- 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.
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.
Monica was fun and really cared about the tour group. She went out of her way to make us comfortable and to entertain us. She even helped me with my Italian language lessons. She was fabulous! Would tour with her again!
We enjoyed the tour guide and both tours!
The meeting point and tour guide were easily located. She was lovely and knowledgeable.
This was another tour I was grateful allowed solo travellers to take part in. Murano was very interesting and it was cool to see the process of the glass blowing and hear some of the history behind it. It was interesting to note that although many stores in Venice claim to sell Murano glass, it was not real Murano glass. The factory's showroom was lovely - full of beautiful art albeit a little pricey. There are some other shops outside of the factory though that were even cheaper than in Venice, although I know it was not the Murano glass I was buying, I was still happy with purchases there.
Burano was an unexpected highlight. The houses were beautifully coloured and it was nice to meander through the less busy streets and enjoy the feel of Venice and see the scenery. There was a short, but interesting explanation about the dying art of Burano lace, which was more intricate and complex than I expected.
This was a nice way to spend the afternoon and see more than just the main cluster of islands that is Venice.
Chiara was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide! Our family, with two children, 9 and 12, thoroughly enjoyed this tour. There is time after glass and lace presentations to walk around the islands and grab a bite to eat on Burano with all the history provided during the water taxi rides. Thank you!
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.