The islands are very beautiful and it's great to see more of the lagoon than just Venice. Burano was my favourite and I was surprised to see so many people there. The tour was okay but the guide talked a lot - in a lot of different languages and that made it difficult to tune into the information.
This was a great tour. Very friendly, relaxed guide who knew her stuff and made the trip enjoyable. The two towns we visited were delightful and it was great to have time to wander around them on our own. While the lavender farm wasn't flowering the museum was way more interesting than I expected.
The shuttle was great. Much cheaper than a taxi and you get the bonus of travelling around Paris a bit dropping other people off at their hotels. The driver was waiting for me when I landed and it was very hassle free. I can highly recommend this service.