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Venice: 4.5-Hour Boat Trip to Murano and Burano

1. Venice: 4.5-Hour Boat Trip to Murano and Burano

Enjoy a half-day excursion from Venice to the islands of Murano and Burano in the Venetian lagoon. Your tour starts out from St. Mark's Square, where you’ll board a boat that will take you to the northern part of the lagoon. During the crossing, some commentary about the area will be provided in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Murano Island is the first stop, a place that’s world-famous for its glass production. You’ll have a chance to visit a glass factory and observe a local artist giving shape to a work of art in glass. Afterwards, you’ll have some free time to explore the island and take in the picturesque views. Next stop is Burano, one of the most beautiful and peaceful islands in the lagoon. Burano is well known for its colorful houses and long tradition of lace production. You’ll have enough free time here for a walk around the island to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, before the boat returns to Venice.

Venice: Murano and Burano Excursion

2. Venice: Murano and Burano Excursion

Cruise to the islands of Murano and Burano aboard a comfortable boat on this guided tour from Venice. Step back in time at the ancient Basilica of Saint Mary and Saint Donatus. Uncover the magic of traditional glass blowing at a factory and take in the vibrant houses of Burano. Meet your local guide in a central location near Piazza San Marco and board a private boat to learn more about the Venetian lagoon and its islands. Stop on the characteristic island of Murano, and visit the 7th-century Church of Santa Maria e San Donato. Stroll through the silent streets for about 15 minutes to arrive at an old glass factory where the glass blowers are still working. Benefit for some free time to shop or explore the rest of the island. Then, travel by private boat to the nearby island of Burano. Upon arrival, take in the colorful houses of one of the most enchanting parts of Venice. Lose yourself in the picturesque streets and discover lovely corners. You will have free time to enjoy lunch on this tour. Return to the main island of Venice for a glass of sparkling Prosecco at the end of your tour services.

Venice: Murano, Burano, & Torcello Boat Tour with Fish Lunch

3. Venice: Murano, Burano, & Torcello Boat Tour with Fish Lunch

Your first stop will be the island of Murano. Sometimes referred to as the Island of Glass, where you will visit one of its famous glass factories and see the glass being manufactured and blown. If you don’t want to do this, you'll be able to walk around the island in total autonomy for about 1 hour. The next stop will be the island of Burano, where you'll have lunch in the typical restaurant 'Al Raspo de Ua'. You can enjoy a 4-course menu: a first course of pasta with fish sauce or seafood pasticcio and, as a main, fried or grilled fish. You can also try a nice slide of homemade cake! If you don't like fish or suffer from intolerances, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices are available. The stop in Burano will last 2 hours in total. The excursion will continue with a visit to Torcello, the cradle of Venetian civilization, where you will spend around an hour. This island is inhabited only by a dozen people, you will see historical and artistic artworks, such as the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni Evangelista, Attila’s Throne, and the fabled Devil's Bridge. This Murano, Burano, and Torcello tour allows you to discover the 3 most important Venice lagoon islands and enjoy local Venetian dishes in a typical osteria.

From Venice: Islands Day Tour With Fish Lunch

4. From Venice: Islands Day Tour With Fish Lunch

The Excursion includes the visit of Murano, Burano and Torcello Island. These three Islands are the most famous islands in the Venitian Lagoon. After 30 minutes of navigation, You will arrive in Murano, where you can visit one of the famous glass factory placed there. The stop will be around 1 hour long. Once you finished the visit of the factory you will depart to reach Burano. Burano, the fishermen island, is famous for its lace and trimmings. Getting off of the boat you will find a little street full of typical shops, restaurants and excellent bakeries where you can buy the famous “Buranelli” biscuits. The stop in Burano will be around 1.30 hour long and includes also the lunch at “Al Raspo de Uà” Restaurant. The Menù will include: -Pennette pasta with mixed fish or Fish Lasagne -Mixed fried fish or grilled fish -Mixed salad -Dessert of the day -Drinks not included, to be paid on the spot The child Menù will include: -Pasta with tomato sauce or pasta with ragout sauce -Fried cutlet milanese type with french potatoes -Dessert of the day Then the tour continuous to Torcello Island, the earliest centre of civilization in the estuary.. The stop in each island is around 1h. Then the return is to St.Mark's Square. Tour ending times are approximate, as the tour might last slightly longer at times.

From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Luxury Boat Tour

5. From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Luxury Boat Tour

Treat yourself to a relaxing and knowledge-filled tour of Venice and the Lagoon Islands in a luxurious boat. See glass-blowing demonstrations and learn about the rich history of the area. Get picked up at San Marco Square and begin your luxury boat ride accompanied by an expert local guide. Cruise along the Grand Canal and admire the splendor of the palazzos and bridges from a different perspective. Next, head to the lagoon and enjoy a short ride to Murano, the capital of high-quality glass art. Learn about the history of the industry, see a glass-blowing demonstration, and enjoy the chance to do some souvenir shopping of your own. Back on board, enjoy light refreshments, and head to Burano to see its brightly painted houses and immerse yourself in the charming fishing village with enduring traditions. Learn about the history and craft of the town's handmade lace. Continue on to Torcello and learn about the time Ernest Hemingway spent there, as well as the secrets of the enchanting island. Enjoy a unique view of the city skyline as you head back to Venice, and toast its beauty with a glass of refined Prosecco before being dropped off at San Marco Square.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 234 reviews

This was a great trip, we had plenty of time on each island to look around, take photos and get a drink before getting back in the boat. Information provided by the guide was interesting and timely, instructions of what to see when to be back for boat departure we’re simple and straight forward and delivered in 5 different languages. Staff were helpful, polite and knowledgeable.

Really fun trip. Murano was really interesting and a good place to buy souvenirs for family! Burano was absolutely stunning and quite lively with lots of cafés and osterias as well as lots of shops. There’s also a bit of a commentary whilst on the boat about other islands.

The tour started and finished perfectly on time. The murano factory is beautiful and the demonstration was expectacular. The guided tour within Burano was also great, got to know the main attractions of the island and the best places to eat.

Great experience! Our host Gabriella was informative and funny and really made everyone feel welcome. Highly recommend to get out of the crowdedness of Venice for a few hours.

Cute little trips to each island . Perfect amount of time since they’re so small . A little walk thru of the islands