Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands from Venice Train Station or St. Mark’s Area

Duration: approx. 4 hours  Location: Venice
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Why choose this experience?

1 To visit Murano and Burano from Venice with a fascinating guided tour by boat, a perfect opportunity to enjoy the peace and the beautiful scenery of boating in the Venetian lagoon
2 Because you can visit the birthplace of Murano glass, and the colourful island of Burano with its elegant lace
3 Because it provides two departure points: you can choose to start the tour from Venice Train Station or near St. Mark’s Square

Are you thinking of visiting Murano and Burano in Venice? ... An exciting and fascinating boat tour dedicated to those who want to discover the two most famous islands of the Venetian lagoon and savour every moment of their picturesque and relaxing atmosphere. This, in a nutshell, is the program of our fascinating half day boat excursion to Murano and Burano from Venice!

Among our many boat tours to the Venice islands we now offer a proposal that includes only Murano and Burano. Thanks to this tour of the most famous Venetian islands, you will enjoy longer stops compared to the traditional excursions that usually include Torcello islands too!

This tour is designed for those wishing to enjoy the untouched charm of the Murano and Burano Islands, relying on convenient private transfers, explanations of the places visited and a dedicated and helpful staff at your disposal for the whole duration of the excursion.

In addition to these benefits, you can choose the departure point you prefer between Venice railway station, a particularly convenient solution for those who reach the city by train for a day, or near St. Mark’s Square. Please bear in mind that, at the end of the tour, all participants will be drop off near St. Mark’s Square: it won’t be possible to disembark near Venice train station!

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!

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, what to visit, their traditions and the most special places, on a relaxing boat while enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the Venetian lagoon.

To help you fully appreciate the simplicity and the calm that characterizes Murano and Burano, the visit includes only two stops, which lasts about an hour for each island: Murano- includes a trip to a Murano glass factory and you can watch a demonstration of the art of glass blowing. If you do not want to, then just inform the personnel on board and you can walk around the island in total autonomy; the stop in Burano (for approx. 1 and a half hours)- is entirely free: you can visit the island, have lunch, buy local products or simply relax before returning to the boat for the return trip to Venice.

The first stop of the boat ride from Venice to Murano and Burano will include the homeland of glass: the old Murano glassworks guard secrets that have been handed down from generation to generation. The Venice boat trip to Murano will allow you to have the opportunity to purchase original and unique beautiful works of glass art, with the certainty of it being an authentic piece. The glassmaker you are going to visit during the tour has a small restaurant-bar, a perfect place to take a break before going to Burano!

The visit to Murano and Burano will then continue on to the island of Burano, where you can stroll through unique streets of brightly coloured houses and discover the small masterpieces of lace made by expert teachers on the island.

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. All the boats used for this excursion are old Venetian boats that have been restored to guarantee tradition and comfort to all participants. 

If you are wondering why to choose this particular boat trip to the Venice islands amongst the numerous tours on offer for the lagoon online, the answer is simple! This unusual Murano and Burano island Venice tour combines a limited duration, less than five hours, to the opportunity to discover the two most famous islands of Venice while enjoying the enchanting Venetian lagoon...

Excursion to Murano Burano from Venice train station or St. Mark’s area

(timetables may be subject to change due to navigation conditions)

  • 10.00 am departure near the Venice Santa Lucia FS Station
  • 10.30 am departure near St. Mark’s Square – Pontile Cornoldi
  • 10.45 am approx. Arrival in Murano
  • 11.30 am approx. Departure from Murano
  • 12.15 pm approx. Arrival in Burano
  • 1.45 pm approx. Departure from Burano
  • 2.15 pm approx. Return to San Marco at Pontile Cornoldi

Visiting Murano and Burano: a tour among the colours, the sounds and the traditions of a Venice of the past.

© Insidecom Tour Operator
(authorization no. 62027 dated 09/07/12 with determination no. 2052/2012)

Important info

Availability:

all year.

Departure point:
  • Venice Santa Lucia Railway Station – pontile F30 (near Ponte di Calatrava).
  • Riva degli Schiavoni - near Cornoldi Barracks.
Departure time

Daily

  • 10.00 am from Venice Santa Lucia Railway Station - pontile F30.
  • 10.30 am from Riva degli Schiavoni - near Cornoldi Barracks.
Languages available

English
Spanish
French

German
Italian

Prices

Full: €20.00

Concessions
Children up to 5 years: free
Children from 6 to 10 years: €10.00

Duration
approx. 4 hours
Inclusions
  • Private return boat transfer
  • Visit to Burano, Murano and Torcello as per program
  • Visit to a glassmaker workshop in Murano
  • Multilingual tour escort
Exclusions
  • Meals and beverages
  • Entrance tickets and optional visits
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

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).

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time.

Multilingual tour.

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

Small/medium dogs are welcome on board, only if wearing a muzzle.

This tour is unfortunately not suitable for people with impaired mobility.

The stop in Murano (approx. 45 minutes) 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 and 30 min.) is entirely free. If the optional visits in the program are not undertaken, 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.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (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 tour might be cancelled.The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or get a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour.

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22 reviews for Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands from Venice Train Station or St. Mark’s Area

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2/10

ROBERT

June 2017

Solo traveler

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 19 Jun `17 - Booking No. 1765586 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'NOT RECOMMENDED -4HR MURANO/BURANO TOUR'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands from Venice Train Station or St. Mark’s Area

The tour (Murano/Burano) is not exclusive for reserved group by language. It's one lady guide who speaks 4 languages. She is extremely unprofessional and is like a translator machine talking non-stop because she has to speak a tour-speech 4 times every time. You have to listen to her big annoying voice for about 3 hours in 4 languages. The tour was too tight. You physically get about 25 minutes in Murano and 45 minutes in Burano. Can't even have a sit-down lunch. I don't recommend this tour. Buy boat pass and do your own. You don't need to listen to her annoying voice in 4 different languages for 3 hours.

Strengths

Boat ride

Weaknesses

Tour guide lady really annoying and unprofessional.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear ROBERT,

we are sorry you didn’t enjoy the excursion! Please consider that the fact that it is a multilingual tour is clearly specify on the tour description. We regret you missed this important detail before booking!

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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10/10

Jacko

May 2017

Group of friends

FRANCE

Reviewed on 15 Jun `17 - Booking No. 1766479 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Excellent tour'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands from Venice Train Station or St. Mark’s Area

This was an excellent tour. Could not ask for better. Very relaxing and the ambiance was perfect. I appreciated the fact that the tour guide spoke different languages (very fluently). Will certainly redo this tour on future visits to Venice

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10/10

Ronny

May 2017

Group of friends

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 05 Jun `17 - Booking No. 1710240 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Exceptional value'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands from Venice Train Station or St. Mark’s Area

Despite wet weather we absolutely LOVED the trip. Burano is a fairytale island. The glass-blowing demo at Murano was amazing. We missed our scheduled morning trip due to underestimating our journey time from Mestre but we were transferred to the afternoon sailing which meant we visited 3 islands instead of 2. We will definitely return to Burano!!

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8.5/10

Jo.L.

May 2017

Mature couple

BELGIUM

Reviewed on 20 May `17 - Booking No. 1712978

'Half day Burbank Murano'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands from Venice Train Station or St. Mark’s Area

A must when in Venice.

Strengths

Right timing in Burano. Nice hostess and interesting comments.

Weaknesses

Too short in Murano, nearly no time outside the factory shop. Quite an old boat!


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Jo.L.,

thank you for your review! We are pleased you appreciated the excursion despite you had not enough time to explore Murano. Actually, if you decide to take part in the optional visit to the glass factory there is not much time left to visit the island on your own…

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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9.5/10

Ram

April 2017

Family with children

INDIA

Reviewed on 20 May `17 - Booking No. 1719537 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Excellent trip to islands'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands from Venice Train Station or St. Mark’s Area

Well planned and exciting trip to Murano and Burano islands with a friendly multi-lingual tour guide.

Strengths

Strict on time - they were able to cover quite a lot for 4 hours including the inter-island ferry hops Well planned trip with lots of breaks for your own roams

Weaknesses

None

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10/10

SabineB

April 2017

Solo traveler

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 19 May `17 - Booking No. 1713740 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'A Must Do!'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands from Venice Train Station or St. Mark’s Area

Great 1/2 day out of Venice! Murano and Burano are both beautiful islands, there was not as much time as I would have liked exploring Murano, but the glass demonstration was great. Burano was by far my favorite of the two northern islands, with beautiful views, quiet waterside seating to enjoy a gelato

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9.5/10

TLR

July 2016

Other

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 02 Aug `16 - Booking No. 1663757

'Take this Tour'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands from Venice Train Station or St. Mark’s Area

The Murano/Burano tour is a must, and one of the best values in Venice.

Strengths

Great mix of water and land. Loved Burano in particular, as well as the lagoon tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

Weaknesses

I would have liked to see more of Murano and the glassblowing process.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear TLR,

we are pleased you appreciated the tour! As for the lack of time in Murano, please consider that this tour offers an overview of Venetian islands… Visiting 2 islands in approx. 4 hours necessarily implies brief stops in each of them! Next time, if you wish to have a more complete experience, we suggest you to book one of our private boat tours – they guarantee more freedom in terms of stops and times – or to visit the island on your own: Murano is just a short distance from Venice, easily reach by vaporetto!

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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3.5/10

Travcats

June 2016

Group of friends

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 04 Jul `16 - Booking No. 1647161

'Boat trip'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands from Venice Train Station or St. Mark’s Area

Lovely islands but not enough time on them to really enjoy the experience. Felt rushed and had less time on Burranno than promised. Guide rushed commentary and we couldn't always hear what she was saying.

Strengths

Beautiful islands that we would have liked more time on.

Weaknesses

Guide spoke too quickly, not always comprehensible. Time cut on Burranno.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Travcats,

we are sorry you were not completely satisfied with our tour! Please consider that, on the tour description published online, we make clear that this tour is recommended for those wishing to have an overview of Venetian Islands without stealing too much time to the visit of Venice itself… Visiting 2 islands in 4 hours necessarily implies a limited duration of the stops! As for the guide explanations, we are sorry you had difficulties in understanding what she was saying… Maybe you just had to ask her to speak slowlier or to repeat the part of the explanations you had missed: we are sure she would have been pleased to meet your requests! Next time, if you are interested in a more complete visit to the islands, we suggest you to have a look at our Boat tours section or to purchase Venice travel cards and visit the islands freely.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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10/10

Hanka

May 2016

Solo traveler

ITALY

Reviewed on 19 Jun `16 - Booking No. 1638258

'Great experience'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands from Venice Train Station or St. Mark’s Area

Great way to discover the beauty and the interesting facts about the Burano and Murano islands.Special compliments to the amazing multi-lingual guide that spoke fluently 5 languages,i expected some sort of audio guide,so this was a lovely surprise.Great value for money.

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9.5/10

kev

May 2016

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 24 May `16 - Booking No. 1634365

'murano & burano excursion'

Tour
Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands from Venice Train Station or St. Mark’s Area

Excellent trip. Brilliant glass blowing demo. Excellent descriptions multi lingual by our guide Elizabeth

Strengths

value for money

Weaknesses

none

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