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Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Water Taxi

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Cruise the Venetian Lagoon by private water taxi and meet the artisans keeping Venice’s traditional crafts alive. You’ll see demonstrations of traditional glassblowing on the island of Murano, and traditional lacemaking on Burano. The tour includes discounts on souvenirs from both demonstration workshops. Both islands have plenty to see, and you’ll have ample time to explore.
  • 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
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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Departure Point
Riva degli Schiavoni, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
Return Details
Hotel Gabrielli, Riva degli Schiavoni, 4110, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Group of 25 max
  • Transport by a luxurious water taxi
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Isola di Murano
  • Entry/Admission - Isola di Burano
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This trip was both enjoyable and informative. I would recommend it to travellers taking a break from the chaos of Venice.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enrico was a fantastic tour guide, he told us interesting facts about the islands (not just Murano and Burano) as we travelled around the lagoon. The glass blowing and lace demonstrations were also a great insight. I would recommend doing this tour on the first...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic way to see Murano and Burano. Alessandra made us feel welcome from the moment we met her at the meeting point. Her knowledge of Venice and the Islands was amazing and her easy way of story telling made the trip really enjoyable. Hearing the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank FechnerAdventures
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour had 25 people on it. We went to a glass factory (New Murano Gallery) the tour interesting, you are taken by boat to a factory, learn about the process and watch the skilled craftsmen make a piece of glass. There is little time...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Jody C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Manuella was an incredible guide for the trip. The meeting point was really easy to find and the guide was incredibly well informed on the area and surrounding islands. She was able to give us insightful information during all of the boat trips to and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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16 September 2019|
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Response from rwoollacott | Reviewed this property |
Its just about 5 hours. One has to say about incase one of the party is late returning.
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9 September 2019|
Response from Carolread | Reviewed this property |
We booked before we left. Easy to do. Good price for the trip. So don’t know how easy to do whilst there, sorry.
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