Private half-day tour to Murano and Burano islands

Duration: approx. 6 hours 

Location: Venice

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Why choose this experience?

1 Visit Murano and Burano from Venice on a private boat excursion.
2 Visit the two most famous islands in the lagoon: in Murano watch a master glassmaker at work and in Burano admire the traditional lace.
3 The boat is just for you and your friends: you choose the time and location to leave from. And if you fancy it, you can also add a stop in Torcello!

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€1090.00 per group up to 30 people. (indicative price)

Children up to 2 years: free

approx. 6 hours
  • Boat transport to and from the islands
  • Tour leader
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:
  • Once your booking has been confirmed, download the voucher that will also be sent to you via email. You will need to show it at the boarding point, either printed or on your smartphone.

  • Locate in advance the meeting point on the map to avoid arriving late especially in the event of strikes, demonstrations or bad weather: we cannot guarantee you any refund (in full or in part) if you do not present yourself at the meeting point at the specified time or if you decide to leave the experience before the end. If you need assistance, feel free to contact us at the emergency contacts shown in the reservation voucher.

  • The tour is not suitable for wheelchair users. A short walk to the point of embarkation might be required.

  • The visit of Murano is free with the possibility to organize a free visit of a glass making factory with a short demonstration of the art of glass blowing.

  • The visit of Burano is free.

  • To check the availability of the boat and better organize the private excursion, requests should be sent at least 15 days in advance.

  • Only small dogs wearing a muzzle are allowed on board.

  • The boat is equipped with a covered cabin therefore the excursion will take place even in case of bad weather.


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 half-day private tour to the islands of Murano and Burano offers you a boat all to yourself and your friends. The price of the service is valid for a group of up to 30 people and you can customize the excursion by choosing the place and time of departure.

The tour includes two stops of about an hour and a half each for you to visit Murano and Burano at your own pace.

The islands of Murano e Burano

During your stop in Murano, you will be able to see a master glassmaker at work: the tour includes a free visit to a glass-making workshop and a demonstration of the process. The visit is optional, if you do not want to join it, just let the crew know and you can explore the island at leisure.

The next stage of the excursion is the island of Burano with its amazing colorful houses. Wait to see what creations the expert hands of Venetian lacemakers can produce! The stop is free: you can go shopping or have lunch, take a walk or just relax. From here the motorboat will then take you back to Venice.

Info for tour organizers

The half-day private excursion to Murano and Burano lasts about 6 hours and can be customized in some parts.

  • The departure time is to be agreed, you can choose whether to leave in the morning or in the afternoon.
  • The meeting point can be chosen amongst:

○ Venezia Santa Lucia railway station (pier F30 near the Calatrava bridge),

○ Fondamenta Nove;

○ San Marco - Riva degli Schiavoni (near Caserma Cornoldi).

  • The point of arrival, where the excursion ends, may be different from the departure point, but you still have to choose among those listed.
  • You can also add a stop in Torcello, you just have to specify it in the booking form along with all the other preferences.

Please note: visiting times on the islands vary depending on the starting point. The departure from Venice Santa Lucia railway station involves longer navigation times than the departure from San Marco or Fondamenta Nove, and therefore you will have less time to visit the islands. If you add the stop in Torcello, the time available is reduced to approx. 30/40 minutes for each island.

In any case, the duration of the stops is agreed at the time of booking and must be adhered to by all participants.

The tour is also available for groups of more than 30 people: in this case the price of the service is higher and if you wish, you can request a tour leader with extra charge.

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