Church to begin your tour.

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  •  Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 439 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Great trip. For the money it was a great way to see Murano and Burano. Perfect time. Glass factory was cool but tried to sell you glass that was really expensive. 80’dollars per drinking glas but besides that it was very cool to watch. We were 2 out of 10 people on the tour. Would recommend if you wanted to see the 2 islands!

November 12, 2022

Alex was a very friendly and excellent guide. He looked after us well. I especially liked that he showed us the pretty houses in the backstreets of Burano before we had free time for lunch and looking around on our own. The water taxi was great too, pretty much stood there all the way there and back taking in the views of the lagoon. Lovely day!

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October 8, 2022

Meeting point was easy to find and the boat was very comfortable. Our guide Alex was excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly. Rain was forecast for later that day so we bought ponchos before boarding the boat and were grateful for them as by the time we got to Burano it was raining heavily but it didn't detract from the trip. Glassblowing demonstration in Murano was about 15 minutes (long enough) and fascinating and both islands were beautiful, particularly Burano where we had about 1.5 hours to explore and then relax with a drink before boarding the boat back. Great tour and good value for money.

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October 1, 2022

Product ID: 77644