Private boat ride to the islands with enough time to explore on your own. Great choice!
This tour was very interesting. Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. We learned a lot.
What a great way to spend an afternoon in Venice. Our guide Manuela was well organised and incredibly knowledgeable about Venice and the surrounding islands. The sales pitch at Murano was not unexpected but the staff were charming so all good. Burano is a feast for the eyes and an excellent tourist alternative from the main island. This tour is a comfortable, stress-free way to explore the islands for first time visitors.
Very good tour. It was easy to find the starting point of the tour. There is a statue of a man on a horse, on the lagoon side of the Doge's palace. We met our particular tour there. The boat we went on from Venice was beautiful and well-piloted, and our guide Christina did not let us get bored on the ride she showed us the landmarks we passed, told us the history and some interesting stories. The glass factory on Murano Island was amazing, and the store was worth seeing - we did not feel pressured to buy anything. We had enough time to walk around the Island. The same was the case on Burano Island, which is famous for its lace. It is a picturesque tour, and it is very relaxing and fun. Christina also told what food and drinks to try in Venice, and told us how we could go to the Lido beach near Venice the next day, which we did.
Great tour to the islands. A guide who made the boat journey entertaining with her stories about each island. The islands didn't disappoint, beautiful.
Not only was the tour beautiful, the guide was fantastic. Christina was very friendly and informative - an expert with the best personality for this job. It was a great perspective to see Venice as a coastal town. This tour is a must! You haven't experienced Venice unless you have seen these islands. The shopping is also wonderful. Excellent tour!
The tour gave me and my family the opportunity to experience a different style of living in the lagoon. We watched a master glass maker show off his skills and a woman lace maker intricately sew patterns while learning about the history of the craft. The tour guide was accommodating and friendly!
Joseph Urso Israel
The tour guide, Manuella, was very interesting. During the boat ride out to the islands she told us much history of the areas we were passing. On the Island of Murano we went to the New Murano Gallery and glassmaking shop. It was very hot so the glassmaking demonstration was short and we had some time in the gift shop. It would have been better if we had an extra hour to visit some of the other shops on the island. The same with the Borano Island. An extra hour of shopping/sightseeing would have been welcome. All in all, it was a very worthwhile tour!
Great trip! Claire was very informative and interacted with everyone on the tour. Very knowledgable and entertaining in her presentation.
The tour was fantastic. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and life of Venitians as well and we learned quite a bit about Venice on the way to and from the islands as well as learning about the unique history of these two very special places.
Wonderful! Glass blowing and gallery were incredible. The guide was fabulous. Wish we could have walked around to have shopped in Murano. Burano was so quaint and colorful. Plenty of time for browsing.
We had a terrific tour with Allesandra as our guide. She was knowledgeable and very helpful throughout the trip without being overbearing. I had a fall as I returned to the boat and she took the time to get ice for my hurt knee and brought me ice while we were in port to minimize further discomfort.
I highly recommend this tour and Allesandra although i didn't need to spend so much time at a high end glass factory as our first stop. perhaps a demonstration at a more moderate location would have appealed to more travelers and made shopping a bit easier.
Lovely relaxing motorboat ride to Murano and Burano. In Murano you get to see a glassblowing demonstration and tour the gift shop. Free time is also allotted to stroll through the picturesque city. In Burano you see a lace-making demonstration by hand and then get free time to meander through this quaint fishing village with its brightly colored houses.....a photograph's dream.
Our guide Christina was lovely and knowledgeable. Murano and Burano are beautiful, highly recommend to join this tour!
The trip was good, what made it much better and excellent was the tour rep from city finders ... She was a local and has been for nearly 40 years!! Spoke very good English
Our guide Alessandra made this a great afternoon. She was very professional and knowledgeable, only too happy to give explanations and advice. We visited a glass factory in Murano and watched very clever glass blowing. There was free time for some shopping. We would have liked a bit more time in beautiful Burano, with its many quaint shops. An enjoyable experience.
Excellent and well worth the trip. For those who get seasick/need the loo, don't worry, there is no problem with either of those things. The journey between the islands is very smooth. The tour guide also speaks very good English. I recommend to take a couple of bottles of water for the way there / and back in the boat, also, some change incase you need the toilets - I remember the Burano loo costing 1 Euro. Apart from that it's well worth the visit!
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