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Burano Tours and Activities

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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 and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Visit Torcello, Murano, and Burano—three islands in the Venetian Lagoon—on this tour from Venice by motorboat. With a guide, watch glass being blown at a Murano glass factory, see historical cathedrals on Torcello, and admire exquisite handmade lace on Burano. This is a great way to see more than just the central sights of Venice and enjoy a cruise on the water. Select a departure time when booking.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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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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Venice is famous for its UNESCO-listed lagoon, but the city’s islands are also renowned for their handicrafts. This half-day cruise by private boat stops at Murano Island, to watch a thrilling glass-blowing demonstration, and Burano Island, to visit a lace-making factory.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

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Discover three of the most beautiful islands in the Venetian Lagoon on a private, half-day tour aboard a typical Venetian motorboat. See where the world’s finest blown glass is made in Murano, visit the home of artisan lace makers and famous biscuits in Burano and set foot on Venice’s oldest settlements in serene Torcello. Enjoy a customizable itinerary and the personalized attention of a private boat captain.
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  • 4 hours
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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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Private Excursion by Motorboat to the Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello

Private Excursion by Motorboat to the Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello

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Let a private guide lead you to three islands in the Venetian Lagoon famed for their traditional arts and crafts. A motorboat zips you away from your departure point to see the glassblowing of Murano, lace and biscuits of Burano, and cathedrals of Torcello. This 4-hour excursion departs in the morning with your group of up to 10 passengers.
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  • 4 hours
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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
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$1,077.92
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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
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$209.53
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Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands Full-Day Tour

Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands Full-Day Tour

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Escape the crowds of tourists that congregate around Venice's most famous attractions by heading out onto the water to the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Learn about Murano's glass-making heritage, stroll by the colorful houses of Burano, and soak up the scene on Torcello, the most ancient settlement on the Venetian Lagoon.
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Venice Grand Canal Tour with Private Boat (4 hours)

Venice Grand Canal Tour with Private Boat (4 hours)

The romantic city of Venice, is located in the Veneto region of Italy - one of the gems in the North East corner of Italy. This ancient and historically important city was originally built on 100 small islands in the Adriatic Sea. Instead or roads, Venice relies on waterways and canals. With the four hours of the Venetian lagoon you can also explore: the island of Murano famous for its colored glass creations lace and the brightly colored fisherman houses.
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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
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Venice Full Day tour with Murano or Burano

Venice Full Day tour with Murano or Burano

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Discover the hidden gems of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Venice on this action-packed walking tour.
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  • 8 hours
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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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72-Hour Venice Transportation Pass

72-Hour Venice Transportation Pass

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With this Venice transportation pass, you can use all Alilaguna boat transfers for 72 hours from the time you exchange your voucher. Get around Venice using any of the three lines to explore the city at your own pace, including the line that connects Venice Marco Polo Airport and the Venice cruise port to the city center, Lido and Murano Island. See the Itinerary section for a list of stops.
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Full-day Boat Tour of Venice Islands from St Mark’s Square

Full-day Boat Tour of Venice Islands from St Mark’s Square

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Many visitors to Venice never explore beyond the Grand Canal, but the outlying islands of Burano, Murano, and Torcello are home to traditional crafts, fascinating history, and striking scenery. With this tour, visit all three by setting sail from the train station or Riva degli Schiavoni near St. Mark’s Square. See a glass-blowing demonstration on Murano, learn about traditional lace on Burano, and see where the first lagoon settlements were located on Torcello.
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  • 7 hours
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Hop on Hop off Venice: Islands, Canal Grande and walking tours!

Hop on Hop off Venice: Islands, Canal Grande and walking tours!

Embark on a self-guided walking tour of Venice's most popular islands: Torcello, Burano, and Murano. With a 24- or 48-hour boat ticket included on the public vaporetto, transportation between the islands will be a breeze and you can hop on and hop off whenever you like. Download the app to your phone and move at you own pace, listening to the commentary as you go. Highlights include the Gran Canal, St. Mark's and Rialto areas, the Jewish Ghetto, and others.
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Venice Islands audioguide: Murano, Burano & Torcello

Venice Islands audioguide: Murano, Burano & Torcello

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Visit Murano, Burano and Torcello at your own pace! An enchanting experience that will take you to the heart of the Venetian lagoon. More than 30 attractions described on our App to make you discover the culture and history of the most spectacular islands of Venice! You can do it whenever you want, during the day or in the night! The audio guide will escort you during the whole itinerary so that you won’t have to worry about getting lost! The app, which you can download on your phone or any other device, has a map that guides you through the whole city. You can decide the pace of your visit as you listen to the recorded automatic audio-narration on the city’s panoramic attractions. On your device, under the picture of the attraction, you can read the transcription of the description.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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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
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Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands Public Cruise from Venice

Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands Public Cruise from Venice

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Cruise around the Venetian islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello on this daytime cruise. After leaving the city, you'll pass San Giorgio Maggiore on the way to Murano, an island known for its artisan glass. Visit one of the glass factories, then cruise onward to Burano where candy-colored fishermen houses and the famous Burano lace await. Your final visit is to the nearby island of Torcello, where you'll have free time to visit its striking cathedral.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$25.95
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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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Luxury Islands Tour- Only Murano And Burano

Luxury Islands Tour- Only Murano And Burano

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If you’re visiting Burano for the first time, gain local insight into the waterside town on a full-day trip that includes a visit to the island of Murano. You’ll get the best views of colorful architecture from the water and stop at a glass-making factory to learn more about the local craft.
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Private Grand Canal Boat Tour , Murano and Burano 6 hours

Private Grand Canal Boat Tour , Murano and Burano 6 hours

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Experience one of the world’s most enchanting cities on this private boat tour of Venice. After a convenient hotel or cruise terminal pickup, travel with a local guide to explore the city’s famed canals. Visit St. Mark’s Square, marvel at Burano’s technicolor homes and beautiful lacework, witness a master glass-blower in Murano, and learn about the Grand Canal’s rich history and architecture during one comprehensive half-day cruise.
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  • 6 hours
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Grand Canal Boat Private Tour , Murano and Burano with lunch in a local restaurant

Grand Canal Boat Private Tour , Murano and Burano with lunch in a local restaurant

Step aboard a private boat and let the beauty of Venice enchant you as you explore one of the world’s most romantic cities and its spectacular sights with a local guide. You’ll set your own schedule for this four-hour tour with an included pickup at your hotel or the cruise terminal, learning about the artistry of glass-blowing on Murano, marveling at the technicolor homes and intricate lacemaking traditions passed on through generations in Burano, and taking in the rich history and architecture of the Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Square, with a few detours to lesser-known lagoons and neighborhoods along the way.
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  • 6 hours
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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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The Mahogany Boat Full Day Experience

The Mahogany Boat Full Day Experience

Cruise through the picturesque canals and waterways of Venice on a beautiful mahogany boat during this full-day tour. Choose from the southern Lagoon, the northern Lagoon, or explore the nearby towns of Burano, Torcello, and Punta Sabbioni. Learn about the area’s rich history from your tour guide and visit a number of local spots. This is an opportunity to explore Venice how you want and enjoy an off-the-beaten-path experience.
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  • 8 hours
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$3,027.87
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