Venice, Italy

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Time5 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Voyage across the Venetian Lagoon to the artisan islands of Murano and Burano on a 5-hour tour. In lovely Murano, visit the 12th-century San Donato Church and watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing techniques at a local workshop. After free time to explore and shop for glass treasures, hop back in the boat for the short trip to Burano. Explore the island on a guided walking tour and visit a factory to see how delicate Venetian lace has been made for centuries.
  • 5-hour day trip to the artisan islands of Murano and Burano from Venice
  • Cruise across the Venetian Lagoon in a motorboat
  • Stroll through the picturesque island of Murano and visit a 12th-century church
  • Watch a live glassblowing demonstration at a local workshop
  • Learn about traditional Venetian lace-making methods in Burano
  • Enjoy free time to dine and shop for unique souvenirs

Reviews

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S
, Sep 2018

Very cool tour! Great value and nice tour guide!

W
, Jul 2018

Tour was 5 hours long but it went by VERY fast. The visit to both Murano and Burano was one of the highlights to my trip. I wish we had a little more time to walk around Murano on our own. They also said they would provide champagne and non-alcohol drinks for kids. They served the champagne which was nice, but our kids got NOTHING. not even water. so They sort of thirsted on the boat. Otherwise, the kids were fascinated by the glass blowing demonstration.

A
, Jun 2018

This was a good excursion but not great because Raquela, the tour guide, was disengaged and distracted. She seemed to be going through the motions and unconcerned about the people on the tour. The glassblowing demonstration in Murano, however, was enjoyable and very impressive, and the merchandise was diverse and of high quality. On the other hand, the trip to Burano was rushed. There was only about 45 minutes for lunch and the visit to the lace store was perfunctory. It would have been better if we had visited these locations on our own.

A
, May 2018

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!

J
, May 2018

I really enjoyed this tour. I wanted to see both islands in Venice without having to stress about how to get there. The boat was really nice and luxurious. Our tour guide, Racquel, was very friendly and informative. It was a great way to spend the afternoon. I would have loved to have had more time to explore but it was a great half day tour. I will say that the lace demonstration isn't really a demonstration. Its just a really short explanation.

L
, Apr 2018

We had a good day visiting the glass blowing business on Murano. The process was fascinating and the Master was very talented. The hard sell by the staff in the shop was quite uncomfortable and frustrating. The walk through Burano to the lace shop not a laboratory was lovely. The lace factory consisted of a lady sitting on a chair in the middle of a shop sewing some thread....and again pushy sales assistants. The boat ride was the highlight with information provided about the islands away from the main tourist districts.

A
, Apr 2018

Great to see something of the other islands. my only criticism would be that a bit of free time on murano wouldve been nice.

K
, Apr 2018

Murano trip was good and informative however, Burano was wast of time.

B
, Mar 2018

This is a great way to see the two small islands and get a feel for their history. The Murano part was fully guided - it felt like we could have spent less time in the glass factory after the demo but it was fine. In Burano there was time to go off on your own which I appreciated. The guide was excellent and well informed!

W
, Feb 2018

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.


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