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Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour and Workshop

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Venezia, Italy
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Overview

Get an inside peek into the world-famous glassblowing factories of Murano on a 2-hour escorted tour. Meet your guide in central Venice, and ride a water bus across the Venetian Lagoon to the colorful island of Murano. Get a private glassmaking demonstration from a master craftsman, and enjoy time to browse the factory showroom featuring finished works of art. Finally, attend your choice of hands-on workshop to create a take-home piece of jewelry or mosaic using authentic Murano glass.
  • Guided Murano excursion from central Venice
  • Visit an island factory to learn about the centuries-old tradition of glassblowing
  • Watch a master craftsmen at work during a private glassblowing demonstration
  • Browse beautiful works of blown-glass art at the factory showroom
  • Make your own mosaic or piece of jewelry to take home using authentic Murano glass
  • Family friendly
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Factory tour
Private glass demonstration
Private workshop
20% discount on purchase in the glass factory shop
Transportation to/from attractions. If you have a daily ticket, there's no extra cost, otherwise public transport tickets cost 12,50 Euros per person

Departure Point

Sestiere di S. Marco, 5310, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Return Details

Vetreria Artistica Colleoni - Murano Glass Factory, Fondamenta S. Giovanni dei Battuti, 12, 30141 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Glass factory Colleoni Murano

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour and Workshop?
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The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour and Workshop?
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The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour and Workshop.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour and Workshop?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour and Workshop.

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Elizabeth_E
, Sep 2020
I really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was exceptional and enjoyed the glass demonstration and workshop. It was nice to create a bracelet to take home. Lovely glass pieces in shop to suit all budgets. Thoroughly recommend.
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Nice trip
Zuzana_G
, Sep 2020
Very nice trip, good guided. Great glass shop. Valentina as a guide was kind and show us also the way how to return back to Venezia.
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Glass making
Suzanne_B
, Aug 2020
Guided through the beautiful streets of Venice and Murano. Guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. Demonstration was excellent and every stage was explained. Loved making the jewellery. Highly recommend.
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Best experience!
Maps791382
, Nov 2019
Was the perfect tour and experience. The ferry ride over was easy and fun. The glass blowing was so interesting. My teen and tween were captivated. The jewelry making was engaging. The guide was friendly and helpful. The guide at the factory was knowledge and took his time. Everyone was incredibly nice without being pushing about buying something. Overall was quite fun!
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Visit to Murano
srempala
, Nov 2019
We really enjoyed our tour. The craftsmen were amazing and we were able to make some jewelry from glass beads made at the factory. Amazing Artisans
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Must see tour in Murano
BP428
, Oct 2019
The glass factory in Murano is something everyone should see. The artistic quality of the products is fantastic. Seeing in person how they make these fine pieces of art is a great experience.
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Just a high priced tourist trap to subject you to pressure sales tactics.
barrywalter0306
, Oct 2019
A total joke and waste of time and money. Just an excuse to get you on their sales room and try to force you to buy something. The worst tour I have ever been on.
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A Wonderful Experience
jasras1998
, Sep 2019
We had a great tour guide who walked us through Venice to get to the Murano water taxi and gave us interesting facts and overview as we went along. And the folks at the Murano Glass Factory were very personable and interested in us having a great experience. Lots of fun! Not too mention the beautiful glass works.
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Basic tour, exactly as it says in the description
stephanie b
, Sep 2019
Fine, basically what it says on the description. A guide meets you at the meeting point, helps guide you onto the right water-bus then leaves as you get to the factory. Then a short time watching a glass maker make a horse and a cup, then onto the craft station. Very basic, a quick arts and craft thing, threading beads onto glass, probably more targeted at the under 12 crowd, unfortunately they weren't keen for you to leave once down, so i ended up wasting a bit of time -over 15 min- waiting for others to finish, before they show you to the show room and then you can leave. Showroom seemed over priced, even with the 20% discount, that was the same as other glass makers in the area. The glass making episode was also the same as you can get for 3 Euro in all the other factories, so it seemed a bit over priced for the rather ordinary beading session, but if you are really nervous about navigating the water-buses, having someone to explain it is very helpful, and the guide was very good about that.
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This is a must do tour!
MLAtwood
, Sep 2019
I met Valentina at the designated meeting spot and we took the water bus (15 Euro round trip, not included in tour price) to Murano. We walked a short distance to the glass factory, where Fabio met us & took me to see a demonstration by Master Pena. Fabio explained the process, materials used, etc., & answered all my questions. After the demonstration, Valentina took me to the "craft room", where I chose & strung the beads for a bracelet (the other choices were a pair of earrings or a small mosaic). She was so patient with me, as there were so many beads to choose from! Valentina finished the bracelet by knotting between the beads and adding the clasp. I was then escorted to the showroom, which consisted of 7 rooms of beautiful glass, & I was given a 20% discount on anything I purchased. I happened to be the only person on the tour, so I felt really special. Great tour & I have a beautiful bracelet as a keepsake.
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