• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Venice is famous for its UNESCO-listed lagoon, but the city’s islands are also renowned for their handicrafts. This 5-hour cruise by private boat stops at Murano Island to watch a thrilling glass-blowing demonstration and Burano Island to visit a lace-making factory.

Highlights

  • 5-hour cruise to Murano Island and Burano Island
  • Admire views of San Giorgio, Certosa, and Sant Erasmo islands as you cruise around the Venice Lagoon
  • Learn how Murano glass is made during a glass-blowing demonstration
  • Visit a lace-making factory on Burano Island
  • Private transport ensures a personalised experience

What You Can Expect

Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano Lace Laboratory

Murano art work

Meet your private guide in San Marco Square in time for a 9.30am departure and head to the pier to board your private boat. Set sail around the UNESCO-listed Venice Lagoon and admire the views as you glide past San Giorgio island, Certosa island, and Sant Erasmo island.

Arrive at Murano Island and jump off for a walking tour of the tranquil island, pausing to admire the 12th-century Church of Santi Maria e Donato. Then, discover the island’s claim to fame – Murano glass – as you visit a glass factory, enjoy a traditional glass-blowing demonstration, and perhaps purchase some exquisite hand-made souvenirs.

Back on the boat, it’s a short cruise to Burano Island, where the multi-colored houses and picturesque fishing port make for some striking photo opportunities. After taking in the scenery, pay a visit to a lace factory to discover the island’s rich lace-making heritage.

After returning to the mainland, your tour ends back in San Marco Square.

Customer Reviews

Mark K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our guide was amazing and we loved visiting both islands. Having the small boat 30 footer to ride to each of the islands made it feel personable. The glass factory was amazing with what they could do/make. We loved this tour and would take it again. Worth every penny

Ulrike Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This is both, an informative and relaxing trip. The 'glass experience' on Murano was very interesting and there is also time to explore both islands with a most impressive church on Murano. The islands aside - there are plenty of insights into life in Venice and beyond. Time and money well spent!

kay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We really enjoyed the boat ride and glass-making at Burano. Murano was beautiful as well and we had a very nice lunch there. Wish we had a bit more time in Murano to explore the island...

Harry P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We met our guide near St. Mark's Square in Venice. She collected the group together and rode by boat to Murano island. We entered a small glass factory and had a very good demonstration of item manufacturing. There were many different kinds of glass items there for sale. We had a brief tour of Murano and saw the seventh-century Church of Santa Maria e San Donato. We took the boat to Burano where we went to a small lace store. We saw a demonstration of lace making and had an opportunity to purchase different kinds of lace including table cloths and napkins, table runners, etc. After some free time we boarded the boat and returned to St. Mark's Square. It was a very good tour.

Peter M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our small group tour we were lucky to have fantastic weather. Our tour guide was knowledgable and such a lovely lady.

Andres S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our tour guide Virginia was amazing----very knowledgeable and personable.. We enjoyed watching the master glassblower in Murano and Burano was colorful and picturesque. We only wish we could have spent more time in both places.

lauries

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Loved the smaller group size and the artistry was amazing. Also liked that we had some free time to wander and explore.

ellen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

John Luc was the best tour guy, taking us to Murano and Burano on a private boat - meeting the glass blowers and lace makers, a lovely tradition. What a great day.

ROBERT B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The tour guide was very informative and friendly. The tour was most comprehensive especially the glass factory. Plenty of free time to wander.

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I consider this tour of Murano and Burano to be the highlight of our visit to Venice. It was a foggy day but a wonderful experience that was topped off by our guide Giovanni. SO much great insight, and his hosting of a traditional Venetion meal in a Burano ristorante was fabulous.
Thanks, Giovanni!

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