- Half-day Murano and Burano shore excursion 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
- Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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With your guide, head straight to a glassblower's workshop for a behind-the-scenes look at a Murano glassmaker in action. You'll learn how finished glass is carefully prepared and made. Watch the silica sand turn to glass, discover how the bright colors (typical of Murano glass) are achieved and hear all about working as a glassblower in Murano! You'll have time to spend at leisure on Murano, a great opportunity to browse the workshop's impressive glass art collection.
Next, head to the neighboring island of Burano, where you'll be greeted by its vibrantly colored fishermen's houses. Just as Murano is famous for its glassmaking, Burano is famous for its lacemaking. Visit a local workplace to see the island's craftswomen at work. Burano lace is the finished product of a painstakingly precise textile craft. Your guide will talk about the history of the exquisite Venetian lace and explain how the handcrafted finery is sadly becoming a dying art.
Before your half-day trip comes to an end, you can visit the fascinating Burano Lace Museum (Museo del Muretto), or spend your time exploring the colorful little streets, taking photos or browsing the shops for a lace keepsake!
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Venice port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Reviewed by Elsa J, August 2012
I had a lovely time on this trip. In the end, I was the only person so I got one to one attention!
Reviewed by Mary Kay S, USA, October 2012
We were guaranteed we would get back to the ship before it sailed but the time was not right for the tour and we almost missed the ship. We had to jump on another boast that was returning from Burano the minute we got to the island. We never saw the island and the tour operator had never hear of the guarantee to get us to the next port if we miss your ship.