Murano and Burano Day Trip
Enjoy a relaxing day afloat the beautiful Venetian Lagoon. We'll travel by boat to two of the most beautiful islands located here: Murano and Burano. On the first island, you'll have the chance to watch a live demonstration of traditional glassblowing.
Murano and Burano Day Trip
We'll meet at the indicated time at a central pier in Venice and board our tour boat, which will take us around the beautiful Venetian Lagoon.
After a relaxing cruise across the Venetian lagoon, during which the multilingual guides will teach you about its history, we'll make our first stop on the island of Murano, famous for its traditional glass-making industry which dates back to the Middle Ages. There, we'll stop for about 45 minutes and visit a glass factory. We'll watch a live demonstration to learn a bit more about this ancient art.
Now continuing on our boat tour, we'll head to the fascinating island of Burano. Here you'll have approximately an hour and a half of free time to explore its patchwork of colored houses and its great cultural and artistic heritage. This island is known especially for its crochet work and lace, or merletti, as it's called here. You'll be able to visit one of the famous museums, such as the lace museum, and the many shops that sell this beautiful craft.
We'll reconvene at the Burano pier to return to Venice. We'll finish our activity at the Santa Lucia Pier or at the Riva degli Schiavioni Pier, whichever you prefer.
Pickup and Drop Off Points
When making your reservation, you'll be asked to select one of the following pickup and drop off locations for the tour:
- Santa Lucia Pier (Ponte della Costituzione) at 10 am
- Riva degli Schiavioni Pier at 10:30 am
If you start from Riva degli Schiavioni and at the end of the tour you prefer to end in Santa Lucia, you'll have to pay an extra fee of € 7.50 (US$ 8.10) on the day of the tour. If the opposite happens, i.e. you start in Santa Lucia and you want to finish in Riva degli Schiavioni, you won't have to pay extra fees.
More Time in Murano and Burano
If you would like, you can stay longer on these islands and return in the evening without any additional cost. In this case please let us know at the start of the tour.
If you'd like to stay in Murano for longer, you'll leave the island at 3:45 pm and visit Burano afterwards, returning to the center at around 6:45 pm.
If you'd like to stay in Burano for longer, you'll leave the island at 5:30 pm and head directly to Venice, arriving around 6:15 pm.
4 hours - 8 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with an escort that speaks in English and other languages.
Transport by boat
English–speaking guide on board the boat
Visit in English to a glass factory in Murano
Visit in English to a lace workshop in Burano
When to book?
You can book up until the same day (9:50 am) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Allowed, animals under 10 kg.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Can we bring luggage and pushchairs on the excursion?
A - Yes, as long as they are foldable.
Q - Does the excursion include a guide?
A - This excursion is not guided, but an English-speaking person will accompany you during the trips around the Venetian lagoon. The visits to the glass and lace workshops are conducted in English.
Q - Can we go on the excursion with dogs?
A - Yes, we accept small and medium-sized dogs (muzzled) on the excursion.
Q - Which canal will we travel through when we head from the Santa Lucia pier to the Riva Degli Schiavioni pier?
A - The Giudecca Canal.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us .