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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

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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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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.

Reviews (866)
1 - 5 of 91 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nightmare at glass factory.

Careful they can be very mean if you do not purchase the glassware. Your free ride there can turn in to a nightmare when they wont give you a ride back. Pretty nasty if your cruise ship leaves without you.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank geezepeeze
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello geezepeeze, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We're surprised to hear such feedback, as our Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lacemaking does give clients a round-trip transportation by water taxi, and we haven't encountered any similar complain related to...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Beautiful Despite the Poor Weather

Booked this private tour following a seven day cruise out of Venice because we wanted to see some of the other islands. It was the day of the Venice Marathon and flooding had already started so we had a little difficulty finding our guide, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Turkasaur
Reviewed 5 November 2018
Not enough time at either place. Do it yourself.

Spent more time on the very crowded boat than at either Murano or Burano. It was a nice boat ride but would have been a lot cheaper to take a waterbus from Venice and then we could have spent as much time as we wanted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nowzer
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Dear nowzer, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor about our Murano and Burano tour. We are very disappointed to hear that this tour did not meet your expectations and that you felt rushed during the visits as it was not...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Recommend you do this yourself.

Definitely worth a visit, recommend you go yourself by water bus to give yourself as much time as you like. A guide would be good if you want more information but we just enjoyed the island ourselves rather than paid for a tour. Definitely shop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank MattH5858
Reviewed 26 October 2018
Murano Glass

We were really looking forward to this trip and did enjoy visiting the islands of Murano and Burano. It was fun to see the glass making; however, we ended up feeling like this was way too touristy and wished that we had just taken the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Krystal N
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It’s take approx 4:30 mins so probably back around 6:15pm
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2 October 2018|
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Response from kencoutts | Reviewed this property |
The above comments are correct. We met just over the Bridge of Sighs.
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Hi. Where do we meet to start this tour.
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