Murano Burano Tour from Venice : Half-Day tours

Spend a few hours of your stay in Venice discovering two marvellous venetian islands: Murano, the glass-makers island and the picturesque Burano, the brightly colored island famous for handmade lace!


  • Visit the two beautiful islands of Venice Lagoon: Murano and Burano!
  • Admire the master blowers at work in a Murano glass factory!
  • Take unique photos in Burano, with its handmade lace shops and colorful houses!





Full price: 20 €
Children younger than 10 years: 10 €


Other practical information

Please be at departure point at least 15 minutes in advance!
Free visit of the islands and transfer by boat with multilingual tour leaders that provide information on the visited places.
Multilingual tour.
All tours are wheelchair-accessible. In the summer we suggest to people with limited mobility to take the tour from Monday to Friday.
Safety equipment included.
Dogs are allowed only if they have a muzzle.

Spoken Languages

  • Italian
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Included / Excluded

Included :

  • boat travel to the islands of the Venice Lagoon
  • multilingual assistance on board
  • free visit to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello
  • glass blowing demonstration in Murano
  • visit around the Burano lace shops (if available)

Excluded :

Anything not listed in the ‘included’ section

Sales Conditions

Once purchased, the ticket is non-refundable. It is possible to change the date, up to 24 hours before the departure of the selected tour, by contacting the suppliers (see purchase voucher). In the case of NO SHOW, no reimbursement will be possible.
The customer is entitled to a 100% refund in the event of: cancelled service due to boat failure or adverse weather conditions that prevent navigation.
The customer is entitled to a 50% refund in the event of: disservice as a serious delay of the boat (over 30 minutes).


Every day except 25th December and 1st January


4 hours


  • Pet Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Accessible to persons with reduced mobility
  • Accessible with public transport

If you are traveling to Venice and would like to spend half a day visiting the most famous Venice islands, this is the sightseeing tour for you! This half-day morning tour offers the opportunity to visit Murano and Burano!

There are two departure points:

  • one is near Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station,
  • while the second option is next to St Mark Square. Therefore either if you sleep in Venice or in Mestre/mainland, there is a convenient departure point for you.

This tour is available in the morning throughout the all year!

Murano and Burano Tour from Venice

A multilingual guide will give explanations during the trip. You will visit a glass factory in Murano, where you will see a free glass blowing demonstration. The rest of the time on the island is free. In the island of Burano, the guide will lead you to a renowned lace shop where you can see a demonstration of the production of the precious Burano lace. The rest of the visit to the island is free.

Trip to Murano and Burano : the programmes

Murano Burano island morning tour (10am – 2.30pm)

You can book the departure from Piazzale Roma or from Riva degli Schiavoni. Once the two stops have been made (30 minutes), the boat continues to the Venetian islands where you will arrive after 45 minutes! 


The return in both cases is in Riva degli Schiavoni, next to Saint Mark’s Square.

The programme:

  • 10.00 am – Pick-up at the meeting point at Piazzale Roma / S. Lucia Train Station.
  • 10.30 pm –  Pick-up at the meeting point in Riva degli Schiavoni (near St.Mark’s Square).
  • Free time to visit Murano (45 min) with 20 minutes glass blowing demonstration included.
  • Free time to visit Burano (1 hr 15 min)
  • 14.15 pm – Arrival in St.Mark’s Square. End of tour

It is recommended to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time! 

Murano Burano island afternoon tour (1pm -6pm)

You can book the departure from Piazzale Roma or from Riva degli Schiavoni. Once the two stops have been made (30 minutes), the boat continues to the Venetian islands where you will arrive after 45 minutes! 

  • 1 pm           Pick-up in Piazzale Roma / S. Lucia Station area.
  • 1.30 pm     Departure Riva degli Schiavoni (near San Marco).
  • 2 pm           Arrival in Murano, visit to a famous glassworks for glass demonstration and free time (around 1 hour on the island).
  • 3.30 pm     Arrival in Burano famous for its lace and colorful houses – (around 1 hour on the island)
  • 5.30 pm     Arrival in San Marco/Cornoldi
  • 6 pm           Return to Piazzale Roma

Murano Burano and Torcello island tour in the afternoon tour (2 – 7 pm)

  • 2.00 pm Departure from Santa Lucia
  • 2.30 pm. Departure from San Marco
  • Visit to Murano, Burano and Torcello with 45 minutes stay in each island
  • 6.30 pm – Arrival in San Marco.
  • 7 pm: Arrival in Train station

What to see in Murano and Burano?

The island of Murano is known worldwide for the art of blown glass. Since the XIII, Murano has been the centre of the Venetian glass industry, with its unique techniques being handed down from generation to generation. The morning tour includes also a demonstration of Murano glass and the creation of beautiful objects by master glassmakers.

Burano is considered the most picturesque place in the lagoon because its brightly coloured houses. According to the local legend, the fishermen of Burano used to paint their houses in bright colours so that they could recognize them on their return from the sea in the days of thick fog.

The Venetians do not confirm this legend, however Burano has surely become a unique place in the world, with both professional and amatour photographers indulging in taking thousand pictures when visiting the island, as it can be seen from the many Burano photo galleries. Burano is also known for the production of rare artisan lace. In fact, with a difficult technique, the lace is worked on a pillow. This technique allows the creation of the finest laces with the most complex designs. Historically only the kings and queens of Europe could afford this precious lace. Nowadays, the scarcity of lace is due more to the limited number of lacemakers. Visit to the Lace Museum, next to the church of Saint Martin to retrace the history of this unique art in the world.

For any further information or if you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us!

With an ACTV pass it is possible to have unlimited travel to the islands of the Venice lagoon for 24, 48, 72 hours or more (depending on the pass purchased). ACTV passes can be a risky option during busy periods with queues at landing stages. This would not be the case with an organized tour. 


Would you like a similar tour in the afternoon? Have a look to our offer, which includes 3 islands, just click:

Murano Burano Torcello tour in the afternoon

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