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Gems of the Lagoon: Murano & Burano Islands Boat Tour from Venice

4.4 / 5 total 9 reviews
Duration: 4 hours
Tour ID: 2485
Overview

A half day tour by motorboat to discover the marvels of the lagoon surrounding Venice: Murano and Burano islands

Explore two of the three tiny and colorful islands of Murano, Torcello and Burano in a half-day sightseeing excursion by motorboat.

Watch a skilled glass blower create works of art in Murano, see evidence of Torcello’s glorious past and admire the picturesque fishermen's houses in Burano.

The first stop of our tour will be the island of Murano, since far back in time famous for the art of glass blowing. Since the 13th century, Murano has been the centre of Venice’s notorious glassmaking industry with techniques handed down from one generation to the next. Here, we will admire a master glass blower during his job.

Our next stop will be Burano, surely the most picturesque island of the Lagoon, thanks to its colourful and cheerful facades. According to a local legend, Burano got its rainbow appearance thanks to the fishermen that lived there, who used to paint their houses in bright and light colours so that they could find their way home while coming back from the sea. The island is also known internationally for its rare artisan lace.

Please note that this is a shared tour (not private boat and tour)

Highlights
  • Have the pleasure of traveling by Motorboat to the Islands
  • Enjoy the athmosphere and sights on the Island of Murano
  • Witness the tradition of Glassmaking on the Island Of Murano
  • Spend time on possibly the most picturesque island of the Lagoon, Burano
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 4 hours
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • This tour is available everyday at 11.00am from 1st April to 31st October 2019This tour is available everyday at 11.00am from 1st April to 31st October 2019
  • Check-in is 20 minutes prior to the booked tour start timeCheck-in is 20 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 1 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Motor boat from/to Venice
  • Visit to a glass factory in Murano
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup/drop off
Meeting Point
Riva degli Schiavoni on the corner with Calle degli Albanesi, near the Danieli hotel. There will be a yellow stall with an assistant. Please be sure to get there at least 20 minutes prior to tour starting time, the boat will leave from a nearby shore at 11.00am and the group will leave the meeting point 5 minutes before tour starting time.
Know Before You Go
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes are advised
  • No refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals.
  • The tour will take place even if it is raining
  • Languages: multilingual assistance (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian)
  • The tour will NOT take place at the following dates: May 20th
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Reviewed by Pamela Barnest GB   April 04, 2018
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After spending days touring around Venice, this boat tour was like a breath of fresh air. The islands are beautiful and it was so good to get away from the crowds for a while. The tour is also very good value for money.
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Reviewed by Janice W US   April 01, 2018
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I fell in love with Burano Island. It is so pretty with all of the little painted houses. This island was the highlight of my vacation to Venice. The boat ride was good and the tour company was easy to work with. Thank you for letting me enjoy this marvelous experience.
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Reviewed by Gina and Tim US   October 11, 2017
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Loved the boat ride and Murano but especially Burano with its beautiful coloured houses. Would recommend this tour for sure.
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Reviewed by Antanasia RO   September 26, 2017
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The tour was a great activity and definitely worth the money. Murano and Burano were lovely, overall a lovely experience and great value.
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Reviewed by Helga Madsen DK   September 23, 2017
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In Murano we were shown a glass blowing demonstration which was good if you have never seen one before. Burano is certainly the highlight, so remember to have your camera ready because the colorful houses are beautiful to photograph.
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Reviewed by Halabi2001 SD   September 15, 2017
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VERY INFORMATIVE AND ENJOYABLE AND WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT!
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Reviewed by LUNDQUIST2 NL   September 15, 2017
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THIS WAS A NICE TRIP AND THE GLASS FACTORY WAS GOOD BUT BURANO IS STUNNING.
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Reviewed by Vivek PK   September 08, 2017
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The tour left on time and we reached Murano half an hour later. Both Islands were picture perfect and this was a very relaxing tour to take after the hustle and bustle of the city.
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Reviewed by Christina Jackson US   September 07, 2017
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Burano is a gorgeous little island famous for the colourful fishermen’s houses. We wished we had more time here as we would have loved to wander the streets more and possibly get some lunch here. The glass factory was good and you could pick up a bargain if you were careful.
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