Meet your guide near St. Mark's Square in central Venice and climb into a luxurious motorboat with the rest of your small group of no more than 8 people. Enjoy the scenery as you ride along the water through the Venice lagoon.
Head first for the island of Burano, known for its brightly-colored houses. Burano is historically a fishing village, though today much of its economy is tourism, and the colorful houses are said to have helped guide fishermen to their homes. The island has also been a center of lace making for centuries, and many of the around 3,000 residents still make the intricate designs by hand. Enjoy some free time to explore Burano at your leisure, perhaps browsing in the lace shops or visiting the lace museum.
Continue on to Murano, an island of around 4,500 residents that's quite close to central Venice and has long been internationally famous for glass making. Learn how Venice's glass makers were moved to Murano in 1291 to keep the incidence of fires down. Visit a glass factory to see a glass blowing demonstration before browsing the shop.
At the conclusion of your Murano visit, you'll be returned to the city center of Venice.