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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

From US$44.10
  • 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 
Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice
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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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
We were warmed and entertained.

Our tour took us to the Murano Glass factory where we were entertained by several demonstrations. It was a truly terrible day with high winds and incessant squalls of rain and occasional hail. We had been some 20 years ago on 2 separate occasions. still...More

Thank kencoutts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Glass and Lace tour

Tour in a small group by watertaxi. On the the way to the islands the guide tells a lot of intresting facts about the history of Venice and the lagune. The glass factory is nice to visit. The gallery shop is beautiful, but you are...More

1  Thank MariskadP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Murano was interesting and Burano was beautiful

The tour was great value for money and our guide Christina was excellent; she was very helpful, spoke very good English, had a nice dry sense of humour which occasionally made us giggle and was very knowledgeable. The glass factory and demonstration were definitely worth...More

1  Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Tour, cool factory, but be careful prices are high

We were greeted by Michael, he was great, very knowledgeable. We got a nice tour of the factory... The workers did a great job.... We bought some glasses and some wine stoppers and pendants for necklaces... Be careful... The glasses were one of a kind,...More

6  Thank Dean K
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Dean K, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your guided tour experience with City Wonders. However, despite our satisfactory service, we're saddened to hear that you feel cheated out of your money by the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cold day but warm furnaces

Having arranged the trip on Viator, we were pleased that we found warmth on a bone chilling day with high winds. Glass blowing was well demonstrated but the push was on the sales rooms, which were museum like in content.

1  Thank Gayle H
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The Tour lasted 4,5 hours.
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