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!
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!
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.
just as described.
our guide, Francesca is wonderful and knowledgeable.
enjoyed the tour very much.
We really enjoyed this experience. Although you can purchase your own boat ticket to Murano and Burano definitely take this tour instead. The price is comparable and you get the extra value of a super informative tour guide at least if you have Francesca as we did. She taught us so much about Venice and all the islands. And while on Murano we got to see an awesome glass maker at work and you can take all the pictures you want while he's working. And the island of Burano is so unique in site and very quaint to walk around. We felt we had ample time to ourselves to explore and purchase anything we wanted on each island. This tour was great and just the right length.
We LOVED this tour! Going to the two islands is a MUST to experience the culture and trades that are unfortunately fading away. Our tour guide, Alessandra, was so great.
This is definitely worth doing. We had a very informative, good guide. The Island of Burano is fabulous and should not be missed!
I haven't had such a great tour like this before. They give you the tour but also time to spend in the islands and to do what you want before going back. The tour guide was also very friendly and could answer any question related to Venice.
Great tour guide - very informative. The town of Burano is worth seeing.
Loved both locations. Glass maker was awesome! Boat ride was interesting.