Venice Burano Island Excursion Reviews

Visit the village of Burano, known for its brightly colored houses and exquisite handmade lace. A tour of the Lace Museum on the island offers a glimpse into the art and history of lace-making!
NCL Tour left the cruise ship in a large boat and past St Mark's Square, to Murano Island (45 ...
Sail Date: August 2018
NCL Tour left the cruise ship in a large boat and past St Mark's Square, to Murano Island (45 minutes) where all the kilns are located for the glass making companies. They had to be located away from Venice, because of the danger from ... Read More
NCL Tour left the cruise ship in a large boat and past St Mark's Square, to Murano Island (45 minutes) where all the kilns are located for the glass making companies. They had to be located away from Venice, because of the danger from fires centuries ago. Got to see a glass blowing demonstration, where a man made a multi colored vase. There are factories where you can buy simple to very elite glass objects. Didn't buy anything here, what we liked was very expensive. Next stop Burano Island (30 minutes more) where they make lace items by hand. It is a colorful Island with the brightly colored houses. They have a leaning church tower there. Watch where you walk on both Islands, there are canals with over head bridges. You could step off into the canals very easily, if you don't pay attention where you are walking. My wife bought some beautiful lace book marks to take back to her church sewing group. Then hop on boat (90 minutes) back to cruise ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Was actually Murano and.
Sail Date: June 2018
Was actually Murano and. Burano. Thoroughly enjoyed. Overnight visit left p,entry of time to do our own thing as well.
Was actually Murano and. Burano. Thoroughly enjoyed. Overnight visit left p,entry of time to do our own thing as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The demonstrations at both Borano and Morano were striking.
Sail Date: October 2017
The demonstrations at both Borano and Morano were striking. The workmanship is unparalleled and extremely interesting. The linen products were unbelievable. It is hard to believe how these handmade items have maintained the quality over ... Read More
The demonstrations at both Borano and Morano were striking. The workmanship is unparalleled and extremely interesting. The linen products were unbelievable. It is hard to believe how these handmade items have maintained the quality over the period of time they have. Amazing, talented craftsmen. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Lovely island with lots of colorful houses; the lace is exquisite.
Sail Date: October 2017
Lovely island with lots of colorful houses; the lace is exquisite. Again, did not buy anything.
Lovely island with lots of colorful houses; the lace is exquisite. Again, did not buy anything. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara Club Cruises
Saw the lace-making, shopped, wonderful luncheon recommendation.
Sail Date: June 2017
Saw the lace-making, shopped, wonderful luncheon recommendation.
Saw the lace-making, shopped, wonderful luncheon recommendation. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Very pretty place, many little lace shops and places to eat and drink coffee.
Sail Date: April 2017
Very pretty place, many little lace shops and places to eat and drink coffee. Watching the dying art of lace making was a true privilege produced by an elderly lady using just one needle. The lace is very expensive but it takes days to ... Read More
Very pretty place, many little lace shops and places to eat and drink coffee. Watching the dying art of lace making was a true privilege produced by an elderly lady using just one needle. The lace is very expensive but it takes days to produce a small item. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Wanted to see the world famous Murano glass factories; great demonstration.
Sail Date: March 2017
Wanted to see the world famous Murano glass factories; great demonstration. Sales people pressured most of us to buy something (great quality but very expensive).
Wanted to see the world famous Murano glass factories; great demonstration. Sales people pressured most of us to buy something (great quality but very expensive). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
loved Burano ....Murano glass ok
Sail Date: August 2016
loved Burano ....Murano glass ok
loved Burano ....Murano glass ok Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Great shops, very scenic
Sail Date: August 2016
Great shops, very scenic
Great shops, very scenic Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Interesting history.
Sail Date: August 2016
Interesting history.
Interesting history. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This beautiful picturesque town is underrated and not affected by tourism yet.
Sail Date: August 2016
This beautiful picturesque town is underrated and not affected by tourism yet. It's quaint features are like a magnet. Definitely a must see!
This beautiful picturesque town is underrated and not affected by tourism yet. It's quaint features are like a magnet. Definitely a must see! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Built for photography and excellent size for walking around
Sail Date: July 2016
Built for photography and excellent size for walking around
Built for photography and excellent size for walking around Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Lovely little place but our visit was quite short as it was combined with a visit to Murano.
Sail Date: June 2016
Lovely little place but our visit was quite short as it was combined with a visit to Murano.
Lovely little place but our visit was quite short as it was combined with a visit to Murano. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara Club Cruises
Very good, enjoyed it very much, although the visit to the lace shop was a bit of a waste of time.
Sail Date: May 2016
Very good, enjoyed it very much, although the visit to the lace shop was a bit of a waste of time.
Very good, enjoyed it very much, although the visit to the lace shop was a bit of a waste of time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Fantastic display of glass blowing
Sail Date: August 2015
Fantastic display of glass blowing
Fantastic display of glass blowing Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: CroisiEurope
no real lace making going on but nice stores and lace for sale.
Sail Date: August 2015
no real lace making going on but nice stores and lace for sale.
no real lace making going on but nice stores and lace for sale. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
They made us wait at the pickup point in 38 degree heat for 20 minutes, then, because THEY were ...
Sail Date: August 2015
They made us wait at the pickup point in 38 degree heat for 20 minutes, then, because THEY were late, we had to sprint about a kilometre along the waterfront to the boat (my girlfriend has a walking disability). Tour was OK, not ... Read More
They made us wait at the pickup point in 38 degree heat for 20 minutes, then, because THEY were late, we had to sprint about a kilometre along the waterfront to the boat (my girlfriend has a walking disability). Tour was OK, not exceptional. It was very crowded in August everywhere in Venice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A nice little place with an interesting Lace museum.
Sail Date: July 2015
A nice little place with an interesting Lace museum. Peasant enough. Pleased I went. Lots of tourist shops
A nice little place with an interesting Lace museum. Peasant enough. Pleased I went. Lots of tourist shops Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Awesome!
Sail Date: June 2015
Awesome! Stay an extra day and hop on and off the water taxi along the canal.
Awesome! Stay an extra day and hop on and off the water taxi along the canal. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
What a BEAUTIFUL island.
Sail Date: May 2015
What a BEAUTIFUL island. I loved the colors and the lace and the people were so nice. Amazing place. I only wish we had more time there. We only had 45 minutes and it was not enough time.
What a BEAUTIFUL island. I loved the colors and the lace and the people were so nice. Amazing place. I only wish we had more time there. We only had 45 minutes and it was not enough time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A rushed trip to Murano, Burano and St Marks, no time anywhere with quality have given feedback to ...
Sail Date: September 2014
A rushed trip to Murano, Burano and St Marks, no time anywhere with quality have given feedback to Thomson and no reply so far. Murano and Burano are beautiful and deserve more time to see them
A rushed trip to Murano, Burano and St Marks, no time anywhere with quality have given feedback to Thomson and no reply so far. Murano and Burano are beautiful and deserve more time to see them Read Less
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Five cruise ships in port and very difficult to move about after the recent flooding due to storms.
Sail Date: July 2014
Five cruise ships in port and very difficult to move about after the recent flooding due to storms. Murano Island trip to the glass factory interesting but put under pressure by staff to purchase items in the shop. Goods not value for ... Read More
Five cruise ships in port and very difficult to move about after the recent flooding due to storms. Murano Island trip to the glass factory interesting but put under pressure by staff to purchase items in the shop. Goods not value for money, far too expensive. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
AMAZING!
Sail Date: August 2013
AMAZING! Definitely do it!
AMAZING! Definitely do it! Read Less
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No real tour..on our own which is all you need here.
Sail Date: October 2012
No real tour..on our own which is all you need here. the only reason we took this was because of the shortness of time. Otherwise go without a tour.
No real tour..on our own which is all you need here. the only reason we took this was because of the shortness of time. Otherwise go without a tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Burano is a beautiful place, all the different colours of the house is so unusual, and then you ...
Sail Date: October 2012
Burano is a beautiful place, all the different colours of the house is so unusual, and then you have the boats and canals instead of roads. We went to see a lace making demo but just wandering around the streets and sidewalks was the best ... Read More
Burano is a beautiful place, all the different colours of the house is so unusual, and then you have the boats and canals instead of roads. We went to see a lace making demo but just wandering around the streets and sidewalks was the best part of all. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises