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This was a calm and relaxing afternoon away from the tourist hustle and bustle of Venice! The group was only 11 people, much smaller than other, larger boats we saw at the same locations. We had plenty of time to explore Burano, and the glass factory in Murano was very cool. In both spots, there was a selling element, but that didn't bother me. We loved our guide, Rachele. Our information from Viator gave us the incorrect arrival time, but she was kind enough to call us and make sure we were on our way and get us on the boat. She was also highly educated in Venetian history, had an answer to every question, and taught us about the current politics in Venice which was very cool. The gelato we had in Burano was the best we had on our 10 day trip in Italy!
Great to see something of the other islands. my only criticism would be that a bit of free time on murano wouldve been nice.
Enjoyed seeing other unique islands of Italy. The glass blowing was amazing and the lace was incredible. Taking photos of the bright houses of Burano was a highlight. Our guide was helpful and we had free time on both islands.
JanetGP United States of ...
Another great tour in Italy! There were only 8 of us - including our guide so we were on a much smaller boat then the one pictured. Being boat lovers, we truly enjoyed the boat ride through the lagoon. First stop was Murano, where we walked around the town and what a lovely town it is! We stopped in at the local glass factory and saw the artisans at work and samples of their work. We were given the opportunity to make purchases after the tour - we suggest that you purchase items at the local shops as they are less expensive. One of the items we bought was a bracelet with glass beads that we saw later at another shop for half the price - and the bracelet broke the first time I wore it. Now taking it to a local jeweler to have it repaired - so that added to the cost. Burano is a lovely picturesque island. Our visit to the Lace Laboratory was just okay - it was basically a shop. They did show us how the small pieces were hand made and was very interesting but then we went upstairs where it was very hot so that they could show us some expensive table cloths, napkins and runners, which we were not interested in so we waited outside for the rest of our group. Then off to lunch on Burano. The cost was not included, but we all decided to enjoy the meal together at only 25 euros each. Our guide had pre-arranged a menu of seafood or pasta for those that did not eat seafood, a spritz and lots of Prosecco - a very traditional and delicious Venetian meal. The tour was great as was our guide and the other guests.
Great tour and tour guide. We loved getting away from Venice for a day. I could live in Burano!
Great guide and excellent tour on both islands
Virginia, our guide was wonderful! In addition to telling us about the glass-blowing and lace making and the history of these 2 islands, she gave us so much useful information about Venice and Venician history! Watching the glass being formed and seeing items created before our eyes was especially educational. Seeing the beautiful island of Burrano was a real treat! Don't miss it! Viator is the best!
amazing.... it was all worth it. I loved the glass factory experience
Great well run tour with informative guide. Could have used more time in Burano, but the time I had, cost me a fortune. Glass factory tour was great.
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