Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip
- Duration options: 207 minutes - 4 hours
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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.
It was a really great experience, especially the part where the CEO of the new murano gallery gave me and my family the chance to see the Luab 4.0 even though it wasn’t really part of the tour. Our tour guide, Lara, was very accommodating and helped us find the good places for gelato and cookies in each island.
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.