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Discover the Venetian Islands of Murano Glassblowing and Burano Lacemaking - Private Tour

Discover the Venetian Islands of Murano Glassblowing and Burano Lacemaking - Private Tour

Embark on an unforgettable tour of the enchanting islands of Murano and Burano to discover the arts of glass blowing and lace making that have made them so famous.

  5 hours    VenetoVenice   $300 for 2 people


Duration: Five hours 

Type of Service: Half Day Venetian Islands: Murano Glassblowing and Burano Lacemaking - private tour

Discover the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano on a half-day trip from Venice! With your expert guide, you'll learn about the age-old handicrafts that brought these little islands fame, and you’ll see quality Murano glass and Burano lace being made first-hand. It’s the perfect trip from Venice for those seeking a combination of history and behind-the-scenes action!

After meeting in central Venice, your full-day tour starts with a short ride to Murano by boat. Famed for its stunning Murano glass products, the cluster of little islands that comprise Murano are as popular for their glass making heritage as they are for their attractiveness.

With your friendly guide, head straight to a glassblower's workshop for an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at a Murano glassmaker in action. As the craftsman goes about his daily business, you'll learn how finished glass is carefully prepared and made. Watch the silica sand turn to glass, discover how the bright colors (typical of Murano glass) are achieved and hear all the highs and lows of working as a glassblower in Murano! You'll have time to spend at leisure on Murano – a great opportunity to browse the workshop's impressive glass art collection, simply explore on your own or stop for a coffee and pastry.

Next, you will head to the neighboring island of Burano, where you'll be greeted by its vibrantly colored fishermen's houses that line the streets. Just as Murano is famous for its glassmaking, Burano is famous for its lace making. Visit a local workplace to see the island's craftswomen at work. Almost exclusively made by women, Burano lace is the finished product of a painstakingly precise textile craft. As you watch, your guide will talk about the history of this exquisite Venetian lace and explain how the handcrafted finery is sadly becoming a dying art.

Then enjoy some of the culinary arts around town, sampling fresh baked cookies, gelato and other delicious delicacies around town on your own before the tour commences and we head back to Venice’s mainland. There’s no experience quite like it.

Things to Know:

  • Explore the islands of Murano and Burano with a private tour guide
  • Learn about Murano’s rich history and glass-making heritage Admire the brightly painted houses of Burano island
  • Travel by motorboat and see the sights from the water
  • Great introduction to Venice for first-time visitors
  • Plenty of free time to stroll around the island and enjoy the peaceful environment
  • Tour offered daily - 7 days @ week based on availability
  • Tour times are; 1:45pm (1345) and 2:30pm (1430)
  • Meeting Point: Central Venice - details upon booking
  • Private Tour with local English-speaking guide
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
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  • We also offer Small Group Tours of 25 people or less offered to Venetian Island; Murano and Burano 
  • Tour operates 7 days @ week - 5-hour tour
  • Tour offered at 8:15 am and 1:45 pm (1345)
  • Meeting point location - San Zaccaria Vaporetto - meetings details are given upon booking
  • Tour price for small group tour is $52.00 per person


Pricing & Booking

The cost for this private 5-hour tour to include local tour guide, admission fees and transportation is $300.00 for 2 people

The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

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