As a group of 10 extended family members (two in their eighties), we decided to book a tour to Murano & Burano.
The vouchers provided plenty of information to find the tour desk at St Marks Square as well as contact information. The bright yellow desk is quite easy to spot, even with the steady stream of tourists coming and going near the bridge of sighs.
The vouchers are exchanged for tickets and then all passengers walk a further 200m or so down to the boat.
It was a very comfortable boat with plenty of commentary (in several languages).
First stop was Murano where we watched a glass blower at work. Doors that led out to the ground floor shop & outside were then closed off and everyone ushered up the stairs to look at/purchase glass items. We had 2 of our group that couldn't manage stairs and asked to be able to go outside and the doors were reluctantly opened. Murano is an interesting island to explore but by the time everyone else had made their way down the stairs there was little or no time left to explore anything outside!
The next stop was Burano where we had 90mins to explore this delightful, colourful island. Even in early October there were a lot of tourists about but we were still able to see a lot and stop for a quick lunch.
We all enjoyed our tour and at a cost of 20 Euro per person was quite good value when a single water bus ticket costs 7 Euro per adult. We did all think that we would have preferred to have paid another 5-10 Euro more for the tour so long as we had more time in both Murano & Burano.
For a lot of other people, it might be better to buy a one day travel card on the water bus (20 Euro) so that you can spend as much time as you want. The only downside is that you don't get a commentary.
All in all, a good time had by all
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