Step off the well-beaten tourist path and explore the many islands around Venice during your Murano and Burano trip. With your Burano and Murano tour tickets, you’ll discover fine Venetian craftsmanship as you embark on a memorable Burano and Murano sightseeing trip. Travel back in time and learn about the history of glass-making on the historic island of Murano. Pay a visit a glass factory and watch expert glassblowers create exquisite pieces of art during your Murano day trip. Then, make your way to the charming, colorful island of Burano for a truly unforgettable Venice experience. There, you can admire Burano’s vibrantly-painted houses or peruse the many lace shops along Galuppi, which is the island’s main street. Visit the Lace Museum and check out some exceptional lacework exhibitions during your Burano tour. If you want to explore the surrounding islands during your Venice vacation, then visiting Burano and Murano and supporting the local craftsmen are some of the best things to do in Venice!
Please select a second date to complete the range.
Length: 4 hours
Length: 4 hours 30 mins approx.
5 hours (approx.)
When: TOUR I: Daily except SundaysTOUR II, III & IV: Daily
TOUR I: 2 hours
TOUR II: 30 minutes
TOUR III: As long as you like!
TOUR IV: 20 minutes
OUR TIPS FOR BURANO & MURANO
Insider Tip –
Easily lost? That’s O.K.! You don’t need a GPS. Murano and Burano are small islands; so it’s easy to get oriented. And, if you somehow still lose your way, you can take comfort in the fact that there’s only one way off the islands. Just ask for the vaporetto and a kindly local will point you in the right direction.
The best time of day to visit Murano and Burano is in the morning and afternoon. Once the sun goes down, both of the islands turn into veritable ghost towns because most shops and restaurants close up. So, if you want to check out the Murano and Burano attractions or savor some delicious bites at the various restaurants and other eateries, you should head to these islands during the daytime. In terms of the best time of the year to visit Murano and Burano, the months of April, May, September, and October bring ideal conditions. The weather is most pleasant at this time of the year. Plus, the crowds are smaller so you’ll avoid the long queues of the summer months. July and August are the busiest and hottest months of the year. Many cruise ships also disembark in Venice during summer; so, expect significantly more crowding. In winter, Venice is almost entirely deserted. There’s less options for food and lodging then and flooding can easily put a damper on your Venice vacation, too. Then again, it can be kind of fun to splash around in the piazzas!
There are only a few different ways to get to Murano and Burano from Venice. Hopping on a vaporetto to reach the islands is one of the most cost-effective and hassle-free methods to get around Venice. A vaporetto is a waterbus; and, you’ll discover that they are pretty much everywhere. Keep in mind that Murano is closer to Venice and there are more water busses that ferry between Venice and Murano. You can take a leisurely cruise to Murano from Venice on Waterbus No. 4.1 or 4.2, which make several stops at ports along the way. Or, you can opt for the No. 3 Waterbus that’ll take you directly to Murano from Venice. If you’re heading straight to Burano, which is about 45 minutes from Venice, then the No. 12 Waterbus will take you there. The 12 waterbus also stops at Murano, as well as Torcello, Mazzorbo, Treporti, and Punta Sabbioni. Alternatively, you can also hire a water taxi to take you to the islands. However, water taxis are expensive and you’ll easily burn a sizeable hole in your wallet if you’re enjoying that luxury during your Murano and Burano vacation.
Quick Trivia – Amaze your friends and family with these Murano and Burano fun facts!
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