Murano
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Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 7,011 reviews

This is an excellent tour to have an overall introduction to Murano, Burano, and Torcello, without diving too deep into the details of each island. Perfect if you have never visited them and want to get an idea, less suitable if you want to gain in-depth knowledge about them. We were a small group, so the company booked a taxi, which was an absolute treat. Great first time to the Lagoon Islands, our favourite was Burano (we got covid masks with handmade lace! So stylish). Live demonstrations of glass blowing and lace making are included. The guide was approachable and knowledgeable, keeping us on time without making us feel rushed.

I could not imagine visiting Venice without going to see Murano and Burano, it was the highlight of my trip. The guide was very accommodating, speaking English, French, Spanish, and Italian to make sure everyone had a good time. They took us out to see the important sites like the glassblowing demonstration and lace store but then let us have free time. Though I would have liked time to eat lunch, the timing was perfect and gave just enough time to explore everything I wanted to see on both islands and take tons of pictures.

We were a family of 5 (kids were 16, 10, 4) and LOVED every minute of this tour. Antonella was AMAZING! Very informative and included the kids in conversation. It was a small private group which was nice with COVID restrictions. Masks on the whole tour. Just enough time on Murano to have a tour of the glass factory. Wish we had a little more time on Burano as there was more to see and do there. But we were able to meet with the lace lady in action, wander the streets to find cookies, quick lunch, gelato, and pics.

The trip is worth the money. As the engine is quite loud it is really impossible to understand what is being said. Further it is very interesting to see these places. Small advice when in Murano, they will send you to the store to buy things and you will have to wait around half an hour to see how they create the glass object. Just skip the store and go straight to the center of an island unless you like to spend money on glass that would be mine advice.

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide was friendly and professional and presented in 4 different languages. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the lace factory, as it was closed that day (which is something I would have liked to know in advance). Overall, it was really good and affordable.