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Venice: Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lacemaking Tour by Boat

1. Venice: Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lacemaking Tour by Boat

Escape the crowds of central Venice and catch a glimpse of what life in the city used to be like, as an island of artisans famous for their traditional craft skills, passed down from generation to generation. Your guide will keep you entertained on the short boat ride to the small island of Murano, famous for its glass making traditions. Find out the facinating story of Murano glassblowers and how their skills were so valued they were banned from leaving Venice on the threat of execution. Watch a craftsman in action and listen to a description of the process in English. Learn how silica sand becomes glass, and how the glass is given color. Afterwards, there will be time to browse the huge collection of glass art, and wander the island on your own. Cruise to the tiny island of Burano to see the brightly-painted houses huddled tightly together along streets and canals. Uncover Burano’s centuries-old lacemaking tradition as you visit a building where women still partake in this tradition of stitching lace. Your guide will explain the process of this dying art. Then, you can follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and pick out your own keepsake. Or, wander the winding streets, sampling delicious cookies at local bakeries. Unlike other tours, this excursion intentionally omits Torcello to provide you with more time on Murano and Burano, and with less time on the boat or trekking inland.

Venice: Glass Museum and Lace Museum Combo Entry Tickets

2. Venice: Glass Museum and Lace Museum Combo Entry Tickets

Get entry into 2 of Venice's iconic museums, the Glass Museum, and the Lace Museum, with this combo ticket. Enjoy a 1-day public transport ticket if you select this option. Admire the astonishing glass collection at the Murano Glass Museum and discover the art of lacemaking in the Lace Museum.  Explore 2 must-see museums at your own pace and choose the order you want to visit each. See lacemaking from the 16th to the 20th-century. You will love the Murano Glass Museum if you are obsessed with Murano Glass jewelry. Discover the history of glass blowing and see stunning glasswork. Immerse yourself in the art of lace and glass on a day out in Venice that you won't forget. Marvel at the most extensive Murano glass collection in history at the Glass Museum and see the world's most renowned lace in Burano at the Lace Museum. 

Venice: Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket & Entry to Lace Museum

3. Venice: Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket & Entry to Lace Museum

Discover the most famous places of 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. In Murano, visit the Glass Museum, thanks to the ticket included in the price: you will enjoy a wonderful journey to discover this millenary art famous all over the world. In Burano, the tour includes entry to the Lace Museum: you will see unique pieces of this ancient artisan tradition

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What people are saying about Glass Museum

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Francesca our venetian tour guide was fantastic. A true venetian, she had very good information about Venice. Thank you Francesca. She was so good with our 5 year old daughter too

Great tour with a very informative guide. Watching the skillful glassblower and lacemaker was fascinating. Perhaps a little longer to look at the islands would be good.

Was amazing experience!!!Cristina is excellent guide, knowledgeable, attentive and charming. Thank you very much!!!

A super trip. Lots of time to shop. A great gyde. The trip is really recommended.

I highly recommend!!!! A well-organized trip with a very nice guide!