Private tour on Murano Island: discover the art of Artisanal Glassblowing

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20 reviews   (4.55)

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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A 3 hours guided visit to Murano: the worldwide famous island for the glassblowing's tradition!

You will enjoy the tour from an artistic, historical, and traditional point of view, admiring the artisans of this peculiar art at work!

Your guide will accompany you through the discovery of the techniques of this ancient art, in a tour which includes a demonstration by the real glass craftsmen! You can also choose to attend the optional visit of San Donato’s, the splendid Church of the Island.

You will enjoy also a walking tour of Murano islands to admire its picturesque square and the fascinating palaces.

A great experience where you will learn the manufacture and glassblowing art.

What's Included

Glass demostration

Guided Murano walking tour

Guided Tour (3 hours) with commentary including watertaxi to Murano and back to Venice

Hotel pick up if it is located in Saint Mark or Rialto area

Private tour guide

What's Not Included

Food or drinks

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Comfortable shoes suggested
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Comfortable shoes suggested
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Isola di Murano
You can feel the warmth, the smells and the sounds of the furnace and you will see the clever hands of the artisan mold the glass in front of your eyes and then, like magic, it will be transformed into a unique object, thanks to the work of a millennial artisan culture that has been handed down from one generation to another. The glassblowing art is recognized in all the world as a synonym of beauty. This art of molding the glass in all these shapes, was one of the best safeguarded secrets in the Venetian Republic.

After the glass-making demonstration you will enjoy a island walking tour: the guide will narrate secrets and myths of Murano. You'll visit also the wonderful Church of San Donato, a masterpiece of the Venetian architecture symbol of the island.

Exclusive experience to learn this incredible artisan art of the venetian laggon.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Duomo di Murano Santi Maria e Donato
Admire a hidden jewel of Murano: the breathtaking Cathedral.

• Admission Ticket Free

San Michele
During the boat ride, you will pass in front of San Michele's Island: the Venice Cemetery

• Admission Ticket Free


BOOK IT! Totally worth doing it privately.
Chantelle_L, 03-09-2022
Absolutely the best experience of our trip! Vittorio (our tour guide) was an incredible guide; friendly, knowledgeable, funny, and knows everyone in the city! We just wanted to spend all our of time learning about Venice from him. Mossimo (in the glass factory) was absolutely excellent in explaining the glass making processes in the workshop and throughout the showroom. He knew the artists, their history, technique, and what they were known for. We asked him a lot of questions and he answered all of them for us and was friendly and loveable. We visited 6 years ago and didn't buy a chandelier and I regretted it ever since, so I finally bought my chandelier this time! We did the group tour last time and this was much better as we could take as much time as we needed to make this big purchase. With gas prices increasing and the ovens being gas powered, this art may be coming to an end, so I bought as much as I could.
Thanks Joanna!
Ian_M, 18-08-2022
Joana was fantastic - gave lots of interesting information about Murano as well as other parts of Venice as we travelled there and back
Murano Glass!!!
holly, 27-07-2022
Murano Glass Factory Tour
We bought two pieces-
A beautiful Murano Chandelier and stunning Mirror.
Definitely the highlight of Venice.
Recommend only traveling around by private water taxi every where and only private tours!
Anna Maria, great tour guide
katherinebR7690FB, 27-09-2022
My guide, Anna Maria, was excellent!! I enjoyed the private tour with her around Venice immensely. The private boat out to Murano was also a lovely way to see the city. The glassblowing tour itself was just ok. Had I not known a lot about glassblowing already / hadn’t known what questions to ask, I’m not sure it would have gone that well. Also be prepared to buy something, yes, because the pieces are beautiful, but also because that seems to be the main goal of the tour.
Don’t bother.
Mark_B, 24-08-2022
We arranged for this tour as we thought it would be helpful and more interesting to go to Murano with a guide. We were disappointed. Our guide arrived late. As we walked to the water taxi to take us to Murano, she repeated the same, limited facts about glass making at Murano that we could have got from any brochure. During the ride there and back, another group was getting a full narration of passing sites - our guide sat up front away from us and talked to the taxi driver. During the tour of the glass factory itself, she was not to be found. The factory representative who did accompany us was very pleasant and knowledgeable but it was clear that sales was the main objective. After the tour of the factory, we were hustled back to Venice with no opportunity to see anything else on Murano. Don’t bother with this tour. You will get far more out of a visit if you go on your own and explore as you please with an audio guide.

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