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Murano and Burano Tour with Glassblowing & Lace-Making Demonstration, from Venice

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a tour of the two picturesque islands of Murano and Burano on the Venetian Lagoon
  • Admire scenic views on the boat trip from Venice to the islands
  • Watch a glassblowing demonstrations in Murano as master artisans produce exquisite glasswork
  • Watch traditional lace-making in the fishing island of Burano and admire the brightly coloured houses
  • Enjoy the Murano and Burano tour with an expert and friendly guide in tow
  • Return transfers from Venice by boat are included in the package
  • Overview

    Get away from the hustle and bustle of Venice and escape to two picturesque islands that are home to artisans renowned for their craft, where traditional skills have been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. Enjoy a visit to Murano, famous for its glass-making tradition and watch glassblowers hard at work. Admire a huge collection of glass art before exploring the island on your own. Visit the picturesque island of Burano, known for its vibrantly coloured houses and its tradition of lace-making. Visit a building where women have been sewing lace for generations and examine beautiful lace samples on display!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    21 March to 29 October: Daily

    Duration

    4.5 hours

    Start time

    English - 8:15am, 2:30pm, 1:45pm, 1:00pm, German - 2:10pm

    Meeting Point

    At the statue of man on a horse at San Zaccaria vaporetto stop, in front of the lagoon.

    Ending Point

    At the dock in front of Hotel Gabrielli Sandwirth (near San Marco). Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

    Itinerary

    Meet the tour at the statue of man on a horse at San Zaccaria vaporetto stop, in front of the lagoon. It is advised that you reach the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance.

    The Island of Murano is a short boat trip from the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop in Venice. Admire the scenic views during the boat trip as your guide describes the sights you pass. At the beautiful island of Murano, known for its glassblowing tradition, watch a glassblower in action and admire the huge collection of glass art before strolling around the island. The story goes that the glassblowers of Murano were the only people in Europe who knew how to create mirrors and their skills were so valued that they were not allowed to leave Venice for threat of execution!

    Another lovely boat trip will take you to the island of Burano, a vibrant island famous for its coloured houses and its centuries old tradition of lace-making. Legend has it that fishermen painted their houses in bright colours to make them more distinguishable from a distance. Explore the streets of Burano and visit a building where women for generations have painstakingly stitched lace. Listen to informative commentary on the art of lace-making and then take the time to examine the beautiful lace samples on display.

    The tour ends in the evening at the dock in front of Hotel Gabrielli Sandwirth (near San Marco).

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Guided tour of Murano and Burano Islands
    • Boat trip to Murano and Burano

    Exclusions

    • Visit to Burano lace museum
    • Food and drinks
  • Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    The guests should be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour. If you arrive after departure then you cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

    Wheelchairs, pushchairs and strollers are not accommodated on this tour. Unfortunately, the tour is not suitable for people with mobility problems.

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
    • ...

      Joan kis, United States, 07/Jun/2018
    • Excellent

      I think this tour is a must do as you can see both islands at lesiure. We had Emmanuela as our guide. Her smile, enthusiasm and care surely made our trip even better. Definitely...

      BHAVESH GALA, United Kingdom, 25/Apr/2017
    • Need more time in Burano...

      ELENA CAMPS, , 23/Apr/2017