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Murano: Glass Factory Experience with Tour and Demonstration

1. Murano: Glass Factory Experience with Tour and Demonstration

After you make your way to the island of Murano you’ll meet a tour provider’s representative at the Murano Faro boat station and head off on this 40-minute Murano glass experience. After a short walk you’ll reach the glass factory where a glass master will be waiting for you. A factory guide will welcome you and explain about the processes involved in glass production. The master will create an object using the blowing technique. Then, during a sculpture technique demonstration you will see how glass animals are made. The visit will continue in the shop/gallery where you can admire products made in the glass factory, including chandeliers, sculptures and an array of jewelry. You will receive a €5 discount on any purchase.

Murano Glass Factory Tour & Glass Blowing Demonstration

2. Murano Glass Factory Tour & Glass Blowing Demonstration

Get an inside look into the centuries-old art of glassblowing with a factory tour on Murano Island, home of the world’s finest artisan glass. Visit the Gino Mazzuccato Glass Factory and watch a glass-master shape a beautiful artwork. Enjoy a guided tour of the Gino Mazzuccato's Factory and admire an incredible glass master performance. Learn how the Murano glass is made and see where the glass is handled to create fabulous designs. An expert master will create two objects with the most popular techniques, blowing and sculpture. After the demonstration you can visit the show rooms and receive a 10% discount on your purchases.

Venice: 4.5-Hour Boat Trip to Murano and Burano

3. Venice: 4.5-Hour Boat Trip to Murano and Burano

Enjoy a half-day excursion from Venice to the islands of Murano and Burano in the Venetian lagoon. Your tour starts out from St. Mark's Square, where you’ll board a boat that will take you to the northern part of the lagoon. During the crossing, some commentary about the area will be provided in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Murano Island is the first stop, a place that’s world-famous for its glass production. You’ll have a chance to visit a glass factory and observe a local artist giving shape to a work of art in glass. Afterwards, you’ll have some free time to explore the island and take in the picturesque views. Next stop is Burano, one of the most beautiful and peaceful islands in the lagoon. Burano is well known for its colorful houses and long tradition of lace production. You’ll have enough free time here for a walk around the island to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, before the boat returns to Venice.

Venice: Murano and Burano Excursion

4. Venice: Murano and Burano Excursion

Meet your local guide in a central location near Piazza San Marco and board a private boat to learn more about the Venetian lagoon and its islands. Stop on the characteristic island of Murano, and visit the 7th-century Church of Santa Maria e San Donato. Stroll through the silent streets for about 15 minutes to arrive at an old glass factory where the glass blowers are still working. Benefit for some free time to shop or explore the rest of the island. Then, travel by private boat to the nearby island of Burano. Upon arrival, take in the colorful houses of one of the most enchanting parts of Venice. Lose yourself in the picturesque streets and discover lovely corners. You will have free time to enjoy lunch on this tour. Return to the main island of Venice for a glass of sparkling Prosecco at the end of your tour services.

Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

5. Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

Escape the hustle and bustle of Venice city center on a 2-hour tour of Murano. You're your guide in the Campo San Bartolomeo for a 15-minute walk through hidden squares and picturesque corners. Reach the boat station facing the lagoon, and jump aboard a public boat bound for Murano Island. Upon arrival, take a short walk to a glass factory, where a glass master will demonstrate the art of glass blowing to create a unique piece. Watch as he makes a 2nd piece using sculpture techniques. Then go to a mosaic or glass beads jewelry workshop to create your own piece from scratch. Work with glass elements of different shapes and colors to make a unique ornament or pendant. Create your own bracelet, key holder, or earrings. Enjoy some free time to explore the quiet streets of Murano on your own. Your guide with take you back to the boat station and advise you how to get back to your accommodation from there.

Venice: Discover the Art of Glass Blowing

6. Venice: Discover the Art of Glass Blowing

The tour takes place at a Murano glass factory on St. Mark's Square in central Venice, where you will be told about the origins of glass blowing, and learn how Murano became the center of glass-making when the Venetian Republic ordered all the foundries relocate to protect the wooden buildings of the main city from catching fire. Murano glassmakers became the most important citizens of Venice, and throughout the ages they refined their techniques thanks to trading between the Venetian Republic and the countries of the Middle and Far East. You will admire a master glass blower at work while using traditional techniques to create marvelous glass items. At the end of the tour, receive a small glass gift as a souvenir of an unforgettable visit.

Venice: Boat Tour to Murano, Burano, Torcello & Fish Lunch

7. Venice: Boat Tour to Murano, Burano, Torcello & Fish Lunch

Your first stop will be the island of Murano. Sometimes referred to as the Island of Glass, where you will visit one of its famous glass factories and see the glass being manufactured and blown. If you don’t want to do this, you'll be able to walk around the island in total autonomy for about 1 hour. The next stop will be the island of Burano, where you'll have lunch in the typical restaurant 'Al Raspo de Ua'. You can enjoy a 4-course menu: a first course of pasta with fish sauce or seafood pasticcio and, as a main, fried or grilled fish. You can also try a nice slide of homemade cake! If you don't like fish or suffer from intolerances, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices are available. The stop in Burano will last 2 hours in total. The excursion will continue with a visit to Torcello, the cradle of Venetian civilization, where you will spend around an hour. This island is inhabited only by a dozen people, you will see historical and artistic artworks, such as the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni Evangelista, Attila’s Throne, and the fabled Devil's Bridge. This Murano, Burano, and Torcello tour allows you to discover the 3 most important Venice lagoon islands and enjoy local Venetian dishes in a typical osteria.

Venice: City Tour and Murano Glass Experience

8. Venice: City Tour and Murano Glass Experience

After being collected from your Venice accommodation, you will begin your tour visiting the political and religious center of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, St. Mark's Square and its monuments. You'll begin with the Doge's Palace, the seat of government of the Republic and the Doge's private residence. Your palace visit includes the halls of government and justice, the private apartments of the Doge, the prisons, and the extremely famous Bridge of Sighs. You will then continue with the Basilica, where the body of St. Mark the Evangelist lies. You can admire the wonderful golden mosaics which depict stories from the Old and New Testaments, and the famous gold altarpiece decorated with enamels and precious stones. At the end of the walking tour you will be invited to visit Murano island to get a better insight into Venetian culture. The island is known around the world for its glass production, and you will see the mastery of blowing and shaping the glass whilst at the factory. Finally, you will encounter the highlight of your tour. On a complimentary boat offered by the glass factory, you will travel through some smal and secret channels to reach San Marco’s Square.

From Venice: Murano Island and Glass-Making Private Tour

9. From Venice: Murano Island and Glass-Making Private Tour

On our private tour we discover the picturesque island of Murano and visit its interesting glass museum, a celebrated glass factory and showroom giving you an insight into the history and the fascinating art of Italian glass making. Murano is famous worldwide for its glass blowing and creating elegant Venetian pieces such as decorative vases and chandeliers. On this tour you will see a glass blowing demonstration and learn what the glass is made of and the different techniques used by the glass master. Our first stop is a visit to a famous glass furnace and discover the traditional glass blowing performance by an expert. You are also given the opportunity to visit the showroom and see all of the different types of glass on offer on the Island. If you wish to purchase at the the show room please deal directly with the person in the showroom. If you are looking for a specific piece of glass please let us know in advance so we can arrange for you to go to the glass master who specializes in that piece. Before returning to Venice there is the opportunity to take a stroll around the Island to enjoy the many shops and the scenery and learn the history of Murano glass making. Return transfer to Venice by luxury private motor launch included.

From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Luxury Boat Tour

10. From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Luxury Boat Tour

Treat yourself to a relaxing and knowledge-filled tour of Venice and the Lagoon Islands in a luxurious boat. See glass-blowing demonstrations and learn about the rich history of the area. Get picked up at San Marco Square and begin your luxury boat ride accompanied by an expert local guide. Cruise along the Grand Canal and admire the splendor of the palazzos and bridges from a different perspective. Next, head to the lagoon and enjoy a short ride to Murano, the capital of high-quality glass art. Learn about the history of the industry, see a glass-blowing demonstration, and enjoy the chance to do some souvenir shopping of your own. Back on board, enjoy light refreshments, and head to Burano to see its brightly painted houses and immerse yourself in the charming fishing village with enduring traditions. Learn about the history and craft of the town's handmade lace. Continue on to Torcello and learn about the time Ernest Hemingway spent there, as well as the secrets of the enchanting island. Enjoy a unique view of the city skyline as you head back to Venice, and toast its beauty with a glass of refined Prosecco before being dropped off at San Marco Square.

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What people are saying about Murano

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 492 reviews

I advise to follow the guidance of arriving 30 mins before, as you will have to collect the tickets from a kiosk ( many people were queuing up and we were just about to miss our boat) The trip itself was amazing and relaxing. Lots of information provided in 5 different languages.

What a fabulous trip - Gabriel our tour guide was so knowledgeable and helpful - we had a fantastic time visiting the glass factory and lace village would highly recommend this trip. Get your guide are very well organised no problems at all.

We love it, awesome tour. It was amazing to see the murano glass factory and their pieces. Burano is very charming and really good to take a walk. Recommend a lot.

The complete tour was great!!! They are very punctual, started right on time! Host was amazing, gave extra time also to come back to the ferry! Worthy enough!!

Very nice way to see the islands and learn about Venice. The boat was the perfect size for a group of 20 or so and was beautiful and very clean.