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Murano and Burano - package tour or on own?

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Murano and Burano - package tour or on own?

Which to do...take a pre-arranged tour of Murano and Burano or go on our own?

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1. Re: Murano and Burano - package tour or on own?

Both islands are small and it is very easy to do on your own. No need for a tour.

Have a great time.

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2. Re: Murano and Burano - package tour or on own?

Tours offered tend to do 3 islands in half a day so its all rather rushed, Tours are in 4 languages. As Nissana has said it is easy to do on your own using the vaporetti and wander and enjoy.

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3. Re: Murano and Burano - package tour or on own?

Get a guidebook and/or do some internet research and read up on Murano and Burano before heading out. You can easily enjoy these Islands on your own. Have a great lunch, with Prosecco, with the money saved.

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4. Re: Murano and Burano - package tour or on own?

If you take an organised tour, be aware that it may well be organised around a visit to a Murano glass factory and the subsequent hard sell of dodgy glassware! You have been warned!

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5. Re: Murano and Burano - package tour or on own?

You've had plenty of answers, but I'll chime in anyway. I visited Murano only, but both can easily be done with a vaporetto and a guidebook. Save yourself some money and spend it on a nice meal instead.

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6. Re: Murano and Burano - package tour or on own?

DHmellor is correct. Chances are that on a guided tour you'll end up in a glass showroom with a hard-sell sales person. Just go on your own so you can come and go as you please. And don't go upstairs to see the "special glass".

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