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Murano & Burano Venetian Islands Tour by Private Water Taxi

by City Wonders
per adult Price is CA $52
Duration: 5h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Ancient Venetian traditions of glassblowing & lace-making

  • Water taxi ride across lagoon to isles of Murano & Burano

  • Live demonstration by skilled glassblowers at Murano gallery

  • Rainbow-hued homes of Burano, an idyllic fishing village

  • Legends & traditions of lacemaking at Museo del Merletto

Highlights

  • Ancient Venetian traditions of glassblowing & lace-making

  • Water taxi ride across lagoon to isles of Murano & Burano

  • Live demonstration by skilled glassblowers at Murano gallery

  • Rainbow-hued homes of Burano, an idyllic fishing village

  • Legends & traditions of lacemaking at Museo del Merletto

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1:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 5h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is CA $51.46, taxes included

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1:45 PM, Tour in English

Duration 5h

Live Commentary in English.

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8:15 AM, Tour in English

Duration 5h

Live Commentary in English.

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Murano & Burano Venetian Islands Tour by Private Water Taxi

Activity Location

Murano

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele Riva degli Schiavoni

    Venice 30100


Description

Built on top of a lagoon and criss-crossed by canals, water is the heart and soul of Venice. Hop on a boat to motor away from the main city and experience the frozen-in-time charms of Murano and Burano. Discover the ancient traditions of glass-blowing and lace-making as you tour these tranquil islets.

Meet your guide in central Venice and hop onto a private water taxi to cruise across the lagoon to Murano, looking back at the bridges and palazzos of the city. Listen to your guide describe the history of Murano, where the secrets of glass-blowing and mirror-making have been kept since the Middle Ages. Step out of the boat at a glassblowing workshop, where you can watch artisans spinning and shaping fiery orbs of molten glass to craft shimmering works of art.

Browse the gallery and shop for discounted souvenirs if you'd like, and then get back in the boat to putter over to Burano. Colourful clusters of vibrantly hued homes line the rainbow waterways in this sweet fishing village. Check out the tilted campanile of the Church of San Martino, and hear legends and facts about the island's famous lace-making heritage. Follow your guide down cobblestone lanes where women sit stitching delicate designs, and delve more into this age-old art—passed down through generations and preserved as a true remnant of the past—at the lovely Museo del Merletto. Before heading back to town, enjoy some free time to continue touring the island on your own.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Murano and Burano

  • Glassblowing demonstration on Murano

  • Roundtrip water taxi ride to and from central Venice

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Headset for tour commentary

  • Special discount on purchases at glass factory


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Food/Drink

  • Service


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 25 people.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Murano & Burano Venetian Islands Tour by Private Water Taxi ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5

4/5 Oct. 10, 2019

The tour was quite interesting and Cristina, the toir guide provided lots ofi nteresting information to and from tje island. The glass blowing demo was very interesting, so was the gallery, but there was no time left to see the town. The lace stitching operation in Burano was resricted to audio, as only a few people in front could see it. The town was most picturesque and invited picture taking, but I could not find the most photographed building that is featured in pamphlets and on the ontsrnet. Maybe the guide shoild have pointed it out in the intro.

5/5 Oct. 7, 2019

It was a good tour. I don’t think it’s necessary that we had to go to lace demonstration so we can have more time to walk around .

5/5 Oct. 5, 2019

Both islands and the boatway were all beautiful, and especailly our guide Francesca A was a very special person with deep historical and daily life knowledge, funny and exciting way of expressing the detailed information on many very interesitng issues you would prefer to know in Venice.