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4 hours

Venice Walking Tours: Boat Tours

Boat Tour to Murano and Burano



If you are looking for a unique and memorable experience in Venice, you should not miss this private boat tour to Murano and Burano, two islands famous for their handicrafts and architecture. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and will accompany you to your private boat. You’ll speed along the Venetian Lagoon and enjoy the stunning views of the city and its surroundings.
Your first destination will be Murano, the island of glass. Murano has a long and rich history of glassmaking, dating back to 1291, when the glass artisans moved their kilns from the old city center to avoid fires. Murano is home to many glassware shops and factories, where you can admire the exquisite craftsmanship and creativity of the local masters. You will visit a museum dedicated to the art of glass, where you can learn about the techniques and styles of glassmaking throughout the centuries. You will also have the opportunity to watch a live glassblowing demonstration and see how a molten blob of glass is transformed into a beautiful object.
As you explore the island on foot, you will also discover the architectural beauty of Murano. You will see the elegant palaces and churches that reflect the Veneto-Byzantine style, some with mosaics and ornamental motifs from the 12th century. You will also catch a glimpse of San Michele, Venice’s 19th-century cemetery, across the water, where many famous people are buried.
Your next stop will be Burano, a miniature Venice with colorful fishermen’s houses. Burano is a charming island that will enchant you with its vibrant atmosphere and cheerful locals. Burano is famous for its lace, once considered the most refined in Europe. You will visit a museum dedicated to the craft of lace, where you can see the delicate and intricate work of the lace makers. You will also have time to browse the local lace shops and buy some souvenirs for yourself or your loved ones.
To complete your tour, you will enjoy an aperitif in a cozy cafe on the canal, where you can relax and admire the picturesque scenery of Burano. You will see the fuchsia pink, deep blue and vibrant yellow houses that contrast with the blue sky and water, creating a stunning effect. You will feel like you are in a fairy tale!
This private boat tour to Murano and Burano is a perfect way to experience the authentic culture and beauty of Venice. You will have an unforgettable day full of fun, art and history. Don’t miss this opportunity and book your tour now!

What's Included

  • English-speaking skipper and private boat
  • Expert, licensed English-speaking guide
  • Private tour of the islands of Murano and Burano
  • Glass-making demonstration in Murano
  • Entrance tickets

Other Info

  • This is a private tour – your party only
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as this tour requires a fair amount of walking.
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will take you on alternative routes suitable for you.


Is there a dress code I should know about?
There is a dress code for churches and basilicas. Shoulders and knees must be covered; shorts, miniskirts, and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. It is also recommended that you not take large bags or backpacks on tours that include churches as you may not be permitted to enter and storage accommodations are not usually available.
What if there is bad weather?
Our tours operate rain or shine!
Is tipping customary in Italy?
Tipping is indeed customary in Italy ! It is considered a kind gesture and proper etiquette to leave “a little something extra” depending on the level of service you receive. For a private guide it is suggested to leave 15 – 25 euros for a typical 3-hour tour.
What happens after I’ve requested a booking through your website?
Your Own Italy will send a confirmation email within 24 hours of your booking. You will then be invited to make your payment using a link that will be provided.
Can wheelchair users go on this walking tour?
Not all walking tours are fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with walking disabilities. However, if anyone in your group requires special accommodation, please let us know when completing the booking and we will work out suitable alternative routes.
Can tours be modified?
Yes, we will do our best to adjust any tour to accommodate special requests.
How far in advance should I book my walking tour?
Tours should be booked 48 hours in advance. While we cannot guarantee availability if booking occurs in less than 48 hours, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
What are Your Own Italy’s payment terms?
Full payment is due when the tour confirmation email is sent, within 24 hours of your booking. You will be provided with a link to our payment page. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
What is your cancellation policy?
Tours must be canceled by email 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. If cancellation is made in less than this time, Your Own Italy cannot guarantee a full refund.
How do I amend a reservation?
Any changes to existing reservations must be requested by email. All efforts will be made to accommodate changes, but they cannot be guaranteed.
What should I do if I have a larger group than the size suggested on the website?
Your Own Italy is delighted to accommodate large groups. Please specify the number in your party when booking, and every effort will be made to organize a tour within the time limits provided.

Meeting Point

Please specify when booking whether you would prefer to meet your private guide at your accommodations or at a designated point near the highlights of the tour.

Duration Of Tour

Walking Tours last approximately 3 hours unless otherwise specified.
Tour times are average – some groups prefer a more leisurely pace with fewer sites, with your private guide, this is your option.