The old history of Venice begun from its islands. Tour the outlying islands of Venice Murano and Burano with vaporetto rides across the canals. A favorite Venice day trip for locals and travelers alike that combines the natural beauty of the Venetian lagoon, traditional craftsmanship and picturesque fisherman village atmosphere. This private guided Venice top island tour is best for cruise passengers who want to experience Venice off the beaten track.
Venice and its lagoon are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Enjoy views of Venice as you cross the lagoon by the typical Venetian vaporetto public water bus. Learn from your personable local guide about the islands heritage and their secrets. Discover the history of glass-blowing and lace-making old traditions of Murano and Burano.
Venice top island tour of Murano. Murano is known around the world as the Queen of glass-making an ancient art passed on from father to son through the centuries. In the 13th century Venice’s glass-makers were required to move to Murano to protect the secret of their craft. Today the tradition of glass-making continues as many master artisans still thrive in on this magic island. Watch skilled glass-blowers at work, see a collection of exquisite hand-crafted glass and learn the secrets of glassblowing.
Discover the lagoon island of Burano a tiny, colorful fishing village with a dazzling array of painted houses, said to have originated from fishermen wanting to identify their homes from afar. They still live here with their women traditionally make lace using old techniques inspired by the making of fishing nets. Tour ends with priceless insider information and connections from a true Venetian. Contact us to explore Venice top islands of Murano and Burano.

* Private Guided Shore Trip
* Licensed Professional Guide
* Murano Island
* Burano Island
* Best Photo Opps
* Tour Length: 5hrs

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Guided Venice Islands Tour

* Cruise Ship Meet & Greet Service
* Torcello Island
* Private Motorboat Ride

Those traveling between November and March may wish to bring rubber boots in preparation for Venice’s acqua alta (high water).

Can I join a group tour?

Unfortunately this is not a service we offer. Nancy Aiello Tours specializes in individual and family private tours. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form small groups. Our private tours mean that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Your private tour is tailored to your individual needs and interests so everyone can ask questions and get the most from a new experience.

Where do we meet our private Venice tour guide?

Your tour guide meets you at a central easy-to-reach Venice location T.B.A. holding a sign with your name in. Full details provided upon booking.

Do we stop for lunch during our private guided Venice shore trip?

Yes. The duration of the tour includes time for breaks to grab a quick snack and/or lunch but is not included in the price. Some people like to grab a quick pizza or a snack, and some people like to sit down for a nice relaxing Italian meal. You may take a break at any time during the tour upon request. Otherwise, breaks will be at our discretion.

Do you offer suggestions for restaurants in Murano and Burano?

Yes. Your private local guide provides personalized attention and on tour is glad to suggest a suitable spot for quick snack and/or lunch. You will have several options to fit your budget, tastes and whether or not you want to sit or eat on the go.

Are tips included?

Tips are optional and not included in your tour price, but are a nice way of showing satisfaction for good service.

Do you provide a refund if my cruise ship cannot make it into port?

We will honor a refund if your cruise line does not come into port due to severe weather, mechanical problems or political unrest. However, you will be charged 100% for any admission tickets pre-purchased on your behalf.