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From Venice: Murano & Burano Guided Tour by Private Boat

From Venice: Murano & Burano Guided Tour by Private Boat

Escape the crowds of central Venice and catch a glimpse of what life in the city used to be like, as an island of artisans famous for their traditional craft skills, passed down from generation to generation. Your guide will keep you entertained on the short boat ride to the small island of Murano, famous for its glass making traditions. Find out the facinating story of Murano glassblowers and how their skills were so valued they were banned from leaving Venice on the threat of execution. Watch a craftsman in action and listen to a description of the process in English. Learn how silica sand becomes glass, and how the glass is given color. Afterwards, there will be time to browse the huge collection of glass art, and wander the island on your own. Cruise to the tiny island of Burano to see the brightly-painted houses huddled tightly together along streets and canals. Uncover Burano’s centuries-old lacemaking tradition as you visit a building where women still partake in this tradition of stitching lace. Your guide will explain the process of this dying art. Then, you can follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and pick out your own keepsake. Or, wander the winding streets, sampling delicious cookies at local bakeries. Unlike other tours, this excursion intentionally omits Torcello to provide you with more time on Murano and Burano, and with less time on the boat or trekking inland.

Venice: City Pass with Museums, Churches & Public Transport

Venice: City Pass with Museums, Churches & Public Transport

Make your trip to Venice more comfortable with the Venice City Pass. Gain access to all of the city's prominent churches, museums, monuments, and more. Choose from multiple-day passes, with the option to add public transportation tickets. Visit the Byzantine monuments of St. Mark's Square and venture inside the palace that was the seat of a 1000-year republic, the Doge's Palace. Get access to all 16 churches of the Chorus Circuit such as Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio, Chiesa di Santo Stefano, and Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Make your way to the Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum, Biblioteca Marciana, Ca' Rezzonico, Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art, Glass Museum on Murano Island, Natural History Museum, Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo, Carlo Goldoni's House, Lace Museum on Burano Island, and Museo Fortuny. List of museums:Doge's PalaceMuseo CorrerArchaeological MuseumBiblioteca MarcianaCa' RezzonicoCa' PesaroNatural History MuseumMocenigo PalaceCarlo Goldoni HouseLace Museum on Burano IslandGlass Museum on Murano IslandMuseo Fortuny The 16 Churches of the Chorus Circuit include: Santa Maria del GiglioSan StaeSanto StefanoSant'AlviseSanta Maria FormosSan Pietro di CastelloSanta Maria dei MiracoliSantissimo RedentoreS.Giovanni ElemosinarioSanta Maria del Rosario (Gesuati)San PoloSan SebastianoSan Giacomo dall'OrioSan GiobbeSanta Maria del Carmelo (Carmini)S.Giovanni Battista in Bragora

Venice: Murano and Burano Boat Trip with Glass Blowing Show

Venice: Murano and Burano Boat Trip with Glass Blowing Show

Visit the fascinating islands of the Venetian lagoon on a boat trip from Venice. Explore both Murano and Burano with the help of a handy audio guide, experience the local atmosphere, and enjoy a class-blowing demonstration. Board the boat from St. Mark's Square or Venezia Santa Lucia railway station. Travel first towards Murano, known for its rich tradition of glassmaking and skilled craftsmen. Enjoy a demonstration by a master glass blower inside a real furnace. Spend 1 hour in Murano and use the downloadable audio guide to learn more about the island as you discover some of its highlights. Admire the lighthouse, Palazzo da Mula, the churches of San Pietro Martire and Santa Maria e San Donato, and the Glass Museum. Continue the adventure to Burano, an old fishing village worldwide famous for its colorful houses, lace production, and pastry-making. Enjoy 1 hour of free time to discover its rows of colorful houses. Use the audio guide to discover highlights like the House of Bepi Suà and the crooked bell tower. Finally, catch the boat to return to Venice at 6:15 PM.

Venice Museum Pass & Doge's Palace Entrance Ticket

Venice Museum Pass & Doge's Palace Entrance Ticket

Admire the San Marco Civic Museums, such as the Doge’s Palace, Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Biblioteca Marciana, and more with your Venice museum pass. Glimpse into the past as you explore the treasures and cultural traditions across various museums and historic churches. Museums of St. Mark's Square (available with the Venice Museum Pass and Venice Museum Pass Plus): • Doge's Palace • Correr Museum • National Archaeological Museum • Biblioteca Marciana If you select the Venice Museum Pass Plus option you will also enjoy entry to the following civic museums: • Ca' Rezzonico • Carlo Goldoni's House • Mocenigo Palace • Ca' Pesaro (Modern Art Gallery and Oriental Art Gallery) • Glass Museum (Murano) • Lace Museum (Burano) • Natural History Museum Both options include the following historic churches in the Chorus Pass: • Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio • Chiesa di Santo Stefano • Chiesa Santa Maria Formosa • Santa Maria dei Miracoli • San Giovanni Elemosinario • Ca’ San Polo • San Giacomo dell'Orio • San Stae • Sant'Alvise • San Pietro di Castello • San Redentore • Santa Maria di Rosario • San Sebastiano • San Giobbe • Santa Maria Del Carmelo - I Carmini • San Giovanni Battista in Bragora

Venice, Murano, and Burano Excursion from Jesolo

Venice, Murano, and Burano Excursion from Jesolo

Thanks to this guided excursion to Venice, Murano and Burano from Punta Sabbioni, you can discover the wonders of the Venetian lagoon by travelling on board a comfortable motorboat. Starting from Punta Sabbioni, the boat will stop in San Marco for a few minutes before proceeding to Murano, an island renowned worldwide for its centuries-old tradition of blown glass. Accompanied by your expert guide, you will visit one of the still active kilns where you can attend a demonstration on glass working and where there will be the opportunity to buy handmade products. Afterwards, you will have about an hour of free time during which you could taste some 'cicheto' or stroll through the craft shops and bridges on the canals. Next, you will be heading to Burano, the island of lace and colored houses. Here you could visit the Lace Museum, have lunch in a classic buranella trattoria and sample some typical dishes like 'risotto di gò', or go to a pastry shop and taste a 'Bussolà' and an 'Esse', the two typical cakes from Burano. Alternatively, you can visit one of the most prestigious lace exhibitions, or discover the beauty of the area, such as the leaning bell tower or the house of Bepi Suà, the most colorful and particular of the whole island. At this point, the tour will proceed to Venice, making a brief stop at Punta Sabbioni to disembark those wanting to end the tour here. Once you reach Venice, you will have free time to explore the city. You can visit St Mark's Square and its monuments, opt for a walk and an ice cream in Riva degli Schiavoni, or move to the Rialto area for a picture of the famous bridge or to do some shopping. If you choose the 9.15, 10.00 or 10.30 am departure from Punta Sabbioni, you will arrive in Venice where you can start the tour spending free time there and then leave for Murano and Burano at 1.00 pm.

Punta Sabbioni: Murano and Burano, Boat Tour

Punta Sabbioni: Murano and Burano, Boat Tour

Sail to discover the fascinating islands of the Venetian lagoon, get enchanted by their stories and settings suspended between the past and the present with the help of our audio guides. Start from Punta Sabbioni at 1.25 p.m., travel towards Murano where the making of artistic glass still takes place today at the hands of skilled craftsmen. Take part in a demonstration by a Master Glass Blower inside a real furnace, which preserves and passes on the artistic and technical heritage of this ancient art. Spend 1 hour, in which our audio guide will lead you to discover the monuments and iconic places of the island: the lighthouse, Palazzo da Mula, the churches of San Pietro Martire and Santa Maria e San Donato and, finally, the Glass Museum. Search for the lampposts in love, they’re said to bring luck in love. Then at 3.10 p.m. sail to Burano, an old fishing village worldwide famous for its colorful houses, the lace production and the pastry making. You will be given 1 hour of free time: you can get lost in the streets and squares of Burano, trying to capture the best shots of the colourful houses or you can follow the route given by the audio guide, which will allow you to visit historical places and magical places such as the House of Bepi Suà. Admire the crooked bell tower and be tempted by the typical pastry shops where you can taste the biscuits "Bussolà" and "Esse". Finally, catch the boat to return at 5.15 p.m. and finish your journey at the tour starting point at 5.45 p.m.

Guided Tour of Burano Island

Guided Tour of Burano Island

The island of Burano is easily accessible by public or private transportation from Venice and is an ideal destination for spending a pleasant morning or afternoon. Join this 60-minute tour and discover the island’s colorful houses and hand-made laces, and many other surprises! Your guide Silvia, born and raised in Burano, will lead you on a walking tour of the island, intended not only as a simple sightseeing tour, but also a chance to learn about the history, customs, and traditions of the picturesque community. Visit many interesting monuments, including the Church of St. Martino and St. Barbara and its famous leaning bell tower. Attend a short demonstration on the making of world-famous Burano lace. You'll visit a typical lace museum of Burano island where you'll have the chance to admire precious laces from about the XVI and XVII centuries, and buy home made products for special rates. You’ll have time to explore Burano independently. You might enjoy browsing the typical shops or having lunch at one of the cozy restaurants. The guide will be happy to provide you with suggestions and tips to make the most of your time in Burano!

Venice: 2-Day City Card with Doge's Palace

Venice: 2-Day City Card with Doge's Palace

The Venice Pass allows you to discover, to explore, to enjoy and visit many places, sites and museums in Venice. You can visit the main attractions of Venice City: the Doge's palace, the churches of the Chorus Circuit, Museo Fortuny and many other places and activities throughout Venice.

Venice: 2-Day Venice Pass with Public Transport

Venice: 2-Day Venice Pass with Public Transport

The Venice Pass allows you to discover and visit many places, sites and museums in Venice. You can visit: Entrance to the Doge's Palace, the churches of the Chorus Circuit, Entrance to Museo Correr and many other places and activities throughout Venice. This version includes public transportation in Venice, Actv - 2-day ticket, validity: 2 days (48 hours) from validation on Actv/bus/Tram/People Mover waterways

The gems of the lagoon. Torcello Burano Murano

The gems of the lagoon. Torcello Burano Murano

During this half-day trip, I will accompany you discovering the most beautiful Lagoon's islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello on board of the most strange typologies of bus all over the world: the Vaporetto! Best friend of every Venetian since 1895 when started its unbeatable service! (At 9am an early intimate, unforgettable and relaxing lagoon trip :) Best thing We'll explore Torcello, 17 century ago the first Venice community. Today the last 9 locals are still living inside a "dark ages city" where everything is like a lot of centuries ago.. From the top of their Romanic Tower you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the Venice’s lagoon! At what about the second amazing trip to Burano, the fashinating colorful town, fishers community famous for its millenial lacemaking industry? You will see one of the last Lace Factory where the last old lacers are still doing this very ancient handmade tradition! I'm sure: You'll love them! In the end We will visit the world famous Murano, where the last 20 families are still producing our amazing glass masterpieces like 1000 years ago! Walking tour will be across the “Glasser’s street”: we’ll explore a real Glass Factory with its family Art Gallery seeing Masters working! (Around 12 I really suggest to take your lunch time in Burano where is made one of the best local seafood cuisine ;)

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The Lace Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Venice: Murano & Burano Guided Tour by Private Boat

From Venice: Murano & Burano Guided Tour by Private Boat

Escape the crowds of central Venice and catch a glimpse of what life in the city used to be like, as an island of artisans famous for their traditional craft skills, passed down from generation to generation. Your guide will keep you entertained on the short boat ride to the small island of Murano, famous for its glass making traditions. Find out the facinating story of Murano glassblowers and how their skills were so valued they were banned from leaving Venice on the threat of execution. Watch a craftsman in action and listen to a description of the process in English. Learn how silica sand becomes glass, and how the glass is given color. Afterwards, there will be time to browse the huge collection of glass art, and wander the island on your own. Cruise to the tiny island of Burano to see the brightly-painted houses huddled tightly together along streets and canals. Uncover Burano’s centuries-old lacemaking tradition as you visit a building where women still partake in this tradition of stitching lace. Your guide will explain the process of this dying art. Then, you can follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and pick out your own keepsake. Or, wander the winding streets, sampling delicious cookies at local bakeries. Unlike other tours, this excursion intentionally omits Torcello to provide you with more time on Murano and Burano, and with less time on the boat or trekking inland.

Venice: City Pass with Museums, Churches & Public Transport

Venice: City Pass with Museums, Churches & Public Transport

Make your trip to Venice more comfortable with the Venice City Pass. Gain access to all of the city's prominent churches, museums, monuments, and more. Choose from multiple-day passes, with the option to add public transportation tickets. Visit the Byzantine monuments of St. Mark's Square and venture inside the palace that was the seat of a 1000-year republic, the Doge's Palace. Get access to all 16 churches of the Chorus Circuit such as Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio, Chiesa di Santo Stefano, and Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Make your way to the Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum, Biblioteca Marciana, Ca' Rezzonico, Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art, Glass Museum on Murano Island, Natural History Museum, Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo, Carlo Goldoni's House, Lace Museum on Burano Island, and Museo Fortuny. List of museums:Doge's PalaceMuseo CorrerArchaeological MuseumBiblioteca MarcianaCa' RezzonicoCa' PesaroNatural History MuseumMocenigo PalaceCarlo Goldoni HouseLace Museum on Burano IslandGlass Museum on Murano IslandMuseo Fortuny The 16 Churches of the Chorus Circuit include: Santa Maria del GiglioSan StaeSanto StefanoSant'AlviseSanta Maria FormosSan Pietro di CastelloSanta Maria dei MiracoliSantissimo RedentoreS.Giovanni ElemosinarioSanta Maria del Rosario (Gesuati)San PoloSan SebastianoSan Giacomo dall'OrioSan GiobbeSanta Maria del Carmelo (Carmini)S.Giovanni Battista in Bragora

Venice: Murano and Burano Boat Trip with Glass Blowing Show

Venice: Murano and Burano Boat Trip with Glass Blowing Show

Visit the fascinating islands of the Venetian lagoon on a boat trip from Venice. Explore both Murano and Burano with the help of a handy audio guide, experience the local atmosphere, and enjoy a class-blowing demonstration. Board the boat from St. Mark's Square or Venezia Santa Lucia railway station. Travel first towards Murano, known for its rich tradition of glassmaking and skilled craftsmen. Enjoy a demonstration by a master glass blower inside a real furnace. Spend 1 hour in Murano and use the downloadable audio guide to learn more about the island as you discover some of its highlights. Admire the lighthouse, Palazzo da Mula, the churches of San Pietro Martire and Santa Maria e San Donato, and the Glass Museum. Continue the adventure to Burano, an old fishing village worldwide famous for its colorful houses, lace production, and pastry-making. Enjoy 1 hour of free time to discover its rows of colorful houses. Use the audio guide to discover highlights like the House of Bepi Suà and the crooked bell tower. Finally, catch the boat to return to Venice at 6:15 PM.

Venice Museum Pass & Doge's Palace Entrance Ticket

Venice Museum Pass & Doge's Palace Entrance Ticket

Admire the San Marco Civic Museums, such as the Doge’s Palace, Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Biblioteca Marciana, and more with your Venice museum pass. Glimpse into the past as you explore the treasures and cultural traditions across various museums and historic churches. Museums of St. Mark's Square (available with the Venice Museum Pass and Venice Museum Pass Plus): • Doge's Palace • Correr Museum • National Archaeological Museum • Biblioteca Marciana If you select the Venice Museum Pass Plus option you will also enjoy entry to the following civic museums: • Ca' Rezzonico • Carlo Goldoni's House • Mocenigo Palace • Ca' Pesaro (Modern Art Gallery and Oriental Art Gallery) • Glass Museum (Murano) • Lace Museum (Burano) • Natural History Museum Both options include the following historic churches in the Chorus Pass: • Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio • Chiesa di Santo Stefano • Chiesa Santa Maria Formosa • Santa Maria dei Miracoli • San Giovanni Elemosinario • Ca’ San Polo • San Giacomo dell'Orio • San Stae • Sant'Alvise • San Pietro di Castello • San Redentore • Santa Maria di Rosario • San Sebastiano • San Giobbe • Santa Maria Del Carmelo - I Carmini • San Giovanni Battista in Bragora

Venice, Murano, and Burano Excursion from Jesolo

Venice, Murano, and Burano Excursion from Jesolo

Thanks to this guided excursion to Venice, Murano and Burano from Punta Sabbioni, you can discover the wonders of the Venetian lagoon by travelling on board a comfortable motorboat. Starting from Punta Sabbioni, the boat will stop in San Marco for a few minutes before proceeding to Murano, an island renowned worldwide for its centuries-old tradition of blown glass. Accompanied by your expert guide, you will visit one of the still active kilns where you can attend a demonstration on glass working and where there will be the opportunity to buy handmade products. Afterwards, you will have about an hour of free time during which you could taste some 'cicheto' or stroll through the craft shops and bridges on the canals. Next, you will be heading to Burano, the island of lace and colored houses. Here you could visit the Lace Museum, have lunch in a classic buranella trattoria and sample some typical dishes like 'risotto di gò', or go to a pastry shop and taste a 'Bussolà' and an 'Esse', the two typical cakes from Burano. Alternatively, you can visit one of the most prestigious lace exhibitions, or discover the beauty of the area, such as the leaning bell tower or the house of Bepi Suà, the most colorful and particular of the whole island. At this point, the tour will proceed to Venice, making a brief stop at Punta Sabbioni to disembark those wanting to end the tour here. Once you reach Venice, you will have free time to explore the city. You can visit St Mark's Square and its monuments, opt for a walk and an ice cream in Riva degli Schiavoni, or move to the Rialto area for a picture of the famous bridge or to do some shopping. If you choose the 9.15, 10.00 or 10.30 am departure from Punta Sabbioni, you will arrive in Venice where you can start the tour spending free time there and then leave for Murano and Burano at 1.00 pm.

Punta Sabbioni: Murano and Burano, Boat Tour

Punta Sabbioni: Murano and Burano, Boat Tour

Sail to discover the fascinating islands of the Venetian lagoon, get enchanted by their stories and settings suspended between the past and the present with the help of our audio guides. Start from Punta Sabbioni at 1.25 p.m., travel towards Murano where the making of artistic glass still takes place today at the hands of skilled craftsmen. Take part in a demonstration by a Master Glass Blower inside a real furnace, which preserves and passes on the artistic and technical heritage of this ancient art. Spend 1 hour, in which our audio guide will lead you to discover the monuments and iconic places of the island: the lighthouse, Palazzo da Mula, the churches of San Pietro Martire and Santa Maria e San Donato and, finally, the Glass Museum. Search for the lampposts in love, they’re said to bring luck in love. Then at 3.10 p.m. sail to Burano, an old fishing village worldwide famous for its colorful houses, the lace production and the pastry making. You will be given 1 hour of free time: you can get lost in the streets and squares of Burano, trying to capture the best shots of the colourful houses or you can follow the route given by the audio guide, which will allow you to visit historical places and magical places such as the House of Bepi Suà. Admire the crooked bell tower and be tempted by the typical pastry shops where you can taste the biscuits "Bussolà" and "Esse". Finally, catch the boat to return at 5.15 p.m. and finish your journey at the tour starting point at 5.45 p.m.

Guided Tour of Burano Island

Guided Tour of Burano Island

The island of Burano is easily accessible by public or private transportation from Venice and is an ideal destination for spending a pleasant morning or afternoon. Join this 60-minute tour and discover the island’s colorful houses and hand-made laces, and many other surprises! Your guide Silvia, born and raised in Burano, will lead you on a walking tour of the island, intended not only as a simple sightseeing tour, but also a chance to learn about the history, customs, and traditions of the picturesque community. Visit many interesting monuments, including the Church of St. Martino and St. Barbara and its famous leaning bell tower. Attend a short demonstration on the making of world-famous Burano lace. You'll visit a typical lace museum of Burano island where you'll have the chance to admire precious laces from about the XVI and XVII centuries, and buy home made products for special rates. You’ll have time to explore Burano independently. You might enjoy browsing the typical shops or having lunch at one of the cozy restaurants. The guide will be happy to provide you with suggestions and tips to make the most of your time in Burano!

Venice: 2-Day City Card with Doge's Palace

Venice: 2-Day City Card with Doge's Palace

The Venice Pass allows you to discover, to explore, to enjoy and visit many places, sites and museums in Venice. You can visit the main attractions of Venice City: the Doge's palace, the churches of the Chorus Circuit, Museo Fortuny and many other places and activities throughout Venice.

Venice: 2-Day Venice Pass with Public Transport

Venice: 2-Day Venice Pass with Public Transport

The Venice Pass allows you to discover and visit many places, sites and museums in Venice. You can visit: Entrance to the Doge's Palace, the churches of the Chorus Circuit, Entrance to Museo Correr and many other places and activities throughout Venice. This version includes public transportation in Venice, Actv - 2-day ticket, validity: 2 days (48 hours) from validation on Actv/bus/Tram/People Mover waterways

The gems of the lagoon. Torcello Burano Murano

The gems of the lagoon. Torcello Burano Murano

During this half-day trip, I will accompany you discovering the most beautiful Lagoon's islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello on board of the most strange typologies of bus all over the world: the Vaporetto! Best friend of every Venetian since 1895 when started its unbeatable service! (At 9am an early intimate, unforgettable and relaxing lagoon trip :) Best thing We'll explore Torcello, 17 century ago the first Venice community. Today the last 9 locals are still living inside a "dark ages city" where everything is like a lot of centuries ago.. From the top of their Romanic Tower you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the Venice’s lagoon! At what about the second amazing trip to Burano, the fashinating colorful town, fishers community famous for its millenial lacemaking industry? You will see one of the last Lace Factory where the last old lacers are still doing this very ancient handmade tradition! I'm sure: You'll love them! In the end We will visit the world famous Murano, where the last 20 families are still producing our amazing glass masterpieces like 1000 years ago! Walking tour will be across the “Glasser’s street”: we’ll explore a real Glass Factory with its family Art Gallery seeing Masters working! (Around 12 I really suggest to take your lunch time in Burano where is made one of the best local seafood cuisine ;)

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This was a great tour! Our guide was informative and the boat captain did an excellent job! The Murano part of the tour is the perfect way to learn about the art of glass blowing plus have a little free time to explore the gallery and the island a little. The Burano part of the tour was also a great way to explore a little. We loved the colorful buildings!

Chiarra our guide was FANTASTIC. So much history and knowledge of Venice/Murano/Burano. I would happily take another tour with her!

Clara was the best guide we ever had. She made the tour unforgettable. Murano was interesting. Burano is beautiful and must see

Our guide Giovanni was superb! We ranged in age from 17 to 52 and thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

Quality excursion with a very friendly guide. We had a great time with Elisa