Venice:Half Day Tour to Murano & Burano Islands with Wine Tasting

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  • 5.5 hr

Explore a side of Venice that visitors rarely get to see on this tour to Murano and Burano by private boat. With an exclusive wine tasting at a secret island winery, a private glassmaking demonstration inside a beautiful old church, and so much more, this is an unmissable outing if you want to experience the less crowded side of Venice.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Walks - Italy, Spain & Greece

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Stop At: Laguna di Venezia

Meet your local guide and small group of just 20 guests maximum in central Venice and walk together to your private boat for a scenic 60-minute boat ride to Burano Island. As you’re motoring out through the lagoon, your guide will point out places of interest and give you a brief introduction to the history of island settlement in Venice.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Isola di Burano

Your first stop is the island of Burano, whose brightly colored houses you may recognize from photos. What you might not know is that they’ve been the home of Venice’s legendary lacemakers since the 16th century. After a guided tour around the island’s picture-perfect canals and squares, you’ll have the option to visit a lacemaking workshop with your guide or explore on your own.

Duration: 1 hour

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After reconvening with the group, you’ll cross a bridge to Mazzorbo Island and discover the vineyard producing one of Venice’s best-kept secrets: Venissa wine. Learn about how the Dorona grape was saved from extinction and replanted to produce one of the world’s rarest and most unique wines. Of course, a private tasting is included—in the Michelin Star restaurant’s gorgeous tasting space, no less.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Isola di Murano

Board your private boat for a short ride to Murano Island. On the way, your guide will an introduction to the island and recommendations on how to spend your time there.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara

Murano is the home of Europe’s most respected glassmakers since the 13th century. See this cherished tradition come to life at an exclusive glassmaking demonstration inside an abandoned medieval church once visited by Casanova and Venetian nobles. You’ll have some free time to explore Murano at your own pace following the demonstration. Head back to Venice with your guide aboard the private boat, or stay a little longer and go back to the city on your own via public transport (your guide will tell you everything you need to know).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Piazza San Marco

Board your private boat for a scenic ride back to Venice's Piazza San Marco. If you prefer to spend more time on Murano Island, your guide will share transportation options to return later on your own.

Duration: 40 minutes
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