Private tour

From Venice - Half Day tour of Murano & Burano

Precious glassware, handmade lace and enchanting views

Highlights

  • Board a motorboat to discover Murano and Burano islands under the guidance of a professional guide.
  • Visit a traditional glass factory and glass blowing and get a glimpse into how glass artworks are made.

Departure

On request upon availability

DURATION

Approx. 4 hours

period

All year round

language

English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (other languages available on request with supplement) - Please specify the selected language upon reservation

Description

Away from the crowds and across the lagoon!
Spend a memorable day discovering Venice’s lagoon islands, Murano
and Burano, atmospheric havens of the local traditional heritage, traveling in great style aboard your private motorboat, with the privilege of dedicated private guide assistance throughout the visit. Cruise the calm silvery waters learning all about the area’s characteristics and history, disembark on Burano and set off to explore. Renowned worldwide for its brightly-painted houses and exquisite handcrafted lace Burano is a quaint, evocative fishermen village, and a delightful treasure-chest of fascinating centuries-old traditions. As the legend goes ago the handmade lace craft started when the village girls tried to imitate a mermaid’s wedding veil, made of elaborately patterned sea spray! Follow your guide along the canals and through the pretty streets lined by rainbow-hued homes, see how lace in every shape and size floats from the tiny shops, catch unexpected views of eternity and breathe in its authentic atmosphere. After the visit travel on to fascinating Murano, kingdom of world-acclaimed of gorgeous handcrafted glass. Founded between the 5th and the 7th century Murano experienced its major development after 1291, when all Venetian glass furnaces were moved here to avoid fires in the main city. From then on the island became Europe’s first supplier for high quality glass, and still today artistic and industrial fornaci (i.e. furnaces) continue to make superb glass products ranging from beads and mosaic tiles to elaborate chandeliers and works of art. Roam the picturesque streets, admire splendid ancient churches and crown your day with a visit to a traditional glass factory, and an unforgettable firsthand experience: a live glass blowing demonstration!

Important: in order to guarantee best results and guests’ comfort the order of the visit may be varied for climatic/logistic/operational reasons.

Inclusions

• Private motorboat at disposal for transportation to/from central Venice and as needed throughout the tour (4 hours)
• Private licensed guide for the tour (4 hours)
• Visit to a traditional glass factory and glass blowing demonstration 

Meeting Point

St. Mark's Square: under the column with the lion on the top, in front of the Doge's Palace.

Notes

We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.

Rain Policy

This tour runs rain or shine, however it could be affected by inclement sea conditions. In this case reschedule to a different day or different tour will be offered. We reserved the final judgement on this. 

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