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Child - Free
Your tour takes you to a Murano glass-blowing demonstration and a Burano lace-making demonstration, with time on your own to explore a bit and shop.
While other tours also visit Torcello, the third island has been intentionally omitted from this tour in favor of providing you with more time to explore the memorable islands of Murano and Burano. This selective tour of the islands spends less time on the boat and less time trekking inland, giving you more time to experience this wonderful corner of the world at a pace that suits you.
Length: 4.5 hours
2:30 pm on Monday, Friday & Saturday
-April through October
Arrive 15 minutes before departure for check-in.
This tour is available during the month of May 2013 at SUPER SAVER prices. Please click on this link to order for a date during May 2013:
Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lace-Making Tour in Venice - SUPER SAVER.
Summary: 7 DAYS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Hotel pick-up is NOT included; you will meet your guide at a convenient Venice location (details on your E-Ticket). Rates are per person in US dollars. Please reserve online or call us toll-free at 800-719-6391.
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After meeting in a central Venice location, your tour begins with a short and comfortable boat ride to Murano. There's a lot to see on the way and your guide will keep you entertained with a description of the sights as you pass them. It's no time at all until you're off the boat, taking your first steps on beautiful Murano - a small island world-famous for its glass. Once upon a time Murano glassblowers were the only people in Europe who knew how to create a mirror and their skills were so valued that they were banned from leaving the city of Venice under threat of execution! Many things have changed since then, but the craft has stayed the same as you'll understand after the first stop – a glassblower's workshop. Watch a craftsman in action as he goes about his daily business, describing his process in English while he works. What gives the glass its color? How does silica sand become glass? Which is the most difficult part of his job? No staged presentations - this is a real workday studio and your experience here will be as authentic as it comes.
Afterwards, you will have time to browse the huge collection of glass art here and wander the island on your own. Your guides do not take commission from purchases you make. Instead, they would rather pass those savings on to you. So shop here with a discount, anywhere else around town, or don't shop at all – it's your choice.
Then it's back on the boat and off to your next stop, Burano. The tiny island of Burano is famous for two reasons. The first is its houses, huddled tightly together along streets and canals, each one painted a different color with laundry strung up across narrow streets. Legend has it that fishermen started this trend, painting their houses in bright shades so they could see home from a distance. But Burano's major claim to fame is its centuries-old tradition of lacemaking. Your guide will take you through the streets and across the bridges of Burano to a small building where three women sit in a circle, stitching lace like their mothers and grandmothers before them. Watch their painstaking work, listen to a full commentary on what, in the age of sewing machines, has become a dying art...and then take the time to explore the fascinating lacemaking museum.
When Michelangelo visited Burano, he bought an altarpiece for the brand new Duomo in Milan. You can take a leaf from his book and pick out your own keepsakes or spend your free time winding your way along the kaleidoscopic streets, sampling delicious cookies in local bakeries.
7 DAYS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Hotel pick-up is NOT included; you will meet your guide at a convenient Venice location (details on your E-Ticket). Rates are per person in US dollars. Please reserve online or call us toll-free at 800-719-6391.