Burano Tours

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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. 


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Address: Burano, Italy
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Visit Torcello, Murano and Burano — three islands in the Venetian Lagoon — on this tour from Venice by motorboat. With a guide, you’ll 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.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano Lace Laboratory

Venice is famous for its UNESCO-listed lagoon, but the city’s islands are also renowned for their handicrafts. This 5-hour cruise by private boat stops at Murano Island to watch a thrilling glass-blowing demonstration and Burano Island to visit a lace-making factory.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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6-Day Small Group Italy Tour of Rome Florence Pisa Venice

Explore the best of Italy on a 6-day tour through Rome, Florence, Pisa, and Venice. See famous landmarks like the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, Ponte Vecchio, the Florence Cathedral, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and much more. Travel between cities by train and admire the passing Italian countryside and enjoy a stress-free trip with all lodging, transfers, entrance tickets, and sightseeing tours included.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 days
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Islands of Venice Murano Burano and Torcello

Expand your Venice itinerary with a half-day cruise to three of the most enchanting islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration in Murano, see the lace workshops and colorful fishermen’s homes in Burano, and set foot on Venice's oldest settlement in Torcello. It’s a convenient way to venture off the beaten path without the hassle of navigating Venice’s complex public transport.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands Cruise from Venice

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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4-Hour Venice Lagoon Cruise: Murano Island and Burano Island

The UNESCO-listed Venice Lagoon is home to over a hundred islands and this half-day visits two of the most popular—Murano and Burano. Enjoy magnificent views of Venice as you cruise out across the lagoon, visit Murano Island to discover its ancient tradition of glass-blowing, and admire Burano’s brightly colored waterfront on a walking tour.
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Half-Day Semi-Private Murano and Burano Boat Tour

Spend a half-day exploring the beautiful islands of the Venetian lagoon on this 4-hour small-group boat tour of Murano and Burano. Learn about Murano's history of glass blowing and Burano's traditional lace making. See the colorful houses of Burano. Pick up and drop off from central Venice.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Murano and Burano Sightseeing Cruise Tour from Venice

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Murano, Burano, and Torcello Afternoon Lagoon Tour from Venice

Venture beyond the best-known attractions of Venice to explore the treasures of neighboring islands on this afternoon boat tour. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration at a workshop in Murano, admire Burano’s leaning tower and brightly painted fishermen’s homes, and set foot on the oldest settlement in the Venetian Lagoon in Torcello. Enjoy guided commentary plus time to explore each island independently, and still be back in St. Mark’s Square in time for dinner.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Venice Combo: Skip-the-Line Best of Venice Walking Tour and Small Islands in One Day

Couple up two top-selling tours in Venice with this Super Saver, a combination of two memorable experiences at a great-value price. You’ll begin on a morning walking tour of Venice’s signature sights, including skip-the-line admission to the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica, complete with entry to the first-floor terraces. Next, ride a water taxi to the islands of Murano and Burano in the lagoon. Watch Murano’s glass-blowers and Burano’s lace-makers at work, and enjoy the opportunity to buy their beautiful, quintessentially Venetian handiwork at discounted prices.
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour

Take a private tour of the Venetian Lagoon and visit the enchanting islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Tour a glassblower’s workshop in Murano, and discover the traditional art of lacemaking in Burano. See medieval churches while learning about the ancient history of Torcello, Venice’s earliest settlement and a tranquil escape from the typical tourist path. Enjoy the dedicated attention of your private guide on this 4-hour tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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