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Murano & Burano Venetian Islands Tour by Private Water Taxi

by City Wonders
per adult Price is AU$58
Duration: {0} Duration: 5h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

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Built on top of a lagoon and criss-crossed by canals, water is the heart and soul of Venice. Hop on a boat to motor away from the main city and experience the frozen-in-time charms of Murano and Burano. Discover the ancient traditions of glass-blowing and lace-making as you tour these tranquil islets.

Meet your guide in central Venice and hop onto a private water taxi to cruise across the lagoon to Murano, looking back at the bridges and palazzos of the city. Listen to your guide describe the history of Murano, where the secrets of glass-blowing and mirror-making have been kept since the Middle Ages. Step out of the boat at a glassblowing workshop, where you can watch artisans spinning and shaping fiery orbs of molten glass to craft shimmering works of art.

Browse the gallery and shop for discounted souvenirs if you'd like, and then get back in the boat to putter over to Burano. Colourful clusters of vibrantly hued homes line the rainbow waterways in this sweet fishing village. Check out the tilted campanile of the Church of San Martino, and hear legends and facts about the island's famous lace-making heritage. Follow your guide down cobblestone lanes where women sit stitching delicate designs, and delve more into this age-old art—passed down through generations and preserved as a true remnant of the past—at the lovely Museo del Merletto. Before heading back to town, enjoy some free time to continue touring the island on your own.

Built on top of a lagoon and criss-crossed by canals, water is the heart and soul of Venice. Hop on a boat to motor away from the main city and experience the frozen-in-time charms of Murano and Burano. Discover the ancient traditions of glass-blowing and lace-making as you tour these tranquil islets.

Meet your guide in central Venice and hop onto a private water taxi to cruise across the lagoon to Murano, looking back at the bridges and palazzos of the city. Listen to your guide describe the history of Murano, where the secrets of glass-blowing and mirror-making have been kept since the Middle Ages. Step out of the boat at a glassblowing workshop, where you can watch artisans spinning and shaping fiery orbs of molten glass to craft shimmering works of art.

Browse the gallery and shop for discounted souvenirs if you'd like, and then get back in the boat to putter over to Burano. Colourful clusters of vibrantly hued homes line the rainbow waterways in this sweet fishing village. Check out the tilted campanile of the Church of San Martino, and hear legends and facts about the island's famous lace-making heritage. Follow your guide down cobblestone lanes where women sit stitching delicate designs, and delve more into this age-old art—passed down through generations and preserved as a true remnant of the past—at the lovely Museo del Merletto. Before heading back to town, enjoy some free time to continue touring the island on your own.

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1:45 PM, Tour in English

Duration 5h

Live Commentary in English.

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2:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 5h

Live Commentary in English.

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8:15 AM, Tour in English

Duration 5h

Live Commentary in English.

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Murano & Burano Venetian Islands Tour by Private Water Taxi

Activity Location

Murano

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele Riva degli Schiavoni

    Venice 30100


Highlights

  • Ancient Venetian traditions of glassblowing & lace-making

  • Water taxi ride across lagoon to isles of Murano & Burano

  • Live demonstration by skilled glassblowers at Murano gallery

  • Rainbow-hued homes of Burano, an idyllic fishing village

  • Legends & traditions of lacemaking at Museo del Merletto


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Murano and Burano

  • Glassblowing demonstration on Murano

  • Roundtrip water taxi ride to and from central Venice

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Headset for tour commentary

  • Special discount on purchases at glass factory


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Food/Drink

  • Service


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 25 people.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Murano & Burano Venetian Islands Tour by Private Water Taxi ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5

5/5 30 Jul. 2019

Enrico made the tour. His knowledge of Venice and the surrounding islands was top notch and very professional. We learned so much from him. He is a real asset to the tour company.

1/5 25 Jul. 2019

The description of this tour is misleading. We booked a tour with a private taxi. It was not that. It was a tour consisting of 36 people on a large boat. The boat was very basic with no air conditioning. There was no toilet on the boat. When I raised the fact that I booked a tour with a private taxi with the tour operator, he was not interested. He advised I contact Expedia. He was very unhelpful. However, The tour guide was lovely. She was very apologetic. She is an asset to the company. It was a very hot day, and we were not even provided with a drink of water, despite the tour being 5 hours in length. Also there wasnt enough time on burano. I wouldn’t advise using this provider. Cheaper small tours are available else where!!! City tours needs to work on their customer service !!!.