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Murano & Burano Venetian Islands Tour by Private Boat

By City Wonders
Price was undefined, price is now $47
Free cancellation available
5h
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Highlights

  • Ancient Venetian traditions of glassblowing & lace-making

  • Private boat 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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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Murano and Burano

  • What's included

    Glassblowing demonstration on Murano

  • What's included

    Roundtrip private boat ride to and from central Venice

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English or Italian (depending on option selected)

  • What's included

    Special discount on purchases at glass factory

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • What's excluded

    Food/Beverage

  • What's excluded

    Gratuities

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Personal safety equipment

Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 20 people.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • For safety reasons, all customers will need to bring their own mask to the meeting point.

  • Note that the minimum group size required for this tour is 3 people.

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

What you can expect

Built on top of a lagoon and crisscrossed 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 boat 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. Colorful 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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Murano

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele Riva degli Schiavoni
  • Venice 30100
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