• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour and Workshop

Glass at 1100 Degrees

Customer Reviews

mjlush

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Our guide first met us by the Carlo Goldoni statue, and led us to the water bus depot she was knowledgeable and gave us information on daily water-bus tickets. We arrived at the Murano Glass Factory island, and was greeted by our factory guide, Silvia. Again she was excellent and led us to workshop to make glass souvenirs before watching the Master Glass-blower. After the demonstration, we strolled through many displays of Murano glass items for purchase...which we did! A few small momentos to bring home of Murano Glass! A good value for a quick tour.

Susan J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We had a wonderful time on this tour. The boat ride over to Murano was really fun because we got to see part of Venice that we had't seen. Our guide for the day, John Luca, was very congenial and made the trip really fun. We watched a master glass blower create some beautiful projects. Then we went to the workshop part of the tour where we were able to choose from making a bracelet, earrings, or a refrigerator magnet. It was fun. We had coffee and the atmosphere was very relaxed. We all came away with a creation. We then visited the show room where we saw some beautiful things. Some things were quite expensive but there were items that were reasonable to buy for gifts for people back home. John Luca took us back to where we started, which was nice. I highly recommend this tour if you are at all artistic! And even if you're not!

KB L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our guide has been helpful in explaining how Murano island has came about - best way to keep Venice safe from the fire as glass making needs furnace. Also, by gathering all the glass makers onto a small island, keeping the competition real among them to produce the best skills and art. In that, the glass makers have become great demand across the region during those time, and also till date. I will give her a 10 upon 10.

Roxana G Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour was a gift for a special friend on a honeymoon. We had previously taken it back in summer 2017 and highly enjoyed it. Our friend's feedback was also very positive.

Angela R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The guide was very knowledgeable but would liked more support when buying glass especially as goods required shipping.

Abigail E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We were met in the centre of Venice by Silvia, there were 5 other people on our tour but it was a small enough group. She was lovely, spoke excellent English and escorted us to Murano, including helping us to buy the right water bus tickets. We walked a couple of minutes to the factory where we were give a wonderful private demonstration by a glassmaster, narrated by another guide who also spoke good English. Then Silvia took us to the workshop room where we could make an item from glass made at the factory. Most of us chose to make bracelets and Silvia took time to explain how best to make them and all the tricks. She them made sure we were completely happy with how they turned out before we were taken to look round their spectacular showroom. It really was amazing to see all the intricate and amazing things they had made especially after seeing the demonstration. We also got a discount in the shop so it was great for little presents to bring home too. Overall it took 2.5hrs including transportation to do the experience and we thought great value for money.

Laura C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We were the only ones on our tour

Monique Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Definitely recommend this tour! Interesting as well as fun. Great guide, took us through the center of Venice to get to the Vaporetto to Murano. Would have loved to see the rest of the island afterwards but they roll up the sidewalk after 5 pm.

Jean C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Outstanding guide.

DARRYL C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very cool

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