Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands

Duration: approx. 4 hours/4 hours and 30 minutes  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
2 Because you can visit the birthplace of Murano glass, and the colourful island of Burano with its elegant lace
3 To enjoy the peace and the beautiful scenery of boating in the Venetian lagoon in a charming half-day tour. An unprecedented tour of the main islands starting just a few steps from 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, a tour of the most famous Venetian islands, to explore them freely and with more time compared to the traditional Half day excursion to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello thanks to longer stops!

The Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano 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!

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 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 - departing from the pier in front of the Danieli Hotel, a few steps from St Mark's Square.

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...

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


from 1 April to 31 October.

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




Full: €20.00

Children 6 to 11 years: €10.00
Children up to 5 years: free


approx. 4 hours/4 hours and 30 minutes

  • Guided tour
  • Boat transport to and from the islands
  • 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 20 minutes before the tour departure time.

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 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.

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

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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8 reviews for Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands

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July 2016



Reviewed on 02 Aug `16 - Booking No. 1663757

'Take this Tour'

Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands

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


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


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 3 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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June 2016

Group of friends


Reviewed on 04 Jul `16 - Booking No. 1647161

'Boat trip'

Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands

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.


Beautiful islands that we would have liked more time on.


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 3 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 sectiontext or to purchase Venice travel cards and visit the islands freely.

Best regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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May 2016

Solo traveler


Reviewed on 19 Jun `16 - Booking No. 1638258

'Great experience'

Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands

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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May 2016

Mature couple


Reviewed on 24 May `16 - Booking No. 1634365

'murano & burano excursion'

Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands

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


value for money



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April 2016

Family with children


Reviewed on 28 Apr `16 - Booking No. 1619654

'Fun tour!'

Half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands

We really enjoyed the boat tour! It was a great ride and the glass making demonstration was very interesting. I only wish we could have stayed longer on each island.


Speaking multiple languages!


Not long enough to visit the islands.

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