Murano and Burano Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

  • DRIVING TOUR – 4h

Murano and Burano are small islands of the Venetian lagoon famous all over the world for a very unique product, the glass. Murano’s reputation as a center for glassmaking was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and the destruction of the city’s mostly wooden buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291. 

Enjoy an excursion into the Venetian lagoon to escape the crowds of Venice to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Venetian lagoon  by water taxi and English speaking guide (on request)

We’ll start our Private Murano & Burano Boat Tour itinerary with p transfer to  Burano, one of the most picturesque of the Venetian lagoon. Famous for its lace-making industry, this charming and colorful fishing village has its streets and canals lined by pastel colored houses. If you’re interested, as part of this excursion, our guide (on request) can take you to visit the lace museum, where you can see splendid artifacts made by the local women over the centuries.

After a pleasant stroll around the Island of Burano, we’ll make our way to Murano which is the most famous of the Venetian Islands, thanks to the world known “Murano Glass”, produced here. The people of Venice have been making crystal and glass since the 10th Century, when the Venetian merchants brought back the secrets of production from the East.

As part of our Private Venice Murano & Burano Island Boat Tours at Murano, you’ll visit a selected glass-factory. You’ll see a demonstration of glass-blowing as well as visit the factory’s showroom full of beautiful glassware that exemplify the high quality of glass produced on the Island. You can also decide to visit the Murano Glass Museum directly with your guide on the day of the tour.

tour ends with transfer back to Venice by boat and guide (on request) .

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Duration: 4 hr

 Meeting point: at your hotel in St Marks area (transfers from other areas on request with supplement)

Entrance: glass museum

Highlights: Murano, Burano, Glass factory

Payment: swift payment or paypal in advance (+4%)

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This tour can be combined with …..

35’ Gondola ride

35’ Gondola Serenade Tour

Islands Tour or Grand Canal boat tour

..and more customized options.

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Need more? Ask us!

 

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Private water taxi round trip to Murano & Burano

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Admission into churches or museums
  • Transfers from other areas on request with supplement
  • Licensed local guide

 

PRICES (per group)

1 to 3 persons
550
4 to 6 persons
600
7 to 8 persons
650