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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

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  • 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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The tour departs at 2:30pm (meet strictly at 2:15pm)
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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.

Reviews (853)
1 - 5 of 84 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great tour and the perfect amount of time

We really enjoyed this excursion on your trip in September 2018. I understand why some are saying you can just go on your own but we enjoyed learning about the history of the islands. Our guide was Alessandra who was informative and personable. She brought...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful Burano,. But don't bother with the tour jump on the Vaporetto & spend time on both islands in your own tim

Murano: Great to see the demonstration and the stunning glass in the show room. Informative and helpful staff. Burano: Beautiful island with lovely multi coloured houses 5*. The tour of lace making was disappointing. Demo lasted 5 mins if that and was more of a...More

1  Thank Carol B
CityWondersCS, SCC Team at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Carol B, Thank you for your comments and for sharing your experience. I am very sorry to hear that the visit to the Venetian Islands did not meet your tour expectations. As I can read in your feedback, the islands visit and taxi trip...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Mini Trip from Venice!

Murano and Burano are beautiful islands to see while you're in Venice. Our guide, Khristina, could not have been any nicer. She gave us lots of information about Venetian history, geography, and even let us ask her anything we wanted to. She had all the...More

1  Thank Jordan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sales pitch heavy

Guess we hadn't got the memo that both locations and the demonstrations were pre cursors to selling us their products. Whilst the artisans in Murano was amazing, the horse sculpture was incredible it lasted less than 15 minutes and then we had another 45 minutes...More

1  Thank Jane W
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Jane W, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. At City Wonders, we do appreciate client's feedback, as it does help us to keep improving the quality of our tours. I'm delighted to hear that the artisans in Murano...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Murano No, Burano Yes

This tour involves 1.5 hours of travel by boat, which was quite pleasant, due to our fellow travelers and the beautiful, sunny 70 degree weather. The glass demonstration took less than 10 minutes, and although interesting, it was not great. The Murano part of the...More

1  Thank Bill W
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bill W, Thank you for your review and feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the boat trip to the islands and the beautiful Burano. On the other hand, we are disappointed by the fact that the Murano and Burano demonstrations were...More

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Penny A
12 October 2018|
Response from asif786uk | Reviewed this property |
It’s take approx 4:30 mins so probably back around 6:15pm
Matt A
1 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.
Mary Ann W
13 September 2018|
Response from Matt A |
Hi. Where do we meet to start this tour.
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