From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Boat Trip with Live Guide
- Duration options: 3 - 6 hours
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It was amazing. Everyone was so nice and explained the history of glass making with a demonstration making a candy dish and then making a horse. We then made glass bead bracelets before entering the showroom. Each room was covered with glass and more amazing then the next. Needless to say we bought different pieces of glass and they are shipping them home to us for free. Overall it was a great experience. The island is just for glass making and everything closes at 5pm so dont expect to stay any longer then that. Also best idea is to get and all day water bus ticket to use for getting around beforehand and make sure to get to the meeting place early
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.
Amazing glass blowing demo. Explained very well by the staff. The process from blob of glass to be transformed into a vase or intricately moulded into an animal was a truly amazing thing to watch. The workshop after the demo was fun to do and very nice to be able to take something home you have made. The factory where you can buy some of the masterpieces the glass masters have produced was for me the best part of the tour. To see and appreciate the works of art was breathtaking. I shall return one day to purchase one for my home. Staff were informative and so friendly. Highly recommend a visit.
Loved the boat tour with guide! The islands are great and it was fantastic to see the glass blowing in action. This tour can be done using public transport and we considered cancelling the tour and going by public ferry and we are so glad we didn't as they were PACKED even now with Covid-19 and far less tourists in Venice than normal. This guided boat tour had sanitiser available and passengers were required to wear a mask on board (even if sat outside) even while the boat was travelling between destinations. Highly recommend it!
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.