Murano & Burano with Airport Transfer
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Approximately 5¾ Hours
Upon disembarkation, you will leave your luggage at Seabourn's pierside storage facility. Then, board a private boat to visit two of the Venetian Lagoon's 40 islands -- Murano and Burano.
In 1291, when furnaces were banned from Venice as a fire precaution, the manufacturers of exquisite glassware were transferred to Murano. Glassware was one of the few Venetian exports, so the secrets of creating this beautiful craft were closely guarded. Glassmaking was considered a privileged occupation, and glass artisans were allowed to marry into the nobility. Today, the Murano products of blown-glass mirrors, chandeliers, goblets and intricate works of art are renowned worldwide. There's time to visit one of the many workshops and to shop for a unique piece that will serve as a lovely memento of your visit.
Burano is next. Brightly-painted houses decorate this small and cheerful fishing village that is best known for its exquisite lacework. Admire the delicate and precise workmanship of Burano lace and maybe even purchase a piece to take home if you like.
After your tour, re-board the boat for a transfer back to the pier, where you will collect your luggage and board a coach the transfer to the airport.
Please note: This tour is available only to guests who cruise ends in Venice, with flights departing after 5pm. Guests disembarking in Venice bound for one of the Seabourn-contracted hotels of Bauer II Palazzo or Luna Baglioni can join this transfer tour for a supplement of $39 and will be dropped off at the relevant hotel after the tour. Please inform the Destinations Manager once on board.