- Half-day Murano and Burano tour from Venice
- Watch local craftsmen at work in a Murano glass workshop
- Browse an impressive collection of glass artwork
- See Burano lace being made by local islanders
- Visit the Burano Lace Museum independently
Recent Photos of This Tour
- BURANOPhoto by: Natascia A
- Colourful houses at BuranoPhoto by: Kam Heng C
- Colors of BuranoPhoto by: Borbala M
- BuranoPhoto by: Danielle R
- MuranoPhoto by: Danielle R
- Spending time togetherPhoto by: Tom H
- Buranos leaning towerPhoto by: Tom H
- BuranoPhoto by: Georgia G F
- Murano GlassPhoto by: metahome
- Burano housesPhoto by: metahome
- Colorful BuranoPhoto by: CAROL A
- So welcomingPhoto by: Terri R
- BuranoPhoto by: Terri R
- Simply Uncomplicated LivingPhoto by: oma doods
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- The Chandelier hanging in the ...Photo by: GAIL E
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- The DuomoPhoto by: Diane P
- BuranoPhoto by: Diane P
- BuranoPhoto by: Lynette H
- Murano Glass FactoryPhoto by: Lynette H
- a view of BuranoPhoto by: Sue
What You Can Expect
Visit the workshop of a local glassblower to watch delicate forms take shape from molten glass through a combination of rolling, shaping with iron tools and blowing through a long metal tube. Learn tricks of the trade, like how minerals are added to give the candy-colored vases and chandeliers of Murano their vibrant hue. Enjoy some free time on the island to explore other workshops and perhaps pick up a souvenir to take home.
Hop back on the boat for the scenic ride to Burano, where traditional lacemaking workshops are scattered among the island’s brightly colored homes. Learn about the history of Burano lace and how it was once sought after by monarchs across Europe for its exquisite quality. You’ll get a chance to watch local craftswomen creating lace through a series of finely detailed weaving and stitching, carrying on a tradition that has thrived here for centuries.
Super fun!!! Definitely a must do when visiting Venice
Excellent, very enjoyable - go to this before you buy any glass in venice.
A thoroughly enjoyable day with 2 guides who both spoke English well and knew their subjects. The tour of the glass blowing factory and watching the master glass blower in action was superb but if you want to buy anything, then take your credit card! The glass is not cheap but it is beautiful. I bought a horse for my mum's 86th birthday and she thinks it is beautiful which it is! If you have any doubts about going, then GO!!!
Really enjoyed the tour. The Murano glass is beautiful, and the islands are both very quaint. The tour guide was very informative and interesting.
We loved this tour and would recommend it. The glass-blowing in particular was a favourite with our children. Our guide was lovely and very informative.
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Loved this day trip! Our tour guide, Christina, was so friendly and informative. She gave us info about each island during our boat ride over, and was helpful in recommending how we spend our time on each island. She was also helpful in telling us how to easily spot the fakes Murano-style glass from China, machine-stitched lace vs. hand stitched
The Murano glass blowing demonstration was great, the shop owner very friendly. The prices were high, since the factory you visit is one of only 3 genuine Murano glass factories, but we weren't pressured to buy. After touring the showroom we decided to shop in town, where we found very reasonable prices from another glass artist who told us about his process of making each piece. You only get an hour and a half on each island the first half hour being the demonstrations/shop tour I could have easily spent a few hours on each island. Got some great souvenirs!
The Burano demonstration was very interesting--it's incredible to hear how much time and effort goes into each piece of lace! The highlight of Burano was walking through the town and seeing the brightly colored buildings--very picturesque!
A very relaxed day, wonderful guide and great shopping. Wish I could have stayed all day!
Very knowledgeable guide and 2 lovely islands to visit.
I met up with the guide at the Vittorio Emmanuel statue no problem and we took a boat with indoor and outdoor seating to Murano for a fascinating glass blowing demonstration. We got just under an hour to check out the town centre before we headed to Burano. We spent a few minutes hearing about the history of lace-making on the island and then had about an hour to check out the town. This was an unexpected treat and I think everyone in the group agreed. The coloured houses made for some great photos and there's nothing like walking those canals with a gelato.
We found the guide very knowledgeable and she made the tour very interesting. We wouldn't hesitate to book another through viator. It was very good value for money.