Get away from the crowds of the main sights in Venice and tour the lagoon by boat. Cruise north to the enchanting island of Murano, where you can watch artisans engaged in the timeless art of glass blowing. You'll also visit Burano, a series of four tiny islands connected by bridges, that are famous for its lace makers and brightly painted homes.
NOTES: This excursion is not recommended to guests with limited mobility or wheelchairs. This excursion involves moderate walking (1 mile) over cobblestone surfaces with several steps (160) inside the glass factory on Murano Island and during the walk on Burano Island.
Escape the frantic pace of Venice with a tour to two of the Venetian Lagoon’s most enchanting islands, Murano and Burano, and experience the timeless arts of glass blowing and lace making.
- Panoramic cruise: Pass the northern Venetian Lagoon via private motorboat
- Murano Island: Glassblowing demonstration and shopping at a local glass factory
- Burano Island: Stroll and shopping opportunity
Your tour begins with a visit to a traditional Italian glass factory on the island of Murano, home to a centuries-old tradition of glass making. Once an exclusive product of Venice, glass production moved to Murano in 1291 when furnaces were banned from the city for fire prevention. The artisans have developed a unique style and world-famous reputation for producing blown glass. Your guide will lead you to one of the factories where you will have the opportunity to observe the Maestri at work during a glass blowing demonstration. At the conclusion of the demonstration, there will be an opportunity to browse the enticing display rooms where items may also be purchased.
You will then proceed by boat to Burano Island, and step ashore for a visit to this charming island, well known for lace making, fishing, and boat building. While describing the island, your guide will lead you on a stroll through the narrow streets cheerfully decorated with brightly painted houses. At the conclusion of your tour, you will have the opportunity to purchase lace as you pass the vendors lining the path near Piazza Galuppi,
What to Bring:
-You should take your Seas Pass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port
-Camera and local currency (Euros).
-Sun protection and sunglasses during summer season.
What to Wear:
-Flat-soled comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
-During summer, hats and other forms of sun protection are highly recommended.
-This excursion is not recommended to guests with limited mobility or wheelchairs.
-Guests will be required to embark and disembark a vessel that sits low in the water.
-This excursion involves moderate walking (1 mile) over cobblestone surfaces with several steps (160) inside the glass factory on Murano Island and during the walk on Burano Island.
-Restroom facilities are located inside the glass factory in Murano. No toilets are available inside the motorboats.
-The order of the sites visited may vary.