Shared Tour: Discovering the Gems of the Lagoon - The Islands of Murano and Burano
Exploring the Lagoon and its islands is an enjoyable and very instructive experience. Murano and Burano are the most famous and traditional tourist destinations among the small islands in the Lagoon: this excursion will give you the opportunity to enjoy a very relaxed trip. First stop, after approximately 30 minutes of a fascinating boat ride in the Lagoon dominated by Nature, will be Murano known throughout the world for its glassmaking art. You will visit a furnace to see glass products being made. During the visit you will have the opportunity to buy a piece of the local production on site. The tour will then continue towards Burano the island famous for its lace-making and for the brightly-colored fishermen's houses. An ancient legend narrates that fishermen painted their houses in order to see them from long distance. Getting off the boat you will be in a green lane and after a short walk you will arrive to the island's main square. On the right of the square is San Martino’s Church, which houses the “Crucifixion” painting by Tiepolo, and the famous leaning tower. If you are interested in the lace history we suggest you to visit the “Museo del Merletto,” which displays the craft and history of Burano lace or wander along the tiny streets and picturesque canals where you can buy lace products or opt to go into a pastry store to try the local sweet production – the “Bussola” and the “Esse” biscuits.
The tour includes the service of a specialized official tourleader which provides some information on board and assistance on the islands.
With this special excursion you will have more time to stay in Burano which is probably the most charming island in the lagoon, arriving in this Island for lunch time you will also have the opportunity to choose one of the picturesque locations for a quick lunch (not included in the price of the ticket) living the relaxed atmosphere of this venue.
This tour is provided on a reserved basis prior to departure. There is no need to reconfirm your tour, simply take your voucher to the meeting point.
Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes
Yellow box in front of the Prisons' Palace, close to Ponte della Paglia (between Doge's Palace and Hotel Danieli)
St Mark's area
10>30 am daily
Transportation to/from hotel, meal, entrances, gratuity
Tour does not operate May 20, June 4, September 3, 17 or November-March.
Boats are completely covered and the tour regularly operates in case of rain. However, the tour will not take place in case of exceptionally bad weather.
This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or wheelchairs.
Directions for meeting location:
If arriving by public vaporetto, take line #1 and get off at S. Marco-S. Zaccaria (Danieli) stop. Once you get off, turn left and you will find a yellow desk by the Prison's Palace on your right just before the Ponte della Paglia Bridge.
If arriving by private watertaxi, ask the driver to take you to the Monumento landing stage. Once you get off, turn left and cross one bridge. Proceed straight and will find a yellow desk by the Prisons's Palace on your right just before the Ponte della Paglia Bridge.
If arriving on foot, the yellow desk is located by the Prisons' Palace in Riva degli Schiavoni near St. Mark's Square. Once by the Bell Tower, leaving the basilica on your left, proceed straight till the two columns, then turn left. Cross Ponte della Paglia Bridge, and you will find the yellow desk by the Prisons' Palace on your left.