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Overview

Spend a half-day exploring the beautiful islands of the Venetian lagoon on this 4-hour small-group boat tour of Murano and Burano. Learn about Murano's history of glass blowing and Burano's traditional lace making. See the colorful houses of Burano. Pick up and drop off from central Venice.
  • 4-hour small-group tour of Burano and Murano by boat from Venice
  • Enjoy round-trip transfers by luxury motorboat
  • Explore the colorful island of Burano at your leisure
  • Visit a glass factory on Murano for a glass blowing demonstration
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.

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J
, Sep 2018

Spending a few hours seeing these two islands is perfect - and our tour guide was efficient and informative - as usual for a Viator tour - very cost effective too!

D
, Jun 2018

This tour was the highlight of our trip to Venice. Our guide Kristina was lovely and personable it felt more like being shown around the islands by a friend rather than a hired guide. The boat ride was beautiful, the islands were lovely, and we were given just the right balance of structured tour and free time. We did see a glass-making demonstration, however there was no pressure to make a purchase afterwards. Likewise with the lace on Burano Island we could indulge or not. Our choice. We had ample time to wander about the islands main corridors instead if we wished. Even if you are on a bit of a budget, splurge on this tour. Enjoy!

a
, May 2017

CP, our guide, was great, as was the entire experience. Thank you


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