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Burano
Venice is made up of a group of islands that is crowded with opulent churches and sumptuous palaces. The humble island of Burano, though, in the outer reaches of the Venetian lagoon, shows a completely different side of the city, with its jumble of technicolor fishers’ houses and a long tradition of lace-making.

The Basics
Join a guided tour of the Venetian islands and stroll through the winding streets of this charming island to admire the brightly painted houses and watch a lace-making demonstration. A private tour of Burano, Murano, and Torcello islands is a fascinating way to explore the less famous corners of the Floating City by boat.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A boat trip to Burano is a must for photography buffs, who will love capturing the vibrant colors.
  • Venice island tours require getting on and off a boat, so confirm wheelchair and stroller accessibility ahead of time.
  • Burano lace, like Murano glass, is made entirely by hand and is very expensive. Don't be fooled by cheap industrial knock-offs sold at many souvenir shops.
  • The island's main street is lined with souvenir shops, cafés, and restaurants.

How to Get There
From St. Mark's Square, take the 5.2 vaporetto from the San Zaccaria stop to Fondamente Nove, then transfer to the 12 to Burano. Boats run until late, but if you miss the last vaporetto, you’ll have to take what may be an expensive water taxi back to Venice.

When to Get There
Though the small islands outside Venice are less visited than sights like St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, they can still get quite crowded. The best time to visit is in early spring or late fall. If you’re there in summer, head to Burano first thing in the morning.

Visiting Burano and Murano
Burano is often mistaken for Murano, the island known for its long history of glass blowing. You can easily visit both in a single day on a tour that combines them both. You’ll want to see Burano for the photo opportunities and lace-making and Murano for the glass-making demonstrations in the island's many glass factories. 


Address: Burano, Italy
Admission: Free
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Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat

Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat

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Explore the intricacies of two famed Italian handicrafts with a day trip from Venice to the nearby islands of Murano and Burano. Watch centuries-old glassblowing techniques in Murano, and marvel at the detailed stitches of exquisite Burano lace. Your knowledgeable guide will share the history of these two artisan islands while you visit local workshops and wander the picturesque streets.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.10
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$121.10
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private boat tour Murano & Burano

private boat tour Murano & Burano

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As well as Venice, there are many other beautiful islands surrounding it, including Murano and Burano. Explore these two islands in a day by going on a private boat tour. No need to navigate to a meeting place in Venice, as a private speedboat picks you up from your hotel. See the island known for being the home of the glass masters—Murano, and the colorful fisherman village of Burano.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$559.87
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$559.87
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Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano 4 hrs

Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano 4 hrs

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Glide through some of Venice's most famous waterways with a private 4-hour boat tour of the Grand Canal, Murano, and Burano. Watch glass blowers at work on Murano and lace makers on Burano. Travel by private motor boat along the picturesque Grand Canal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,083.22
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$1,083.22
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Island Hopping Private Tour to Mazzorbo, Burano, & Murano

Island Hopping Private Tour to Mazzorbo, Burano, & Murano

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Visit three small islands located near Venice on a half-day tour led by your own private guide. Discover the natural beauty and artisan traditions of Mazzorbo, Burano, and Murano as you cruise between the islands and visit fisherman towns, a glassmaking studio, and picturesque destinations such as Santa Caterina's Church. Disembark to walk through small towns with stunning scenery, and enjoy a coffee at a local cafe.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.56
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$210.56
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Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello

Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello

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Venture outside the tourist areas of Venice and explore the islands of the Venetian Lagoon on a guided boat tour. With this tour, you’ll set out from a pier conveniently located near St. Mark’s square to visit the islands of Murano and Burano. You’ll tour a glass factory and watch a glass blowing artist in action in Murano, and enjoy free time strolling the colorful canals and browsing the artisan shops of Burano.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.08
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$26.08
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Venice: Boat Tour to Murano and Burano with Fish Lunch

Venice: Boat Tour to Murano and Burano with Fish Lunch

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Visit two of the well-known islands in the Venice lagoon and dine on a splendid seafood lunch during this half-day boat tour of Murano and Burano. Explore the islands famous for glass and lace, respectively, traveling by boat through the lagoon. Savor local seafood during lunch in a traditional osteria in Burano.
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  • 4 hours
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$78.25
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$78.25

Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano

Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano

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Venice is best seen from the water, so hop aboard a private boat for a floating tour of the city’s romantic grandeur. Cruise across the Venetian Lagoon to see the celebrated glass and lace workshops of Murano and Burano islands, and catch sight of prestige landmarks like the Doge’s Palace on a trip down the Grand Canal. A private guide and captain will also lead you through quieter canals for a look at hidden Venetian scenes.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,112.78
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Venice islands boat tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello

Venice islands boat tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello

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Enjoy another side of Venice with a guided motor-boat tour through the Venetian Lagoon, with stops at Murano, Torcello and Burano islands. Journey past a stunning 16th-century church, Lido beach resort, and Venice's stunning Public Gardens en route to Murano, known for its rich, centuries-old glassmaking history. Explore one of its factories, then set out for Burano, often regarded as one of the world's most colorful cities. Afterward, make a stop on Torcello, a peaceful, less-populated island where you'll find a series of exquisite Byzantine mosaics in a 7th-century cathedral. 
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$26.08
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$26.08
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The Secret Corners of Burano

The Secret Corners of Burano

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Get a local’s perspective on one of the Venetian Lagoon’s most enchanting islands with a one-hour tour of Burano. Learn the history and unique customs of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed locale from a guide born and raised on the island. Admire colorful fishermen’s homes, visit landmarks like a leaning church bell tower, and see how famous Burano lace is made with a live demonstration. After the tour, linger as long as you like with recommendations from your guide on the best places to shop, dine, and explore.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Private LimoBoat Tour Murano Burano and Torcello

Private LimoBoat Tour Murano Burano and Torcello

Step ashore on the three most popular islands of the Venetian Lagoon with a private, luxury tour to Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Traveling aboard a spacious, comfortable limo boat with room for up to six passengers, get advice on the best way to explore each isle from a personal guide. From glassblowing demos and lace workshops to ancient Venetian history, each spot offers something different for the curious explorer.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,129.93
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$2,129.93
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Friendinvenice Murano Burano Torcello private tours By Luxury water taxi

Friendinvenice Murano Burano Torcello private tours By Luxury water taxi

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There are two ways to visit Venice. Follow the flow of tourists who take a route chosen by 20 million people every year or leave the tourist trail behind. We pride ourselves on creating authentic experiences for curious visitors Get away from the crowds and get real Venice your way, your peace. Venice Murano Burano day trip is offering the opportunity to experience the Venetian top islands at your own peace. The old history of Venice started from its islands. Learn about the historical and social context of Murano and Burano. Discover the techniques on the ageless arts of glassblowing and lacemaking. Our Murano Burano traditional craftsmanship, and picturesque villages atmosphere. Hear from your expert local guide to the islands heritage and their secret stories. Step into authentic workshops of local artisans. Watch in awe as they create intricate handcrafted pieces
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  • 6 hours 7 minutes
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$1,173.50
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$1,173.50
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Private Cruise: Murano and Burano from Venice

Private Cruise: Murano and Burano from Venice

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Spend a day away from the crowded tourist areas of Venice by going on a private Murano and Burano sightseeing cruise. You won’t have to worry about navigating as hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Explore Venice’s many islands in style by cruising the waters on a private boat. You’ll see lots of sites in a day, such as San Servolo, Murano, and Burano. A highlight is getting off the boat and meeting a glass blower.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$545.26
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$545.26
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Live Venice and its Islands, 7 magical itineraries

Live Venice and its Islands, 7 magical itineraries

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Calling all independent travelers: The stunning, centuries-old Renaissance city meets the 21st century on this do-it-yourself guided tour of Venice, led by a handy smartphone app. Tick off all the highlights and discover lesser-known attractions only frequented by locals. Wander at your own pace as you learn about the legends and curiosities behind the lagoon-filled labyrinth.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.26
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$18.26
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Private Cruise: San Francesco del Deserto and Burano

Private Cruise: San Francesco del Deserto and Burano

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Venice for a half-day tour to a pair of historic, serene islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Travel aboard a private motorboat to the island of San Francesco del Deserto for a tour of a 13th-century friary founded by St Francis of Assisi. Next, cruise over to the quiet community of Burano, known for its traditional lacemaking workshops and colorful fishermen’s huts. Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide during this memorable island escape.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$522.14
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$522.14
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The Secret Corners of Burano - Walking Tour

The Secret Corners of Burano - Walking Tour

This tour is one of a kind to really discover the secret corners of this little island that normal visitors don't get to know. You will be guided around the island by a guide that was born and raised here. You will also learn more about the art of lace, take amazing photos, discover the real beautiful soul of this place and support the local community by being interested visitors and not just tourists. Get off the beaten track and slow down, to truly enjoy this place that is out of time.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.86
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$32.86
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6 Hour Islands Tour

6 Hour Islands Tour

We will travel in the heart of the northern lagoon overlooking the beautiful landscape and landmarks of this part of Venice. The guests will have the chance to experience this journey on the comfort of a luxurious boat with a dedicated Guide learning how Venetian navigate within the lagoon's canal, following the hidden signs and their expertise, they will visit place like Murano, where they can assist to a private demonstration of how the artisans make the world famous glass artworks, and then Burano where they can walk and have lunch immersed on their famous colored houses, and then travel around the lagoon discovering other small private islands, natural landscapes and hidden islands which can not be reached from any public transport system. They will have the chance to visit place that are not accessible to the mass tourists, and experience the real Venetian water lifestyle and learn how they use to move within this natural beauty.
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  • 6 hours
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$1,703.94
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$1,703.94
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A Venice Lagoon Tour aboard Lady Betty from 1894

A Venice Lagoon Tour aboard Lady Betty from 1894

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You will be able to enjoy a cruise through the Northern Lagoon aboard the oldest working boat in Venice, Lady Betty. A Brief History of Lady Betty Originally used as an Admiral’s launch, this ship was built in England in 1894 under the reign of Queen Victoria and has become the oldest floating ship in Venice! Before moving to Venice in 2019, the majestic former steamboat was completely restored by Dennett Boat Builders on the Thames and converted to hybrid propulsion. This enables you to enjoy the silence of electric propulsion without losing the capability and secureness of a new Perkins Diesel engine as a backup and allowing more power where ever needed.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$730.26
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$730.26
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Venice Islands: Murano, Burano, Torcello with Glass Factory Show - Private Tour

Venice Islands: Murano, Burano, Torcello with Glass Factory Show - Private Tour

With this four hours tour you will enjoy the visit of 3 famous islands around Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello. History and traditions, glass manufacturing, lace and ancient artifacts. Admire the traditional task of Murano glass, participate to a Glass factory show, take a stroll along the colorful island of Burano and explore the archaeological findings of Torcello!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$693.75
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$693.75
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Treasures in the lagoon - Murano, Burano and Torcello

Treasures in the lagoon - Murano, Burano and Torcello

Venice is a fish (as you can clearly see from an aereal shot), swimming in the middle of a big lagoon. First stop of the tour: the well known Island of Murano, where the glass blowing dates back to the X century. Your private water taxi will then reach the colourful Island of Burano, famous for its brightly coloured houses, the fishing industry and the lace making: We’ll then leave the Island of Burano and take a short boat ride to the Island of Torcello, “where all began”; it is here that the “future Venetians” first settled, to escape from the Barbarian conquering the mainland.
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  • 4 hours
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$1,034.54
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$1,034.54
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Venice: GROM Gelato Experience and Self-Guided Tour

Venice: GROM Gelato Experience and Self-Guided Tour

Among all the culinary experiences in Italy, you cannot miss out on our famous gelato invented in the Renaissance age. Join our experience and discover the secrets behind one of the most important gelato shops in Italy, before having a taste for yourself.  In addition you can also enjoy unlimited sightseeing in Venice for the duration of your stay, using the Vox City Guide to navigate, listen and explore the streets at your own pace. With over 100 points of interest, including St Mark’s Basilica, Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal, your smartphone will transform into the ultimate travel companion.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.26
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$18.26
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