Recent Searches
Clear

Murano and Burano Islands Semi-Independent Tour

|
Venezia, Italy
Murano and Burano Islands Semi-Independent Tour

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants10 Infants11 Infants12 Infants13 Infants14 Infants
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Operators have paid Viator more to have their experiences featured here

Overview

Explore the Venetian Lagoon at your own pace on a semi-independent tour and cruise to the islands of Murano and Burano. Discover Murano’s rich glass-making heritage as you peek into a glass-blowing workshop, then enjoy free time to take in the rest of the island. Next, grab your camera and set off to admire the colourful houses and serene canals of Burano, one of Venice’s most photogenic spots. Your self-guided tour includes round-trip transport by motorboat, plus multilingual assistance on-board.
  • Jump off to explore the islands of Murano and Burano
  • Travel by motorboat and see the sights from the water
  • Great introduction to Venice for first-time visitors
  • Semi-independent tour offers greater flexibility
Saved to wishlist!
Motorboat from/to Venice
Visit a glass factory in Murano
Multilingual Live commentary on board (English, Spanish, German, French & Italian)
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Riva degli Schiavoni , Riva degli Schiavoni, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy

Riva degli Schiavoni at the corner with Calle degli Albanesi, in front of Hotel Danieli Excelsior. Please check in at the yellow both with the white umbrella.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that no refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals. The tour will take place also with rain. In the event of exceptional high tide in Venice or thick fog, the tour might be cancelled by organization and refund will be provided
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Park Viaggi
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Murano and Burano Islands Semi-Independent Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Murano and Burano Islands Semi-Independent Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Murano and Burano Islands Semi-Independent Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Murano and Burano Islands Semi-Independent Tour.

Traveler Photos

See More
See More

Traveler Tips


  • "One hour didn't give us a chance to really explore outside of the factory but we took a vaporetto back a few days later and it was well worth the return trip." See review

Reviews

4.0
star-4
173 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

We perform checks on reviews

Showing 1-10 of 173 reviews
star-1
Disappointed but partly my fault
Blair_E
, Jun 2022
Showed up at scheduled time and ferry already left. Should have been there early but couldn’t find the stand.
star-3
Ok
Colin_S
, Jun 2022
The Islands are very pretty & worthwhile but the "semi-guided" tour was just a short demonstration of glass making at the glass factory. It was fine, but I think it would have been better to take the public transportation boat & spend more time on each island.
star-5
Beautiful Sightseeing Tour!
Jan_S
, Jun 2022
Great experience and sightseeing!! Highly recommend this for first timers to Venice and seeing Murano and Burano! Such beautiful places.
star-5
Great trip with enough...
Gvantsa_K
, May 2022
Great trip with enough time. Glass blowing experience was amazing both for kids and adults. Must see islands while traveling Venice.
star-1
A bit boring
Smriti_L
, Jan 2020
First they will take you to a glass making factory. And I could not really understand the guide's english. Could not even tell when she switched to English. Then, they took is to Burano and left us to have lunch and explore by ourselves for 90 minutes. 90 minutes was not a lot of time!! It took about 40 minutes for lunch, cause everyone came at once!! That left us 25 minutes to wander around, and 25 minutes to get back to the boat!!
star-5
Beautiful and peaceful
Marc_H
, Jan 2020
This was a great trip. The boat was very clean and comfortable. The guide explained points of interest along the way in 4 languages. The stops on the islands were just the right lengths of time to explore. We had a lovely day on this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Just do it!
Kgerard08
, Oct 2019
The tour was fantastic! We felt we had more than enough time on each island and enjoyed it being semi-independent. On the boat ride, the tour guide gave fun facts about surrounding areas. I do want to mention that finding the "yellow booth" was very difficult. We looked for 20 mins and found the booth no where close to the water and three bridges away from entry on the boat (we had to run to catch the boat in time)-so be sure to give yourself a lot of time!
star-2
Tourist trap
Maria_P
, Oct 2019
A boat takes you to a glass store in Murano where a 10 minute demonstration is made of 2 glass blowing techniques. You have an hour to buy various glass items inside one store that is attached to the pier. There is no exit from this one store. Once the hour is up, you are taken to Burano. The entire place feels like a weird tourist trap. The setting is nice but it's literally boat loads of tourists descending onto one street of shops and restaurants with one hour to decide if you want to eat or buy things. If there was a tour guide giving any insight during the 2 hours spent on the boat...I must have somehow missed it all even though I sat in the main cabin. As advertised I suppose. But very very basic experience with 0 soul.
star-3
I would not do it again
squirtlapenna2014
, Oct 2019
Way to rushed. An hour on Murano a deter the glass demonstration (he was neat) and basically they let out our in their shop to spend your money and heard you back on the boat and wisk you off to Murano for 1.5 hrs which ASI ally have you enough time to find a place and eat lunch. No time to browse & shop. We went back to both islands the next day with the water bus and spent the whole day eating & shopping & exploring. Get a water bus pass for $20 for the whole day and you can hop on and off as much as you like.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Rushed but ok for the price
Jenny_G
, Oct 2019
The tour is OK, not great. As many other reviewers mentioned you do feel very rushed .. I wish I had more time to explore the islands. Murano’s glass factory demonstration was very short and then we left to explore outside right away to get a feel for the island. I’m burano we had some time to get lunch but hardly had any time to explore. You won’t be able to hear the tour guide at all on the boat — the speaker system sucks. Sitting in the rear outer area exposes you to the gas smoke and fumes so watch out for that!! Overall it’s fine if you want to get a feel for the islands without having to navigate the vaparetto system but I hindsight I would have preferred to have a more leisurely time.
star-4
Great trip
Nicola_W
, Oct 2019
Loved visiting the islands, beautiful day. Have lunch on Burano. Beautiful place just to walk around
star-4
Boat Tour
Alistair_E
, Sep 2019
Highly recommend this tour, staff were very friendly and helpful. We got to see the glass blowing, lace making and had a lovely lunch on a beautiful island. Weather was stunning, which always helps though.
star-5
Great visit with a short amount of time
Jason_M
, Aug 2019
Well organised. Ran on schedule. This was perfect excursion to visit the two islands in a short space of time. We had to be leaving Venice that day to travel to Lake Garda, so only had a few hours. Caught the 11am trip and was back in Venice for 3.30pm. Got to see a glass blowing demo on Murano and visit the shop then onto beautiful Burano. Had an hour and half here to catch some lunch, wander and grab an ice cream. Boat doesn’t hang about. You’re late, you’re left behind - which is great so everyone else doesn’t have to hang around. Only thing was the guy on the stall when you sign in didn’t want to be there, but interaction with all other staff was great. Brilliant trip.
star-3
Burano good,Murano a tourist trap
Chris W
, Aug 2019
The trip over was great and boarding was easy. Murano though was a bit of a disappointment as this did not visit a current glass factory just a disused factory showing one man blowing glass and then a big shop (a tourist trap). You don't get to see the main glass factory or any more of the island. Burano however was colourful and as the pictures show,could have done with more time here however.
star-5
Fun Excursion
Dayne_M
, May 2019
This was a fun day trip from Venice and a great opportunity to see the islands of Murano and Burano. The glass making demonstration was incredible! We had tons of fun exploring Burano as well.
icon Response from Host , May 2019
Thank you for your amazing review! Murano and Burano are a must see and we are happy that you have chosen us to discover them. Hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Roberta
star-5
Great excursion in Venice
FooChian_C
, May 2019
We both enjoyed so much with the tour arrangement. Great to see the glass making art in Murano as well as the beautiful coloured houses in Burano. Clear instructions given in multiple languages. It's recommended to brought the ticket online with Viator.
star-4
Another side of Venice
Chris_B
, Jan 2019
My only small dislike of this tour was that the Murano visit was inside a glass factory showroom and no actual chance to walk the city streets. However, the glass artwork is stunning even if you don't want to buy any. Burano was awesome. After all the crowds in the heart of Venice the island of Burano was a nice relaxing stroll through a quaint town.
star-4
Enjoyed this tour as we were mainly...
Marie
, Sep 2018
Enjoyed this tour as we were mainly left to explore on our own which suited us. It wasn't easy to hear all the commentary on the boat however we weren't particularly worried about that.
star-5
Great tour! Great way to get out of...
Karen_M
, Aug 2018
Great tour! Great way to get out of the hustle and bustle of Venice and enjoy the surrounding islands.
star-5
Everything we were looking for!
Katheryn_R
, Aug 2018
The trip to Murano and Burano was our favorite part of our visit to Venice! The islands are beautiful and being able to see glass pieces made was amazing. My only suggestion would be that the time on Murano be extended. One hour didn't give us a chance to really explore outside of the factory but we took a vaporetto back a few days later and it was well worth the return trip.

Why you are seeing these recommendations

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
Murano and Burano Islands Semi-Independent Tour
Murano and Burano Islands Semi-Independent Tour

star-4173

4 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$22.36

star-444

6 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$27.96

star-4.517

7 hours 15 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$10.33

star-4.51638

5 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$40.70

star-33

2 hours 55 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$55.92

star-3.534

4 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$26.09

star-458

2 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$26.09

star-48

6 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$31.31

star-3.5109

5 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$26.09
Why you are seeing these recommendations

Explore Similar Things to Do

Why you are seeing these recommendations