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

76 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 (1 glass 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: 76

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4.6 /5
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Barbara was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. We enjoyed Burano and Murano very much
Verified · Ken · Oct 05, 2023 · Canada · Female · 55 to 64 years
Tour guide made the experience even better!
Verified · Wiley · Sep 30, 2023 · USA
Lace making was a 2 minute example then heavy selling by store. Wine tasting was 1 wine only. Murano Glass blowing was good. Overall poor value for money.
Verified · Alison · Sep 23, 2023 · Australia · Female · 45 to 54 years
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


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 the Guest Experience team at [email protected] or call +39 068-596-0143 (Italy) or 888-683-8670 (USA) to make alternative arrangements.

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