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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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Isola di Murano
Isola di Pellestrina
Museo del Merletto
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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.

  • 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 
  • Hassle-free, round-trip transportation by luxurious water taxi
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Must Vist.

This tour takes approx 4hrs 30 minutes where they will take you to the different islands to visit. The glass island (Murano) is a great tour. You get to see how the glass is made. Although they only give you about 45 mins per island...More

1  Thank asif786uk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Missed the Boat

Literally missed the boat. First time taking waterbus from Croce to St Mark's, boat got behind on schedule, I tried calling the vendor, but no one answered the helpline, missed boat by 10 minutes - *sigh*. There were plenty of other things to do in...More

Thank Diana P
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Diana P, Thank you very much for posting a review. At City Wonders, we do really appreciate customer's feedback, as it helps us to improve, so that we can provide our clients with a better experience. I'm very sorry to hear that you missed...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Great Tour !!!

Guide was brilliant, Murano Glass tour was magnificent. Amazing to see the skill of Glass Master and glasses itself were stunning but pricey ;) (I'm not rich I guess). Burano with those colorful houses looks breathtaking. Our guide recommended to have Gelato & Cookies as...More

Thank Suv_Hash
Reviewed 1 week ago
Brief and Worthwhile - First Time International Traveler

OVERALL THOUGHTS: It was shorter than I would have liked and the sales were a bit aggressive but my guide was great, the sights were very worth seeing, and it was very convenient and friendly to people who don't have a lot of experience traveling...More

5  Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Yes - take this tour

The meeting place was not particularly obvious - after you pass over the bridge, double back to your left & follow along the buildings to the waterfront to where several boats will be waiting. The trip was great - and was every bit what they...More

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September 6, 2018|
Response from Travelmom723 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure you can as long as you have transportation to Torcello from Burano and the guide knows not to wait for you.
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