- 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
- 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
United States of America, 09 2014
- The Chandelier hanging in the ...Photo by: GAIL E
- 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
- BuranoPhoto by: Rose J
USA, 05 2013
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.
Beautiful scenery, knowledgeable guide!
This was a great tour. Our guide Francesca was very knowledgeable and friendly. She made the tour a fun time. Everyone enjoyed it.
We had a great tour guide who made the tour very enjoyable! The boat ride plus the beautiful islands were wonderful. Murano and Burano are beautiful islands that must be seen!
Great experience. The guide, Alessandra, was very informative and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
It was an awesome experience, I highly recommend it. Our tour guide, Francesca was amazing, she told us about a variety of things and facts, from agriculture, to society and warfare, mostly about Venice, but there were bits of Italian history aswell. The two islands showed us two, almost completely different worlds, and our free time allowed us to explore both. We could peek into the makings of small masterpieces, glasses and lace. Murano was more exciting, but Burano with it's colorful world, compensated it just fine. If you want to experience Venice at it's best, you definitely have to include this trip. Money well spent!
Kristina was a great guide - very informative and fun! Everyone had a really great time. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that wants an overall quick-ish visits of Murano and Burano.
I loved this tour! Not only was this tour great to see the other islands, but was also very informative about Venice in general! Our tour guide was excellent and the islands were beautiful! I WANT TO MOVE TO BURANO! I was worried we would feel rushed, but I felt like with the free time allotted was enough. I could've used more because I am a wonderer, but all in all, it was a fantastic tour!
10/10, this was a great tour to go on especially if you have already been to Venice and want to see something different. The water taxi was very nice, the tour guide was amazing, she provided so much information about the islands, her knowledge was very impressive. It was amazing to see how they make the glass at Murano factory, all the staff were so friendly and helpful. A tad expensive but then you pay for what you get. The second trip was to Burano Island were they make the lace, the streets are so beautiful full of colour. The whole trip was approx. 4 hours long, great value for money. I would defiantly suggest this tour. Great Day out.
Both islands were fascinating. Our tour guide Alessandra was amazing. She was informative and friendly. After the tour, she went out of her way to help us get a table at a great seafood place nearby.
Very enjoyable ride to the Islands and guide was excellent with narrative going and coming.