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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 
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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice
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Overview

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 (865)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful Despite the Poor Weather

Booked this private tour following a seven day cruise out of Venice because we wanted to see some of the other islands. It was the day of the Venice Marathon and flooding had already started so we had a little difficulty finding our guide, but...More

1  Thank Turkasaur
Reviewed 1 week ago
Not enough time at either place. Do it yourself.

Spent more time on the very crowded boat than at either Murano or Burano. It was a nice boat ride but would have been a lot cheaper to take a waterbus from Venice and then we could have spent as much time as we wanted...More

Thank nowzer
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear nowzer, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor about our Murano and Burano tour. We are very disappointed to hear that this tour did not meet your expectations and that you felt rushed during the visits as it was not...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Recommend you do this yourself.

Definitely worth a visit, recommend you go yourself by water bus to give yourself as much time as you like. A guide would be good if you want more information but we just enjoyed the island ourselves rather than paid for a tour. Definitely shop...More

4  Thank MattH5858
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Murano Glass

We were really looking forward to this trip and did enjoy visiting the islands of Murano and Burano. It was fun to see the glass making; however, we ended up feeling like this was way too touristy and wished that we had just taken the...More

1  Thank Krystal N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A big disappointment and a waste of our money!

We booked 2 City Wonders tours (Capri and Murano and Burano). The Capri tour was very good, but I can't say the same for this one. Instead of the promised 25 people maximum, we had 36 plus. The CW website says a maximum of 25...More

2  Thank E1722
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear E1722, Thank you for your review about City Wonders. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Capri tour. On the other hand, I apologize if the Murano Burano one did not meet your expectations. I would like to stress that we respect...More

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Penny A
October 12, 2018|
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Response from asif786uk | Reviewed this property |
It’s take approx 4:30 mins so probably back around 6:15pm
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Matt A
October 1, 2018|
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Response from kencoutts | Reviewed this property |
The above comments are correct. We met just over the Bridge of Sighs.
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Mary Ann W
September 12, 2018|
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Response from Matt A |
Hi. Where do we meet to start this tour.
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