Free Cancellation

Key Details

City: Venice

Duration: 5.5 hours

Start Time: 8:30 am


  • Explore Murano and Burano, two ancient islands only accessible by boat, where Venice's authentic traditions still run deep.
  • Visit a secret island vineyard, today part of a Michelin Star restaurant, and enjoy an exclusive wine tasting.
  • Sit back and relax on our private boat, taking you and your small group of just 20 guests maximum from island to island. There's no need to worry about finding your own way around.
  • See Murano’s spectacular glassmaking tradition come to life at a private demonstration in a gorgeous old church.

Tour Description

Spend one perfect day exploring Venice’s charming islands and enjoying VIP treatment.

This Murano & Burano tour takes you away from the crowds of central Venice to the city's outlying islands, bursting with authentic history and culture. Explore Burano and Murano by private boat, complete with an exclusive wine tasting at a Michelin Star restaurant and a private glassblowing demonstration.

Say buongiorno to your guide and small group in central Venice, then enjoy a short walk through a picturesque neighborhood to your boat to begin your Murano & Burano tour. You’ll make a brief stop along the way for a photo op at one of Venice’s most recognizable spots.

Once aboard the private boat, you’ll slip away from the city center and catch breathtaking views from the water. Pass by legendary sights such as St. Mark’s Square, the Doge's Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Throughout the pleasant hour-long ride, your guide will also point out some lesser-known gems that you’ll want to explore during the rest of your time in the city.

Explore picture-perfect Burano with a knowledgeable guide.

You’ll disembark at Burano, home to the famous colorful houses which have been the homes of Venice’s legendary lacemakers since the 16th century. Enjoy a stroll around the island with your guide, taking in the charming streets and sights like the old fish market (no longer in use) and the main church. After the guided portion of your visit, you’ll have the option to accompany your guide to a traditional lacemaking workshop or enjoy some free time on your own.

Time for wine! Pop over to a secret vineyard—now part of a Michelin Star restaurant—on the tiny island of Mazzorbo, just across a small bridge from Burano. Relax and enjoy the views of the vineyards from the restaurant’s stunning tasting room as you sip two excellent wines in an exclusive tasting that’s not available with any other operator.

See Murano’s glassmaking tradition come to life.

Your next stop is the island of Murano, known for its respected tradition of glassmaking since the 13th century. After a 40-minute boat ride, you'll disembark on Murano and head into a formerly abandoned medieval church. Visited by Casanova and Venetian nobles in its heyday, this fascinating space is now a glassmaking workshop. Marvel at a private glassblowing demonstration and learn about the storied history of this local tradition.

After your Murano tour, you'll have some free time to explore the island. Finally, hop back aboard your private boat and we’ll have you back in central Venice by late afternoon. Alternatively, you can choose to stay in Murano for a bit longer on your own, with instructions from your guide on how to make your way back to Venice via public transport.

You’ll return to Venice with a new perspective on the Floating City and some of its lesser-visited (yet no less charming) islands. Thanks to the stories from your guide that bring the islands and their traditions to life, your Murano & Burano tour will provide you with a greater appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of the lagoon.

  • Sites Visited
  • Venetian Lagoon
  • Burano Island
  • Burano lace making workshop (optional)
  • Venissa restaurant and vineyard
  • Murano Island
  • Private Murano glassblowing workshop
  • Included
  • Exclusive wine tasting (2 glasses of wine with snacks) at Venissa
  • Private glass blowing demonstration
  • Private round-trip transfer by boat
  • Optional visit to lace making shop
  • Small group of 20 guests maximum
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
From $157
Free Cancellation


5-stars from over 43 Customer Reviews


May 16, 2023

Jennifer was very knowledgeable & kind! Fabulous island tour with stops in Burano, Venissa Winery & Murano. Highly recommend & great value. Memorable in every way.

Important Information

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