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Murano & Burano Islands Guided Small-Group Tour by Private Boat

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Embark on an incredible journey to the vibrant Murano and Burano Islands with our exclusive Private Boat Tour. Watch local artisans in action as they create stunning glassblowing and lace pieces in live demonstrations. Browse through their world-famous collections and uncover the islands' hidden gems, charming bakeries, and mouthwatering delicacies—all with the guidance of our expert English-speaking tour guide.

Relax on a private boat as you cruise to these colorful havens, soaking in the stories and insights shared by your guide. Dive into the rich traditions of Murano and Burano, experiencing not just the artistry but also the authentic local flavors. Secure your spot for a memorable day in the Venetian lagoon - book your adventure now!

  • Enjoy a relaxing boat trip to  Murano and Burano.
  • Live demonstrations of traditional glassblowing and lacemaking crafts.
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide, who will share with you the story of the traditional islands and show you the hidden places.

Escape to Murano and Burano from Venice

What's Included

  • Small Group of 20 people or fewer
  • Round-trip transportation by private boat from Venice
  • Expert, English-speaking local guide for the whole tour
  • Glassmaking & lacemaking demonstrations
  • Discount at the glass gallery and lacemaking shop where the demonstrations are given
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Sites Visited

  • Island of Murano
  • Island of Burano
  • Murano glassblowing workshop
  • Burano Lace-making shop

Take a Private Boat to Murano

Once you reach the meeting point in central Venice, you'll be whisked off to Murano by private boat to see its world-famous blown glass. On the way, admire the 'City of Bridges' from the water with sweeping views and entertaining commentary from your guide as you get ready to witness the magic of Murano glass. Techniques were so secret that perpetrators risked execution for leaking them.

Upon arrival, you'll dock at a specially chosen glassblowing workshop where you'll marvel as craftsmen shape molten glass into dazzling works of art. See these sparkling treasures come to life as you learn how colors and the most ambitious shapes come to be. You can also browse in the gallery, or shop with our discount. Afterward, explore Murano to enjoy its sleepy canals and San Donato church, a stunning example of Byzantine architecture, without being hurried.

Discover the Finest Handmade Lace at Burano

The next stop on your Venice cruise is Burano. Considered by many as one of the most colorful places in the world, this small fishing community with its brightly colored houses also has some of the finest handmade lace anywhere. Watch this cultural tradition in action as women stitch by hand, like countless generations before them. After the demonstration, you will have free time to visit the lace museum, stroll Burano's vibrant waterways, or shop for souvenirs.

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