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Murano

Castello, 4392/a, 300 metri da Piazza San Marco, Venice

The Basics

The best way to visit Murano is on a boat tour of the Venice islands. These tours make stops on Murano to see traditional glassblowing the island of Burano, famous for its lace-making; and Torcello, believed to be the first populated island in the Venetian lagoon. Private tours let you enjoy a boat ride across the waters of the lagoon, visits to artisan workshops and factories accompanied by an expert tour guide, and a bit of free time for shopping and exploring without having to navigate Venice’s complex vaporetto (ferry) system between the islands.

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Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island
Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island
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$39.72 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Murano and Burano Tour
We had a beautiful day for our tour of the islands of Murano and Burano. Our guide did a great job keeping everyone engaged, particularly since he had to give the tour in 3 different languages. The islands are charming especially Burano. The lace work there is exceptional and our guide took us to a shop off the main street where I bought some beautiful scarfs. It would have been nice to have more time to walk around. But all in all it was a fun day for us.
Joan_F, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Venice

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A faster way to get to the islands surrounding Venice.
Kalun_L, Jan 2022
Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands Full-Day Tour
This package gives you a good overview of the three islands near Venice, that are must-stops for all tourists; Murano, Burano, and Torcello. It also goes direct to the island and preferable to the Vaporetto (which is literally a slow boat with dozens of stops).
star-5
Perfect day in Murano and Burano
Marco_S, Dec 2021
Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat
There were just 5 of us on this tour. Alessandra was our guide. She was informative, friendly and knowledgeable. Beautiful boat picked delivered us to Murano and Burano.
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Trip to Murano glass factory and churches
Yvonne_O, Dec 2021
Murano by Private Watertaxi Including Glass Blowing Demo with Hotel Pickup
Fantastic trip along the Grand Canal and then across the water to Murano. We had a very knowledgeable and super helpful guide, thank you so much and we would definitely recommend.
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I enjoyed the glass...
Angela_W, Oct 2021
Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello
I enjoyed the glass blowing demonstration and browsing the show room. Absolutely loved Burano with the numerous choices in shops and restaurants. Eat lunch in Burano- skip lunch in Murano.
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Cruising Murano and Burano!
Ken_N, Sep 2021
private boat tour Murano & Burano
Kristina was wonderful and the tour of the glass factory on Murano and lunch on Burano were outstanding. A great way to sightsee in a short amount of time.
star-4
Should be 2 island trip
Roslyn_N, Nov 2021
Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Murano and burano nice to see the other island is a waste of time Would have preferred extra hour on burano
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Private Tour Excellent Value
Tonya_S, Oct 2021
Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat
We booked a tour with the incredible Alessandra P and she was such a delight and incredibly interesting and lovely. She speaks Japanese too which delighted my husband’s Japanese mother. We loved the Murano glass tour, taking the vaporetto to the locations, and wandering through colorful Burano to take in the island and get some gelato. We loved Alessandra so much, we even invited her to visit us back in the States!
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Murano tour
Megan_H, Jul 2021
Private tour on Murano Island: discover the art of Artisanal Glassblowing
Great tour of Murano. We went to see the glass blowing presentation but the tour of Murano was equally as great!
star-5
Bella!!!!
susan_K, Sep 2021
Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Great tour for the money..beautiful islands. Must do this tour. Very easy to get tickets..they were very accommodating to change times due to getting a covid test.
star-4
Good way to see the islands surrounding Venice
Martn_H, Nov 2021
Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Glass making in Murano was very interesting to watch. Torcedlo was not very interesting at all and could cut out of the tour and the hour spent there would be better allocates to more time in Murano and Burano. Burano was absolutely beutiful and very picturesque.
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Book a longer tour so you can visit more glass blowing factories.
Bernadette_C, Jul 2021
Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island
I would’ve like to see more glass blowing factories (maybe one more), but what we saw was nice. Butano was nice too. Our guide and navigator were great. Venetian Boat was nice and clean.
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Glad our family did this tour- Highlight is the boat ride.
Stephanie_G, Jul 2021
Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island
Our guide was very skilled and spoke 3 different languages on the tour. The boat we took was beautiful and clean. The only issue is there is only time to shop, eat, or take photographs on Burano. You really have to choose just one. I wish we would have brought food to eat on the boat so we could have spent more time shopping. Also the lace is quite expensive - just to give you an idea it was 95 euro for a tablecloth. I only had time to go to 3 shops. Didn't see much under that price.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Be sure to bring your camera, as Murano glassblowing and Burano lace-making demonstrations make for great photos.

  • Murano glass and Burano lace are both famous for their impeccable craftsmanship and quality—and prices reflect that. Be wary of “bargain” prices, which often mean counterfeit goods.

  • Murano’s glass shops are known for their hard-sell techniques, which can be uncomfortable. To avoid being strong-armed, always book your Venice islands tour through a reputable company.

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How to Get There

From St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), take vaporetto (ferry) 4.1 from the San Zaccaria stop, or a private water taxi from the Grand Canal boat launch, just steps from St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace.

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When to Get There

The Venice islands are most crowded in summer. From November through February, Venice is relatively quiet, though the temperatures can make for a chilly boat trip across the lagoon.

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There Be Dragons

Murano’s seventh-century Basilica di Santa Maria e San Donato, one of the oldest in Venice, is famous for its exquisite Byzantine mosaics. It’s also known for what’s on display behind the altar: four massive rib bones said to be from a dragon slain by St. Donatus in Greece.

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