Venice Shore Excursion: Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour
- 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
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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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour
- Professional guide
- Entrance fees to the Burano Lace Museum
- Glass and lacemaking demonstrations
- Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Jessica S, June 2016
We had a lovely tour with Ciara who was incredibly upbeat and informative. En route to an from the islands, Ciara told several stories about Venice and its surroundings which captivated the attention of everyone on board, even our kids! Many thanks!!
Reviewed by: Brenda N, November 2014
This was amazing. The glass at Murano was beautiful. The colors on the island of Burano were vibrant. The lace shop we visited had great prices and selections.