Premium Lagoon Excursion: Murano Glass Making, Burano & Wine Tasting

55 reviews

5.5 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Explore two ancient islands only accessible by boat, where the authentic culture of Venice is still vibrantly on display.
  • Zip around the lagoon in a private boat with a local Venetian guide and only 20 other people.
  • Visit a secret island vineyard (the only one in the entire lagoon) located at a Michelin Star restaurant, where you’ll take part in a VIP-level wine tasting.
  • Immerse yourself in Murano’s centuries-old art of glassmaking with a private demonstration inside a restored 12th-century church.
  • Explore the colorful island of Burano with its picture-perfect canals and tradition of lacemaking, with the opportunity to visit a lacemaking workshop.
  • Sites Visited
  • Venetian Lagoon
  • Burano Island
  • Burano lace making workshop (optional)
  • Venissa restaurant and vineyard
  • Murano Island
  • Private Murano glassblowing workshop
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Small group of 20 guests maximum
  • Private round-trip transfer by boat
  • Guided visit of Burano Island
  • Optional visit to lace making shop
  • Free time on Burano Island
  • Exclusive wine tasting (2 glasses of wine with snacks) at Venissa
  • Private glass blowing demonstration
  • Free time on Murano Island

Go beyond central Venice and explore its magnificent outlying islands on a VIP-style excursion.

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Total Customer Reviews: 55

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4.8 /5
based on 53 Walks' reviews
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We booked this tour through the JW Marriott Venice. Everything was great until it got to the useless 45 minutes talk during the so called wine tasting. The wine was salty and pretty bad and the wine guy spoke for an excruciating 45 minutes while the tour guide was MIA (nowhere to be found). However, the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. The visit to Murano was extremely short and when I provided feedback to her that 45 minutes for the wine tasting was a waste of time and that time instead should be allotted for Murano, her reply was that was the way the itinerary was. I would highly recommend a visit to both islands but SKIP the wine piece.
Tripadvisor customer · Sep 17, 2023
Violet (Viola?) from our Dodge's Palace and Basilica evening tour was amazing! Her passion for sharing the history and interesting facts was evident. Easy to understand and the tour didn't feel rushed! Well worth it!
Verified · Kristen · Sep 16, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
I really enjoyed my tour, Jennifer was a fabulous tour guide she was so knowledgeable. Well worth the experience, Murano and Burrato are both stunning. Also our boat driver was excellent. Thank you
Verified · Peta · Aug 12, 2023 · Australia · Female · 45 to 54 years
This tour was the highlight of our Venice stay!!! Don’t hesitate to book, you won’t be disappointed. Burano’s vibrant colors were breathtaking, Murano enlightened us with the art of glass blowing and the wine tasting was a great touch to the tour!!! Our guide was professional and set the tone for the organized tour. One thing- I usually get motion sickness, did not on the boat ride over but would recommend having some pills on hand if you are sensitive because the water is slightly rocky.
Verified · Carolyn · Jul 10, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Loved our guide! He was friendly and informative! The glass factory and lace shop were both great experiences however we were disappointed with only one tasting (3 oz) of wine at the vineyard since the tour promised two glasses of wine and snacks! We had zero snacks… It also felt slightly rushed. Only 15 minutes to browse the shops in Murano! But the transportation was great and the order of visits was great and the tour guide was great!
Tripadvisor customer · Jun 13, 2023

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point 

Campo Santo Stefano, 30124 Venice. Meet your guide next to the statue of Niccolò Tommaseo in the center of the square. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. 


Is this tour accessible for wheelchairs, strollers or for those with mobility impairments?
Unfortunately due to the nature of this tour it is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers. Please contact us at [email protected] so we can arrange your visit.

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