The Gems of the Lagoon: Murano and Burano


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  • Shared guided tour on board with a qualified and experienced tour guide
  • 1 hour stop in Murano
  • 1 hour and half stop in Burano
  • Return Grand Tourism motor-boat

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Explore the uniqueness of each of the islands: The traditional glassblowing of Murano! The amazing colours of Burano's houses! From the boat you can take some breath-taking picture of the Lagoon and its several islands!

Venice is made of 118 islands, each one of them combining their impressive charm and turning the lagoon into an amazing place that gives special feelings. Among all the islands in town, the most famous are Murano and Burano. These islands are well known for their uniqueness, traditions and style. By riding around the canals of Venice you can see several islands and you will get the desire to visit each one because of their beauty.

Take the Murano and Burano tour to find out more about Venice!

Explore the characteristics of each island: The traditional glassblowing of Murano! The amazing colours of Burano 's houses! While traveling with the group to our first destination, from the boat you can take some breath-taking pictures of the Lagoon and its several islands!

Murano and Burano are the most famous and traditional tourist destinations among the small islands in the Lagoon: this excursion will give you the opportunity to enjoy a very relaxing tour.

We give you the possibility to enjoy a unique experience that will lead you to the historic, artistic and popular heart of the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon. You will be comfortably seated in a Grand Tourism motor-boat driven by a highly qualified crew and commentated in different languages by a specialized tour guide. The first stop of this tour is Murano.

Murano Island – The Home of Murano Glass-Making

Learn something about traditional crafts and the art of glassmaking. Murano glass is known as the most refined type of craft glass worldwide and all this comes from the hands of Murano‘s masters. No trip to Venice would ever be complete without a visit to glass paradise, Murano. The island is just a mile away from Venice set the pace for fashion and innovation in the global glass-making industry for more than 700 years.

Here is where talented artisans turned glassmaking into an art form meant to satisfy even the most exquisite tastes. Murano charms its visitors also with many other attractions that are unique and cannot be found anywhere else.

Our experienced guide will show you some more about Murano. How did it get its name, Murano‘s history over the decades, how did all this passion about glass making started and more answers will be revealed by our tour guide.

The colorful Burano!

The tour will then continue towards the island of Burano. The boat will drop you in a green lane and then, our guide will take you to Island’s Main Square. From there you will have a clear sight of San Martino’s Church which houses the “Crucifixion” painting by Tiepolo, and the famous leaning tower.

Get ready to be impressed by the colorful houses of Burano that are reflected into the green waters of channels, by the Leaning Bell Tower and the kindness with which the elderly ladies embroider Burano lace by their lace pillow. Burano is well known for its lace-making and for the brightly-colored fishermen’s houses. Here neighbourly ladies invite the most curious visitors to come into their shops and admire the lace working.

The typical Burano's houses are squared-shaped and divided into two or three floors. Usually, at the low ground there is the kitchen, the breakfast table and the toilet. At the next floors there are the bedrooms.

The different colours of the houses, which today represent the island main feature, at a previous time were used to delimit the properties. An old legend narrates that fishermen painted their houses so they could see them from long distance when they were far away for fishing. Burano is one of its kind and you will admire everything about it.


Get to know more about Venice!

There are no more words needed, Venice is a magnificent place to visit! Take a tour and find more about this amazing city. Our tour guide specialists will accompany you to Murano, Burano, Center of Venice and you will find out curiosities and history behind monuments and buildings such as Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, Royal Palace and many more.

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Additional Information

• Any drinks or snacks for children under 3 years are not included and shall be paid for on the spot • Comfortable shoes suggested • The tour is not considered private but is shared with other guests • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. • The tour will not take place in case of exceptionally bad weather, boats are completely covered, the tour operates regularly in case of rain. ARRIVING BY PUBLIC VAPORETTO Take line #1 and get off at “S. MARCO-S. ZACCARIA (Danieli)" stop. Once you get off turn left and find a yellow desk by the Prisons’ Palace on your right just before the bridge called Ponte della Paglia. ARRIVING ON FOOT The yellow desk is located by the Prisons’ Palace in Riva degli Schiavoni near St. Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, leaving the Basilica on your left, proceed straight on to the two columns, then turn left. Cross the bridge called Ponte della Paglia and find the yellow desk by the Prisons’ Palace on your left.

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1 reviews
  • Anna Rita Auricchio

    La gita è andata bene ma è durata mezz'ora in meno del previsto, avendo tolto 15 min di sosta a Murano e Burano. Quindi non posso considerarmi pienamente soddisfatta.
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    Anna Rita Auricchio
    Nov 11, 2023
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    Dear Customer, Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing the feedback with us. Sorry to hear that the trip did not completely meet your expectations. We are always trying to improve and give our customers a good experience. Accept our apology for any inconveniences caused by the reduced stop time in Murano and Burano. We are here to listen and evaluate every comment to ensure quality service. Hope to have you again in our upcoming tours in the near future, in order to give you a better experience by showing you our service improvement, hoping we will get a full star rate next time. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.

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