The trip to Murano and Burano was our favorite part of our visit to Venice! The islands are beautiful and being able to see glass pieces made was amazing. My only suggestion would be that the time on Murano be extended. One hour didn't give us a chance to really explore outside of the factory but we took a vaporetto back a few days later and it was well worth the return trip.
We enjoyed hearing some of the history around Venice, Murano and Burano. We could have easily spent a few hours at both Murano and Burano instead of 60-90 minutes they gave us. The glass blowing demonstration was somewhat interesting but I would give it a miss and head out to Murano straight away.
We left the glass factory immediately after the demonstration so we could at least see Murano. Well worth it. If you don't have a good sense of direction don't leave or you'll miss the ferry.
Burano was a delight and a photographer's heaven. We wandered the back streets to avoid the touristy areas.
Excellent! The views from the boat were fantastic. The running commentary on board in four languages were informative.
The time spent on Murano gave us enough time to browse the factory shop after the glass blowing demonstration. Then on to Burano for the lace shops and time for something to eat.
In short, the cruise was excellent. All the crew were caring and efficient ensuring no one was left behind. Isobella, the guide, became our friend. She helped many people with their questions.
Should we return to Venice we will certainly do one of the tours again.
Great tour, loved each island good amt of time on each one for a quick overview.
Only suggestion is meeting point difficult to find, we missed our scheduled time due to this but they accommodated us on the afternoon tour.
The boat that took us to the islands showed up late and was small and very crowded. The stop on Murano island was in one factory that was over priced. The glass blowing demonstration was the only good part. The time on Burano was not long enough to fully explore, shop and have lunch, so we decided to take the public water boat back to Venice and stayed longer on this island. Overall tour was not very good. You can take public transportation to both islands and spend as long as you want.