Fun and such a great learning experience! Would definitely recommend it!
This was excellent, really enjoyed it, the guide was good at getting us there and back to the vaparito, The guides just needs to make themselves knowen, we did not know the guide and had to ask.
This was a fun and interesting tour. I learned a lot about glass blowing and the hands on was a great way to end the tour.
oynnot United States of ...
you must take this one .. we were 4 people in our party the tour only our people . the glass blower was great and the showroom knocked me out.....again must do this only 2 hrs
Kitty United States of ...
This was a wonderful experience. The owners were extremely hospitable. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute!
Priceless behind the scenes experience. We felt so honored to hear first hand, and in an intimate setting, the history of Murano glass, view an artisan at work and experience first hand the magic and majesty of the creation of a piece of Murano glass art. This tour so enhanced our Venice experience.
Fantastic trip, so interesting and wonderful to see the glass blower at work, he made it all look so easy!!! We had the opportunity to make a bracelet from glass beads and keep it, which made a lovely souvenir. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this trip.
Annabelle P United States of ...
My family and I had a great time on this tour. Ludo, our tour guide, was very helpful and informative. We enjoyed the glass demonstration with the glass master and my daughter was chosen to assist. Definitely an unforgettable memory!
We overslept and thought we missed out on our tour. But they came and picked us up!! The glass factory is incredibly impressive and an all around great trip!
We loved the tour. It was a Sunday so much calmer than usual. Especially enjoyable was participating in the glass blowing.
Very good time. We were able to explore the oldest church in Murano on the walk to the glass factory, The factory had many great pieces and it was fun to watch the glass master create a few pieces of art in front of us.
Very interesting glassblowing demo
Fun make it yourself session
Lovely stuff in showroom
Chris E United States of ...
This was a lot of fun! We met our guide Gianluca at an easy to find place and he walked us through Venice to the vaporetto stop, pointing out various points of interest and history along the way. The vaporetto took us to Murano, where we walked about 5 minutes to the Colleoni glass factory and met Ludovico, our host at the factory. He brought us to the glass-making room and the demonstration began. Ludovico described the process in detail and we watched the masters at work. They offered my wife and I some home-made iced tea, which was a nice touch and refreshing since it was so hot that day. Then, they let my wife come up and work on a glass fish with the master. Keep in mind that you do not get to keep what you make with the master. After another room and more information about glass blowing, we were brought into the showroom / museum to see some of the work done over time. Great stuff! At this point, we were free to wander around and shop for glass items. This is expected for any Murano glass factory tour it's how they make their living. There were some reasonably priced items we found. After we made our purchase, we were brought into a craft room where we could make either glass bead jewelry or a mosaic ornament. We made ornaments by gluing pieces of glass onto a cardboard backing. Then, Gianluca escorted us back to the vaporetto stop to complete the tour. All in all, we really enjoyed this experience. Everyone there was friendly and there wasn't really any pressure to buy anything. We bought stuff because it looked great. Completely worth the price!
Met our guide. Got lost on the way. All other parties in this tour did so as well. Need better directions to meeting place. Other than that our guide gave us a lot of background info on the boat ride to Murano and took us on a walk further giving us details on the way to the glass shop. The demonstration was wonderful with several types of objects made in front of us with another person talking us through the process. Then we were able to make a bracelet of ornament using Murano glass beads. Very enjoyable morning. We were then on our own to walk around Murano be taking the boat back to Venice
Amazing to see technique used to make glass into a beautiful piece of artwork.
This was a really fun experience for my 9 year old, who collects glass figurines. We made nice bracelets, got a demonstration of glass making, and were welcomed kindly by the factory owners. We were able to shop the very large show room.
Walking around Murano was interesting, the exhibition by the master glass blower was worth the trip, building your own necklace added a nice end to the tour.
Nice tour, particularly for those who would like to have a feel of Murano and know another aspect of the Venice region and do not have much time. The demonstration in the factory and the workshop were very interesting and fun. The guide, Ludovico, spanish speaking as we requested, was very kind, knowleadgeable and great to tour with him.
This was a good tour. The guide was a little abrupt but he answered questions pretty well. I think he might have left some people behind though because he left about ten minutes earlier than he was supposed to from the meet up area!
It was nice. We were the only family on the tour so it was a private tour. Guide was very warm and welcoming. He led us from Campo S. Bartolomeo on the public ferry to his family's Murano glass factory. The demonstration of glass blowing was approx 30 minutes. The factory was closed August holiday so there wasn't a lot of manufacturing going on. Then we got to string beads to make a bracelet or necklace. This was nice activity for the children. Finally, tour ended with ability to shop in the factory store. It was a nice, organized tour, and received nice demo on glass making. Content of the tour was a little light though but probably much better than just going to Murano on your own.
I just have to say that I had been to Murano once before and I had a free demonstration of glass blowing. The reason I booked this tour was I though it would be more authentic. I though the workshop would be something involved with actually manipulating the glass somehow during the process that it is being molded into a form. Why I thought that I am not sure because it would be quite dangerous especially for kids. Nonetheless I was disappointed to have the choice between making a mosaic on a wooden cutout of a leaf or heart, and making my own bracelet with Murano beads, which did not particularly interest my husband or son. My daughter loved it and I knew she would. I quite enjoy wearing my own bracelet that I put together. My daugher's bracelet attachments came apart within the first day so my husband fixed it.
The tour does not include fare to the island but a man met us from a designated spot and we went on our way. Honestly I don't think we needed to pay so much being able to bead our own bracelets, and the inital tour guide to Murano wasn't especially necessary either.
This tour was not worth the price you pay to go. The glass making was was nice but same experience as watching it done on YouTube. The guys weren and #39;t even ready when we got there
You can visit Murano on your own. The demonstration was not worth the trip as you really can't see any of the exquisite stuff in the factory. You can see a lot of the finished products in the show room and shop and that is the purpose of the visit. The tour is arranged by the factory and is basically an invitation to their show room. Our guide was good. If you book this tour, meet your guide at a boat dock near your hotel so that you don't have to walk all over Venice to get the Boat 4.1 to Murano. You are paying for the transportation anyway. You can buy Murano glass stuff in San Marco Piazza or anywhere else in Venice.
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