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Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

1. Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

Get picked up at your hotel by your English-speaking guide and visit two of Venice’s most popular islands, Murano and Burano. Get an insight into the daily life and pace that differ on each island in order to fully understand Venetian culture. Your first stop is the island of Murano, which is renowned worldwide for its long tradition of glass making. Witness firsthand the skill of glassblowing and see the locals working on other traditional crafts. Pick up some unique souvenirs or presents for the family here. Next, head to Burano, which you’ll be able to see from the shore thanks to its vividly colored buildings. Enjoy some free time to wander around, meet the locals, enjoy a cup of coffee and take some memorable pictures. Finally, stroll through some smaller and secret pathways, crossing the island’s most popular and lively neighborhoods, before reaching the end point of the tour - San Marco’s Square.

Venice and Murano: Panoramic Boat Tour with Audio Guide

2. Venice and Murano: Panoramic Boat Tour with Audio Guide

Explore the highlights of Venice and the island of Murano with an eco-friendly boat tour. Embark and disembark at San Marco and Murano and learn facinating stories behind attractions using your audio guide. Observe local craftsmen at work with a demonstration at a glassworks factory. Download your audio tour onto your smartphone device and board the ship at Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia. Enjoy panoramic views from the wide windows on the covered boat. Admire the beauty of the Giudecca Canal and its palaces and churches. Take in views of the the Molino Stucky hotel, the Italian Baroque architecture Gesuati Church, the  Renaissance  Redentore Church and the Punta della Dogana art museum. Get off at St. Mark's Square and discover iconic sites, monuments, history, and legends from the Serenissima Republic with your audio guide. Depart from San Marco and reach the island of Murano where you will have the opportunity to see a master glassmaker work with a glassblowing furnace. Listen to commentary created by the Authorized Tourist Guide Cooperative of Venice and by the Venetian storyteller Alberto Toso Fei. Get access to five audio guide itineraries in the San Marco area and one in the Murano area. Finish your tour at Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia.

Venice: Monuments and Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

3. Venice: Monuments and Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Discover the most famous places in the Venice Lagoon, aboard a panoramic eco boat with a single ticket valid for 24 hours to get on / off wherever you prefer. The main stops are the Santa Lucia Station, Punta Sabbioni, Piazza S. Marco and the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. In Murano, a visit to a glass factory is included with a demonstration of glass processing. On board you will be accompanied by the explanations of our author audio guides and you will also have different itineraries available for when you get off our eco-boats. At the San Marco stop you can use priority tickets for the Doge's Palace, home of the Doge and seat of the Grand Council of the Serenissima and the Basilica of San Marco, the symbol of Christianity in Venice: visit the two famous monuments of Venice by skipping the line.

Murano: Glass Lampwork Workshop and Walking Tour

4. Murano: Glass Lampwork Workshop and Walking Tour

Get ready to discover Murano Island, witnessing artistry in action in its glass factories and taking part in the lampwork tradition by creating your own Venetian bead during an artisan workshop. Enrich your visit with a guided walking tour to see iconic Murano sights. Murano is one of the most visited islands in the Venice Lagoon thanks to the reputation of its glassmaking industry. During this unique hands-on experience, you’ll get to explore local glassmaking factories away from the most touristic spots. Step into one of the oldest glass factories in the world, active since 1295, and get an authentic look at lampwork and how tradition is combined with contemporary design and creativity. Far from being stuck in the past, glass making still runs in the veins of the inhabitants of the island: experience first-hand one of the oldest techniques ─ lampwork ─ thanks to a workshop run by a local artist. With an artist as your guide, walk through the secrets of this work and join a workshop where you can learn to make your own Venetian bead, taking part in keeping alive a 17th-century artistic practice (price per person is €30 to be paid on-site). You can decide to take the workshop, although is not compulsory. If you do decide to join the activity, you will get to take home the Venetian beads you created as a souvenir. Rest assured that lampwork tools and the oven are used alongside safety and protection equipment. Finally, finish off your day with a guided stroll around Murano, discovering some hidden gems, like its churches, and walking off-the-beaten-track to must-see spots.

Venice: Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket & Mask Decoration

5. Venice: Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket & Mask Decoration

Discover the most famous places of the Venice Lagoon aboard a panoramic eco boat and treat yourself to a wonderful souvenir decorated with your own hands: an authentic Venetian mask! This tour includes - a hop-on hop-off ticket to get on and off wherever you want, valid for 24 hours. Accompanied by the author's audio guides to listen to on boat or walking, enjoy the best of the lagoon, from the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace, to the wonderful islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. In Murano, a visit to a glass factory with a demonstration of glass processing is included - a one-hour course, in a famous Venetian Atelier in the Dorsoduro district, where you can choose one of 60 different types of white papier-mâché masks and decorate it personally with the help and advice of the atelier staff. At the end of the course, each participant can bring the decorated mask with them.

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What people are saying about Murano

it was great experience to visit these islands.murano was very interesting with glass factory.you can shop there and find some beautiful stuff.burano is very colorful and as beautiful as in the pictures.to say truth torchelo wasnt such interesting.guide was perfect.girl was speaking in many languages and explained everything

Great value boat trip to some beautiful islands around Venice. The only thing that marred it was people returning late at the last stop which meant we had to walk fast to he able to catch our onward ferry. Would highly recommend the trip.

It is an excellent tour, the two islands offer a wide variety of products at good prices, in Murano the glass work is exceptional and in Burano the fabrics are amazing, highly recommended

It was a great six hours, wish it had been longer, so many beautiful places to see! They did a great job and it was fun meeting so many people from around the world! Thank you!

Two nice islands to visit. Too bad the weather wasn't cooperating, otherwise it would have been perfect.