• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Excursion to Murano and Burano Including a Glass Factory and a Lace Laboratory

Burano

Customer Reviews

Amy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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!

Ashley D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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.

Wendy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

JanetGP United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

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.

LINFREEMAN

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour and tour guide. We loved getting away from Venice for a day. I could live in Burano!

philip G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great guide and excellent tour on both islands

Sharon R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

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!

oliver f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

amazing.... it was all worth it. I loved the glass factory experience

Chris L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

excellent

strategicview

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

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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