Burano Lacemaking & Murano Glassblowing Trip by Boat

Experience the time-honored traditions of lace-making and glassblowing in Venice through a relaxing boat tour. Witness demonstrations of the intricate craftsmanship involved in creating stunning lace and glass pieces. You also have the opportunity to purchase discounted items and take home a part of the refined artistry for yourself.
Duration: 5 hours
Meeting point: Riva degli Schiavoni, 4182, 30122 Venezia VE
Children allowed
Mobile ticket
What is included in activity
Glassmaking demonstration at a Murano factory, with commentary in English
Lacemaking demonstration at a shop in Burano, with commentary in English
Discount at the glass blowing and lace-making venues where the demonstrations are held (10% or more, depending on the item)
Headsets where necessary
Round-trip boat transportation
What is not included
Hotel pick-up and drop off

Escape the crowded streets of central Venice and indulge your senses in the rich cultural heritage of Murano and Burano — two of Venice's most iconic islands. On this unforgettable tour, you will witness the traditional craft skills of Murano's glassblowers being passed down from generation to generation. The short boat ride will transport you to the island, where your tour guide will entertain you with fascinating stories of Murano's lifelong dedication to glass-making.

You'll learn how the skills of glass-blowing were so highly valued by Venice that they were forbidden from leaving; if caught, the punishment was execution. Marvel at the craftsman's skills as he transforms silica sand into the stunning glass pieces that have made Murano's reputation.

Once you've watched the glass-blower work his magic, take your time to explore the island's rich culture and browse through the vast collection of glass art that is breathtakingly beautiful. Follow the footsteps of Michelangelo and pick out your own special keepsake. Stroll through the charming streets and canals that epitomize the essence of this small island.

Afterward, continue your adventure to the tiny yet picturesque Island of Burano. Famous for its brightly painted houses tightly huddled together along streets and canals. Burano is famous for its centuries-old lacemaking tradition, which you will experience firsthand. Watch as women carefully stitch lace pieces, and marvel at an art in danger of fading away. Your tour guide will enlighten you about the intricate process of this dying art.

The tour intentionally omits the island of Torcello, giving you ample time to enjoy Murano and Burano without being rushed. Explore the winding streets and sample delicious cookies at local bakeries. The Murano and Burano tour provides an unforgettable experience that money can't buy. Book now, and be ready to fall in love with the beauty of these two charming Venetian islands.

Important to know

  • Government-imposed COVID-related entry restrictions, such as booster shots, negative COVID tests, and vaccine certificates with QR codes, are subject to change quickly.
  • Guests are answerable for really taking a look at true travel counsel on government sites and consenting to nearby prerequisites. If you are turned away from museums and other tourist attractions, the local partner is not responsible, and there will be no refunds.
  • Pick a private or a shared experience.
  • Customers must present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator or guide at the designated meeting location. Those who arrive after the departure time will not receive a refund and will not be able to catch up with the group.

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What places you will see

• Murano and Burano in the Venice lagoon
• Murano glass factory

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 1 hour in advance.
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Directions to meet your guide

Riva degli Schiavoni, 4182, 30122 Venezia VE

How long your tour will be
5 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
5.0 out of 5
980 reviews
Great tour with a very informative guide. Watching the skillful glassblower and lacemaker was fascinating. Perhaps a little longer to look at the islands would be good.
4 days ago
Maurilio B.
Brilliant tour from Mano. Broadened our horizons and showed us Venice is more than Piazza San Marco
6 days ago
A super trip. Lots of time to shop. A great gyde. The trip is really recommended.
13 days ago
Our guide, Serena, was an awesome storyteller! All the facts she presented to us about Venice were extremely interesting, and I'm pretty sure I will remember many details thanks to her narrative devices ;) The trip itself was amazing as well. Murano was impressive (as the island of magical craftsmanship) and Burano was simply beautiful and breathtaking.
16 days ago
Francesca our venetian tour guide was fantastic. A true venetian, she had very good information about Venice. Thank you Francesca. She was so good with our 5 year old daughter too
17 days ago
Was amazing experience!!!Cristina is excellent guide, knowledgeable, attentive and charming. Thank you very much!!!
26 days ago
Best gide ever and a really nice tour. Ciara our gide was really good!
30 days ago
Giandomenico L.
Fabulous tour!! Such a lovely tour guide! Very friendly and welcoming! Great history given about the place! Would highly recommend! So glad we booked!! Thank you!!
about 1 month ago
Franscheska was the best
about 1 month ago
Christina was the best guide we have had while doing many tours on our ten day trip to Italy! Full of information delivered in a very knowledgeable yet entertaining manner. Also very nice, personable and caring with her clients!
about 1 month ago
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