Venice Islands Boat Tour: Murano And Burano

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 10 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Palazzo Cornoldi, Riva degli Schiavoni, 4142, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Amazing Venice islands boat tour to Murano and Burano
Join to a guided excursion to discover the two islands of Venice lagoon with its history and natural beauties.

The first stop is Murano, worldwide celebrated for the glass-making art.
Youll enter in authentic glass furnace to enjoy a demonstration by a local glass artisan that creates a glass artwork in front of your eyes!

Then, you will see Burano island with multicolored houses and the delicious local cakes bussolai. Enjoy 1 hour free to visit the picturesque island and have lunch.

At the end youll come back to Piazza San Marco crossing the most charming part of the Northern lagoon.

Highlights

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Get inside tips from a local

Great overview and orientation of the city

Know More about this tour

An inimitable experience to discover the popular and artistic heart of the venetian lagoon!

Comfortably seated in a Grand Tourism motor-boat, a specialized tour guide will explain history and curiosities about these marvelous islands

Murano, Burano and to Torcello are the most beautiful islands of the lagoon. The first stop is in Murano, worldwide famous for its glass-blowing art. You will visit a real furnace seeing a local artisan create a glass items using the antique techniques. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to buy a piece of the local production on site. 

The tour proceeds to Burano the island celebrated for its lace-making and for the multi-colored fishermens houses. Getting off the boat and, after few meters, you will be in the magnificent Island mains Square.
On the right of the Square there is the San Martinos Church which houses the Crucifixion painting by Tiepolo, and the famous leaning tower. You can walk along the tiny streets and picturesque canals where you can buy lace products or opt to go into a pastry store to try the local sweet production the Bussol and the Esse biscuits. 

The last stop, but not the least, is Torcello: the first center of civilization in the estuary. On this quiet and sparsely populated island you can see the most ancient churches of the lagoon: The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca: testimony of its former glory. 

At end you will come back on the Grand Tourism boat to return to St. Marks Square.

Inclusions

Guided tour on board with a qualified and experienced tour guide

Transportation by panoramic boat

Glass demonstration at Murano Furnace

Visit of Burano island

Entry/Admission - Isola di Murano

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Hotel Pick-Up

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

It is mandatory to be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time, upon arrival at the redemption location you should present your printed voucher to the representative, once verified you obtain the ticket and can join the tour.

The tour will not take place in case of exceptionally bad weather, boats are completely covered, the tour operates regularly in case of rain (in these cases it can be postponed the days after).

The use of the mask is MANDATORY aboard and in the glass factory. So, please bring your own.

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

The customers health is the most important matter for us, the tour operates in according to the Covid-19 National directives in order to guarantee the experiences in a safe environment.

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned and the tour will leave with small groups.

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Dec-2022

    L’excursion en elle n’est pas une mauvaise idée mais pas super pour des français qui ne parlent pas l’italien ou l’anglais. Dans le bateau la guide expliquait beaucoup plus de chose en italien, et le souffleur de ver ne parlait pas du tout en français…

  • 16-Oct-2022

    Great way to see the islands! It was an easy tour and great amount of time, nice boat. I brought my elderly parents and it was Pretty easy for older people and different abilities.

  • 23-Jul-2022

    Le manque d’organisations, l’informations sur le billet est inexacte. Nous avons manqué le premier tour le 1 juillet et avons failli manquer celui ci avec 40 minutes d avance au lieu mentionne! L adresse est inexacte ,mauvais numéro de quai, aucun représentant sur place et aucune accueil.

  • 26-Jun-2022

    Followed directions sent by Venice Tours SRL. Guided never showed up. Called and told we went to wrong place, however, error was in wrong directions sent. Another family got wrong directions also.

  • 05-Jun-2022

    Venice tours is the absolute worst company I have worked with. I was at the dock and the gal refused to check me in for the Murano boat tour. I witnessed this today with another couple on our Gondola tour. The directions were ambiguous and gave two different locations for meeting. The gal refused to help the couple. We witnessed this because she was speaking into her microphone. So this company scams people by giving them ambiguous directions and then refuses to check people in. When you call the company there is no answer and the Venice Tours representatives are not helpful. I have booked numerous tours through Viator and this company is AWFUL. Our gondola ride today was a joke. They were a half an hour late, the gal was not fluent in English and did not even turn her microphone on during the tour where she was supposed to. What a huge disappointment that Viator uses this awful company. I have wasted too much money with this company and it reflects poorly on your company. More importantly, I am going to let everyone know what a waste of money the Gondola tour is and they should book privately through the gondoliers. For this tour, I paid $80 or so and I could have booked an hour-long gondola ride for $80 or so. Since we did not even get the history part, why waste my money.

  • 26-Apr-2022

    Great tour guide! The boat was wonderful. Pro tip if windy, sit on the first level of the boat, got a bit chilly up top.

  • 17-Apr-2022

    It would have been a perfect trip had there been fewer people on board, on the tour, in the shops and in the streets. From what I could hear of the tour, it must have been very interesting. It was a very windy day, making it quite uncomfortable sitting upstairs in the open. I would like to go back and spend more free time wandering around on my own.

  • 17-Apr-2022

    Tutto perfetto e bellissimo, fatta eccezione per il fatto che nessuno controllava nessuno. Al chiuso sul battello molti stranieri privi di mascherina e un tedesco fumava persino. Ho dovuto litigare io per farlo smettere.

  • 10-Apr-2022

    Time on the islands was too short. Need more time especially on Burano. No information at port as to what boat was ours, we waited along with other people to find out which boat was ours. Poor information for tourists.

  • 13-Mar-2022

    Excursion très agréable avec des explications dans toutes les langues nous recommandons Seul point négatif c est au départ où nous ne savions pas vraiment si nous étions au bon point de départ

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