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Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat provided by City Wonders

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Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Riva degli Schiavoni
    Riva degli Schiavoni, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
    At the statue of a man (Vittorio Emanuele II) on a horse in Riva degli Schiavoni (San Zaccaria vaporetto stop), in front of the lagoon.
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    Isola di Murano
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Isola di Burano
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Hotel Gabrielli
    Riva degli Schiavoni, 4110, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
    In front of Hotel Gabrielli Sandwirth (near San Marco).
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Highlights
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Riva degli Schiavoni, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
5h
Return Details
Hotel Gabrielli, Riva degli Schiavoni, 4110, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
Inclusions
  • Group of 20 max
  • Transport by a private boat
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Isola di Murano
  • Entry/Admission - Isola di Burano
Exclusions
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Travellers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Abby S wrote a review 7 Oct
Evanston, Illinois6 contributions1 helpful vote
Francesca A. was a great guide. She spoke English clearly and with great specificity. We enjoyed the small group (just 3 of us), and the private boat ride was a really relaxing way to explore.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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ECT wrote a review Sep 2020
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Tour was wonderful and timely. Francesca A. was my tour guide and she made the experience all the better. Francesca A. was extremely knowledgeable (helped that she was born and raised in Venice) and had TONS of one-off facts about life (current and historic) on the islands. She
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Date of experience: September 2020
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The Tea Traveller wrote a review Sep 2020
22 contributions5 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed the private boat tour to Murano & Burano. Christina our guide was great. Much quicker than public ferry and knowledgeable guide along the way. The group respected social distancing and felt safe at all times.
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Myles P wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Excellent Tour - Alessandra was very informative as a tour guide. I really enjoyed seeing the glass being made on Murano Island
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Date of experience: September 2020
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invisiblemountain wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom27 contributions
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Can't recommend this tour highly enough. With Alessandra as a captivating and knowledgeable guide, felt like having a local relative spending the day with us to share the secrets. We did the half day tour to Murano and Burano, and this included 3 fabulous trips on luxurious boat
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Maps512261
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Venice - Murano. Burano
Kristina was a knowledgeable and pleasant guide. She provided great insight into early Venetian life as well as the
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louismckee
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Brilliant tour
Every part of the tour was timed well, very well informed and interesting. The price was excellent and the guide we
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Bribribriber
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I love it
I love this tour and tge tour guide I folloeed. Sge was amazibg abd knoledgeble. She knows ecerything and i could s
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Geekguy1
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Much to Like
This was our first time using City Wonders and we were generally very pleased with the results, the main problem be
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Passenger43962353944
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Best of Venice & Doges Palace
This is a great tour. Our tour guide Elena made this so interesting, as well as providing a light touch now and t
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Anon_ArcticFox
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Fab day out
We were greeted by the lovely Alessandra who was our guide throughout the day. Being a smaller more intimate group
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leonie6992
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Interesting
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Murano and the glass blowing demonstrations. Highly recommend this trip
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Tourist284073
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Murano/Burano
Very good overview of both locations if you only have a small amount of time. Enrico was knowledgeable. I especiall
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Diamantis B
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Great experience
We had a beautiful time today visiting on feet the mail sightseeings of Venice. Martina, our guide was an amazing a
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arsenal05
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Not Worth It
We took the Mirano Glass Factory Tour with Francesca A who is the most delightful person. Her knowledge of the hist
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Milind R
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Visit to murrano and burrano
Guide cristina B was great very informative and conducted the tour very professionally we got all the info
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Macca505
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Unforgettable, wonderful tour
Nataliya was immensely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. She taught us so much, not just about St Mark’s bu
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Voyage226406
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3 island tour
Wonderful helpful people! Murano glass was spectacular! My 88 yr old dad was having trouble getting in and out of
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MissTheDogs192
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Burano Architecture was a Highlight
I love photographing interesting architecture, and Burano was a hit. Christina was an excellent guide, and the pri
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David M
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perfect afternoon
We had an issue with our tickets but the guide sorted it straight away and we could join the tour. She was very goo
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  • Duration: 5h
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