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Murano Island: 3-Hour Private Tour from Venice

4.7 / 5

34 reviews

Murano Island: 3-Hour Private Tour from Venice

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 157.38 per group up to 5

Visit the island of Murano, known worldwide for its glassmaking traditions that date back to the 13th century. Enjoy views of Venice as you cross the lagoon by boat. Learn about glassblowing at a traditional factory. Explore the island on a walking tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a boat ride across the Venice lagoon to Murano Island
  • Observe the ancient techniques of a master Murano glassblower
  • Visit a glass factory and showroom to see the wide variety of products available
Full description
Learn about the history of glass on a visit to the source. A private boat will take you from Venice to the island of Murano with your tour guide. Admire the work of some of Venice’s master glass craftsmen on this island that’s been world-famous for its glassblowing for hundreds of years. On this 3-hour tour, learn about the island’s traditions and visit a traditional glass factory. After the glassmaking demonstration, your guide will bring you around Murano, narrating secrets and histories of the Island. Visit the marvelous Church of San Donato. At the end of your tour, return to Venice historical center by boat, crossing the northern lagoon.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Skip-the-line ticket to a glass factory
  • Water taxi to Murano and return transportation to Venice center
  • Murano walking tour
  • Lunch in Murano
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the the grey newsstand with the sign "Venice Tours Assistance Point", located in Calle larga de l’Ascension, between the Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with limited mobility
  • The pickup service is available for accommodation in Saint Mark or Rialto area
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The most beautiful day in Venice and a fantastic trip to Merano. Gentiana, our guide, a wonderful woman. During the short walk from the meeting point to the boat, she told us a lot about the history of Venice, St. Mark's Square, etc. The crossing to Merano was unique and here we also learned a lot of interesting information about Venice. The tour was very well organized and you saw a lot of what makes Merano glass so special. There was also a small tour of the island itself. There were only four of us, including the guide, and Gentiana had a lot of time for us and answered all of our questions. We can only warmly recommend the tour to everyone. Thanks to Gentiana we had a very nice 3 hours, which unfortunately passed far too quickly.

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October 20, 2021

Fantastic tour with Giovanna, an extremely nice, hard-working Venetian woman who speaks perfect German. Very well organised, extensive and interesting information about Murano and the history of this small island. Lots of new impressions and, above all, good memories. Absolutely great and highly recommended! We (Nina and Jürgen) say thank you dear Giovanna

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August 19, 2021

Already on the boat trip by taxi to Murano, our guide Giovanna explained a lot of interesting things about Venice and the origin of the glass manufactories. The private tour of the glass factory was very impressive and informative. Due to the special Corona situation, the four of us were the only guests, which meant that we were looked after extremely courteously and personally. The subsequent stroll with Giovanna through Murano with a visit to two churches in which pictures by old masters were hidden on the walls, the onset of flooding due to the tide and the many stories that Giovanna knew to tell us about Murano and Venice rounded off our private tour away. A very successful trip!

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October 3, 2020

Product ID: 48497