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Murano & Burano Islands Day Tour with Glass Factory Visit

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Take a tour by boat to explore the colorful island of Burano including watching glassworks at Murano.

Highlights

  • Explore Murano and Burano, two of Venice's most authentic islands by boat transfer.

  • Visit Murano for a glass-blowing demonstration and Burano for a stroll along colorful streets, with a guide onboard.

  • Take a stroll along the brightly painted houses of Burano and explore a side of Venice that is more real and authentic.

  • Experience Murano glass factory and learn about the processes behind glass production.

  • The name Burano is derived from the 'Porta Boreana', in Altino, from which people fled to the city, while Murano consists of seven smaller islands connected by canals and bridges.

  • Fun Fact: Murano's handmade traditional glassmaking is passed from one generation to another, no one goes to a training institution, and these skills are taught at home.

Inclusions

  • Half-day afternoon guided tour of Murano & Burano (optional)

  • 4-hour tour of the islands (optional)

  • Multilingual guide

  • Murano glass factory visit with a demonstration of glass processing

  • Boat transfer between the islands

  • Free time on the islands

  • Free WiFi onboard

  • Round-trip transfers from St. Mark's Basilica/Venice train station (as per option selected)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United States, Australia, United Kingdom and over 22 countries have loved this experience
Smadar Shunim

Smadar

3/5

Jun, 2024

The promised WiFi didn't work on board. The explanations were hard to understand, due to sound issues and the jumping between languages. Pushing us to the glass shop after the show in Murano and "hiding" the exit - bad trick.
Michael William Hayden

Michael

3/5

May, 2024

There was a demonstration of glass blowing which was ok. But we could only visit one shop associated with the demo facility. As for the lace on Burano Island we were just left to explore on our own. Yes they products were top quality but I had to rely on my own judgement. The meeting place explanation needs improvement, we and a number of ticket holders had difficulty. Maybe clearer identification of departure jetty. Or give the guide a location flag!
Maryna Koshova

Maryna

4/5

Mar, 2024

It was nice boat trip! It was well planned, the guide provided all necessary information, but I waited to hear more information from guide during the trip.
Aikaterini Stamouli

Aikaterini

4/5

Nov, 2023

The tour was just 20 minutes and when we asked the gondolier about the rush he just didn't answer anything. He wasn't talking at all and after 3-4 times that we asked him some information he was pretending that he didn't hear us.
Nithin Nayak

Nithin

4/5

Oct, 2023

The whole trip was well organised. The guide gave good information in multiple languages on board and left us to explore the islands by ourselves.

There are two beautiful islands near Venice, Burano, and Murano, that are perfect for those who want to escape the crowds of tourists. While the former is known for its colorful buildings, the latter is known for its glassmaking. A day trip to Burano or Murano is a great way to see both islands while you are in Venice.

What to expect on your guided tour

Experience the islands of Burano and Murano on a boat tour from Venice. Sailing a comfortable boat, you will enjoy some time at leisure on the islands, and you will see a demonstration of glass-blowing. You will be taken by boat to the beautiful islands of Murano and Burano. Join your guide if you want to learn about the history of glass-making over on Murano island. You will be able to visit the glass-making factory at Murano and learn more about the glass-making process there. Explore the small canals and buildings that line the islands of Murano and Burano as you ride by boat. Spend some time on your own as you explore these islands.

What to bring

  • Get your furry friend along, this experience allows pets.

Accessibility

  • Your guide dogs are welcome at the venue.

Additional information

  • It’s recommended to always wear comfortable shoes while on the tour.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Points

Departure from St. Mark

  • Meet your guide at Approdo Cornoldi, Venezia.

  • Address: Riva degli Schiavoni, 4136, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy.

  • Landmark: Piers 1a/b, 2a/b, and 3a/b are close to Palazzo Cornoldi.

  • A guide will wait for you in front of the docks and guide you to your boat.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Departure from Venice’s Train Station

  • Meet your guide at Ferrovia Compartimentale (ex F30).

  • Address: 30100 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy.

  • Landmark: A small pier in front of the KFC restaurant.

  • Look for a guide who will be on the spot 15 minutes before the departure. They will show you to your boat.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

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