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Murano

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7,132 Reviews
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 & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat

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Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat
$48.11 per adult
Murano Burano with a top guide
Our guide, Serena, was very kind and knows a lot about Venice and the different islands. She was very professional and answered all our questions with knowledge and humour.
FRANCOIS, Oct 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Venice

star-4
Good value, well run and a great trip.
Peter_C, Sep 2020
Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Good value and a great way to experience a short taste of each of these lovely islands on the lagoon. The demonstration of glass blowing on Murano was particularly good and well presented. Time on each island is a little limited, but it did give us ideas for where to travel (and stay) in the future. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Great experience
Luke, Aug 2020
Murano by Private Watertaxi Including Glass Blowing Demo with Hotel Pickup
Good tour rep, good experience to do, remember to make your own way back from murano. Glass shop is expensive even with 20% but you can still pick up smaller items.
star-5
Amazing Tour!
Angi, Feb 2020
City Escape: Mazzorbo, Burano & Murano Private Day Trip
Our tour of Murano, Burano and Mazzorbo was absolutely fantastic! Federica our tour guide listened to us, answered all our questions about her beautiful country and made us feel like it was a tour with a friend! We absolutely loved it!
star-4
Venice island tour
Gaenor_M, Aug 2020
Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Great trip ..fab views. Murano glass making factory was pretty amazing watching the man make the glass horse wow !! Torchello was ok..a bit non eventful actually. Burano was lovely ..needs to be seen. For me ..it would have been better to miss Torchello to allow more time in Murano and Burano as it was a bit rushed. The views from the boat were pretty something. Well worth the money
star-4
Very Good
Roberto, Feb 2020
Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island
Nice, laid-back tour. The boat ride to Murano and Burano was great and informative. But, the glass of wine on return boat ride back to Venice was even better. Also, the glass-maker's studio and demonstration on Murano was amazing. And the glass gallery/store was nice and well-stocked.
star-5
Must do in Venice
Ranim_H, Aug 2020
Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat
We had an amazing trip. We were around 10 people on a nice boat which werw definitely not too much. It still felt private. Our guide Francesca was speaking fluent English and was great! The presentation in Murano was very impressive and also the guide there spoke fluent English and was entertaining. We had enough time on both islands. Maybe not enough for a whole lunch but for snacking and coffee and exploring the islands!
star-4
The Tour was Great, The Hard Sell Afterwards Not so Fun
velk1976, Sep 2019
Private tour on Murano Island
This was a wonderful experience until the very end. We had a lovely guide take us to Murano and the factory tour was exceptional. Watching the glass blowers create art right before your eyes was fascinating. Afterwards, you tour the showrooms and the sales pressure is a bit much. The pieces are beautiful but very costly. Prices are negotiable if you do see something you like.
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Trip
Lucy_S, Aug 2020
Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
It was a great experience, lots of facts given about the islands as well as tour in Murano glass factory, I would book this trip again
star-5
The Perfect Start
palma662019, Aug 2019
Private Grand Canal Boat Tour and Murano Glass Experience
This tour was the perfect start to my Venice vacation. Our tour guide Maria was a delight and extremely knowledgable. She was also eternally patient as my family lingered at the Murano Glass showroom. Highly recommended.
star-5
Great experience and change of pace from Venice
leahelizabethpow, Feb 2020
Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island
We had a great time on this trip! The weather was beautiful, the glass factory in Murano was sooo cool to see. It was a small tour of about 15 people, the tour guide was pleasant and also informative about all the islands in the lagoon. Burano was beautiful as well, and we had the perfect amount of free time to eat lunch and explore.
star-5
Lunch at Burano
Dyga, Jul 2020
Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island
We were super happy with the tour. Relaxed and a good vibe all the way. Guide Juan Luca was fun and easy going and suggested lunch places was great. Also nice that we was a small group (due to COVID of course...). We recommend!
star-5
Beautiful and peaceful
DFWTravels, Jan 2020
Murano and Burano Islands Semi-Independent Tour
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.

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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