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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

Highlights
  • Visit both Murano and Burano islands in one half-day tour
  • Get insider look at the craft behind Murano glass and Burano lacework
  • This tour offers the best of both worlds: guided elements and free time 
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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice
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1:00pm Tour
The tour departs at 1:00pm (meet strictly at 12:45pm)
USD 41.61
1:45pm Tour
The tour departs at 1:45pm (meet strictly at 1:30pm)
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2:30pm Tour
The tour departs at 2:30pm (meet strictly at 2:15pm)
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Overview

The islands of Murano and Burano, with their artisan glass and lace workshops, are just a ferry ride from Venice, and visitors won’t want to miss either. On this tour, delve into the practice and history of two of Venice’s great artisan traditions by visiting glassblowers in Murano and traditional lace-making workshops in lesser-known Burano. Get an authentic look at Italian traditions that have lasted for centuries with a guide.

What to Expect

Meet your guide in central Venice for a short boat ride to Murano. Visit a local glassblower and watch the artisan at work, learning tricks of the trade, such as how minerals add color to glass sculptures. Afterward, take some time to explore the picturesque island of Murano and visit other workshops in the area.

Hop on board the boat for a ride to nearby Burano, home of traditional lace-making workshops. Listen as your guide tells you the history of Burano lace, and watch local craftswomen weave and stitch finely detailed lace in the local tradition. If you’d like, visit Burano Lace Museum and enjoy free time to explore the island and its local shops.

Finish your tour with transport back to the departure point.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Murano and Burano tour

The tour was great, watching the glass being made by a master glass blower was amazing. Seeing the coloured houses at Burano and lace work was also excellent. Had a great coffee on the foreshore and it was a lovely scenic tour through the Venice...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great guide and serendipitous events

Our guiide, Alessandra, from Lido, shared her knowledge on the boat ride from Venice to Murano to Burano and back to Venice. in addition to the expected hightlights (glass blowing demonstration, lace making demonstration), we had the good fortune to go past the oldest lacemaker...More

Thank jbansbach
Reviewed 3 days ago
Good value but not long enough

We choose to do the 5 hour, 2 island tour leaving around 9.30 am as thought that gave us more time to look around the islands but actually it still was not long enough. The tour of the glass blowing factory was interesting but we...More

1  Thank tracyc305
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Lovely trip

For €20 each tickets can be purchased from outside the Doge Palace. The trip was lovely - glassblowing in Murano and a look around the shops - lovely bar with tables overlooking the harbour, then on to Burano for lunch and a look around the...More

1  Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Best Experience!!

We were excited to see Murano and Burano, but what made the tour was our excellent and friendly guide, Elisa. She shared so many wonderful details with us and made it so personal, she cared about what interested us. Definitely worth the trip, and just...More

Thank Mia1786
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eggplant1104
17 June 2018|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
By the horse statue as instructed. A few meters from piazza San Marco.
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16 May 2018|
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These are all right/ correct answers. We chose the morning tour with meeting at 9.30AM. Comfortable boat and surprised our guide providing commentary. We had about 5 hours and the answers correctly state that we were on... More
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7 April 2018|
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The Tour lasted 4,5 hours.
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