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Venice Shore Excursion: Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour

  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3731PRTVCEMURANO
Discover the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano on a half-day shore excursion trip from Venice! With your expert guide, you'll learn about the age-old handcrafts that brought these little islands fame, and see quality Murano glass and Burano lace being made first-hand. It’s the perfect afternoon trip from Venice for those seeking a combination of history and behind-the-scenes action!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
When your cruise ship docks in Venice, enjoy a shore excursion to discover two of Venice’s famous islands. 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 glassmaking heritage as they are for their attractiveness.

With your guide, head straight to a glassblower's workshop for a behind-the-scenes look at a Murano glassmaker in action. 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 about 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.

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

Before your half-day trip comes to an end, you can visit the fascinating Burano Lace Museum (Museo del Muretto), or spend your time exploring the colorful little streets, taking photos or browsing the shops for a lace keepsake!

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Venice port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Venice
Departure Time:
2:30pm
Return Details:
  • Returns to original departure point

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Venice Shore Excursion: Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour

Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees to the Burano Lace Museum
  • Glass and lacemaking demonstrations
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Exclusions:
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Tour code: 3731PRTVCEMURANO