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Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

From US$ 32.68 per person

Watch a glass blowing demonstration on the island of Murano on this tour in Venice. Cruise to Murano, visit a glass factory, and go to a glass beads jewelry workshop to make your own piece.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 5 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Watch a glass blowing demonstration on the Venetian island of Murano
  • Create your own glass object at a mosaic or glass beads jewelry workshop
  • Meet the local craftsmen of Murano
  • Enjoy some free time to explore Murano on your own
  • Get panoramic views of Venice from the lagoon
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Venice city center on a tour of Murano. Head to Campo San Bartolomeo and meet your guide near the Rialto Bridge. 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. Watch as he makes a 2nd piece using sculpture techniques. Take a stroll 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.

Includes
  • Guide
  • 15-minute glassblowing demonstration
  • Glass bead or mosaic workshop with self-crafted object
  • 20% discount in the glass factory shop
  • Canal boat transportation (€19 per person)

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Meeting point

Farmacia Morelli in San Bartolomeo square very close to Rialto Bridge (Chemist Farmacia Morelli, San Marco, N5311)

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 168 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5
  • Service
    3.9/5
  • Organization
    3.9/5

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it was easy to meet the guide at the meeting spot-we then took the ferry over to the island and watched a demonstration (about 20 minutes). The man who did it was the owner. He had been making Murano glass since he was 9-10 years old! He noticed the animals on my girl's winter hats and made Murano glass pieces (cat and unicorn) right in front of them. That was super special. Then we all made bracelets or earrings (which I've worn several times since!) Our girls really loved this.

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January 22, 2023

The boy who picked us up was a friendly boy. The boat to Murano was fun. The man who told in English and French he was very good. The glass blower made a glass horse and a cup in a few minutes. (I have wrote a blog with an interview) with the glassblower. After the workshop a young lady came to get you and catty tone she said don't take pictures! She played a story emotionlessly without making any connection with students. She does this daily with tourists because she has to or she thought I should explain again. Made a beautiful bracelet, though. made of glass of more than €1000, also crockery and that glass-made horse of €20.Glasses.€35 each. Eventually bought 2 glasses of € 70 together, the seller did not seem to be satisfied with that. That says a lot about the person and the company.

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August 29, 2022

The guide was great, the group small. He took us swiftly to Murano where we visited a glass workshop. The glass blowing demonstration was amazing but lasted only a few minutes. The bead workshop is more suites to children but was fun. Then there were many showrooms where glass objects were on sale.

August 16, 2022

Product ID: 55686