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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

  • 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 
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)
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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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Contracts with firms, try to squeeze money out of their customers

Elisa was really nice, fun and helpful BUT at the end we felt quite fooled. I guess City Wonders has contracts with manufacturers in Murano and Burano. Along with a lot of the other people on the tour we bought some pricey pillow cases that...More

Thank LisaSdt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
New Murano Gallery, Burano

We had the best Tour ever with Chiara, who was brillant! We had Perfect Information in the boat trip to Murano, a fascinating demonstration at the New Murano Gallery, the Glass Factory. The shop was amazing. We will Be back! Burano is enchanting. We can...More

Thank Christina K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This tour was so fun as well as educational and interesting! Hazel was our tour guide and she was full of information. Beautiful glass making and lace making, Burano was especially beautiful with all the colorful houses! Would highly recommend!

1  Thank Naomi W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this tour as not to waste a day and it resulted in the best desicion I took. Our tour leader, Christina was excellent, very well informed and helpful. The toour was very interesting and a good value for money. Well done and highly recommended.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Glass & Lace

I’m not usually a tour type of person, but I had one day left in Venice and wanted to have my friends and husband experience glass blowing. Monica was our guide. She was prompt at the pick up point. The group assembled and we left...More

Thank 63kathyl
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16 June 2018|
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Response from linsheridan | Reviewed this property |
By the horse statue on the boardwalk , by the San Zacharia vaporetto stop.
Kylie G
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
Peter K
6 April 2018|
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The Tour lasted 4,5 hours.
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