Half-day tour to Murano and Burano islands with fish lunch

Duration: approx. 4 hours/4 hours and 30 minutes 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 To enjoy a picturesque boat trip and have lunch in Burano, in a typical Venetian restaurant
2 Because you will be able to visit Murano, home of glassmaking, and Burano, the colourful island famous for its fine lace
3 For the seafood lunch, which reflects the age-old Venetian culinary tradition, and the convenient departure point, located just a few steps from the famous St Mark’s Square

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Important information


all year.

Departure point:

yellow desk located on the Riva degli Schiavoni, at the feet of the Ponte della Paglia (which is the bridge located opposite the Bridge of Sighs).

Departure time

11.00 am

Languages available



Untuil 29 February 2020
Full €59.00

Children up to 2 years: free
Children from 3 to 5 years: €40.00
Children from 6 to 12 years: €48.00


From 1 March to 8 November 2020
Full €60.00

Children up to 2 years: free
Children from 3 to 5 years: €40.00
Children from 6 to 12 years: €48.00

approx. 4 hours/4 hours and 30 minutes
  • Guided tour
  • Boat transport to and from the islands
  • Lunch*
  • Drinks
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

PLEASE NOTE: the voucher issued at the end of the booking must be presented at the time of the visit printed or on mobile devices.

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the tour departure time.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

*Four course lunch: first course (choice of pennette pasta with fish sauce or lasagne pasta with fish); second course (choice of mixed fried fish or grilled fish of the day); side dish (mixed salad), dessert of the day. Coffee and drinks not included.

The tour is not suitable for wheelchair users. There is a short walk from the meeting point to the point of embarkation.

The stop in Murano (approx. 1 hour) allows you an optional visit to a glass factory with a short demonstration of the art of blown glass, and also some free time.

The stop in Burano (approx 1 hour 30 min.) includes lunch at the restaurant 'Al Raspo de Ua'. Any remaining time at your disposal before returning to Venice can be spent as you wish.

You are strongly required to comply with the timetable set out by the staff: the excursion will head back at the scheduled time, without waiting.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

Multilingual tour.

The tour has a variable duration (4 hours/4 hours and 30 min.) based on the number of participants and resulting type of vessel used.

The pictures of the courses on this page may not exactly represent the appearance of the course itself.

The tour is not suitable for medium and big-sized dogs. Only small sized dogs with muzzle are admitted on board.

Unfortunately you cannot be refunded if you don’t show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on the voucher. Therefore we advise you to locate in advance the meeting point and how to get there in order to avoid being late or any inconveniences that would prevent you from being on time, especially in case of public transport strikes, great events or bad weather. If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us at our emergency contacts indicated on the voucher you will get at the end of the reservation.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

Our original tour is perfect for those who wish to discover the two most famous islands of the Venetian lagoon without missing out on its flavours and dishes! You will fully enjoy the picturesque atmosphere of Murano and Burano and treat yourself to a relaxing lunch break in a typical Venetian restaurant with a long tradition, which has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor!

An excursion that included a tasting of delicious Venetian food and wine was missing from our numerous list of boat trips departing from Venice! Thanks to this original tour, you will discover Murano and Burano, the most famous Venetian islands, and enjoy a tasty lunch break in Burano at the famous restaurant 'Al Raspo de Ua'.

Located north of the historic centre of Venice, Murano and Burano offer beautiful handicrafts that have made them famous worldwide: the first is characterized by the centuries-old glass manufacturing, the second for its sophisticated lace, not to mention the original colourful buildings. Visiting Murano and Burano will give you the most authentic and unusual side of Venice!

During this fascinating tour you will discover the best of Murano and Burano, their traditions and what to visit, relax on a boat enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the Venetian Lagoon and have lunch in a local restaurant in Burano, highly regarded for the quality of its cuisine...

After the departure, near St Mark’s Square, the boat will head to Murano: during the first stop, that lasts approximately 1 hour, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the island’s glassmakers and follow an explanation of the art of glass blowing. If you do not wish to take part in the visit of the glassmaker, you can just inform the staff on board and spend the time at your disposal on the island as you wish! The next stop will be the island of Burano: lasting approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes, you will have time to eat lunch at the 'Al Raspo de Ua' restaurant and, according to the remaining available time before returning to Venice, also go for a stroll or do a bit of shopping in the island’s typical shops.

Located in the heart of the island of Burano, the restaurant 'Al Raspo de Ua' offers mainly specialties of Venetian cuisine. You can enjoy a four-course menu:

  • first course: pennette pasta with fish sauce or lasagne pasta with fish
  • second course: mixed fried fish or grilled fish of the day
  • side dish: mixed salad
  • dessert of the day

Coffee and drinks are not included in the menu and must be paid for on site. The restaurant offers a rich variety of local wines.

With this boat tour to the Venice Islands you will be visiting Murano and Burano on a covered deck boat. The trip to Murano and Burano will also take place in case of rain, unless there are extraordinary conditions that could compromise a safe navigation - departing a few steps from St Mark’s Square.

The excursion has a variable duration (4 hours / 4 hours and 30 minutes) based on the number of participants and resulting type of vessel used. To take part in the tour it is necessary to arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the departure time shown on the voucher; as it is a short walk to reach the boat.

During the visit to Murano and Burano you will be given some explanations about the lagoon and the islands - explanations, are multilingual, and made with the microphone on the boat. The tour is collective and to avoid inconvenience to other participants, please respect the time deadlines provided by the organizers at the end of each stop, as departure will take place without waiting for any latecomers! We advise you to take note of the schedules provided on board and to respect them!

The lunch, based on fish, includes four courses – first and second course offers a choice between the two dishes listed above; side dish and dessert. Coffee and drinks are not included, and must be paid for on site.

Murano and Burano: a tour through colours, flavours and traditions of Venice from a past time...

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Reviews for Half-day tour to Murano and Burano islands with fish lunch

Based on 8 Reviews
Reviews in other languages (5) Reviews in italian (3)


Mature couple

Booking No. 198865

Reviewed on 22 Aug `19

'Nice tour'

The boat ride was enjoyable, the glass blowing demonstration was great. Our fish lunch was excellent. Our lunch was delicious too. An enjoyable day to visit the Venetian Islands.

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Young couple

Booking No. 197211

Reviewed on 05 Aug `19


Guides were helpful, the transport was very comfortable and seeing the sites from the water was pretty. The glass blowing in Murano an, the Burano lace were spectacular. An excellent lunch in the colorful island was fun. An unmissable tour if you have a day to spare!


Fisch lunch



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Family with children

Booking No. 1829624

Reviewed on 29 Apr `18

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Nice overview of surroundings areas of Venice'

For my wife's birthday, we decided to take a small cruise to the various Venetian islands and surfing the web we found this tour of Burano with seafood lunch included and a quick demonstration of glass art in Murano, the perfect tour for a special day. The organization was pretty good and timely, a pleasant discovery of some islands in the Laguna from a unique point of view. Unmissable after the demonstration in Murano a visit to the connected shop (we made several purchases for our friends) and the view of the inclined bell tower of Burano. Only two flaws easily ameliorable the time for eat, which is not much to enjoy then the island (it would take only 30 minutes more to be perfect) and greater coordination of the languages ​​proposed during the boat trip, sometimes repeated or incorrectly formulated.


The boat trip Quality of the lunch Excellent live demonstration on the creation of glass objects in Murano


Shot time to have lunch Explanation on the boat

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Mature couple

Booking No. 17174322

Reviewed on 10 Oct `17

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl


We totally enjoyed the trip to Murano/Burano with the included lunch! We enjoyed seeing the glass blowing demonstration and enjoyed walking around Burano, seeing the brightly colored houses and our lunch. Would recommend!

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Group of friends

Booking No. 1744666

Reviewed on 23 May `17

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Murano and Burano Fish Meal'

The boat ride to the Islands was comfortable. The glass demo on Murano was fascinating. A bit more free time would have been useful. Burano with its colorful buildings is lovely. Even though the fish lunch was in a lovely cafe and was very tasty, it took all the time allotment on the Island so we had no time to snoop around.


Comfortable, scenic boat ride. Fascinating glass demo. Tasty lunch in a lovely Burano cafe.


Not much time on Murano after the demo. No time to explore Burano after the lunch.

Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Nancy,

thank for your feedback! Actually, this tour is one of our latest product therefore we will take all our customers’ comments into account to improve the service.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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